ID fraud soars

images-1The number of reported, suspected cases of perjury/forgery such as hijacking someone’s identity or using fake passports has surged from 350 in 2012 to 2,209 in 2014, show fresh figures from the Economic Crime Authority (SECA).
The trend is similar for accounting fraud and embezzlement, where the number of reported suspected cases, which totalled 2,705 in 2012, increased to 11,194 in 2014.
Eva Fröjelin, director general of SECA, describes the trend as a “brutal” awakening.