Postal text scams saw the biggest increase in concern from UK consumers over the last year

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It has been revealed more than £2.3billion has been lost in a year as scams surge during the pandemic.

Over 413,000 instances of fraud were reported in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the year up to April 2021 – an increase of 33 percent on the previous 12 months.

Scammers are becoming more sophisticated and clever with their methods, using well-known brands and companies to lure unaware consumers into believing their tricks. But what scams were the UK public most concerned about?

To find out, gadget insurance company Protect Your Bubble Protect Your Bubble analysed just how many of us are googling inquiries related to text scams*.

Of the most-asked fraud-related terms, ‘royal mail scam text’ took the number one spot as the most searched by 14,800 consumers in the UK every…

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