Altrincham is identity fraud hotspot

Altrincham has more identity fraud attempts than anywhere else in the UK outside London.

Altrincham is identity fraud hotspot

Altrincham is identity fraud hotspot Credit: PA

Altrincham is the UK's worst location for identity fraud in the UK, outside London.

Figures from the credit-checking group Experian show there are 13 fraud attempts for every 10,000 adults in the town, more than three times the national average.

Experian said identity fraud was highest in inner-city, mixed neighbourhoods with low to middle incomes.

But it added victims are also being targeted in more affluent towns near the UK's major cities - typically younger couples living in new homes, with average incomes and a high demand for credit.

The national average for identity fraud was four attempts for every 10,000 adults.