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London identity theft hotspot

East Ham in London is the UK's identity fraud hot spot according to new research by the credit checking agency Experian.

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East Ham identified as 'first-party fraud hotspot'

London is still the leading location for first-party fraud, according to a new report by credit checking agency Experian.

First-party fraud is where genuine individuals attempt to change their circumstances or hide adverse financial information to obtain credit which they may not be in a position to afford.

The top ten areas identified per 10,000 adults are:

  • East Ham - 78
  • Stratford - 33
  • Hounslow - 32
  • Woolwich - 30
  • Ilford - 28
  • Walthamstow - 26
  • Ealing Broadway - 24
  • Cheapside - 24
  • Harrow - 22
  • Croydon -20

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