At least 10,000 financial scams are committed every day, often against pensioners. Every year, millions of people are the victims of online fraud. It is the biggest category of crime in the UK and those who commit it seem to have complete impunity.
It doesn’t have to be this way. There is one step the Tory government could take immediately. Labour is proposing that no phone call made from overseas using a UK telephone number should have that number displayed when it appears on a UK mobile phone or digital landline; and that all mobile calls from overseas using a UK number should be blocked unless the network provider confirms that the known bill payer for that number is currently roaming.
This would be just one step of the many we need to take to tackle Britain’s fraud crisis.