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Financial scams have become hidden ‘epidemic’ as impersonation cases double in a year

Financial scams are an ‘epidemic within the pandemic’, a former investigator has warned, as the number of victims falling for fraudsters impersonating the likes of HMRC, the NHS and Royal Mail doubled last year. Criminals were swift to seize on the coronavirus pandemic, and the stresses caused by lockdowns, targeting members of the public with fake emails, texts and phone calls. A total of £150.3million was raided from bank accounts, meaning the average victim lost nearly £4,000 — Telegraph

Government is set to take £90billion through inheritance and capital gains levies — Mail

Working mothers bearing brunt of mental health problems in pandemic, poll finds — Telegraph

Organiser of protest against one per cent pay rise for nurses is fined £10,000 for breaching Covid laws as police also arrest 65-year-old health worker at the demonstration — Mail

Harry and Meghan interview: palace braced for racial issue to hurt global image — Times

COMMENT

Harry and Meghan are the perfect leaders of the new international woke elite — Nick Timothy, Telegraph

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