Victim of email scam: is my ID at risk?

Sarah Coles
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Email scams are on the rise. Last year there were almost 450,000 'phishing' attacks around the world - a third of which took place in the UK. It was a big rise from last year, and almost double the number of attacks in 2010. We are more at risk than ever from online fraudsters, and while we may be more cautious too, there's always the chance that a particularly well-targeted attack catches us out.

So how dangerous are these attacks, how can we protect ourselves, and what can we do if we have fallen victim to these fraudsters?