From BBC News
The annual cost of fraud in the UK has been estimated at £193bn - equal to nearly £3,000 per head of population - according to a new report.
Business fraud accounted for £144bn, the study by the University of Portsmouth said, while fraud against individuals was estimated at £9.7bn.
The last estimate - made in 2013 by the now defunct National Fraud Authority - put the cost of fraud at £52bn a year. Report author Prof Mark Button said fraud was now on an "industrial scale."