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That statement is so misleading it counts as a deliberate falsehood.
How much of a reduction in this mythical Â£1.7 billion a year figure is the Government claiming will actually be reduced by this scheme ?
For the sake of corroboration...
A similar breakdown of this figure is also detailed at silicon.com :
"When all these non-ID fraud figures are taken out of the Home Office calculations the actual total annual cost of ID fraud to the UK is just Â£494m, although Â£372m is an undefined figure given for losses due to ID fraud across the telecoms industry."
Of course there is also the possiblilty of an increase in fraud. It is going to be much more profitable for the criminal when to gain any credence he only has to produce one form of identity and the person who's identity they stole is going to have a very difficult time proving it was not him/her who obtained the service or product. ID cards are not going to enhance peoples safety, just make their lives miserable.Posted by L Corrin on 2007-01-19 03:13:35. Link. Report abuse to firstname.lastname@example.org. Back to the main document list