Fraudsters target state

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The UK fell victim to more fraud cases than ever before in 2010 with the Government bearing the brunt of the attack.

According to accountants and business advisers KPMG, the total volume of UK fraud cases snowballed to 1.4 billion including 571 million worth of frauds against the Government.

Vivien Osborne, forensic director at KPMG in Yorkshire, said: "In a year of austerity measures implemented by Government; tax increases, the threat of rising unemployment, and significant structural change, it is hardly surprising that the fingers of fraudsters have reached into the public purse."

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