Sep 4, 2017
Post workers recruited by gangs to steal bank cards
Postal workers are being offered £1,000 a week to steal bank cards, a BBC investigation has found. Royal Mail would not disclose how many workers had been convicted but claimed "The theft of mail is very rare". Royal Mail would not comment on how many of its workers had been prosecuted for stealing mail since it was privatised in 2013. 1,759 Royal Mail workers were convicted of theft between 2007 and 2011. In 2016, there were 11,377 cases of fraud where a card is stolen in transit, costing card issuers £12.5m. UK Finance said it works closely with Royal Mail to target these types of gangs.
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