HL Deb 14 December 2004 vol 667 c71WA
Lord Dubs

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On how many occasions in the most recent 12-month period were cheque books used fraudulently after failing to reach their intended recipients through the post. [HL191]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

Statistics on fraudulently used cheque books arc not held centrally.

The banking industry, represented by the Association of Payment Clearing Services, is working with the Royal Mail to tackle this type of fraud.