UK Politics

Conservative Party: Online crime committed every ten seconds

News   •   Dec 04, 2009 10:57 GMT

James Brokenshire, Shadow Home Office Minister, has commented on the news today that over a thousand fraudulent websites – that claim to sell cheap designer goods – have been shut down by the Metropolitan Police.

"I welcome any action to crack down on bogus and fraudulent websites", he said, "but we need a more concerted approach".

Brokenshire highlighted a police estimate that an online crime is committed every ten seconds, and compared it to the Government's "pedestrian" response.

"We believe that greater co-ordination and emphasis on both prevention and enforcement is needed to stop more people becoming victims of computer crime", he added.