Sunderland is car fraud hotspot

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SUNDERLAND was today labelled a hotspot for motor finance fraud.

In figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association, the city was fourth in the country for the number of reported cases, just behind Greater London, Glasgow and Birmingham.

Spokesman Paul Harrison said: “Sunderland’s appearance on our list of motor fraud hotspots is most probably the result of a few organised fraudsters from elsewhere targeting motor dealerships in a new area.”