fraud

The coronavirus scams to avoid
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The coronavirus scams to avoid

Scammers have reportedly stolen millions through a variety of scams since the pandemic began
15 Apr 2020
Courier fraud: how to avoid the scams
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Courier fraud: how to avoid the scams

Dozens arrested in nationwide crackdown on fraudsters targeting the elderly
5 Feb 2020
Donald Trump fined $2m for misusing charity cash
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Donald Trump fined $2m for misusing charity cash

US president spent funds collected for veterans on champagne and portrait of himself
8 Nov 2019
Action Fraud: has the Home Office massaged the numbers?
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Action Fraud: has the Home Office massaged the numbers?

Former detectives say thousands of identity fraud cases omitted to reduce recorded crime rates
19 Sep 2019
Grenfell fire ‘scammer’ claims he is ‘bound by secrecy’
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Grenfell fire ‘scammer’ claims he is ‘bound by secrecy’

Moses Ettienne is accused of claiming £47,000 in food and accommodation meant for the survivors of the blaze
26 Mar 2019
Homeless man pleads guilty to GoFundMe viral hoax
New Jersey couple and homeless man accused of £300,000 GoFundMe scam
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Homeless man pleads guilty to GoFundMe viral hoax

US military veteran and New Jersey woman admit making up good samaritan story purely for profit
7 Mar 2019
Will Justin Trudeau resign as Canadian PM?
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Will Justin Trudeau resign as Canadian PM?

Opposition demands Liberal leader stand down over claims of political interference in bribery prosecution
28 Feb 2019

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How holidaymakers can avoid the latest villa scams
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How holidaymakers can avoid the latest villa scams

Barclays finds that 37% of people scammed by bogus holiday firms lose over £1,000
16 Jan 2019
Viral £300,000 GoFundMe story ‘completely fake’
New Jersey couple and homeless man accused of £300,000 GoFundMe scam
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Viral £300,000 GoFundMe story ‘completely fake’

Prosecutors claim trio made up good samaritan story purely for profit
16 Nov 2018
Iran executes ‘Sultan of Coins’
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Iran executes ‘Sultan of Coins’

Vahid Mazloumin sentenced to death for hoarding gold and other currency
15 Nov 2018
Children have ‘1,300 pictures of them’ online by age 13
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Children have ‘1,300 pictures of them’ online by age 13

New report urges parents and young people to be aware of digital footprint that ‘starts in womb’
8 Nov 2018
Fifth of Brits ‘harmed by the internet’
Social media giants set to reveal extent of Russian election interference
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Fifth of Brits ‘harmed by the internet’

Ofcom to seek stricter regulation of social media giants as research reveals scale of problem
18 Sep 2018
Lottery winner accused of faking £2.5m ticket
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Lottery winner accused of faking £2.5m ticket

Edward Putman has been under investigation by Hertfordshire's Serious Fraud and Cyber Unit since 2015
12 Sep 2018
Pension scams: how to spot a con
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Pension scams: how to spot a con

Regulators warn that pension fraud victims lost more than £23m last year
14 Aug 2018
Mark Acklom: who is UK’s most wanted conman?
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Mark Acklom: who is UK’s most wanted conman?

Fugitive in custody in Switzerland following police swoop
3 Jul 2018
Tesco’s £250m fraud trial collapses
Tesco's former finance director Carl Rogberg suffered a heart attack last week
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Tesco’s £250m fraud trial collapses

One of three executives accused of ‘cooking the books’ suffers heart attack
7 Feb 2018
Gang stages Cardiff bus crash in insurance scam
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Gang stages Cardiff bus crash in insurance scam

Suspicions were aroused when none of the seven 'injured' passengers sought medical help at the scene
17 Oct 2017
Identity theft 'at epidemic levels'
A man looks at hacked dating website Ashley Madison
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Identity theft 'at epidemic levels'

The elderly are no longer the most likely victims as fraudsters target men in their 20s, 30s and 40s
24 Aug 2017
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