<h1 class="entry-title">Tag: Fraud</h1>
12 Nov

Accountant jailed after stealing £188K

St Albans Crown Court heard that the accountant from Hemel Hempstead, had used the money to fund an extravagant ‘City Boy’ lifestyle… https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-54896733

30 Sep
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Sim-Swap Fraud

How can you protect yourself from sim-swap fraud which is on the rise… https://www.theabi.org.uk/news/sim-swap-fraud-is-on-the-rise.-how-can-you-stop-it-happening-to-you

28 Sep

Report Insurance Fraud to IFB

The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) are urging the Public to watch out for and report insurance claims scammers who are looking to exploit Covid-19 financial losses https://www.insurancefraudbureau.org/media-centre/news/2020/public-urged-to-watch-out-for-insurance-claims-scammers-looking-to-exploit-covid-19-financial-losses/#

Insurers Criticised for Not Pursuing Fraudsters in Ireland

Former Irish High Court president Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns has criticised the State’s loss-making insurers for not seeking the prosecution of people found to have made fraudulent injury claims. When fraud is uncovered in civil cases, typically the claimant withdraws their claim without any further repercussions, he said, with insurers failing to make a complaint to […]

Online Dating ABC

A male victim of a fraud, Terry (not his real name of course) contacted us recently following a “meeting” from a dating site with Lady E  (let’s call  her that because it isn’t her real name and neither is the name she gave the victim).  In fact they never actually met, as all their ”meeting” […]

Urgent Alert: Online Extortion Demand Affecting UK Businesses

Issued by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) ALERT: Within the past 24 hours a number of businesses throughout the UK have received extortion demands from a group calling themselves ‘Lizard Squad’. Method of Attack: The group have sent emails demanding payment of 5 Bitcoins, to be paid by a certain time and date. The […]

Be Aware of “Your package has been seized” Scam

Fraudsters are sending out virus infected emails that claim a package has been seized by HM Revenue & Customs upon arrival into the United Kingdom. The official looking scam emails claiming to be from Royal Mail contain a link to document which will install malicious software on your computer designed to steal credentials like account […]

China Anti-Counterfeiting Agents are Counterfeiters Themselves

Companies hired by western manufacturers produce their own counterfeits, present them as seized goods and collect big bounties, an investigation finds. Multinational corporations doing business in China face a losing battle when it comes to keeping copies of their products off the market, with anti-counterfeiting investigators either collaborating with producers of the fake goods, or copying […]

Has the Crime Rate in England and Wales Really Doubled?

At first glance it would appear that the crime rate in England and Wales has doubled, looking at the headline figures in the latest Crime Survey published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).  However,  the figures now include an estimate of fraud for the first time, based on its Crime Survey.  There were also […]