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  • 19 Feb 2018 4:10 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Holiday booking frauds work when genuine apartment photos and descriptions are pinched by the scammer and advertised through often genuine sites.

    https://www.scotsman.com/business/james-walker-take-a-break-but-don-t-let-good-sense-go-awol-1-4686956

  • 19 Feb 2018 4:09 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Romance fraud is described as when someone creates a fake identity to enter into a relationship with a victim with the intent to steal either funds or personal information. In 2017, 3557 romance frauds were reported to Action Fraud, averaging 10 reports a day

    https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/victims-lost-41-million-to-romance-fraud-in-2017-feb18

  • 19 Feb 2018 4:08 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A study by a new task force set up to tackle the issue found that each victim lost an average of £11,500 to their supposed love interest.

    http://www.irvinetimes.com/news/15989121.Romance_fraud_cost_Britons___41_million_in_2017__study_suggests/

  • 19 Feb 2018 4:07 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fraudsters are using social media networks, such as Linkedin, to find the next victims of their pension scams.


    https://www.ftadviser.com/pensions/2018/02/13/scammers-using-linkedin-to-find-pension-victims/

  • 19 Feb 2018 4:07 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Three men - including the brother of a feared Birmingham criminal - have been ordered to pay back £13 MILLION after a huge mortgage fraud or face more jail time.


    https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/mortgage-fraud-gang-including-brother-14159775


  • 19 Feb 2018 4:05 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    For much of the world, fake news is less of a problem than fake food. One start-up is using the technology behind bitcoin to create anti-counterfeit labels fighting food fraud with blockchain


    https://www.cnet.com/uk/news/bitcoin-technology-has-a-new-purpose-fight-food-fraud/



  • 19 Feb 2018 4:04 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Claiming to be living alone is one of the most common types of benefit fraud.


    https://fullfact.org/economy/benefit-fraud-valentines-day/


  • 19 Feb 2018 4:03 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A Carlisle woman who pleaded guilty to two charges of benefit fraud last month has appeared before District Judge Gerald Chalk to be sentenced.

    https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2018/02/12/carlisle-woman-jailed-20k-benefit-fraud/

  • 12 Feb 2018 11:04 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Together the men ran Luis Michael Training Ltd which fraudulently obtained around £5m of public funds, earmarked by the Skills Funding Agency to create apprenticeships for vulnerable young people

    https://www.sfo.gov.uk/2018/02/05/former-welsh-international-footballer/

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