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The City of London Police has launched a national Hajj fraud campaign to raise awareness among Muslims planning to make the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Over a third of consumers (36%) believe that they are most at risk from identity fraud, compared to online or credit card fraud, recent research reveals.
The council’s benefits investigation team, in conjunction with Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) colleagues based in Morriston, uncovered overpayments of £1,117,976 between April 2012 and March 2013. This sum would pay for 45 teachers on a £25,000 annual salary.
Six arrested after CID officers working in partnership with Hillingdon Council execute nine warrants.
Under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), Moss was told to pay £83,000 by 31 January or face two years in prison. The court also ruled he would be jailed for six months if he does not pay his £15,000 fine by January.
There is a growing recognition amongst loss prevention managers that employee theft and fraud is a significant contributor to losses incurred at retailers’ tills and stockrooms.
Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, Peter Fahy, recently commented that six out of 10 crimes reported to the police are left uninvestigated.
A businessman will admit to fraud against unsuspecting investors, but disputes his crimes cost them £3.5million, a court heard.
Fraud losses on UK credit and debit cards have risen by 17pc in a year as criminals, struggling against improving technology, turn to new forms of "low-tech" scams.
A crackdown on housing cheats will more than triple the number of people caught and save council tax payers an about £1m a year.
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