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  • 24 May 2013 5:08 AM | Deleted user

    A retired detective on trial for fraud has told a jury he took £40,000 from an escort scam but thought it was his salary. Former West Yorkshire police officer Chris Taylor, 57, denies conspiracy to defraud and money laundering.


  • 17 May 2013 5:09 AM | Deleted user

    Three fraudsters who scammed over 100 eBay customers out of money have been ordered to pay back almost £72,000. 


  • 17 May 2013 5:09 AM | Deleted user

    A Suffolk businessman on trial for conspiracy to defraud and money laundering has told jurors he lied to the Ministry of Justice.


  • 02 May 2013 5:10 AM | Deleted user

    Action Fraud is supporting Citizens Advice and Trading Standards in running a Scams Awareness Month to urge people to ‘spot scams to stop scams’ According to the Office of Fair Trading almost half of us (48%) are targeted by scams costing individuals a total of £3.5 billion a year.


  • 05 Apr 2013 5:11 AM | Deleted user

    Scammers have cost Northern Ireland businesses thousands of pounds after hacking into phone lines and making international and premium rate calls. 


  • 26 Mar 2013 5:11 AM | Deleted user

    The Security Service (MI5) has issued a public warning after fraudster’s have been trying to obtain money from people using their name.


  • 25 Mar 2013 5:12 AM | Deleted user

    The fraud starts with a phone call to the victim from a bank, police or Serious Fraud Office. The tricksters explain there is a problem with their bank account and the account has been compromised.


  • 25 Mar 2013 5:12 AM | Deleted user

    A man and two teenagers have been charged with conspiracy to defraud in connection with a rat-catching scam. 


  • 20 Mar 2013 5:13 AM | Deleted user

    Police have warned that a gang of Chinese women who have already stolen more than £93,000 worth of jewellery and ornaments could be operating in Wakefield


  • 12 Mar 2013 5:14 AM | Deleted user

    Despite widespread publicity about the dangers of ‘phishing’ – where conmen trick you into revealing financial details – the practice continues to claim thousands of victims.



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