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  • 03 Jan 2013 5:20 AM | Deleted user

    A law firm which employed a solicitor found guilty of nobbling witnesses in a Crown Court trial following a £310,000 energy drink scam which fraudulently used the famous Duracell brand name said it was "shocked and dismayed" at his conviction. [read more]

    http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/10134297.Law_firm_s__shock_and_dismay__at_Majed_Iqbal_conviction_in_witness_nobbling_case/?ref=rss


  • 20 Dec 2012 5:22 AM | Deleted user

    On average, respondents to an ACFE survey believe fraud losses increase during the holiday shopping season by nearly 20% (compared to the rest of the year). And they think the single biggest contributing factor is increased financial pressure on perpetrators (61%), followed by an increased opportunity to commit fraud (24%) and increased rationalization for fraud (10%).

    http://www.acfeinsights.com/acfe-insights/2012/12/19/tis-the-season-for-fraud.html

  • 20 Dec 2012 5:21 AM | Deleted user

    A conman has been jailed for five-and-a-half years at the Old Bailey after defrauding a woman of £629,795. Alistair Stewart, 53, claimed he was a retired Goldman Sachs billionaire, while living in a bedsit in Oak Hall Park, Burgess Hill, West Sussex.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-20781519


  • 19 Dec 2012 5:23 AM | Deleted user

    Santa is a fraud. Just look at the warning signs, says device recognition specialist and Experian partner iovation. 

    http://www.experian.co.uk/blogs/latest-thinking/2012/12/santa-is-a-fraud/


  • 19 Dec 2012 5:22 AM | Deleted user

    Three people have been arrested for a multi-million dollar maple syrup theft this summer, Canadian police say, but five more suspects remain at large. 

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20777866


  • 07 Dec 2012 5:24 AM | Deleted user

    Crime gangs who use a telephone scam to obtain people's banking PINs are increasingly targeting vulnerable people in Scotland, police have said. [read more]

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-20626311

  • 05 Dec 2012 5:25 AM | Deleted user

    If proof were needed that the names of Liam Hughes and Jason Parker are not destined for the ranks of the nation’s criminal masterminds, it came when the pair turned up at a scrap metal dealer brandishing a large and unusual bronze sundial 

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/jail-for-pair-who-stole-500000-sculpture-and-sold-it-to-scrap-dealer-for46-8382066.html


  • 05 Dec 2012 5:25 AM | Deleted user

    Two Nigerian fraudsters, whose global £2.7m scam had deadly consequences for one family they mercilessly ripped off, have been jailed. Police identified a total of thirteen victims all over the world, who each lost an average of £207,000, after the duo convinced them they were due an Australian lottery pay-out, inheritance, investment benefit or were sold non-existent heavy plant machinery. 

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2242985/Jailed-London-based-Nigerian-fraudsters-ran-2-7million-lotto-scam-led-murder-suicide.html

  • 11 Nov 2012 5:26 AM | Deleted user

    A GUIDE to the most common scams has been produced by Derbyshire Police to help people avoid becoming victims.

    http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/new-guide-on-fraud-scams-1-5115983


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