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  • 30 Nov 2020 10:21 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    There is a difference between many law firms’ anti-money laundering (AML) policies and procedures, and what actually happens in practice, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has found.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/reality-of-law-firms-approach-to-aml-not-living-up-to-their-policies

  • 30 Nov 2020 10:15 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Sophisticated fraudsters have ratcheted up their operations to target retail investors, as incidents of large-scale investment scams nearly quadrupled since July, new data published today by the Investment Association reveals.

    https://www.theia.org/media/press-releases/almost-ps10m-lost-investment-scams-march-lockdown#.X8P8drShBgc.twitter

  • 30 Nov 2020 10:12 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    John Christmas, an ex Latvian banker living in exile, has been trying to expose ‘the largest fraud you've never heard of” for over a decade now. Yet, despite being able to show clear evidence that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is linked to historically fraudulent transactions, Christmas has been ignored by major media outlets, writes Stephen Komarnyckyj.

    https://eutoday.net/news/business-economy/2020/a-christmas-tale-a-key-witness-to-how-the-ebrd-failed-to-tackle-corruption-speaks-out

  • 30 Nov 2020 9:53 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has written to firms running price comparison websites (PCWs) to outline the drivers of harm in the sector and its supervisory strategy.

    https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/fca-turns-focus-on-price-comparison-websites

  • 23 Nov 2020 4:02 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    When the Royal British Bank fell on hard times, founder John MacGregor started falsifying the accounts and paying dividends out of capital. The bank finally collapsed with liabilities of £539,131

    https://moneyweek.com/investments/investment-strategy/602346/great-frauds-in-history-john-macgregors-dodgy-loans


  • 23 Nov 2020 3:38 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Action Fraud is informing the public of how to protect themselves from investment fraud, after reports spiked following the first national lockdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

    https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/action-fraud-warns-of-rise-in-investment-fraud-reports-as-nation-enters-second-lockdown


  • 23 Nov 2020 3:24 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    New data shows hundreds of UK farming businesses can qualify to join a major High Court fraud claim against Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank.

    https://www.farminguk.com/news/-hundreds-of-farms-qualify-to-join-fraud-claim-against-clydesdale_57013.html


  • 23 Nov 2020 2:49 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Synthesized, today unveils details of a successful collaboration with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and a leading fraud prevention vendor, aimed at assisting the development

    https://www.finextra.com/pressarticle/85067/fca-partners-synthesized-to-tackle-covid-19-fraud


  • 23 Nov 2020 11:16 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Action Fraud is informing the public of how to protect themselves from investment fraud, after reports spiked following the first national lockdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

    https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/action-fraud-warns-of-rise-in-investment-fraud-reports-as-nation-enters-second-lockdown


  • 23 Nov 2020 11:12 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Victims of investment fraud have lost at least £657m in the past year, as scammers preyed on financial vulnerability caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  

    https://www.ftadviser.com/your-industry/2020/11/12/investors-lose-657m-to-fraud/


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