UK Fraud

Britain Is in the Depths of a Social Housing Crisis

Michelle Ackerley | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK
Michelle Ackerley

The housing investigators hard work and ingenuity is what will really start to turn the tide in the battle against tenancy cheats and hopefully have a positive impact on Britain's social housing crisis. However, with housing shortages, people abandoning their homes and those cheating the system - this is clearly not an easy task.

Policeman Accused Of 'Terrorist Kidnap Hoax' Targeting Muslim Colleague

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK

A police officer was involved in a "false and malicious" 999 call claiming a colleague would be kidnapped by a radical Muslim who had links to Islamic...

Barcelona Star Sentenced To Year In Prison

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Sport

Former Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano was sentenced to a year in prison and fined €815,000 (£625,000) on Thursday for tax offences. Howe...

Motocross Track Gets Farm Subsidy: What We Learned From the EU's Auditors

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

From claiming agricultural subsidies for a motocross track as 'arable land' to the curious case of the non-functioning sewerage system in Greece, this year's Court of Auditors' report shows that the European Union remains rotten to the core.

Man Who Conned Pensioner Out Of £41,000 Then Pretended To Be In A Coma Enters Plea In Court

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

A conman who pretended to be in a coma to avoid standing trial after swindling a 86-year-old man with dementia out of £41,000 has admitted attempting...

False Letter Tricks Welsh Assembly Into Paying This London Underground Worker £100,000

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

A London Underground worker has admitted receiving more than £100,000 from the Welsh Assembly after officials were tricked into thinking they were pa...

Ex-Ukip MEP sentenced to five years in jail for expenses fraud

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics

A former Ukip MEP has been jailed for five years after claiming almost half a million pounds in bogus expenses from the European Parliament. Ashley...

Former Israeli PM Jailed Again For Corruption

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK

Ex-Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to a further eight months in prison after being found guilty of fraud. The case was a ret...

Food Fraud: Time to Bite Off More Than We Can Chew

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Ever eaten a portion of food fraud? Quite probably, and it is time the Government and manufacturers did more to combat a growing problem.

Did China's State-Run News Agency Purchase Twitter Followers?

Tom Grundy | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Tech
Tom Grundy

The Chinese state news agency Xinhua may have purchased followers on Twitter, according the co-founder of TwitterAudit, a tool designed to detect fake users on the popular social media platform.

Ransom Crypto Locker: Your Personal Files Are Encrypted - Be Aware

Shirley Palmer | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Tech
Shirley Palmer

These people are sophisticated in their approach with details, links, info etc. and you simply have to follow their guidelines. It was with baited breath that I decided the only way forward was to pay them - much to my disgust. Within ten minutes of them receiving the payment I received the key to decrypt my files.

Is That Ad Safe to Click? Why The Answer Is Almost Always Yes (And How to Shop Safe Online)

Greg Cristal | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Tech
Greg Cristal

Those of us addicted to online shopping don't think twice about responding to ads that appeal to us. But if you want to eliminate all doubt about which ads you should click, here's all you need to do.

£300 For A PICTURE

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

Paul Barrington was given quite a shock when a £300 MacBook he bought from eBay turned out to be nothing more than a small box with a picture of the ...

Time to Face up to Employee Fraud

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Blind trust is the belief that an employee with access to company accounts chooses to stay late and work weekends, unobserved, out of selfless devotion. Professional scepticism is what allows those motives to be questioned, possibly using discrete checks.

Get a Great Deal But Don't Fall Victim to Online Scammers

Sarah Willingham | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Tech
Sarah Willingham

Whilst it's a perfect time to find Christmas presents at dream prices, if you aren't careful you could walk into a Christmas nightmare and become the victim of an online scams! With so many people online, it is a scammers paradise!

JJB Boss Guilty of 'Very Greedy' £1m Fraud

PA | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

A former JJB Sport Chief Executive has been found guilty of accepting three separate bribes amounting to over £1m from suppliers. Christopher Ronn...

'Vishing' Is Insanely Profitable. So What Is It?

PA | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Tech

A drive to combat phone scammers has been launched after new figures showed a sharp rise in the amount of money lost to such fraud last year. Finan...

'Vishing' Is Insanely Profitable. So What Is It?

Press Association | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Tech

A drive to combat phone scammers has been launched after new figures showed a sharp rise in the amount of money lost to such fraud last year. Finan...

Employee Fraud: Time to Stop Seeing the Funny Side

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Fully one third of business failures in the United States now are the result of employee fraud, and there is no reason to assume the same is not true for the UK.

Online fraud - How Can We Protect Ourselves?

Gary Newe | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Whilst banks and financial institutions do their upmost to protect their customers, consumers do have a responsibility in the information they share. You are accountable for your own data and need to be careful what you do with it, how you share it and where you store it.

Protecting Charity Trustees From Fraud

Sir Michael Snyder | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Sir Michael Snyder

It seems that barely a week goes by without reports of an organisation, often in the charity or public sector, having been the victim of a significant fraud. The latest report by the National Fraud Authority, published in 2013, estimated that fraud costs the charity sector over £140 million a year. Almost 10 per cent of the charities that responded to the NFA's survey on fraud had identified fraud in the previous 12 months.

How to Handle a Nigerian E-mail Scammer

Stephen Hamilton | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Stephen Hamilton

We've all had them, we've all read them, and some have actually been stupid enough to reply to them. I am of course talking about the famous, "Dear sir, I am the son of an African diplomat...blah, blah, blah, E-mail.

Online Dating... The Scams That Target Men

David Emm | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

In the hunt for company, many men are putting themselves at risk, becoming an unwitting target for scammers and cyber-thieves... The world of online dating has always drawn the attention of fraudsters, since it offers a large pool of potential victims.

Couple Who Sold Bogus Bomb Detectors They Claimed Could Find Madeleine McCann Face Jail

PA | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK

A couple face jail after being found guilty of making bogus bomb detectors in their garden shed which they said could find missing Madeleine McCann. H...

Heads in the Sand When It Comes to Small Business Security

David Emm | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

It may be surprising to many people to learn just how at risk from cybercriminal activity even the smallest of businesses can be - fraud, banking Trojans, ransomware and phishing attacks all target small as well as large businesses.