UK Fraud

Why I Love Cash and Hate Contactless

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech
Vivi Friedgut

As someone who regularly calls for innovation and necessary disruption in the financial sector it might seem strange, what I am about to say. I don't like contactless cards.

The Algerian Presidential Elections: The Burlesque, the Tragicomic and the Farcical

Hamza Hamouchene | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Politics
Hamza Hamouchene

Algeria's next Presidential elections will be held on 17th April 2014 and for the last few months; this important electoral rendezvous showed all the hallmarks of a masquerade, consistent with almost all the elections in the history of the Algerian state since independence in 1962.

Crimestoppers Hunt Down 'Boiler room' Fraudsters

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Four of the most wanted fraudsters suspected of operating scams from Spain against the UK public are being hunted by Crimestoppers. Working alongsi...

Digital Fraud Continues to Dominate Discussion in 2014

Mark Braund | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

For many in the technology sector, one of the most discussed topics in recent months has been digital fraud and online security. This is an area in which I have a great deal of interest, as it continues to play a significant role in the demand for specialist skills in the Financial Services & Banking Sectors.

EU Markets: Stiffer Penalties for Financial Fraud

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Market abuses like Libor helped to precipitate and exacerbate the economic crisis that has beset the world over the last few years. Yet, while the victims of this sort of fraud can be measured in millions and damages in billions, convictions remain only too rare and sentences are often lenient, considering the scale of the crimes.

Undercover Investigation Reveals Mass Fraud On Student Visa Tests

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

The Home Office has suspended English language tests run by a major company after a TV investigation claimed that Britain's student visa system is rid...

Utah Mormon Leader Summoned To British Court

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

The head of the Mormon church in the US has been summoned to appear at a British magistrates' court on suspicion of fraud, with disaffected ex-Mormons...

Con Artist Steals 100K Painting From 89-Year-Old Woman

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Metropolitan police officers are searching for a con artist who has stolen an £100,000 painting from an 89-year-old woman. The fraudster robbed th...

Spam Starts a New Chapter

David Emm | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Spam is ubiquitous today and the people behind these messages will find any excuse to persuade you to part with your cash. Most of us are familiar with the 'family-in-distress' tactic used by scammers over recent years and believe we have the edge on them. But now there is a new plot, a new story-line with new characters.

Man Accused Of Fraud After iPad Turned Out To Be Lump Of Clay

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK

A father was arrested and accused of fraud after complaining to his local Tesco that he had spent £470 on an iPad that turned out to be just a box wi...

Turning the Tables on the Criminals - How Agencies Can Start Winning the Social Media Game

Joanne Taylor | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Joanne Taylor

Social media today is now defining rather than just reflecting social attitudes. Sites once seen as a simple means of communication are now a channel for active group psychology powerful enough to overthrow governments. And you don't have to look far for the evidence.

Christian Televangelist Calls For Military Coup

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

Televangelism and sincerity aren't concepts usually associated. However, there was nothing but honesty in the voice of one US religious businessman wh...

After Shock Moscow Election Success for Navalny, Kremlin Learning It Can't Have It Both Ways

Patrick Reevell | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Politics
Patrick Reevell

A woman outside a polling station in Moscow told me yesterday, that she didn't think it would matter if Sobayanin won honestly in the city's mayoral elections, whose results were released this morning, because "no one will believe it anyway."

China Broadcasts 'Confession' Of Brit On State TV

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

A British fraud investigator has made a exceptionally unusual "public confession" on Chinese state television, wearing handcuffs and dressed in an ora...

Police Watchdog To Probe Two Crime Commissioners

The Huffington Post/ PA | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK

The police watchdog will probe two recently elected Police and Crime Commissioners, after they allegedly lied about where they live, it has been repor...

Drag Queen Benefit Fraudster a Gift to Papers, but Not to Claimants

Nick Stephenson | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

This case may have had enough titillating elements to justify their interest, but papers are happy to splash any story they can find of an individual falsely claiming benefits in a concerted campaign against the welfare state.

Do You Know These People?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

The hunt is on for Britain's most wanted fraudsters, after a dramatic campaign was launched today in a bid to clamp down on criminal gangs who imperso...

The Criminals Are All Inside

Nick Abbot | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

The government made much capital of the recent figures from the Office For Numbers We Just Made Up concerning crime in this country. They said that there isn't any. All crime has been solved, most criminals have rejoined society as responsible contributors to the public good, and every DJ and soap star is now firmly behind bars.

The Future of Mobile Payments and Banking

Tony Virdi | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

it is mobile payments that are truly disrupting traditional banking. Up until recently, mobile payments have been the way of the future, with smaller payment via contactless cards as well as peer to peer payments taking off.

Tenancy Fraud Costing Councils £845m

PA | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

Social housing providers could save millions of pounds by targeting tenancy fraud, according to a new study. Figures released last week show that i...

Jail For Man Who Sprinkled Own Pubic Hair Over Lamb Bhuna Curry To Avoid Paying

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK

A man who sprinkled his own pubic hair over a half eaten curry in bid to avoid paying for his meal has been jailed. Lee Tyers was caught on camera ...

Millionaire Businessman Guilty Of Selling Fake Bomb Detectors

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK

A millionaire businessman is facing jail after being convicted of selling fake bomb detectors. James McCormick, 56, was found guilty at the Old Bai...

Disabled Man Deserves the Benefits He Receives

Stef Benstead | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Politics
Stef Benstead

Appearances are deceiving. You can't judge a person's eligibility for sickness benefit by looking at him or her. So don't do it.

Welfare Myth Two - Benefit Fraud is a Big Problem

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

Fraud is always a problem. Lying and cheating is wrong and society should certainly discourage it. But benefit fraud - people lying and cheating in order to increase the size of their benefits - is not a big problem. There are many problems which are much bigger, in particular fraud by government.

Fraudsters Faked Hollywood Blockbuster Starring Andrea McLean In Tax Scam

PA | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

Fraudsters who pretended to be behind a Hollywood blockbuster were forced to hastily make a film called A Landscape Of Lies on a shoestring budget in ...