UK hacker exploits online bank loophole to steal £100,000 – BBC News

Posted June 22nd, 2017 in banking, computer crime, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A UK hacker has been jailed for stealing almost £100,000 from a bank by exploiting a bug in the bank’s online banking system.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2017

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SFO granted a reprieve from plans to scrap it a day after Barclays charges – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 22nd, 2017 in banking, fraud, news, prosecutions, Serious Fraud Office by tracey

‘The Serious Fraud Office appears to have been granted a reprieve from plans to abolish it in a U-turn that came just a day after the organisation targeted Barclays with the first criminal charges ever brought against a bank over the financial crisis. Controversial proposals in the Conservative manifesto to fold the SFO into the National Crime Agency were quietly dropped from the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st June 2017

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UK holiday fraudsters could face jail – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2017 in compensation, fraud, holidays, imprisonment, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘UK holidaymakers who make bogus food poisoning claims could go to prison, warns travel trade organisation Abta.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2017

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Fraud – No Free Pass For Getting Judgment Set Aside – Zenith PI Blog

Posted June 20th, 2017 in appeals, forgery, fraud, news, setting aside by sally

‘In applying for judgment to be set aside on the basis of fraud, a party must establish that the evidence of fraud was not available at the time of the trial and could not have been discovered with reasonable diligence.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 19th June 2017

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Cancer fraudster ordered to pay back £1 after £15,000 deception – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2017 in fraud, news, repayment, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A woman who conned a business out of more than £14,000 after claiming to have terminal cancer has been ordered to pay back £1.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2017

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Mum Danielle Morris who faked DNA paternity test jailed – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2017 in children, DNA, fraud, news, paternity, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who faked a paternity test to fool an ex-partner into believing he was her baby’s father has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2017

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Judge hits out at border controls after alleged mastermind of Britain’s biggest ever banking fraud flees despite no passport – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge has hit out at UK border controls after a tycoon suspected of masterminding Britain’s biggest ever banking fraud was able to flee to Pakistan despite having no passport and whilst wearing an electronic tag.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2017

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City watchdog claws back £2.2m for victims of land fraud – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 25th, 2017 in compensation, confiscation, financial regulation, fraud, news by tracey

‘Victims of a land investment scam are to receive almost £2.2m in compensation after money was clawed back by the City watchdog from the eight men who were convicted of the fraud following one of the biggest investigations by the regulator. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has now secured confiscation orders against all eight defendants who were found to have taken over £5m from more than 100 investors through an unauthorised investment scheme that was focused on agricultural land.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th May 2017

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‘Dramatic drop’ in reported pension scam cases, but losses increase – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 24th, 2017 in consumer protection, fraud, London, news, pensions, police, statistics by sally

‘The number of suspected cases of pension fraud reported to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has dramatically decreased over the past two years, even as the value of individual cases has soared, according to figures from the City of London Police.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd May 2017

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Convicted Nigerian fraudster James Ibori wins £1 from UK – BBC News

Posted May 24th, 2017 in damages, false imprisonment, fraud, immigration, news by sally

‘Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded £1 ($1.30) for being unlawfully detained for 42 hours in the UK.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2017

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SFO wins disclosure bid in legal privilege case – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 12th, 2017 in disclosure, fraud, news, privilege, prosecutions, Serious Fraud Office by sally

‘Companies can no longer assume that private documents, including interview records used for internal investigations, will be protected after a High Court ruling this week, lawyers have claimed.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th May 2017

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Council “did not have power to prosecute alleged legal aid fraud”: Court of Appeal – Local Government Lawyer

‘Thurrock Council did not have power to bring prosecution proceedings on behalf of the Legal Aid Agency in relation to an alleged legal aid fraud, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th May 2017

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High Court rejects litigation privilege claim in test case – Litigation Futures

Posted May 11th, 2017 in civil justice, crime, disclosure, documents, fraud, news, privilege, prosecutions, trials by tracey

‘The High Court has rejected a mining company’s claim for litigation privilege in a test case which for the first time involves potential criminal, rather than civil, litigation.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th May 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Legal Aid Agency criticised for trying to prosecute major law firm fraud through local authority rather than CPS – Legal Futures

Posted May 8th, 2017 in fraud, legal aid, local government, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has taken over prosecution of a major legal aid fraud by a law firm after the Court of Appeal criticised the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) for trying to run the case through the fraud department of a local authority instead.’

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Legal Futures, 8th May 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Call for fundraising pages to be regulated amid fraud concerns – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2017 in charities, fraud, internet, money laundering, news by sally

‘It has become a familiar moment in the aftermath of any catastrophe – the appearance of a slew of online fundraising pages designed to funnel donations for the traumatised, injured and bereaved.’

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The Guardian, 17th April 2017

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Solicitors, trainee and paralegal jailed after landmark convictions for insurance fraud conspiracy – Legal Futures

Posted April 10th, 2017 in fraud, insurance, news, paralegals, police, sentencing, solicitors by sally

‘Two solicitors, a trainee and a paralegal are among six men who have today been jailed for a total of 13 and a half years at Liverpool Crown Court for insurance fraud that cost victims £426,000.’

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Legal Futures, 7th April 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Con man convicted of wine fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted April 7th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, press releases by tracey

‘A con man who tricked his girlfriend and others out of £100,000 by pretending he was a successful international businessman has been found guilty of 22 counts of fraud.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th April 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

What are the six types of cybercriminals identified by BAE? – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 4th, 2017 in computer crime, crime, fraud, money laundering, news by sally

‘Defence group BAE Systems faces “serious and persistent” cyber attacks twice a week from hackers trying to steal the defence giant’s secrets. Here are the six types of cybercriminals identified by BAE.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th April 2017

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Serious Fraud Office boss warns big names to play ball – or else – The Guardian

‘David Green, the director of the Serious Fraud Office, has warned that British businesses should not consider deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) the “new normal” if they are caught misbehaving.’

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2017

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‘Reverse VAT charge’ proposed to tackle construction sector labour fraud – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 29th, 2017 in construction industry, fraud, news, VAT by sally

‘Contractors could become responsible for accounting for VAT on construction labour services that they purchase under plans put forward for consultation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th March 2017

Source: www.out-law.com