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....“Of course, the rights of private landowners need to be protected, but where landowners invite people to park on their property, often to benefit from their trade, the rules need to be fair to both parties. Time and again we hear stories of people who feel that the terms were unclear, the tone of communication intimidating and the price of even the shortest accidental overstay extortionate. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“Of course, the rights of private landowners need to be protected, but where landowners invite people to park on their property, often to benefit from their trade, the rules need to be fair to both parties. Time and again we hear stories of people who feel that the terms were unclear, the tone of communication intimidating and the price of even the shortest accidental overstay extortionate. ...
Four million leaseholders in England 'at risk from rip-off fees' image
....Mr Healey said: "These new figures confirm for the first time the scale of leasehold ownership in England. "At its worst this is little better than legalised extortion and too many leaseholders are having to pay hefty bills as a result. ...
The Guardian view on rising personal debt: more prudence please | Editorial image
.... There is too little emphasis on preventing consumers from getting into persistent debt in the first place – for example, by forcing companies to increase the very low minimum monthly payments they require from customers. It’s in the same vein as action the FCA has taken on extortionate overdraft charges, leaving it up to banks to set their own maximum cap on charges, rather than enforcing a cap of its own making. ...
118 directory enquiry numbers now cost more than a premium rate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:59:25 AM
.... The charges involved are mentioned in the message, but only at the end, by which time many callers would have tuned out or hung up. Telephone directory enquiry services which provide and connect to requested phone numbers are allowed to impose such extortionate charges by the telecoms regulator Ofcom, and Wagstaff’s aunt’s experience highlights the rip-off that the service has become since the industry was deregulated in 2003. ...
Boss of British Gas owner gets 40% pay rise as millions live in fuel poverty image
....Campaigners said the pay rise was “simply unacceptable” and showed the need for change in the market. Emma Hughes of Switched On, a campaign to get more council-run energy companies, said: “These ridiculous pay packets are the real reason for extortionate energy bills that leave families struggling to heat their homes. ...
'Brothers bling': lawsuit puts Nick and Christian Candy in spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 09:00:35 AM
.... Over the last six weeks, a stream of former friends, advisers, and business partners have filed past the paparazzi and through the revolving door of the Rolls building in Fetter Lane to testify against the brothers. There have been tales of unpaid bills, on-the-spot sackings, bullying, blackmail, intimidation and extortion – all of which the Candys deny. ...
Christian Candy 'was hellbent on destroying' former friend's family image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:32:23 PM
.... She allegedly claimed her husband was so distraught about his brother’s behaviour towards him, he had “lain down in a foetal position on the floor of a hotel room and wept inconsolably”. Mark Holyoake alleges he was blackmailed by the brothers into making extortionate repayments on a loan. ...
Candy brothers accused of blackmail and extortion in high court image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 11:40:18 AM
. The billionaire Candy brothers have faced accusations in the high court of blackmail, extortion and intimidation, as former business partners and once close advisers prepared to give evidence against them in a £132m claim for damages. ...
Rail chiefs or unions: can passengers trust either of them? | Rafael Behr image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
....3% across the network, is double the rate of inflation. Research by the Campaign for Better Transport has found that the cost per minute of some journeys surpasses the extortion of premium-rate telephone calls. ...
Payday loans are capped. Now let’s tackle other high-cost credit | Gillian Guy image
....It’s not so long ago that newspapers were awash with horror stories of how payday loans were pushing people into dangerous cycles of debt and fuelling a raft of social problems. By helping thousands of people with payday loan problems, Citizens Advice saw at first hand the devastation caused by extortionate interest rates and the harassment waged on borrowers. ...
‘And the winner is...’ it’s the 2016 awards for worst customer service image
....When I first began a consumer column 18 years ago, my mailbag was dominated by householders wrestling with the novelty of bulky home computers that turned out not to work, or flailing in limbo as suppliers of the newly privatised utilities kidnapped each other’s customers. Now computers tend to work fine, so long as you don’t expect reliable broadband, and energy firms have left off kidnapping to concentrate on extortion. ...
Brexit: Guy Verhofstadt warns against 'eternal' interim deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 01:07:07 AM
....". It said such an arrangement would involve the UK paying "extortionate sums of money to the EU" and would cause "serious uncertainty". ...
Cyber criminals move to exploit ‘safe’ social media spaces image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 06:59:17 AM
....’ My instant thought was that I had no choice and that I’d pay anything, because I thought that if they posted the video it would ruin my business and family relationships,” says the 60-year-old. John is one of almost 900 people who have reported to the police that they’ve been the victim of “sextortion” cybercrime rackets – a growing trend among criminals to dupe men into performing sex acts on camera and then demanding money, threatening that the footage will be put online if they don’t pay up. ...
New era of housebuilding needs new property laws image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of December 2016 07:00:15 AM
....Healey said: “Homeowners who own their home on a leasehold basis are currently unprotected from huge rises in rip-off ground rents from developers or management companies. At its worst this is little more than legalised extortion, and too many leaseholders are having to pay hefty bills as a result. ...
Government promises to stamp out abuses of new-build ground rent scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 07:00:42 AM
....Analysis by campaign group Leasehold Knowledge Partnership earlier this month revealed that nearly £2bn-worth of new-build leasehold houses were sold in England and Wales last year. In most cases, the developer sells the freehold after a couple of years to a private company, which are then sometimes accused of demanding extortionate fees by homebuyers. ...
The new-builds catching house buyers in a leasehold property trap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of October 2016 06:00:12 AM
....“The prices they have been quoted to buy the freehold have rocketed beyond any reasonable sum people can afford. I have found constituents are unable to afford the fees being quoted and there are extortionate charges associated with obtaining permission to alter the property. ...
Webcams used to attack Reddit and Twitter recalled image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 11:21:14 AM
.... Competition among rival bot operators is ferocious so a successful attack can be a good way to impress potential customers. It might also persuade victims of extortion emails to pay up rather than risk being knocked out. ...
Crackdown on rogue landlords to include new minimum bedroom size image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 11:01:22 PM
.... Following that ruling, Oxford city council lost a case against a landlord who wanted to renew a licence to let a house with a bedroom that was just over 5 sq metres. The government said it wanted to make the standard mandatory as part of a package of measures it said would help councils bring an end to ruthless landlords who exploit tenants and charge them extortionate rents to live in poor conditions. ...
Hertz car hire bills us for a £3,000 repair that had never been carried out image
.... I was then told an itemised bill was not available as the vehicle was to be sold without being repaired. I made a claim on my insurance for the £3,000 but my insurer regards the amount as extortionate and has also asked for it to be itemised. ...
Rising London house prices spark departure of thirtysomethings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 04:05:47 PM
....Only among twentysomethings are more people moving into London than out; in 2014-15, there were 37,950 more people in this age group living in the capital than the year before, a 3% increase. Betsy Dillner, the director of Generation Rent, said: “Growing numbers of Londoners are giving up on the city and its extortionate housing market. ...
Asian companies have world's worst cybersecurity says study image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of August 2016 10:59:11 PM
....Mandiant suggests that the bulk of cyber-attacks in Asia are state-sponsored and target areas with heightened geopolitical tensions, such as the South China Sea. Governments, financial institutions, energy, education research, healthcare, aerospace and defence had "long been a favourite target" of hackers who look to either destroy or use the stolen material for extortion, it said. ...

Irish couple arrested targeting tourists in French motorway scam
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 14th of August 2016 01:05:01 PM
.... Local media said the male suspect violently resisted arrest and that two policemen were injured in the ensuing scuffle. The couple were charged with extortion and have been ordered to appear in court in March next year. ...
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A knife-point attack on holiday, mobiles stolen … then a £5,789 bill from Vodafone image
....Meanwhile, critics claim that the new cap on customer liability, while welcome, does not go far enough – especially since mobile phone providers should themselves be able to flag up suspicious activity rather than waiting to be notified of a theft. “Since the cap was introduced, the number of people coming to us with extortionate bills from stolen mobiles has dropped,” says Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice. ...

Nigel Farage’s aide arrested as FBI probe links to money laundering and ‘drug traffickers’
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....One of former UKIP leader Nigel Farage’s closest political allies faces years in jail after he was detained in Chicago on suspicious of offering to launder money for drug lords. George Cottrell, 22, is in custody in the US awaiting trial on 21 charges including attempted extortion, money laundering and fraud, after he was led away in handcuffs. ...

Iran isn't interested in the truth, law or decency
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 07:14:07 AM

Dozens of New York mobsters arrested by the FBI with names such as 'Muscles', 'Tony the Cripple', 'Mustache Pat' and 'Tugboat'
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....The arrests spotlight an Italian mafia purportedly alive and kicking in 21st century America, not confined to Hollywood legend, and one which prosecutors said has diversified in keeping with the times. The defendants are accused of orchestrating a vast criminal enterprise that stretched from Massachusetts to Florida, engaging in extortion, arson, fraud, illegal gambling, firearms trafficking and assault. ...

German couple arrested over bomb plot to extort €1m from Lidl
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of July 2016 04:16:43 PM
....They were only able to collect €1,200 (£1,000) of the ransom money before their arrest. They have been charged with attempted murder, setting off an explosive devide and extortion. ...
Thirteen murders a day image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of July 2016 11:23:33 PM
....However, Mr Steinhart says he needs to continue to adapt to an ever-changing security situation in Guatemala. He adds that in recent years there has been a big rise in the number of extortion cases. ...
Beware new EU law if you are hiring a car in Switzerland this summer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of May 2016 06:01:26 AM
....Guardian Money was first alerted to the issue by reader Jackie Greaney from West Molesey. When she arrived at the Alamo car rental desk at Zurich airport earlier this month, she was told she could not take the car she had booked across the border to Germany: “Luckily one car hire company had a German registered car which we could hire – at an extortionate rate. ...
Why Sadiq Khan should bring down travel costs for London students image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of May 2016 01:46:37 PM
....”. London students are studying in one of the world’s most expensive cities, and some are currently on strike over extortionate rents. ...
Fish by post and a sockalypse: my month living on subscriptions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 04:10:40 PM
....I am eating top-quality food – asparagus with poached egg, salmon with kale, roasted monkfish. There are pleasing moments when dishes come together from several subscriptions – the Field & Flower chicken with Abel & Cole salad sprinkled with seeds from Tribe, followed by an extortionately expensive brownie (£9. ...
Fish by post and a sockalypse: my month living on subscriptions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 04:10:40 PM
....I am eating top-quality food – asparagus with poached egg, salmon with kale, roasted monkfish. There are pleasing moments when dishes come together from several subscriptions – the Field & Flower chicken with Abel & Cole salad sprinkled with seeds from Tribe, followed by an extortionately expensive brownie (£9. ...
Here’s how to fix the housing crisis, Sadiq Khan | Danny Dorling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 11:32:55 AM
.... It is time for action and (if needs be) the shaming of the government by the mayor of London about the crisis that the government has itself contributed to. The housing situation in the UK is so bleak that the key reason increasing numbers of people are becoming homeless is that they are unable to pay extortionate private sector rents. ...
Here’s how to fix the housing crisis, Sadiq Khan | Danny Dorling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 11:32:55 AM
.... It is time for action and (if needs be) the shaming of the government by the mayor of London about the crisis that the government has itself contributed to. The housing situation in the UK is so bleak that the key reason increasing numbers of people are becoming homeless is that they are unable to pay extortionate private sector rents. ...
HMRC chief was partner at law firm that acted for Cameron offshore fund image
....• A Treasury source insisted that the chancellor, George Osborne, had “never had any offshore shareholdings” and said his income and interests were straightforward but that he had no plans to publish his financial records. Troup, who described taxation as “legalised extortion” in a 1999 newspaper article, built a career advising corporations on how to reduce their tax bills before leaving Simmons & Simmons to join the civil service in 2004. ...
The train company that has ideas above its station | David Mitchell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of April 2016 09:00:28 AM
....I’ve been miserably aware for years that this sort of crap went on. The contrast between extortionate and unreliable trains and the jaunty corporate slogans with which private operators daub their dirty carriages and demoralised staff has always made me resentful. ...
Yachts, jets and stacks of cash: super-rich discover risks of Instagram snaps image
....”. Beckett said the social media indiscretions of super-rich heirs were also leaving their families vulnerable to fraud and extortion, with high-net-worth individuals and families probably losing collectively several hundred million dollars each year due to cybercrime. ...
Port Talbot's future – yet another industrial heritage centre? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 02:24:45 PM
.... “I’d love a place down there,” she sighs. “But the rates would be extortionate, and nobody goes there in winter. ...
Islamic State 'earning millions by playing the stock market' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 12:01:10 PM
.... . Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's (Isil) extraordinary venture into white collar crime is now a major source of income, along with oil smuggling and extortion from people living in Isil-controlled areas. ...
Tax authority HMRC gets new bosses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of February 2016 07:30:05 PM
....Labour MP Margaret Hodge, who was formerly chair of the public accounts committee, tweeted that the appointment of Mr Troup was "good news for big biz, bad news for ordinary taxpayers". She referred to a comment made by Mr Troup in 1999 when he said: "Taxation is legalised extortion and is valid only to the extent of the law. ...
Mobile World Congress: The war over mobile ad-blocking has only just begun image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 08:11:01 PM
.... . The chief executive of the Internet Advertising Bureau, a normally reasonably sober trade association, has labelled Shine an “extortionist” over fears it will allow through mobile advertising from those companies willing and able to pay a “toll”. ...
Savers pay hundreds for bank account mis-selling claims rejected by ombudsman image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 20th of February 2016 07:30:14 AM
.... . In a report last month the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, a government-backed consumer body, found that claims management companies can charge extortionate rates of up to £70-an-hour to work on relatively simple claims. ...
'When will HMRC process tax return?' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 08:15:37 AM
.... As HMRC does not acknowledge receipt of the return, one never knows whether it has arrived safely. There remains a concern about the possibility of extortionate fines for non-return. ...
Why more Americans are giving up their passports image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 08:35:57 AM
....It's a heavy price to pay for financial stability, but for many there's an even bigger, more emotional price to pay - becoming an ex-American. "They first of all make laws that make life impossible and then when you decide it's impossible and you've got to do something that's against what you believe in your heart, they've gotta just up the fees like a bunch of extortionists," says Jane. ...
Tesco abandons attack on sandwich market by closing 'Food to Go' stores image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 24th of January 2016 10:00:01 PM
.... Tesco's store in Philpot Lane was one of only two 'Food to Go' stores, aimed at competing with Pret A Manger. Retail sources said that the shops’ prime locations and their extortionate rents had made the sites unprofitable. ...
Wait for a bus and then tell me the market knows best | Owen Jones image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 07:30:02 AM
....I asked Twitter for bad experiences of buses, and turned my feed into one long howl of anguish. Chronic delays, “virtually no evening travel”, old “clapped-out buses”, infrequency, poor punctuality, extortionate prices: these were common complaints. ...
‘Kidults’ have helped WH Smith reveal some very grown-up sales figures image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 09:35:57 PM
.... . Despite the lift in high street sales analysts at Peel Hunt were once again pumping the theory of splitting the high street and stronger travel business which is on a tear - charging extortionate amounts for chewing gum at train stations and opening stores around the world. ...
Rob the poor and give to the rich – housing policy for 2016 | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... A recent Guardian interactive makes the point: any would-be homebuyer earning the national average of £26,500 will now find 91% of England and Wales beyond their reach. If you can’t buy, you rent – except in London, the epicentre of the madness where rents are so extortionate, newspapers compete for horror stories. ...
Violent deaths in El Salvador spiked 70% in 2015, figures reveal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of January 2016 11:14:43 PM
....A peace deal in 1992 led the guerrillas to disband but never resolved underlying problems of inequality and weak institutions, and the violence has continued. Authorities routinely blame the current killings on warring street gangs involved in territory disputes and extortion rings. ...
Nine UK banks launch fee-free accounts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 27th of December 2015 01:18:27 AM
....com. "It will be a good thing if some of these extortionate costs are eradicated. ...
Cyber-attack risk is too great to ditch the experts image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 19th of December 2015 05:47:51 PM
.... Cybercrime is big business these days, in prevention as well as pursuit. And it is also fast evolving in sophistication and consequence, from relatively small beginnings in fraud and theft to extortion and cyber-terrorism. ...
Mumford & Sons join the fight against the ticket touts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 10:16:39 AM
.... We’ve also done everything we can to keep our tickets from finding their way on to reselling sites. Many tickets on secondary sites are being sold by touts who are simply in the business of ripping off the fan by charging an extortionate amount for sold out shows. ...
Odds stacked against Bank of England boss's reform pledge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of November 2015 07:27:57 PM
....But here’s the bigger complaint: whatever happened to the idea that strong financial markets require greater competition, not just better regulation? In the (understandable) desire to squash outrageous abuses such as the rigging of Libor and foreign exchange markets, the pro-competition agenda seems to have been shelved. In the City, the princely fees charged by investment banks in rights issues and fundraisings continue to look like legalised extortion at the expense of clients and investors. ...
Priced out of London, we moved to Denmark image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of November 2015 12:08:12 PM
.... This monthly service charge could be as little as £200 per month, or as much as £1,000. Most Danes aim for a happy balance so they look for a cooperative where it is not too expensive to become a shareholder, but which does not charge an extortionate service fee. ...
The Crusader: Hard to credit company's silence image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 26th of October 2015 09:37:00 AM
....”. A good security solution should include protection features such as firewall, anti-malware, anti-phishing, anti-ransomwear (encrypting personal data then using extortion for its release). ...
TalkTalk hacking crisis deepens as more details emerge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of October 2015 07:02:48 PM
....“One has to look at what is probably the most likely outcome. One of them is an extortion attempt; since they have gone public I suspect that’s not going to work. ...
TalkTalk cyber-attack: company has received 'ransom demand' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of October 2015 12:30:09 PM
.... “Whether it is the US government, Apple, a host of companies, cybercrime is something we all need to get better at defending ourselves against,” she said. The Metropolitan police cybercrime unit has launched an investigation into the breach amid speculation that the attackers could be Islamic extremists or extortionists. ...
The Bank of England’s report wasn’t really about our EU membership image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 07:32:33 PM
.... . The IEA also notes that capital transfer tax (a forerunner of inheritance tax that also hit lifetime gifts, albeit at half the rate, on death) and estate duty were set at extortionate rate of up to 75pc during the post-war, pre-Thatcher era. ...
US agent jailed for Bitcoin theft image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of October 2015 07:34:25 PM
.... . Force pled guilty to extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice. ...
Taken to the cleaners over cleaning bill  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of September 2015 12:01:00 AM
....Edward says: “I arranged to have my post forwarded when I rented out the flat and I was also in touch with the agent about other matters prior to this – and not once was the rubbish issue raised. This is sloppy and extortionate. ...
Five-minute guide to avoiding the allure of rip-off cards image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 6th of September 2015 12:15:00 AM
Argos and Homebase among store cards under fire over 'scandalous' 30 PERCENT interest fees image
....uk, said: "Store cards can are a complete scandal for customers if they don’t pay off the balance as soon as they have made their purchase. "This is because these cards charge extortionate interest rates compared to other reasonable credit cards on the market. ...
Ashley Madison founder and chief executive Noel Biderman quits following hack image
.... . At least two clients may have committed suicide and others have become the victims of extortion, Canadian police said earlier this week. ...
'Britain's oldest scam victim': 103-year-old loses £60,000 in 10-year catalogue fraud image
.... An example provided by Trading Standards was a marble cake worth "at the most £2" sold for £18. 95 once postage, packing, insurance and priority processing were added to the "initial extortionate price". ...
Ashley Madison boss emails examined image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of August 2015 11:28:08 AM
....". Mr Hunt and others have warned that users may be the subject of blackmail and extortion attempts. ...
Unions protest as rail fares rise three times faster than wages over five years image
....”. Mick Cash, the leader of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, said: “While train companies threaten to throw guards off their services and axe station staff who are essential for safety, turning the network into a paradise for criminals and yobs, they are milking the travelling public for all they can through extortionate fares. ...
Morrisons close to convenience stores sell-off image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 15th of August 2015 08:30:23 PM
.... . Analysts have said that Morrisons’ scattergun approach to M Local store openings, under former chief executive Dalton Philips, had led the supermarket to pay extortionate rental costs to secure prime retail spots such as Oxford Street in London. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 14th of August 2015 09:00:00 PM
.... Its aim is simple: to help people escape the lure of unscrupulous lenders. The council leader, Julie Dore, said: "Payday and doorstep lenders have been exploiting people most in need of credit, especially some of the most vulnerable people in our city, preying on their need for available credit and charging extortionate interest rates. ...
How to avoid data roaming charges image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 14th of August 2015 02:50:29 PM
.... Donald Strachan, who has written extensively on travel technology for Telegraph Travel, has offered advice on the best local SIMs in European countries such as France, Italy and Spain, and the best local SIMs for travelling with iPads and MiFi (a portable device allowing several users to share a 3G or 4G internet connection . Although call charges are capped within the EU, checking your voicemail can be charged at extortionate rates in other areas of the world. ...
....One investigation into carbon fraud traced the proceeds to Middle-Eastern terror groups, and was based on documents found by British special forces in a cave on the Afghan-Pakistan border. Other cases have been connected to serious crime gangs running robbery, extortion and murder rackets, according to HM Revenue and Customs. ...
Sheffield sets example for all to follow when it comes to dealing with unscrupulous lenders image
.... Its aim is simple: to help people escape the lure of unscrupulous lenders. The council leader, Julie Dore, said: “Payday and doorstep lenders have been exploiting people most in need of credit, especially some of the most vulnerable people in our city, preying on their need for available credit and charging extortionate interest rates. ...
City council takes the battle to payday lenders – by offering loans of its own image
....It is confident that around 25,000 residents, particularly tenants, people on benefits and the unemployed, will take out loans from Sheffield Money over the next year. It also believes the business model could be replicated around Britain, giving hope to millions struggling with paying extortionate interest rates on their debts. ...
Best of both worlds: Swap your Surrey semi for a French chateau and still work in London image
.... . “When I lived in Sussex, I was commuting four hours a day, paying annual car park fees and an extortionate season ticket. ...

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