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....”. It added: “The collapse of HBOS and other examples of corporate failure and fraud in the last decade have highlighted a gap between what society expects of an audit and what an audit has been designed to do. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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KPMG cleared in HBOS audit investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 09:26:11 AM
....”. It added: “The collapse of HBOS and other examples of corporate failure and fraud in the last decade have highlighted a gap between what society expects of an audit and what an audit has been designed to do. ...
Growing risk of 'debt trap' if interest rates stay low, say central bankers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 04:00:45 PM
.... Sweden’s central bank is closest to creating a crypto currency, as use of cash is rapidly declining in the country. The authors did not comment on JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon’s damning verdict of the digital currency bitcoin as a fraud that would blow up. ...
It’s one rule for big data, another for its victims | John Naughton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 06:00:33 AM
.... It’s everything you need to engage in identity theft on an epic scale. “On a scale of 1 to 10 in terms of risk to consumers,” said a fraud analyst at consultancy firm Gartner, “this is a 10. ...
Black Friday 2017 Date: This is when shoppers will get Amazon, Argos, Tesco best deals image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 01:50:00 PM
...." However, shoppers have been urged to watch out for for fake deals and scams. Black Friday gives fraudsters the opportunity to fool consumers with cop cat websites. ...
Bitcoin value plummets after China orders trading in currency to cease image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 04:52:30 PM
....Despite the concerns, the currency had soared in value by more than 700% in the year to the end of August. But the value of Bitcoins came under pressure this week when Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of the biggest US bank, JP Morgan, warned that the digital currency was “a fraud” that would “eventually blow up”. ...
Might, not right: betting firms get their due on fixed-odds machines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 06:27:29 PM
.... Too late now. Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JP Morgan, says bitcoin is a fraud that is only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living in North Korea. ...
Amazon and eBay turning blind eye to VAT evasion, say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 06:10:38 PM
....Executives representing the ecommerce groups were told that their firms were “turning a blind eye” as organised criminals in the UK and China handle undervalued or misclassified goods for the British market. The criticisms were made on Wednesday at a meeting of the public accounts committee, parliament’s spending watchdog, which is investigating online VAT fraud. ...
Bitcoin is a fraud that will blow up, says JP Morgan boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 08:10:44 AM
. Bitcoin is a fraud that will ultimately blow up, according to JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon, who said the digital currency was only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living in places such as North Korea. ...
Bitcoin investors could lose all their money, FCA warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 01:48:03 PM
....The financial regulator has issued a stern warning against a speculative frenzy over initial coin offerings (ICOs) in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin that have been promoted by celebrities including Paris Hilton. The Financial Conduct Authority said anyone investing in ICOs should be prepared to lose all their money, with some of the schemes floated potentially outright frauds. ...
Noel Edmonds says litigation funder will bankroll his £300m battle with Lloyds image
....Television presenter Noel Edmonds says deep-pocketed investors are willing to bankroll his £300m compensation battle with Lloyds Banking Group. Edmonds’ legal claim stems from the fraud scandal at the bank’s HBOS Reading arm which affected more than 60 small business owners. ...
Secure smartphone app could replace fraud-prone paper passports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 11:01:20 PM
.... It points out that other countries have already developed secure ID technology and Britain has “not fully kept up with technological and social change”. It warns that the continued reliance on paper documents and the lack of secure online ID has contributed to a boom in identity fraud, which increased by 68% between 2010 and 2016. ...
Time is running out for eBay/Paypal to get a grip on fraud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 06:00:23 AM
.... However, another reader was paid £300 cash after selling something on Gumtree and the cash turned out to be counterfeit – so be wary of that, too. Ebay/PayPal need to get a grip of this growing fraud or sellers will start to realise the site is not worth the risk. ...
New M&S chairman faces tough task turning round high-street institution | Shane Hickey image
....The trial is due to start on Monday of three former directors of Tesco, following the accounting scandal at Britain’s biggest supermarket. Chief executive Dave Lewis is expected to appear as a witness for the prosecution in the case where former UK finance director Carl Rogberg, former commercial director for food John Scouler and ex-Tesco UK managing director Christopher Bush have been charged with one count of fraud by abuse of position and one count of false accounting. ...
Justice for garage door and dodgy used motor victims image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 09:33:00 PM
.... . If you are concerned about an active company and suspect it of causing significant harm to customers, suppliers etc, or breaking the law eg fraud, serious misconduct such as missing using assets or having significant irregularity in its affairs, you don't have to stay silent but contact the Insolvency Service which has powers to act, for more details see  The Insolvency Service Online complaints form Telephone: 0300 678 0017, or in writing: Intelligence Hub, Investigations and Enforcement Services, Insolvency Service, 3rd Floor Cannon House, 18 Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 6FD. ...
Dara Khosrowshahi's Uber in-tray: 20 issues new chief must address image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 07:26:40 PM
.... He is in a legal dispute with investor Benchmark Capital, which also has a seat on the board. The firm is suing him for fraud in an attempt to oust him from the boardroom. ...
Sports Direct's Mike Ashley sues former business partner over £3m golf course scheme image
....Mike Ashley, the billionaire owner of Newcastle United, is moving from the pub to the golf course in his latest high court dispute with a former business partner. Ashley claims his former “trusted friend” Tony Jimenez, an executive at Newcastle United under Ashley until 2008, lured him into handing over £3m linked to a fraudulent investment in a French golf course. ...
Should companies be forced to put workers on boards? | Frances O’Grady and Sam Bowman image
.... But they should look more closely. Volkswagen’s recent difficulties, which have included corporate spying and large-scale fraud, were according to some partially caused by worker representation on the company board. ...
Companies must reveal pay disparity between boss and workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of August 2017 11:01:46 PM
....On Monday MonRebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary, described the government’s proposals as “just more crony capitalism” and questioned why the register of companies that face shareholder revolts would be maintained by the Investment Association, a City trade body. She said: “The Tory plan is a fraud, watering down a promise to increase workers’ voices to a lone representative on the board of directors or a separate employee advisory council. ...
Viagogo: ACCC launches legal action against 'misleading' ticket reseller image
....Viagogo has been approached for comment. In March, Viagogo was accused in the UK of “contempt for parliament” and a “lack of respect” when representatives failed to show up for a select committee hearing into ticketing fraud – part of a battle against “ticket touts” that has been watched closely by the Australian industry. ...
Cyber crime reaching epidemic proportions as fraud becomes most common crime in UK image
....Victim culture . Identity fraud has soared to record levels, with an astonishing 500 new victims every single day, according to anti-fraud organisation Cifas. ...
Mining giant Adani cleared in second case over allegations of financial fraud image
. India’s customs authority has cleared the Adani Group of illegally siphoning money into overseas tax havens, dismissing one of two sets of power equipment fraud allegations known to be facing the mining conglomerate. ...
Software update leaves Samsung TVs unusable, plus identity theft soars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 01:42:04 PM
....Lloyds and Halifax customers face up to 52% APR overdraft fee. Identity fraud reaching epidemic levels, new figures show. ...
Number of problem gamblers in the UK rises to more than 400,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 09:22:37 AM
....“[The acquaintance] got me to play a game of pool for £500 when I was nine. When I was 20, [he] had been charged for a £26,000 fraud and was due at crown court. ...
Identity fraud reaching epidemic levels, new figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 11:01:34 PM
. Identity theft has reached epidemic levels in the UK, with incidents of this type of fraud running at almost 500 a day, according to the latest figures. ...
Protect the elderly: Crackdown on pensions cold calling must be priority, says ex-minister image
....And rules will also be changed so that is harder for conmen to open bogus pension schemes. Actions will also stop money being transferred from workplaces schemes to fraudulent scams. ...
I have evidence of fraud but Santander won’t act image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 06:00:14 AM
. The banks always claim they do their utmost to stop bank frauds, but my experience tells a different story. ...
Pension cold-calling ban to include texts and emails in effort to tackle fraud image
....A ban on cold-calling by pension companies will include texts and emails, the government has announced, as it cracks down on scammers who target savers’ retirement funds. Almost £5m was lost to fraudsters in the first five months of 2017, said the government, and it was estimated that since April 2014 a total of £43m had been taken. ...
I lost £1,165 to eBay fraudster when selling my electric guitar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 05:59:35 AM
....This is a massive problem and we have received several other similar complaints in recent months. It seems that fraudsters have realised that there are easy pickings to be had by buying expensive items on eBay and then claiming they didn’t arrive. ...
Indian opposition calls for investigation into Adani over financial fraud allegations image
. India’s main opposition party has called for a fresh, supreme court-monitored probe into allegations mining giant the Adani Group fraudulently siphoned nearly $235m into overseas tax havens. ...
TalkTalk scam victims move closer to class-action lawsuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
. Lawyers acting for around 50 people defrauded by scammers after a major data breach at TalkTalk in 2014 are discussing their next move, which victims hope could herald the start of legal action against the broadband firm. ...
Adani $900m rail line loan should be ruled out after fraud allegations, opponents say image
. The government should immediately suspend any consideration of a federal loan to Adani or an any associated entity, environmental groups have said in response to the Guardian’s reporting on Wednesday about fraud allegations faced by Adani in India. ...
Sainsbury’s is right to delay Nisa deal after Tesco-Booker concerns | Nils Pratley image
....The Telit Communications tale is simply bizarre. The chief executive, one Oozi Cats, has resigned after the board cited evidence allegedly showing him to be the Uzi Katz indicted in a US wire fraud case dating from 1992. ...
Diamond tycoon Beny Steinmetz detained in fraud inquiry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 01:13:14 PM
. One of the world’s wealthiest men has been detained after appearing in court in Israel during a police investigation into allegations of fraud, forgery and money laundering. ...
News Corp posts $817m loss after falls in value of newspaper and pay TV assets image
....“We’re confident there will be an improvement in advertising, coordinated with the improvement in digital audience. “News Corp led the global debate about content value and values, prompting the digital platforms to address a dysfunctional content eco-system, in which the fake and the fraudulent have flourished. ...
Battle for power at Uber as investor sues ex-CEO Travis Kalanick alleging fraud image
. Travis Kalanick is being sued by one of Uber’s largest investors, Benchmark Capital, which accuses the former chief executive of engaging in fraud in order to “increase his power over Uber for his own selfish ends”. ...
Why are Britain’s banks blaming customers for online banking fraud? | Miles Brignall image
.... It was only when he failed to turn up that the truth emerged – his email had been hacked and the bank account into which she had paid the money wasn’t his. Neville is one of the hundreds of thousands of people who have lost money to fraudsters in recent years, a victim who quickly found out that the reassurances given when you sign up to online banking are worth nothing. ...
Eggs contaminated with insecticide may have entered UK, EU warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 12:52:56 PM
....Amid growing anger in Germany at the lack of transparency by the Belgians, Belgium’s agriculture minister, Denis Ducarme, said on Monday he had ordered the country’s food safety agency to report by Tuesday on why it failed to notify neighbouring countries until 20 July. Belgian officials have admitted failing to trigger the EU’s international food safety alert system, but claimed that this was because of a fraud inquiry. ...
Banks issue new sort codes in ringfencing of high street operations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 03:15:24 PM
.... “We have worked hard to minimise the number of customers and clients impacted,” it said. The Financial Conduct Authority, the City regulator, is telling customers of all banks to be wary of banking and online fraud, as banks make the changes necessary to comply with the rules. ...
Martin Shkreli found guilty of fraud by jury in New York image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 06:56:43 PM
....Martin Shkreli, the hedge fund manager turned pharmaceutical entrepreneur once dubbed “the most hated man in America”, has been found guilty on three of eight federal charges that he deceived investors in a pair of failed hedge funds. The jury of seven women and five men reached their verdict on the fifth day of deliberations after a month-long federal fraud trial. ...
WARNING: Pension scammers targeting over-50s - what cons to look out for... image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
....” . He said reported fraud is the tip of the iceberg: “Many don’t know they’ve been conned or are too ashamed to report it. ...
AA shares plunge after boss is fired for 'gross misconduct' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 03:26:24 PM
....A spokesperson for the roadside repair company said the sacking was a “personal conduct related matter”, but gave no further details. It is not believed to involve fraud. ...
Serious Fraud Office opens investigation into BAT bribery claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 09:34:35 AM
.... “I rejected an enhanced redundancy package designed to force me to sign a global confidentially agreement and just took statutory redundancy instead,” he said. Deborah Arnott, the chief executive of the campaigning charity Ash, said: “At the time the allegations of fraud in Africa were first made against BAT the company accused the whistle blower of having a vendetta against the company and peddling falsehoods. ...
Dyson does well – but beware those taking its name in vain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 06:00:10 AM
....Only this month, the mother-and-son team which ran Leeds-based Excel Servicing Ltd were convicted at Leeds crown court following an investigation by National Trading Standards. By claiming to represent Dyson they defrauded their customers – many elderly or vulnerable – by conducting unnecessary “servicing”. ...
Why Brits got the bug for holiday sickness scams image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 05:19:53 PM
....com is at pains to point out that it only handles legitimate claims. “We turn down around five cases a week because we think they are fraudulent,” says a spokeswoman. ...
Why bitcoin and its digital cousins are under increasing scrutiny image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 03:54:14 PM
....103 of a bitcoin. Last week the Russian national Alexander Vinnik, who allegedly defrauded early adopters of millions of pounds’ worth of bitcoins, including funds obtained from the hack of failed bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, was arrested in Greece. ...
Barclays sets aside extra £700m for PPI claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of July 2017 07:25:34 AM
.... target range, and while we are also working to put conduct issues behind us, we can now focus on what matters most to our shareholders: improving group returns,” said Staley. The bank’s legal disclosures outline the investigation under way into Staley’s efforts to unmask a whistleblower and the fraud charges the bank’s holding company faces in relation to the way it raised billions of pounds from Qatar in 2008. ...
Lloyds takes fresh £1bn hit from PPI compensation claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 08:29:53 AM
....In addition to the £1bn PPI charge, the bank set aside another £540m in the first half. This includes a previously announced £100m for compensating customers hit by the HBOS Reading fraud for which two former employees were jailed in February and other issues, including the misselling of packaged bank accounts – where insurance and other products are bundled into current accounts – and compensating customers whose mortgage arrears were mishandled. ...
'Disgusting and astonishing': how do the UK's top 1% view tax avoidance? image
....Corporate financier, annual income around £170,000:. I’ve come across people I believed were defrauding the state - mainly by putting significant personal expenses through their own privately held companies, passing them off as business expenses, and thereby reducing their companies’ taxable profits. ...
Horsemeat scandal: businessman found guilty of fraud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 02:52:58 PM
. A London businessman has been found guilty of conspiring to defraud customers by adding horsemeat to batches of beef and relabelling them as pure beef. ...
Virtual reality hit when I tried to cash in my bitcoins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 06:00:33 AM
.... The manager confirmed I’d received the £6,700 and I released the coins. After about an hour at the branch I was told that the earlier, smaller transaction had been marked as fraud and the money removed from my account, but there was no problem with the second larger amount. ...
Noel Edmonds increases compensation claim for HBOS fraud to £300m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 06:56:42 PM
. Noel Edmonds has increased his compensation claim against Lloyds Banking Group to £300m after he fell victim to fraud at the hands of former HBOS Reading staff. ...
Jared Kushner sealed real estate deal with oligarch's firm cited in money-laundering case image
.... US sanctions against Russia imposed after Magnitsky’s death were a central topic of conversation at the notorious Trump Tower meeting last June between Kushner, Donald Trump Jr, Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin. Sergei Magnitsky was a Russian lawyer who investigated a massive $230m tax fraud in 2007. ...
'London Whale' charges dropped against former JP Morgan traders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 11:45:22 PM
....Prosecutors also said efforts to extradite Martin-Artajo and Grout, respectively citizens of Spain and France, to face the charges have been “unsuccessful or deemed futile”. The acting US attorney in Manhattan, Joon Kim, asked a federal judge for permission to drop charges that included securities fraud, wire fraud and falsifying records. ...
Lloyds compensates only five victims of HBOS fraud scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 07:00:12 AM
. Lloyds Banking Group has paid compensation to only five of the 67 victims of the HBOS Reading fraud scandal almost a month after its own deadline for making redress offers for the “utterly corrupt scheme” that left small business owners “cheated, defeated and penniless”. ...
Recruitment sector tax scheme liquidates hundreds more firms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 02:17:53 PM
.... So, if an employment agency previously supplied a warehouse with 300 workers, the scheme’s promoters might create 150 new companies, each employing two workers. The voluntary liquidations of the companies linked to Anderson followed initial questions posed by HMRC’s fraud and investigation service last year, which asked Anderson for details about the large numbers of VAT registration applications made on behalf of its clients. ...
HBOS inquiry: the time for delays is over | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 06:28:07 PM
....Some 18 months later, we (and the individuals) are still waiting for conclusions. The delay this time, explained Bailey, is a complication in the form of the FCA’s separate HBOS inquiry arising from the fraud at the HBOS Reading branch for which six people were jailed in February. ...
Barclays bank and former bosses to stand trial in January 2019 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 11:52:18 AM
....8bn in emergency funds from a number of big investors, including Qatar. Varley, Jenkins, Kalaris – all 61 – and Boath, 58, along with the bank, are charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation in relation to the fundraising in June 2008. ...
How credit score agencies have the power to make or break lives image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:00:43 AM
.... Experian, the credit reference agency used by the company, was powerless to remove the default without permission from EE. Only after multiple calls from Garrity did EE discover she had fallen victim to identity fraud and removed the default. ...
The Guardian view on the 1%: all gain, no pain | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 06:59:34 PM
.... The economy is about £300bn smaller than would be expected if the crash had not happened. Remember the recession was caused by the financial sector’s innovations – the excessive leverage; the perverse incentives; the fraudulent promotion of risky products as safe – and its promotion that greed was the ultimate good. ...
Could you spot a bogus Airbnb listing among the genuine ones? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 06:00:45 AM
. An internet businessman based in Bath, who lost more than £4,100 to sophisticated Airbnb fraudsters after booking what he thought was a smart holiday villa in Sicily for three weeks. ...
Is your money safe? Banks letting payments through WITHOUT your Pin or signature image
....Generally, a bank card will be blocked if a Pin number is entered incorrectly on three consecutive occasions, but some banks have admitted to allowing transactions even if the Pin is entered incorrectly - and simply ask for the retailer to obtain a signature from the customer. The irritating and error-prone need for a signature was part of the reason the chip and Pin system was first introduced and could potentially put customers at risk of fraud. ...
Chancellor urged to recover money lost from recruitment sector tax avoidance image
.... So, if an employment agency previously supplied a warehouse with 300 workers, the scheme’s promoters might create 150 new companies, each employing two workers. Many of those mini companies linked to Anderson were put into voluntary liquidation at the end of 2016 – a move that post-dated HMRC’s fraud and investigation service asking the company for details about the large numbers of VAT registration applications made on behalf of its clients. ...
G4S awarded £25m government contract despite fraud inquiry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 04:50:36 PM
.... The ban was lifted in 2014 when G4S agreed to repay £109m and put in place a “corporate renewal plan” to prevent any recurrence. The shadow justice secretary, Richard Burgon, raised questions over the decision: “It beggars belief that the government has sneaked out this contract with G4S while a serious fraud probe is still exploring its misconduct in a previous contract. ...
Recruitment advisers' tax scheme liquidated after HMRC asks questions image
....The arrangements – which work by setting up thousands of tiny firms to exploit VAT and national insurance rules that were originally designed to help very small businesses – have netted vast windfalls for those involved. The Guardian has seen evidence showing that the closure of parts of the scheme followed Anderson being asked by HMRC’s fraud and investigation service for details about the large numbers of VAT registration applications made on behalf of Anderson clients last year. ...
Home Office and police failed consumers exposing them to rampant online fraud, finds report image
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HBOS took £240m hit after 'serious control breakdown' in Reading image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 06:35:25 PM
....“The additional facilities were provided to distressed companies, and involved the use of a workout firm that had a potentially inappropriate link with the member of staff. This unauthorised extension of credit may have exposed the firm and the firm’s customers to potential fraud. ...
Ex-Barclays chief John Varley appears in court over fraud charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 06:18:16 PM
. John Varley, the former chief executive of Barclays, and three former colleagues have appeared at Westminster magistrates court to face fraud charges. ...
Carlsberg buys London Fields Brewery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 05:39:11 PM
. Carlsberg has snapped up London Fields Brewery, which has been up for sale since its founder was charged with tax fraud. ...
Ex-Barclays bankers appear in court image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 03:10:37 PM
. Four ex-Barclays bankers, including the former chief executive John Varley, have appeared in court charged with fraud. ...
The Crusader: Mystery debits add to EXECUTOR's burden image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Bev, from west Yorkshire, feared fraud because “my dad never had any dealings with them and if he had I would surely have known about it,” she said. ...
Barclays former CEO and three bankers in court to face fraud charges image
. John Varley, the former chief executive of Barclays, will be among three former bankers to appear at Westminster magistrates court on Monday to face charges of fraud for events that took place at the height of the financial crisis. ...
Barclays sees the beak about the bailout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 05:59:20 AM
.... The charges related to two advisory services agreements entered into with Qatar Holding, an investment vehicle for the gulf state, in June and October 2008. The four men and the bank are charged with “conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation in relation to a fundraising in June 2008”. ...
Fyre Festival co-founder arrested and charged with fraud image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 1st of July 2017 12:09:43 PM
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Wrong medicine? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 09:01:07 PM
....But his case has little to do with the actions that won him notoriety. Prosecutors allege he committed fraud. ...
Lloyds bank pays HBOS fraud victims £35,000 in living expenses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 01:00:51 PM
. Lloyds Banking Group has issued one-off payments of £35,000 each to victims of the fraud in its HBOS Reading branch after missing Friday’s deadline to make formal compensation offers. ...
Online fraud 'overlooked' by government says watchdog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:01:37 PM
. Online fraud has been "overlooked" by the government, police and business, according to public spending watchdog the National Audit Office. ...
Con man or brilliant? Clashing portraits of Martin Shkreli offered as trial begins image
....Martin Shkreli is either a con man who scammed hedge fund investors of millions or a nerdy genius who made them even richer. The conflicting portraits were offered Wednesday at opening statements of Shkreli’s securities fraud trial, a case colored by the ex-pharmaceutical CEO’s antics on social media which, despite the urging of his lawyers to lay low, have never subsided. ...

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