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....But the bank let Dan Simmons' non-identical twin, Joe, access the account via the telephone after he mimicked his brother's voice. The bank said it would "review" ways to make the ID system more sensitive following the BBC investigation. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Google said it had stopped the attack "within approximately one hour", including through "removing fake pages and applications". "While contact information was accessed and used by the campaign, our investigations show that no other data was exposed," Google said in an updated statement. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....It also hid its identity so that people would find it harder to complain. "The unprecedented scale of its campaign and Keurboom's failure to co-operate with our investigation has resulted in the largest fine issued by the Information Commissioner for nuisance calls," said Steve Eckersley, head of enforcement at the ICO. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....In October last year, Vodafone paid out £4. 6m as a result of two investigations that found the company had mishandled complaints, and had failed to credit more than 10,000 pay-as-you-go customers who topped up their accounts. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:01:20 AM
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....A cyber-attack that hit organisations worldwide including the UK's National Health Service was "unprecedented", Europe's police agency says. Europol also warned a "complex international investigation" was required "to identify the culprits". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... (The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has been looking into the incident since the summer of 2016, and its report is expected later this year. In response to my request for comment, Transocean cited this ongoing investigation and declined to answer my questions about Winner. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:30:18 AM
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....”. The buyout comes after Transline had a tough 18 months after the publication of a Guardian investigation into pay and conditions at Sports Direct’s warehouse. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Facebook is under fresh political pressure to tackle fake news in the run up to the UK general election. Meanwhile, a BBC Panorama investigation to be broadcast later on Monday has found the social network played a decisive role in both the US election and Britain's EU referendum last year. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 8th of May 2017 04:00:25 AM
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.... Iain Mackay, the HSBC finance director, said there was a “very sharp focus” on meeting the requirements of the DPA, which runs until the end of this year. In a reminder of one issue facing the bank, the Spanish high court announced after the company had published its results on Thursday that it would question seven former HSBC executives as part of an investigation into revelations of tax avoidance schemes run in its Swiss arm from leaks by Hervé Falciani. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 4th of May 2017 05:55:16 AM
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....Launched in 2003 it was said to be worth $9bn in 2014, but in 2015 a report by The Wall Street Journal claimed its device produced inaccuracies. This led to an investigation by the US government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which later revoked the company's licence to operate in California and banned its founder Elizabeth Holmes from running a lab for at least two years. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....". However, it added that the fine would not reverse its decision to clear the $19bn purchase of WhatsApp and was unrelated to separate investigations into data protection issues. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:12:36 AM
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....A spokeswoman told the BBC that emails have been sent to just under 26,000 customers and that this will be followed up with a letter in the post. "As soon as we were informed that there had been a cyber-attack, we suspended the Debenhams Flowers website and commenced a full investigation," said Debenhams chief executive Sergio Bucher in a statement. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 5th of May 2017 03:58:43 PM
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...."The crane fell onto the platform's well bay module, where the people were working," Total spokesman Leif Harald Halvorsen told Yonhap. "For the time being, all work at the yard has been stopped and the investigation is ongoing. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:01:15 AM
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. Criminals are using eBay to sell stolen and cloned cars, a BBC investigation has revealed. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 8th of May 2017 07:35:57 AM
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. Diageo has been ordered to pay £107m by the UK tax authority as part of a long-running investigation into moving profit between its global businesses. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 10th of May 2017 04:49:21 PM
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. Britain's accountancy watchdog has opened an investigation into KPMG's audit of the accounts of aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 4th of May 2017 08:31:07 AM
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....Although it is notoriously difficult to get accurate figures, a 2013 report by the Migrants’ Rights Network concluded that Ealing may have as many as 60,000 occupants in illegal structures, and Slough borough council, which deployed planes equipped with thermal imaging equipment in an effort to spot them, may have as many as 6,000 beds in sheds. In 2013 a BBC investigation found estate agents renting out beds in sheds in Willesden Green and Harrow. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 25th of May 2017 04:30:19 AM
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....Drivers and couriers for companies like Uber and Deliveroo need full worker rights and not "bogus" self-employment status, MPs have said. Self-employed status leaves workers vulnerable to "exploitation", the Work and Pensions Committee concluded after an investigation into the issue. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....A spokesman for Vodafone said: "This seems to be a surprising decision considering that this market has been contracting for some time and no other country in Europe has more than one wide area paging network. "Due to the expense involved with a prolonged investigation, Vodafone will not pursue the transaction and has made the decision to close down this business, which is based on ageing, standalone technology no longer supported by network vendors. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:55:15 AM
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. German police have searched 11 offices of carmaker Daimler as part of their investigation into possible fraudulent emissions data by employees. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 02:02:06 PM
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.... It found 70% of food and drink exports went to EU member states, and a further 27% to countries that have a free trade agreement with the EU. There are 27 such agreements in place, covering 38 countries ranging from Turkey to Morocco to Canada, and the Lords investigation concluded that most of these would lapse once Britain left the EU and would need to be separately renegotiated for exporters to continue to benefit from low tariffs. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 11:01:13 PM
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.... . Following a two-year investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority said last year that excess profits were largely being caused by inefficiency in the market and recommended a cap on pre-paid energy bills - a measure that was introduced last month. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 8th of May 2017 09:51:56 PM
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.... . "Our ongoing investigations point to a human error by one of our third-party technology providers, which led to an exposure of an extract of data," she said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 8th of May 2017 11:21:37 AM
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....New payday loan regulations come into force on Friday, requiring all online lenders to advertise on at least one price comparison website. The new rules are the result of an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), published in February 2015. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:07:20 PM
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....Edmonds’ move comes as Horta-Osório prepares for Lloyds’ annual general meeting on Thursday, days before the government will be able to claim that the 43% shareholding bought by taxpayers to rescue the bank in 2008 has been entirely sold off. The HBOS fraud predates the rescue by Lloyds during the financial crisis, but an investigation is under way into whether Lloyds looked into the problems in Reading and reported them to authorities when it took over HBOS. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. HM Revenue & Customs has stepped up its investigation into the delivery company Hermes classifiying its couriers as self-employed, while the business has also been hit with an employment rights lawsuit from the GMB trade union. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....It was thought that the former would go to the NCA, while the latter would go to the Crown Prosecution Service. The 2017 Conservative manifesto says: "We will strengthen Britain's response to white collar crime by incorporating the Serious Fraud Office into the National Crime Agency, improving intelligence sharing and bolstering the investigation of serious fraud, money laundering and financial crime. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....A French data watchdog fined Facebook €150,000 on Tuesday for failing to prevent users’ data being accessed by advertisers. Speaking ahead of the announcement, Vestager said she was closely watching the outcome of investigations by the German authorities and others, while noting that “in our legislation you can be dominant without necessarily breaking any rules”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:56:52 AM
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....In recent months the Bank of England, MPs and charities have warned that consumer debt levels were dangerously high, citing increases in lending from banks, car leasing companies, credit card firms and shops offering interest free-credit. Concerns that the purchase of cars with complicated loans, known as PCPs, has increased the debt levels of many low income families has triggered an investigation into potential mis-selling by the main consumer finance watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Uber CEO Kalanick's mother dies in boat accident image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 10:55:51 PM
....Mrs Kalanick, 71, and her husband were found on the shore of Pine Flat Lake by the emergency services. Fresno County Sheriff's Office said a preliminary investigation suggested their boat had struck a rock, with the Kalanicks both hurt in the collision. ...
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EE and Vodafone are UK’s worst mobile providers, says Which? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:01:20 AM
....In October last year, Vodafone paid out £4. 6m as a result of two investigations that found the company had mishandled complaints, and had failed to credit more than 10,000 pay-as-you-go customers who topped up their accounts. ...
Serious Fraud Office warns of £120m pension scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
....Fears are growing that large numbers of people may have lost huge sums of money after investing their retirement pots in – of all things – self-storage units. The Serious Fraud Office this week launched an investigation into storage unit investment schemes, and revealed that more than £120m has been poured into them. ...
SFO delays decision again on charging Barclays over 2008 fundraising image
....A decision is now expected in mid-June, despite the SFO setting an end-of-May deadline earlier in the year – itself a delay from an end of March deadline. The latest setback means that Barclays and a group of former senior bankers will not know the outcome of the five-year investigation until after the general election on 8 June. ...
'I lived in fear of brown envelopes': being chased by the taxman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... They didn’t tell him what the issue was. The investigation was thorough. ...
Petrofac's move to appease SFO offers fuel for thought | Nils Pratley image
....3bn. Shareholders will also have reflected that SFO investigations tend to take ages and, even when the company admits criminal activity (which Petrofac doesn’t), the process can conclude these days with a deferred prosecution agreement, or DPA, and the payment of a financial penalty that can be chunky but not life-threatening. ...
New payday loan regulations come into force image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:07:20 PM
....New payday loan regulations come into force on Friday, requiring all online lenders to advertise on at least one price comparison website. The new rules are the result of an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), published in February 2015. ...
Petrofac executive suspended amid fraud probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:29:00 AM
....But he has now been suspended "until further notice" and has quit the board. Chief executive Ayman Asfari, who was also arrested and released without charge, will continue in his role, although he will not be involved in any matters connected to the investigation, Petrofac said. ...
The great London property squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 04:30:19 AM
....Although it is notoriously difficult to get accurate figures, a 2013 report by the Migrants’ Rights Network concluded that Ealing may have as many as 60,000 occupants in illegal structures, and Slough borough council, which deployed planes equipped with thermal imaging equipment in an effort to spot them, may have as many as 6,000 beds in sheds. In 2013 a BBC investigation found estate agents renting out beds in sheds in Willesden Green and Harrow. ...
Former Anglo Irish chair Seán Fitzpatrick walks free as trial collapses image
.... The former executive had pleaded not guilty to misleading the Anglo Irish bank’s auditors about loans to him and people connected to him. On Wednesday, the 126th day of an at times a bewildering and complex trial, Fitzpatrick’s defence had argued that the case should not go before the jury because of flaws in the investigation and in the prosecution case, which involved coaching witnesses and shredding documents. ...
'I spit on you again': Russian billionaire renews tirade against Putin rival image
.... When travelling around the country to launch his presidential campaign, he has been insulted and assaulted by people he believes are sent by the authorities. Usmanov, however, claimed Navalny’s anti-corruption investigations were born of jealousy. ...
US accuses Fiat Chrysler of using 'defeat devices' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 07:28:10 PM
.... . It follows the EPA's notification in January of its investigation into Fiat Chrysler's compliance with the Clean Air Act. ...
SFO to investigate pension liberation scams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 03:23:01 PM
....It is asking anyone else who believes they may have been a victim of such scams to get in touch with them, as there may be many more people who are unaware of their losses. "The SFO investigation into storage pod investment schemes is a timely reminder that unregulated unusual investments at home or aboard come with a high risk that people could lose all their hard-earned pension and other savings," said Kate Smith, head of pensions at Aegon. ...
German police raid Daimler offices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 02:02:06 PM
. German police have searched 11 offices of carmaker Daimler as part of their investigation into possible fraudulent emissions data by employees. ...
Sean FitzPatrick cleared as Anglo Irish trial collapses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 01:04:32 PM
....On day 126 of the trial, the judge said he would direct the jury to acquit the defendant on Wednesday. He said that the investigation into the accused was not sufficiently unbiased, impartial and balanced. ...
CMA to examine Aberdeen/Standard Life merger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 02:48:09 PM
. The Competition and Markets Authority has opened an investigation into the planned £11bn merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management. ...
Shell shareholders to vote for new climate change goals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 10:38:07 AM
....Pirc said the future pay policy was not without concerns for shareholders because when directors leave they would receive an automatic payout linked to their annual bonus, but on balance it backs supporting the policy in a binding vote. Activists are also expected to use the AGM as an opportunity to pose questions about an Italian investigation into an allegedly corrupt oil deal by Shell in Nigeria. ...
Ebay accused of failing its sellers as fraudulent buyers manipulate the system image
....”. Ebay decided to refund him as a goodwill gesture after an Observer investigation, but claimed that since it never gets sight of items it could not judge whether the correct item was returned. ...
Police probe UK links to Magnitsky money image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 11:34:21 PM
....The information has been handed to police by Hermitage Capital, the original victim of the Russian fraud. City of London Police say an active investigation is under way. ...
Just Eat and Hungryhouse merger faces competition probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 06:54:56 AM
....Just Eat's £200m plan to take over rival food delivery service Hungryhouse faces a hurdle. The proposed deal has been referred for an in-depth investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). ...
Seeing red when Delta Air debited me twice for plane tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 06:00:48 AM
....Delta professes itself baffled. After a four-week investigation by its technology team it decides that your bank must be to blame and apologises for any “misinformation along the way”. ...
BBC fools HSBC voice recognition security system image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 12:21:00 AM
....But the bank let Dan Simmons' non-identical twin, Joe, access the account via the telephone after he mimicked his brother's voice. The bank said it would "review" ways to make the ID system more sensitive following the BBC investigation. ...
Sports Direct recruiter Transline sold to rival Russell Taylor Group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:16:24 PM
....”. The buyout comes after Transline had a tough 18 months after the publication of a Guardian investigation into pay and conditions at Sports Direct’s warehouse. ...
Trump pulls trigger on Nafta negotiations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:43:32 PM
....Mexico also said it expects a "constructive" negotiation. Mr Trump faces a political crisis in Washington related to an investigation of ties to Russia. ...
Brazil's stock market plunges after corruption claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:31:38 PM
....President Temer was forced to deny a newspaper report that he had given consent to paying off a witness in a huge corruption scandal. The Supreme Court has authorised an investigation into the allegations. ...
Tories receive £50,000 from man questioned by Serious Fraud Office image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 02:12:09 PM
.... The Asfaris have now given £819,350 to the party. The investigation is part of the SFO’s inquiry into Unaoil, a Monaco-based firm that has been accused of corruptly securing contracts for multinationals. ...
Serious Fraud Office under threat from Tory plans image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 12:24:06 PM
....It was thought that the former would go to the NCA, while the latter would go to the Crown Prosecution Service. The 2017 Conservative manifesto says: "We will strengthen Britain's response to white collar crime by incorporating the Serious Fraud Office into the National Crime Agency, improving intelligence sharing and bolstering the investigation of serious fraud, money laundering and financial crime. ...
Facebook fined £94m for 'misleading' EU over WhatsApp takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:56:52 AM
....A French data watchdog fined Facebook €150,000 on Tuesday for failing to prevent users’ data being accessed by advertisers. Speaking ahead of the announcement, Vestager said she was closely watching the outcome of investigations by the German authorities and others, while noting that “in our legislation you can be dominant without necessarily breaking any rules”. ...
EU fines Facebook over 'misleading' WhatsApp data claim image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:12:36 AM
....". However, it added that the fine would not reverse its decision to clear the $19bn purchase of WhatsApp and was unrelated to separate investigations into data protection issues. ...
Dow Jones falls more than 370 points as Trump controversy rattles markets image
....”. The slump came after the White House was forced to deny reports on Tuesday that Trump had allegedly made a personal appeal to the now fired FBI director, James Comey, to drop the bureau’s investigation into the former national security adviser Michael Flynn. ...
VW emissions: bosses face investigation over claims they misled investors image
. The Volkswagen chief executive and his predecessor are facing an investigation by German authorities into whether they misled investors by not releasing information about the company’s cheating on diesel emissions tests soon enough. ...
Buy-to-let millionaire who bans 'coloured' people faces legal action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 02:20:13 PM
....”. After an investigation, the Equality and Human Rights Commission is seeking a court injunction against Wilson. ...
CRUSADER: Energy firm sees light over bad bill image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 02:15:00 PM
.... Last week Crusader asked Ombudsman Services: Energy, which had rejected his complaint, to examine its actions. It responded: “We fully accept there have been failings in our investigation and did not uncover he had been double-billed by his supplier. ...
VW chief Matthias Mueller probed over emissions scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:57:50 AM
.... . It is the first time he has been named in connection with official investigations into the affair. ...
Cancer drug price hike company investigated image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 10:54:18 AM
. The European Commission has launched an investigation into claims that drug company Aspen Pharma excessively increased prices of five life-saving cancer medicines. ...
McDonald's pulls ad that 'exploited child bereavement' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 10:12:36 AM
.... Some complainants have referenced the proximity to Father’s Day. “We’re carefully assessing the complaints but no decision has been reached on whether there are grounds to launch an investigation. ...
Vodafone pulls out of £20m naming-rights deal for West Ham stadium image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 09:34:00 AM
....Talks have broken down and Vodafone will not be proceeding with the deal. Sources said the breakdown was over the terms of the deal and nothing to with an HMRC investigation that included the seizing of material from West Ham. ...
Debt fears grow as county court judgments soar by 35% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 05:07:52 PM
....In recent months the Bank of England, MPs and charities have warned that consumer debt levels were dangerously high, citing increases in lending from banks, car leasing companies, credit card firms and shops offering interest free-credit. Concerns that the purchase of cars with complicated loans, known as PCPs, has increased the debt levels of many low income families has triggered an investigation into potential mis-selling by the main consumer finance watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority. ...
888 shares hit by Gambling Commission review image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 07:40:51 AM
. Shares in online gambling company 888 Holdings have fallen by 8% after it revealed it was under investigation by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). ...
Anti-corruption police investigate UK firm over ex-Nigerian warlord deal image
.... The case has not yet been resolved but is set to take a significant turn on Tuesday when the verdict in the first court case arising out of the allegations is due to be announced in Oslo. In the UK, Cas-Global has been the subject of an investigation since 2014 by the City of London police’s specialist anti-corruption unit. ...
Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 03:46:13 PM
....A cyber-attack that hit organisations worldwide including the UK's National Health Service was "unprecedented", Europe's police agency says. Europol also warned a "complex international investigation" was required "to identify the culprits". ...
Tory donor questioned by SFO over corruption claims at Petrofac image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 04:47:44 PM
. The Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into a company run by a major Conservative donor who is one of the prime minister’s business ambassadors. ...
Fiat Chrysler in huge vehicle recall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 01:17:30 PM
...."The company is aware of one fatality, two injuries and two accidents that may be related," said Fiat Chrysler in a statement. The firm added an investigation identified that the problem could be triggered by a significant impact. ...
Ofcom opens investigation into the cost of 118 calls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 11:44:13 AM
. An investigation into the soaring costs of certain telephone service numbers has been launched by Ofcom. ...
Chapter closed? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 07:01:27 AM
.... . After two long years of investigations, a massive probe into bribery at state oil giant Petrobras is finally reaching its pinnacle this year. ...
Drayton Manor death: Rapids rides closed at theme parks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 03:56:57 PM
....Alton Towers and Legoland Windsor are among those to have closed similar water-based white knuckle rides. Drayton Manor said it would remain closed on Friday for health and safety investigations. ...
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Keurboom Communications fined record £400,000 over nuisance calls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 07:42:52 AM
....Steve Eckersley, head of enforcement at the ICO, said: “Keurboom showed scant regard for the rules, causing upset and distress to people unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end of one its 100 million calls. “The unprecedented scale of its campaign and Keurboom’s failure to cooperate with our investigation has resulted in the largest fine issued by the information commissioner for nuisance calls. ...
Nuisance call firm Keurboom hit with record fine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 11:41:22 PM
....It also hid its identity so that people would find it harder to complain. "The unprecedented scale of its campaign and Keurboom's failure to co-operate with our investigation has resulted in the largest fine issued by the Information Commissioner for nuisance calls," said Steve Eckersley, head of enforcement at the ICO. ...
Smirnoff owner Diageo to pay HMRC £107m in 'Google tax' crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:54:14 PM
....Osborne described the Google tax deal as a “major success”, but was accused of being too soft on multinationals and the agreement has drawn close attention from Brussels. The European commission ordered Apple to pay a record €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes to Ireland last August, after a three-year investigation into Apple’s complex tax dealings. ...
Diageo told to pay £107m in extra tax in profits row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 04:49:21 PM
. Diageo has been ordered to pay £107m by the UK tax authority as part of a long-running investigation into moving profit between its global businesses. ...
Barclays CEO sees no reason for Brexit jobs shift to Europe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 12:12:29 PM
....Barclays has previously suggested its Dublin office could become more important after Brexit and it is thought that the bank will hire more staff in Ireland. At the meeting shareholders raised questions about an investigation into Staley’s attempts to unmask a whistleblower and one investor called on the American banker to resign. ...
Vodafone axes pager business 'based on ageing technology' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 11:37:13 AM
....Vodafone is to shut down its pager business after failing to receive backing from the competition watchdog to sell the dwindling division that relies on old technology popular in the 1980s. The telecoms group said it was ditching plans to sells the business to Capita’s PageOne, and would instead close it after the Competition and Markets Authority announced plans to launch an in-depth investigation into the deal. ...
Noel Edmonds demands £73m compensation over HBOS fraud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 10:12:13 AM
....Edmonds’ move comes as Horta-Osório prepares for Lloyds’ annual general meeting on Thursday, days before the government will be able to claim that the 43% shareholding bought by taxpayers to rescue the bank in 2008 has been entirely sold off. The HBOS fraud predates the rescue by Lloyds during the financial crisis, but an investigation is under way into whether Lloyds looked into the problems in Reading and reported them to authorities when it took over HBOS. ...
Just Eat faces competition inquiry over Hungryhouse takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 07:38:30 AM
. Just Eat’s proposed takeover of Hungryhouse is facing an in-depth investigation by the competition watchdog over fears restaurants could end up with a worse deal. ...
Barclays boss sees off shareholder rebellion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 07:04:15 AM
....These raised concerns of a personal nature about a senior employee who had been recruited by Barclays earlier that year, as well as about Mr Staley's role in dealing with those issues at a previous employer. Mr Staley subsequently asked Barclays' internal investigation team to try to identify the author of the letters, which he felt had made unfair personal attacks on a colleague. ...
Vodafone to close down pager business after CMA shock image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:55:15 AM
....A spokesman for Vodafone said: "This seems to be a surprising decision considering that this market has been contracting for some time and no other country in Europe has more than one wide area paging network. "Due to the expense involved with a prolonged investigation, Vodafone will not pursue the transaction and has made the decision to close down this business, which is based on ageing, standalone technology no longer supported by network vendors. ...
The Conservatives' energy price cap is not a strong and stable long-term policy image
....It is why, despite the outrage at prices being hiked by up to 10% this winter, the suppliers know millions of people will still not move to a better tariff, either through indifference, ignorance, lack of time or an inability to access the internet. An 18-month investigation by the competition watchdog was meant to fix all this. ...
'Block Fox bid for Sky', says ex-guest claiming harassment image
....Ofcom is examining the proposed takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox in the light of media plurality and broadcasting standards. Part of Ofcom's investigation will include whether Sky's potential new owners are "fit and proper". ...
Energy bills: £100 cap plan defended by Theresa May image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 09:51:56 PM
.... . Following a two-year investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority said last year that excess profits were largely being caused by inefficiency in the market and recommended a cap on pre-paid energy bills - a measure that was introduced last month. ...
Guardian Soulmates users hit with spam after data exposure image
.... . "Our ongoing investigations point to a human error by one of our third-party technology providers, which led to an exposure of an extract of data," she said. ...
How can I run up a debt for a Barclays account I closed 15 years ago? image
.... All it could tell me was that this was to do with an account I had closed in 2002. After further investigation, it seems the account, for which I paid a monthly fee, was never closed and charges continued to accrue for nearly 15 years. ...
Cloned cars sold in Greater Manchester eBay scam image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 07:35:57 AM
. Criminals are using eBay to sell stolen and cloned cars, a BBC investigation has revealed. ...
Facebook publishes fake news ads in UK papers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 04:00:25 AM
....Facebook is under fresh political pressure to tackle fake news in the run up to the UK general election. Meanwhile, a BBC Panorama investigation to be broadcast later on Monday has found the social network played a decisive role in both the US election and Britain's EU referendum last year. ...
Breaking brands image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 11:46:31 PM
....Launched in 2003 it was said to be worth $9bn in 2014, but in 2015 a report by The Wall Street Journal claimed its device produced inaccuracies. This led to an investigation by the US government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which later revoked the company's licence to operate in California and banned its founder Elizabeth Holmes from running a lab for at least two years. ...
Share your horror stories to help end ticket rip-offs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 06:00:56 AM
.... These secondary sites have come under scrutiny amid concern that they are dominated by professional touts and rip off genuine fans. Which? will this week launch a consumer survey inviting fans to contribute to a worldwide investigation into the industry via its website. ...
Bristol housing charity tops list of UK’s most-prosecuted landlords image
.... After the convictions built up for the charity last year, Bristol council ruled that Mohammed was not a fit and proper person to manage licenseable rental property. However, his charity, which is under investigation by the Charity Commission, continues to receive nearly £2,000 a month in housing benefit. ...
Debenhams Flowers data breach hits 26,000 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 03:58:43 PM
....A spokeswoman told the BBC that emails have been sent to just under 26,000 customers and that this will be followed up with a letter in the post. "As soon as we were informed that there had been a cyber-attack, we suspended the Debenhams Flowers website and commenced a full investigation," said Debenhams chief executive Sergio Bucher in a statement. ...
Bill O’Reilly accuser to meet Ofcom as Fox News scandal threatens Sky deal image
....In the UK, senior politicians, including the former Labour leader Ed Miliband and the ex-business secretary Vince Cable, have been outspoken critics of Murdoch’s proposed takeover. Ofcom is due to report to the government on two Sky investigations by 20 June. ...
Uber faces criminal probe in US over 'greyball' code image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 08:51:04 AM
. Ride-sharing firm Uber is facing a criminal investigation by the US government. ...
Retail Acquisitions, which bought BHS for £1, heads for liquidation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 12:17:13 PM
. Retail Acquisitions, the former owner of the collapsed BHS, is on the point of liquidation, potentially helping investigations into the demise of the department store chain. ...
KPMG's audits of Rolls-Royce accounts probed by regulator image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 08:31:07 AM
. Britain's accountancy watchdog has opened an investigation into KPMG's audit of the accounts of aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce. ...
Accounting watchdog to investigate KPMG over Rolls-Royce audit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 07:22:01 AM
. The UK’s accounting watchdog has begun an investigation into KPMG’s audit of Rolls-Royce, after the engineering group settled a bribery case with the Serious Fraud Office earlier this year. ...
HSBC spends more on fighting financial crime as profits fall by 19% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 05:55:16 AM
.... Iain Mackay, the HSBC finance director, said there was a “very sharp focus” on meeting the requirements of the DPA, which runs until the end of this year. In a reminder of one issue facing the bank, the Spanish high court announced after the company had published its results on Thursday that it would question seven former HSBC executives as part of an investigation into revelations of tax avoidance schemes run in its Swiss arm from leaks by Hervé Falciani. ...
Google Docs users hit by phishing scam image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:11:39 PM
....Google said it had stopped the attack "within approximately one hour", including through "removing fake pages and applications". "While contact information was accessed and used by the campaign, our investigations show that no other data was exposed," Google said in an updated statement. ...
Asos dumps controversial temp agency as Sports Direct row continues image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:17:22 PM
....”. The employment agency has experienced a torrid 16 months since the publication of a Guardian investigation into working conditions at Sports Direct, which resulted in a deal where the retailer, Transline and a second agency, the Best Connection, agreed to make about £1m available in back pay to affected workers. ...

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