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Alfred Nzo municipal officials in court for R300m fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Alfred Nzo municipal officials in court for R300m fraud: PRETORIA – The Hawks promised it will continue with its "aggressive war" against corruption, after eight officials from the Alfred Nzo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape, as well as a local businessman, appeared in court for tender fraud […]




Former Ataris bassist indicted in $27m telemarketing fraud case

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Former Ataris bassist indicted in m telemarketing fraud case: The former bassist of the rock band the Ataris awaits arraignment after he and a woman were indicted on federal conspiracy and fraud charges. Michael Sean Davenport was arrested last month at a Little Rock, Arkansas, airport on a […]




Czech PM Babiš battles fraud charges as cabinet loses confidence vote

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Czech PM Babiš battles fraud charges as cabinet loses confidence vote: Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's minority government lost a confidence vote yesterday (16 January), forcing him to try to cut a deal with opposition parties to stay in office while he also battles allegations of subsidy fraud. […]




Total value of reported fraud in the UK breaches the £2 billion mark

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Total value of reported fraud in the UK breaches the £2 billion mark: Fraud in Britain has risen by more than 500% over the last 15 years, while the latest data available has revealed a 6% increase in major scams over the course of 2017. Financial services saw […]




Some OnePlus Customers Reporting Credit Card Fraud After Purchasing From Site

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Some OnePlus Customers Reporting Credit Card Fraud After Purchasing From Site: Note that this isn't a widespread issue and that based on the informal poll that was posted on the company's forum, about 25% of those polled claimed to have been victims of credit card fraud after recent […]




Over 100 foreign suspects in telecom fraud nabbed in Philippines

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Over 100 foreign suspects in telecom fraud nabbed in Philippines: Over 100 foreign suspects in telecom fraud nabbed in Philippines. More than 100 suspects believed to be from Taiwan and China were arrested in the Philippines on Saturday for their alleged involvement in fraudulent telecom activities …: Google Alert […]




Ex-California hospital owner sentenced for $600M fraud plan

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Ex-California hospital owner sentenced for 0M fraud plan: The former owner of Pacific Hospital in Long Beach was sentenced to federal prison on Friday for running a $ 600 million workers compensation fraud scheme. Michael Drobot, 73, was sentenced Friday to 63 months in prison and fined $ […]




Police officers arrested for alleged corruption

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The Hawks Serious Corruption Crime Unit has arrested two police officers attached to Pienaarsriver SAPS in Limpopo for corruption and theft. It is alleged that on Tuesday afternoon, the officers stopped a complainant’s car on the N1 near Pienaarsriver and searched it and discovered a substantial undisclosed amount of money. According to the Hawks, the […]




Longford and Westmeath Education and Training board hit by €96k fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Longford and Westmeath Education and Training board hit by €96k fraud: It said LWETB management were told of a suspected fraud during 2016 “in relation to a third party providing training to students”. After an investigation, the loss incurred was estimated at €96,527. But in a report on […]




Procurement Fraudsters Appear in Court

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NORTHERN CAPE – The Northern Cape Department of Transport, Safety and liaison, IT Assistant Director Dennis Peterson (41), appeared before the Kimberly Magistrate’s Court for alleged procurement corruption on Wednesday, 10 January 2018, after he was arrested by the Hawks on the same day. The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Crime unit led investigations started in June […]




SAPS warn against fraudulent sales online and in newspapers

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The police in the Umgungundlovu North Cluster are witnessing an increase in fraud cases where vehicles are advertised in the newspapers and on Gumtree. The sales are fraudulent. Innocent victims are falling prey to these advertisements and depositing money into accounts that fraudsters have set up without viewing the vehicles or establishing the legitimacy of […]




Discontinuation of green ID books a hoax

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Home Affairs Director General Mkuseli Apleni has called on the public to ignore a hoax doing the rounds on social media, which claims that the green-barcoded ID will be discontinued come 31 March 2018. “We call upon members of the public to ignore these mischievous messages. Responding with panic affects our systems negatively, thus making […]




Voting fraud panel will destroy, not share data

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Voting fraud panel will destroy, not share data: Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap is seen speaking during the National Association of Secretaries of State conference in Indianapolis in July 2017 in this file photo. The White House's new filing in the voter fraud panel dispute came as […]




[Podcast] Chocodiles and Chargebacks: Stories from Veteran Fraud-Fighters

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: [Podcast] Chocodiles and Chargebacks: Stories from Veteran Fraud-Fighters: Veteran fraud analysts from WePay, Facebook, and Square give us an inside look at fraud fighting.: Google Alert – Fraud JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon Regrets his ”Bitcoin is a Fraud” Statement: Jamie Dimon, chair of JP Morgan Chase, was once […]




Fraudulent SANDF Job Adverts

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has noted false advertisements that have been circulating on social media on the recruitment of new members for the Military Skills Development System (MSDS). The SANDF said it has not issued any advertisement with regards to the recruitment of new members yet. The advertisement for 2018 recruitment will […]