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

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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 the largest sectoral glut of fraudulent activity, meanwhile, boasting a bill of just under £900 million. In 2016, the …: Google Alert – Fraud

Journalist and businessman charged with 140 counts of fraud: Cape Town – A journalist working for the Son newspaper and a businessman arrested last week made their first appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Monday where they were charged with 140 counts of fraud. Police say Janice Ohlson, 40, from Parow, and Munier Abrahams, 41, from …: Google Alert – Fraud

Mortgage fraud gang – including brother of feared criminal MSK – ordered to repay £13 MILLION: Three men – including the brother of a feared Birmingham criminal – have been ordered to pay back £13 MILLION after a huge mortgage fraud or face more jail time. Two brothers and a sister-in-law of Mohammed Suleman Khan were brought to justice by the same police team who put the man known as …: Google Alert – Fraud

OnePlus Customers Report Credit Card Fraud After Buying From the Company's Website: If you purchased a OnePlus smartphone recently from the official OnePlus website, you might want to check your transactions to make sure there aren't any you don't recognize. "A poll was posted on the OnePlus forum on Thursday asking users if they had noticed fraudulent charges on their credit cards.: Google Alert – Fraud

Dead woman's husband Paul Muldoon arrested over alleged fraud: The husband of a British woman whose body washed up on a beach in Marbella was arrested last night. Paul Muldoon, 33, was held for allegedly conning elderly people with “green energy bundle” deals. He had been arrested on New Year's Day on suspicion of domestic abuse towards his wife, …: Google Alert – Fraud

Birds of the same feather: The unmissable link between ad fraud and fake news: A white paper report on combating ad fraud and fake news sites produced by AppNexus meanwhile, backs up Tsipurksy's link between fake news and ad fraud, as it found that viral content has become a gateway for online ad fraud because viral content publishers frequently acquire traffic from …: Google Alert – Fraud

Former civilian LAPD worker arrested for alleged workers' compensation fraud: A former civilian Los Angeles Police Department employee was arrested on suspicion of workers' compensation fraud, authorities said. Gerald Pulley, 51, was arrested last Thursday on suspicion of the felony-level crime, Los Angeles police said in a press release. Pulley has since been released on …: Google Alert – Fraud

Former Charleston dentist reports to prison for health care fraud: Antoine E. Skaff, 58, reported to Morgantown Federal Correctional Institution between last Thursday and Monday, when he was listed as an inmate on the Federal Bureau of Prisons website. On Dec. 8, U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin sentenced Skaff to five years in federal prison to be followed by …: Google Alert – Fraud

OnePlus customers hit by card fraud after buying phones on Owners are reporting fraudulent transactions in Europe and the US. Numerous Reddit users have reported fraudulent card transactions after making recent OnePlus purchases. Owners who purchased phones using PayPal have not reported any instances of fraud after using the site. OnePlus today said …: Google Alert – Fraud

Fraud prevention is topic for Computer Club: Brad Montgomery, owner of Tech Knuckle Computer Sales and Service in Woodland, will be the speaker when the Woodland Senior Center Computer Club holds its first meeting of the year at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, in the center's meeting rooms, 2001 East St. A favorite presenter, Montgomery will …: Google Alert – Fraud