• 04 Apr 2024 11:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Suzanne Famula, 39, was duped by 41-year-old Christopher Harris after meeting him on online dating site Hinge.

    A woman who was conned out of £20,000 by a romance fraudster is campaigning to make the crime a specific offence in law.

    Suzanne Famula, 39, was duped by “callous” 41-year-old Christopher Harris after meeting him on online dating site Hinge in November 2020.

  • 04 Apr 2024 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Larry Barreto gave mortgage advice without FCA authorisation, and inflated applicants’ incomes. Tassib Hussain helped him by providing false employment documentation.

    Southwark Crown Court has sentenced two individuals for committing mortgage fraud by cheating lenders and violating Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) norms.

  • 30 Mar 2024 12:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Two individuals have been sentenced with multiple counts of fraud by false representation and for carrying on regulated activities without authorisation.

    Yesterday (March 27) Larry Barreto and Tassib Hussain were sentenced at Southwark Crown Court after a prosecution was brought against them by the FCA which saw the pair convicted in November 2023.

  • 27 Mar 2024 10:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "Let this be a warning to anyone thinking of making bogus claims on insurance"

    Bolton-based Sam William Carr, who pleaded guilty in January to 10 counts of fraud by false representation after making bogus travel insurance claims worth around £75,000, has been handed a suspended jail sentence.

  • 27 Mar 2024 10:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A conman who told people he was on the books at Chelsea as a player and coach wanted to live the life of a professional footballer.

    Abdul Ibraheem swindled a retired accountant out of more than £340,000 and rented an £8,000-per-month house in Potters Bar which he turned into a footballer’s style mansion.

  • 17 Mar 2024 10:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fraudsters who cost Vodafone, EE, O2 and the Carphone Warehouse £430,000 have been jailed for a combined 11 years.

    The group used stolen personal details of existing customers to take out new phone contracts and obtain items like Apple Watches and iPads.

  • 17 Mar 2024 10:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lynda Chenery and Mark Woods were convicted over their involvement in TQ Tickets Ltd, which ‘exploited the love and passion’ of music fans.

    Lynda Chenery and Mark Woods were convicted at Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday over their involvement in Norfolk-based TQ Tickets Ltd, which sold tickets worth more than £6.5 million on secondary ticketing sites in two and a half years.

  • 14 Mar 2024 12:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New legislation to crack down on push payment scams via banking apps will be brought to parliament, the government has announced today.

    The government is set to bring forward a draft bill aimed at tackling fraudsters who operate by convincing scam victims to authorise so-called push payment transactions in banking apps.

  • 14 Mar 2024 12:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Gloucestershire Constabulary is warning people to be vigilant after elderly people in Gloucester have been targeted by fraudsters purporting to be the police.

    Residents with the telephone code 01452 have been receiving calls over the last week from the scammers.

    They are telling victims that their bank account has been compromised and the police are investigating. The victims are instructed to withdraw cash and purchase Euros to assist the police investigation.

  • 14 Mar 2024 11:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Police are urging residents in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to remain vigilant following six reports of courier fraud since January – with one woman losing almost £17,000.

    This type of fraud typically sees a victim receive an unexpected call from someone who pretends to be a police officer, a staff member from their local bank, or an employee from an Internet or phone provider.

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