• 17 Feb 2024 1:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A WARRINGTON woman conned out of more than £50,000 in a cruel romance fraud has shared her heartbreaking story.

    It comes on valentine’s Day, and as part of Cheshire Police’s month-long focus on romance fraud, which is one of the most common crime types seen today, accounting for in excess of 40 per cent of all crime in England and Wales.

  • 17 Feb 2024 12:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Social housing tenancy fraud costs the taxpayer millions of pounds every year. With more than one million people on the waiting list for a social home and the current economic climate making building social homes challenging, it’s an issue all housing associations and councils need to tackle.

  • 15 Feb 2024 12:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A woman in Cumbernauld has been scammed out of a four-figure sum after being contacted by a man claiming to be a police officer.

    The woman received a call from a man pretending to be an officer who said her bank cards had been compromised and used in fraud.

  • 15 Feb 2024 12:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Council homes are increasingly being rented out as holiday lets, fuelling a surge in fraud that is costing taxpayers £6.2bn, i can reveal.

    Fraud investigators and local authorities said Airbnb, and other popular platforms are doing too little to block illegal adverts of social homes.

  • 15 Feb 2024 12:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ever spend Valentine’s Day alone?

    If so, you might understand why February is such a busy month for romance scammers.

    “I’ve never felt so seen or understood by another person in my life,” 62-year-old Marie says about a man she met online last year. “We had the deepest conversations I’ve ever had. The most romantic and soulful.” Marie is an experienced online dater and an acclaimed artist based in Florida, with no spouse or kids.

  • 15 Feb 2024 12:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In a survey conducted by ReBound in collaboration with Censuswide, alarming statistics have come to light, revealing that 48% of consumers openly admit to engaging in returns fraud.

  • 08 Feb 2024 1:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Three men convicted of fraud and acquiring criminal property relating to poultry, amounting to a loss of nearly £320,000, have been sentenced to prison.

    Rana Dhaia, owner of Townsend Poultry in Wolverhampton, together with Darren Williams and Elliot Smith, both managers employed by the 2 Sisters Food Group in North Wales, conspired together to commit fraud.

  • 08 Feb 2024 1:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A fraudster who conned four women out of more than £300,000 has been jailed for seven years.

    Cieran McNamara was leading a lavish lifestyle, travelling on first class trains and planes, and staying in five star hotels before he was caught by Cheshire Police.

  • 07 Feb 2024 3:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The number of people falling victim to romance scams increased by a fifth (22%) in 2023, compared to 2022, according to the latest data from Lloyds Bank.

    However, overall, the average amount lost to romance scams was £6,937, less than in 2022 (£8,237).

  • 07 Feb 2024 3:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    How parents may be committing insurance fraud without realising it.

    One Sure Insurance, an insurance broker, has advised parents to be more honest when it comes to their insurance policies because they may be committing insurance fraud unknowingly.

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