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From TheJournal.ie Woman in her 70s swindled out of £45,000 in 'absolutely despicable' scam Email Scam

Woman in her 70s swindled out of £45,000 in 'absolutely despicable' scam

People have been urged to talk to older members of their families about scams.

From TheJournal.ie Wicklow teen allegedly laundered money for criminal gang after being approached on social media Money Mules

Wicklow teen allegedly laundered money for criminal gang after being approached on social media

The teenager said she didn’t know what she was doing was illegal.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí release photos of phones after three men charged over theft and fraud offences in Dublin Dame Court

Gardaí release photos of phones after three men charged over theft and fraud offences in Dublin

All three men are due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice at 10.30am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Criminals are using social media to recruit Irish students as 'money mules' Money Laundering

Criminals are using social media to recruit Irish students as 'money mules'

Advertisements for “get rich quick” or fake jobs on Facebook are being used to dupe people, gardaí said.

From TheJournal.ie Over 300 cases of social welfare fraud reported to gardaí last year Employment

Over 300 cases of social welfare fraud reported to gardaí last year

Social welfare fraud totalled €38.4 million in 2017, down from €41 million in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for six years after falsely claiming over £100,000 in benefits for Grenfell Tower victims Fraud

Man jailed for six years after falsely claiming over £100,000 in benefits for Grenfell Tower victims

Sharife Elouahabi claimed a total of £103,475.60 in accommodation and financial benefits.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue warns of new tax refund scam targeting people's bank details Fraud

Revenue warns of new tax refund scam targeting people's bank details

Revenue said it’s become aware of a new email and text messaging scam.

From TheJournal.ie Elon Musk and Tesla fined €34.4 million, Musk to step down as chairman over fraud charges Ouch

Elon Musk and Tesla fined €34.4 million, Musk to step down as chairman over fraud charges

The controversial founder of the electric car manufacturer will remain as chief executive however.

From TheJournal.ie Grenfell Tower fraud who claimed £86,000 worth of funds set aside for fire victims jailed for six years Fraud

Grenfell Tower fraud who claimed £86,000 worth of funds set aside for fire victims jailed for six years

Yonatan Eyob claimed £500 after complaining his hotel food caused him to put on weight and outgrow his clothes.

From TheJournal.ie Searches carried out in five counties in crackdown on multimillion euro fraud network Crime

Searches carried out in five counties in crackdown on multimillion euro fraud network

A major search operation is currently under way at 15 premises across Dublin, Louth, Meath, Kildare and Laois.

From TheJournal.ie Council worker charged with taking money intended for Grenfell Tower victims London

Council worker charged with taking money intended for Grenfell Tower victims

The woman obtained money intended for those affected by the fire while being neither a survivor nor a bereaved family member.

From TheJournal.ie Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram Fraud

Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram

Well-known brands have distanced themselves from the websites, whose ads keep appearing on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warning the public about a scam that tries to trick you into buying iTunes gift cards Scam

Gardaí warning the public about a scam that tries to trick you into buying iTunes gift cards

A business in Cork was contacted by a fraudster.

From TheJournal.ie Trump's former campaign chief to face trial today Paul Manafort

Trump's former campaign chief to face trial today

Paul Manafort has pleaded not guilty to 18 counts of bank and tax fraud.

From TheJournal.ie Organisers of disastrous Fyre Festival settle €24 million fraud case Fyre

Organisers of disastrous Fyre Festival settle €24 million fraud case

Hundreds of partygoers headed to the Bahamas, some paying more than $100,000 each.

From TheJournal.ie 'Companies are being targeted daily': Gardaí warn businesses to be vigilant of invoice frauds Fraud

'Companies are being targeted daily': Gardaí warn businesses to be vigilant of invoice frauds

Invoice redirect fraud is a crime targeting businesses working with suppliers and businesses that regularly perform online financial transactions.

From TheJournal.ie Man (30s) arrested in connection with €1.1m international money laundering operation Mulhuddart

Man (30s) arrested in connection with €1.1m international money laundering operation

The alleged fraud is believed to have been perpetrated against a Danish company in May 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 'Parasitic fraud': Man and woman jailed for claiming to have lived in Grenfell Tower Met Police

'Parasitic fraud': Man and woman jailed for claiming to have lived in Grenfell Tower

The judge said that this was “a parasitic fraud in the wake of a human catastrophe”.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud and breach of trust Fraud

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud and breach of trust

Netanyahu himself is under investigation on suspicion of corruption offences.

From TheJournal.ie David Drumm handed six-year jail term for conspiracy to defraud and false accounting Anglo Trial

David Drumm handed six-year jail term for conspiracy to defraud and false accounting

The sentencing comes after one of the longest trials in the history of the State.

From TheJournal.ie Nine people arrested for 'fraudulently benefitting from Grenfell fire' London

Nine people arrested for 'fraudulently benefitting from Grenfell fire'

The amounts involved range from £20,000 to £100,000.

From TheJournal.ie Convicted of a €7.2 billion fraud - David Drumm was Anglo's man 'who called the shots' at the infamous bank Convicted
From TheJournal.ie Former Anglo CEO David Drumm has been found guilty Verdict

Former Anglo CEO David Drumm has been found guilty

The trial has been one of the longest-running in the history of the State.

From TheJournal.ie Police hunt for suspected serial fraudster who stole around €260,000 and failed to appear in court Met Police
From TheJournal.ie Man who falsely claimed father died in Grenfell Tower fire jailed for fraud London

Man who falsely claimed father died in Grenfell Tower fire jailed for fraud

The man used the name of a real victim to claim money and free hotel accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Case against former Anglo chief David Drumm concludes Central Criminal Court

Case against former Anglo chief David Drumm concludes

Drumm faces charges of alleged conspiracy to defraud Anglo depositors by inflating the Anglo deposit total by €7.2 billion in September 2008.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrested after Spanish company duped into transferring money to Irish bank account Fraud

Two arrested after Spanish company duped into transferring money to Irish bank account

Another man was arrested for similar offences in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for over 10 years after brandishing fake gun at children from car before speeding off London This post contains videos

Man jailed for over 10 years after brandishing fake gun at children from car before speeding off

Peter Brown had been identified from CCTV footage as having pointed a ‘gun’ at a group of youths at a children’s playground in August 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook's biggest Black Lives Matter page exposed as a fraud after it accepted thousands in donations Fraud
From TheJournal.ie Woman who pretended to be widow of Grenfell Tower victim jailed for four years Fraud

Woman who pretended to be widow of Grenfell Tower victim jailed for four years

The total value of her fraud was more than €21,000.

From TheJournal.ie Kildare councillor pleads guilty to fraudulently lodging €200,000 into his account from a housing agency Courts

Kildare councillor pleads guilty to fraudulently lodging €200,000 into his account from a housing agency

“This is a serious breach of trust and confidence,” the sitting judge said yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Couple in Kildare sentenced over 'one of largest welfare fraud cases in the State' Naas

Couple in Kildare sentenced over 'one of largest welfare fraud cases in the State'

The couple claimed rent allowance to pay off a mortgage that the husband got under a false name.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigate potential Islamic extremist link to €500k invoice fraud against Dublin Zoo Islamic Extremism

Gardaí investigate potential Islamic extremist link to €500k invoice fraud against Dublin Zoo Exclusive

A “substantial amount” of the money has been recovered but detectives are now probing the origins of the scam.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who pretended to be widow of Grenfell Tower victim convicted of fraud London

Woman who pretended to be widow of Grenfell Tower victim convicted of fraud

She lated claimed her made-up husband had actually survived and taken refuge in a cave

From TheJournal.ie Five people arrested in connection with scam that cost Dublin Zoo €500k Tipperary And Dublin

Five people arrested in connection with scam that cost Dublin Zoo €500k

Searches were carried out at properties in Tipperary and Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Judge extends sentence suspension so woman who stole €460k can join support scheme Rehabilitation

Judge extends sentence suspension so woman who stole €460k can join support scheme

The woman stole the funds from a financial services firm to help keep her ill husband’s business afloat.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Trump campaign chief hit with more fraud charges Russia Probe

Ex-Trump campaign chief hit with more fraud charges

Paul Manafort and his former partner were already indicted for money laundering and tax evasion.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblowers left frustrated as 'massive backlog' delays investigation of white collar crime Fraud

Whistleblowers left frustrated as 'massive backlog' delays investigation of white collar crime

There are not enough gardai with the expertise to investigate this often complex type of crime, according to experts working in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Music teacher claimed €175,000 in welfare while living in €3,000 penthouse apartment, court told Welfare
From TheJournal.ie Businesses warned to vigilant as over €700,000 lost in the past month from invoice fraud Invoice Redirect Fraud

Businesses warned to vigilant as over €700,000 lost in the past month from invoice fraud

Gardaí said today that there had been numerous attempts by scammers to carry out invoice redirect fraud on businesses.

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