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#Fraud

From TheJournal.ie Two arrested for conspiracy to defraud in relation to 2016 road collision Dublin

Two arrested for conspiracy to defraud in relation to 2016 road collision

The man and woman were arrested at their home this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested as part of investigation into Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud Dublin

Man arrested as part of investigation into Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud

The investigation is linked with up to 25 separate claims made under the scheme, totalling over €56,000.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn the public about a fake jury duty scam Fraud

Gardaí warn the public about a fake jury duty scam

The email encourages people to click on a link in order to get a jury number – Gardaí have warned people not to do this.

From TheJournal.ie France’s former prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife found guilty in fraud trial Guilty

France’s former prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife found guilty in fraud trial

Fillon was accused of using public funds to pay his wife and children for work they never performed.

From TheJournal.ie Man suspected of fraudulently earning €260k in rent for properties he didn't own Arrest

Man suspected of fraudulently earning €260k in rent for properties he didn't own

The man was arrested by gardaí in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager arrested over suspected fraud was allegedly receiving six separate Covid-19 unemployment payments Payments

Teenager arrested over suspected fraud was allegedly receiving six separate Covid-19 unemployment payments

The man is currently being detained at Mullingar Garda Station.

From TheJournal.ie Man due in court over investigation into alleged bogus law firm offering immigration services Charged

Man due in court over investigation into alleged bogus law firm offering immigration services

He was arrested following searches in the Blessington area of Co Wicklow on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí issue warning following increase in reports of fraudulent Revenue texts and calls Scam

Gardaí issue warning following increase in reports of fraudulent Revenue texts and calls

An Garda Síochána said the fraudsters are seeking the person’s personal data in these cases.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, the government hasn't issued a €350 payment to everyone in the country Fraud

Debunked: No, the government hasn't issued a €350 payment to everyone in the country

Members of the public have been warned about a text scam in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Pair arrested in Belfast over recent scams targeting vulnerable people during pandemic Fraudsters

Pair arrested in Belfast over recent scams targeting vulnerable people during pandemic

The PSNI said it will relentlessly pursue those looking to defraud others during the Covid-19 crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn of scam that tricks people into buying an iTunes gift card Fraud

Gardaí warn of scam that tricks people into buying an iTunes gift card

This scam has been highlighted previously but has re-emerged in recent days with a slight twist.

From TheJournal.ie People warned not to fall for 'sextortion' after dozens of scams reported to PSNI Fraud

People warned not to fall for 'sextortion' after dozens of scams reported to PSNI

Parents have been encouraged to check what websites their children are accessing.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí interview Irish citizen over €15 million international Covid-19 scam Fraud

Gardaí interview Irish citizen over €15 million international Covid-19 scam

The investigation relates to a German company who believed it was buying a large quantity of face masks for the government.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: That 'extremely sophisticated' bank scam doing the rounds on WhatsApp is completely false Debunked
From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn of significant increase in con-artists exploiting coronavirus fears Scammed

Gardaí warn of significant increase in con-artists exploiting coronavirus fears

incidents have been reported in areas around the country.

From TheJournal.ie Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams Banking

Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams

Figures from the BPFI show €12m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.

From TheJournal.ie Crime stats: Fraud and deception rates spike as homicide offences drop by 37.5% Cso Stats

Crime stats: Fraud and deception rates spike as homicide offences drop by 37.5%

Controlled drug offences rose by 17.3% to a total of 21,475 offences.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn of banking scam targeting social media users Fraud

Gardaí warn of banking scam targeting social media users

The most recent fraud involves customers of a banking institution being targeted via advertisements on Facebook.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn people about 'romance fraud' ahead of Valentine’s Day Dating Apps

Gardaí warn people about 'romance fraud' ahead of Valentine’s Day

In 2019, people in Ireland lost in excess of €1 million through such fraud.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after ATMs in Dublin were targeted as part of fraud operation Court

Man arrested after ATMs in Dublin were targeted as part of fraud operation

It was reported that 18 ATMs were targeted last month, resulting in the theft of money from customers’ accounts.

From TheJournal.ie Consumers warned about new online scam advertising cheap flights Too Good To Be True

Consumers warned about new online scam advertising cheap flights

Consumers are advised not to use public Wi-Fi when buying things online, and to ensure ‘https’ is before the website address.

From TheJournal.ie Fraud offences increase by a third while sexual assaults and drug offences also on the rise, figures show Crime

Fraud offences increase by a third while sexual assaults and drug offences also on the rise, figures show

Homicide and burglary offences have fallen in the past 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie Businesses warned of new payroll scam targeting employee salaries during busy Christmas season Scammers

Businesses warned of new payroll scam targeting employee salaries during busy Christmas season

The Banking and Payment Federation Ireland also warned of scam invoices being sent to businesses.

From TheJournal.ie Two people arrested at Dublin Airport as part of investigation into cyber fraud Cyber Fraud

Two people arrested at Dublin Airport as part of investigation into cyber fraud

A sum of money, phones and a laptop were also seized during the operation.

From TheJournal.ie Public warned to be vigilant as business loses over €200k in invoice fraud scam Invoice Fraud

Public warned to be vigilant as business loses over €200k in invoice fraud scam

In recent weeks, there has been a “noticeable increase” in this type of crime, according to gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Two men due in court over series of ATM fraud incidents in Dublin Fraud

Two men due in court over series of ATM fraud incidents in Dublin

The ATM attacks were carried out in a number of areas including Drogheda, Swords and Blanchardstown.

From TheJournal.ie 'Money mule' recruiters tricking Irish third-level students into handing over bank details  Money Mules

'Money mule' recruiters tricking Irish third-level students into handing over bank details 

Spikes in money mule recruiting activity are often seen at the start of new terms, according to experts in the field of fraud.

From TheJournal.ie Two men facing charges of allegedly scamming €15,000 from two elderly ladies in Cork Cork

Two men facing charges of allegedly scamming €15,000 from two elderly ladies in Cork

Gardaí issued a warning for those who suspect they have been victims of bogus traders.

From TheJournal.ie Passport Service 'closing down avenues' of fraud with over 300 passports revoked since 2016 Passport Service

Passport Service 'closing down avenues' of fraud with over 300 passports revoked since 2016

The Passport Service has invested “substantial resources” in tackling fraud since 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Fraud and drug offences on the up, but number of murders decreases Crime Stats

Fraud and drug offences on the up, but number of murders decreases

The CSO has released the latest statistics of crimes recorded by gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie An Post issues warning over scam text messages Ignore And Delete

An Post issues warning over scam text messages

An Post has denied that people received the text due to customers’ data being compromised.

From TheJournal.ie Dozens of young women duped into money laundering scheme at Irish music festivals Money Mules

Dozens of young women duped into money laundering scheme at Irish music festivals

On average, there are 1,600 cases of money muling reported by Irish banks each year.

From The42 Football agent among two arrests made in transfer fraud raids linked to Premier League deal Probe

Football agent among two arrests made in transfer fraud raids linked to Premier League deal

The police investigation has resulted in seven raids across Belgium, Monaco and London.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn public over text message scam seeking to gain personal bank details Fraud

Gardaí warn public over text message scam seeking to gain personal bank details

People are being asked to contact their bank immediately if they believe they have been scammed.

From TheJournal.ie HSE is carrying out multiple investigations into pharmacy prescription fraud claims Fraud

HSE is carrying out multiple investigations into pharmacy prescription fraud claims

The majority of these investigations centre around the practice known as phased dispensing.

From TheJournal.ie HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam HSE

HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam Exclusive

The HSE is checking receipts as far back as 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested in Garda crackdown on €29m VAT fraud scheme Fraud

Man arrested in Garda crackdown on €29m VAT fraud scheme

Gardaí are working with police in the UK as part of the investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Two men jailed for inducing dozens to invest in €5.5 million forestry scam Fraud

Two men jailed for inducing dozens to invest in €5.5 million forestry scam

Garret Hevey (43) and David Peile (42) were involved in Arden Forestry Management (Arden FM).

From TheJournal.ie Dutch man who falsely claimed €200k in social welfare while outside Ireland is jailed for four years Courts

Dutch man who falsely claimed €200k in social welfare while outside Ireland is jailed for four years

Letters sent to his house in the Dublin 15 were redirected to his address outside the country.

From TheJournal.ie Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam Fraud

Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam

People have been receiving text messages claiming to be from Bank of Ireland.

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