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# fraud - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Fraudsters stole nearly €45 million through frauds and scams in the second half of 2021
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Fraudsters stole nearly €45 million through frauds and scams in the second half of 2021

Nov 21st 2022, 12:05 AM 11,120 Views 11 Comments
  • That's according to a new report published today by FraudSMART.
  • The report outlines how debit and credit card fraud (including ATM) hit €14.5 million.
  • People are being warned to be extra vigilant as Black Friday and Christmas approach.

# fraud - Last month November 2022

Elizabeth Holmes gets more than 11 years in prison for Theranos scam
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Elizabeth Holmes gets more than 11 years in prison for Theranos scam

Nov 19th 2022, 9:14 AM 38,665 Views 0 Comments

Holmes was chief executive throughout the company’s turbulent 15-year history.

# fraud - This year 2022

Spain prosecutors drop corruption and fraud charges against Neymar
# Outcome
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# Outcome

Spain prosecutors drop corruption and fraud charges against Neymar

Oct 28th 2022, 2:44 PM 2,087 Views 0 Comments

It is the culmination of a years-long legal saga over the Brazilian’s high-profile transfer to Europe.

Neymar tells fraud trial he signed documents his father told him to
# High Profile Case
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# High Profile Case

Neymar tells fraud trial he signed documents his father told him to

Oct 18th 2022, 1:25 PM 4,142 Views 0 Comments

The Brazilian superstar has taken the stand in Spain over alleged irregularities in his transfer to Barcelona.

US scammers may have taken over $45 billion in pandemic aid, says watchdog
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US scammers may have taken over $45 billion in pandemic aid, says watchdog

Sep 22nd 2022, 10:28 PM 21,427 Views 10 Comments

Over 1,000 people have been charged with fraud around pandemic payments in the US.

47 people charged in Minnesota over $240 million Covid relief fraud scheme
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47 people charged in Minnesota over $240 million Covid relief fraud scheme

Sep 20th 2022, 9:59 PM 15,693 Views 0 Comments

The defendants face charges ranging from wire fraud to federal programmes bribery to money laundering.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to three years for 'electoral fraud'
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# Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to three years for 'electoral fraud'

Sep 2nd 2022, 8:36 AM 7,802 Views 11 Comments

Journalists have been barred from proceedings in the military-built capital Naypyidaw.

Average text scam costs victims €1,700 as new campaign warns of bank switch con
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Average text scam costs victims €1,700 as new campaign warns of bank switch con

Aug 10th 2022, 6:15 AM 15,374 Views 6 Comments

The average invoice fraud cost Irish businesses €14k.

Well-known French actor claims he is the victim of €6 million fraud by ‘Irish lord’
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# Dany Boon

Well-known French actor claims he is the victim of €6 million fraud by ‘Irish lord’

Jul 14th 2022, 6:00 PM 47,920 Views 0 Comments

A large number of the companies connected to the case appear to be registered in Ireland, a court was told.

Man arrested in Swords as part of scam email and PUP fraud probe
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Man arrested in Swords as part of scam email and PUP fraud probe

Jul 13th 2022, 9:59 PM 24,457 Views 10 Comments

Approximately €49,500 was stolen in the PUP fraud and an estimated additional €120,000 was stolen in an online fraud.

Gardaí launch investigation into alleged IRFU international ticket fraud
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# Irish Rugby

Gardaí launch investigation into alleged IRFU international ticket fraud

Jul 12th 2022, 12:10 AM 40,666 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of people involved in the Munster Branch of the union have been spoken to by gardaí, Niall O'Connor writes.
  • Sources said that the investigation centres on the supply of tickets normally set aside for a specific group.
  • Garda probe is focused on upwards of 200 tickets.
Central Bank warns that fraudulent firms are impersonating it in a bid to defraud customers
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Central Bank warns that fraudulent firms are impersonating it in a bid to defraud customers

Jun 10th 2022, 9:28 PM 16,849 Views 2 Comments

The fraudulent entities are operating as retail credit firms and using the bank’s logo and name.

Letter sent to politician claiming they were suspected of sexual offences was extortion 'scam'
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Letter sent to politician claiming they were suspected of sexual offences was extortion 'scam'

May 3rd 2022, 5:41 PM 20,716 Views 0 Comments

It purported to have been sent by the Department of Justice and the European police agency Europol.

Warning issued over fraud ring seeking bank details of victims
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Warning issued over fraud ring seeking bank details of victims

Apr 2nd 2022, 4:30 PM 35,070 Views 19 Comments

The scam occurs when fraudsters send out texts with a link to what appears to be a genuine bank website.

Garda warning about accommodation fraud as victims lose up to €5,000 to scammers
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Garda warning about accommodation fraud as victims lose up to €5,000 to scammers

Mar 31st 2022, 1:38 PM 10,938 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have said 50% of victims are aged under 25 and students are often the main targets for criminals.

Fraud crime in Ireland surged by 114% in the last three months of 2021
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# Beware

Fraud crime in Ireland surged by 114% in the last three months of 2021

Mar 29th 2022, 1:37 PM 4,458 Views 5 Comments

Gardaí are urging people to be careful with their personal information.

Woman (60s) suspected of investment offences arrested after searches in Dublin
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# Investment

Woman (60s) suspected of investment offences arrested after searches in Dublin

Feb 3rd 2022, 3:03 PM 35,900 Views 2 Comments

She is currently being detained at Irishtown Garda Station.

Judge asked to delay Theranos founder sentencing to September
# Elizabeth Holmes
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# Elizabeth Holmes

Judge asked to delay Theranos founder sentencing to September

Jan 12th 2022, 8:14 AM 20,118 Views 7 Comments

Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty of defrauding investors in her blood-testing startup last week.

# fraud - Last year 2021

72% increase in fraud crimes this year driven by attempts to obtain personal information
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# Gardaí

72% increase in fraud crimes this year driven by attempts to obtain personal information

Dec 21st 2021, 3:03 PM 5,909 Views 2 Comments

Sexual offences rose this year by 10%, while other crimes such as burglary, theft and robbery decreased.

Man (40s) arrested in Donegal over €20 million property registration fraud
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# Milford

Man (40s) arrested in Donegal over €20 million property registration fraud

Dec 21st 2021, 11:38 AM 30,553 Views 8 Comments

The alleged fraud involves the removal of mortgage charges from 12 properties.

Last minute online shopping? Here are some tips to keep your cash safe from fraudsters
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Last minute online shopping? Here are some tips to keep your cash safe from fraudsters

Dec 19th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,503 Views 4 Comments

Fraud cases continue to increase.

Man convicted of €175,000 welfare fraud found to have breached Teaching Council regulations
# Fitness To Teach
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# Fitness To Teach

Man convicted of €175,000 welfare fraud found to have breached Teaching Council regulations

Nov 11th 2021, 6:08 PM 72,271 Views 0 Comments

The Teaching Council met today online to decide the Fitness to Teach Inquiry.

Disgraced ex-Fifa officials Blatter and Platini charged with fraud over €1.8m payment
# Corruption
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# Corruption

Disgraced ex-Fifa officials Blatter and Platini charged with fraud over €1.8m payment

Nov 2nd 2021, 3:19 PM 14,082 Views 0 Comments

Swiss prosecutors have today indicted the pair, who have been banned from football since 2015.

Men plead guilty to PUP scam which cost state €150,000
# PUP Scam
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# PUP Scam

Men plead guilty to PUP scam which cost state €150,000

Nov 1st 2021, 10:10 PM 52,394 Views 0 Comments

The email addresses of 74 HSE and Tusla employees were used for fraudulent claims

Man held in Belfast on extradition warrant over multimillion-dollar fraud in US
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Man held in Belfast on extradition warrant over multimillion-dollar fraud in US

Oct 1st 2021, 3:28 PM 9,964 Views 0 Comments

The 33-year-old was arrested following an intelligence-led vehicle stop in the north of the city.

Number of fraud incidents recorded by gardaí rises by 40% in past year
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Number of fraud incidents recorded by gardaí rises by 40% in past year

Sep 29th 2021, 4:21 PM 6,581 Views 5 Comments

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today published the latest recorded crime statistics.

Gardaí investigating 'romance cryptocurrency scam' where woman lost over €10,000
# Dating Scam
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# Dating Scam

Gardaí investigating 'romance cryptocurrency scam' where woman lost over €10,000

Sep 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 65,530 Views 21 Comments
  • These fraudsters spend a number of weeks building their victims' before convincing them to start investing, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Gardaí say the full scale of the problem is not known because many victims are too embarrassed to report it.
Courts Service warns of phone scam using what appears to be one of its own numbers
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Courts Service warns of phone scam using what appears to be one of its own numbers

Sep 3rd 2021, 3:06 PM 15,246 Views 13 Comments

It warned the public not to engage with the caller if they receive such a call.

English language students who paid cash to travel company fear losing legal status
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# Fraud Probe

English language students who paid cash to travel company fear losing legal status

Aug 12th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,800 Views 0 Comments

Directors of the company are believed to have left Ireland in the last two months.

Gardaí receiving 'daily reports' of accommodation scams in which renters lose hundreds of Euro
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Gardaí receiving 'daily reports' of accommodation scams in which renters lose hundreds of Euro

Aug 10th 2021, 5:40 PM 26,373 Views 13 Comments

Gardaí are advising students to be cautious of scams ahead of the new academic year.

Garda probe over suspicions English language students conned out of €250k by travel company
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# Fraud Probe

Garda probe over suspicions English language students conned out of €250k by travel company

Aug 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 51,215 Views 0 Comments
  • Directors of the company are believed to have left for Mexico, writes Garreth MacNamee.
  • It is estimated that up to €250k has been obtained from students on a false basis.
  • Gardaí in north Dublin are investigating.
Gardaí believe that Irish financial institutions could be at risk from an international crime gang
# Banks And Organised Crime
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# Banks And Organised Crime

Gardaí believe that Irish financial institutions could be at risk from an international crime gang

Jul 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 31,948 Views 0 Comments

Garda detectives have arrested people working in banks for suspected fraud offences.

Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase
# Scam Texts
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# Scam Texts

Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase

Jun 30th 2021, 12:53 PM 37,075 Views 21 Comments

The number of new phishing websites detected by the bank’s fraud prevention team has doubled since last month.

From Korea to Kerry: Gardaí reveal massive international fraud with a 'significant footprint' in Ireland
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# Economic Crime

From Korea to Kerry: Gardaí reveal massive international fraud with a 'significant footprint' in Ireland

Jun 29th 2021, 6:30 AM 49,253 Views 7 Comments

Gardaí say that Ireland is a target for international organised fraud gangs.

Gardaí warn of fraud calls that appear to come from garda station
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# Hang Up

Gardaí warn of fraud calls that appear to come from garda station

Jun 18th 2021, 5:57 PM 59,211 Views 19 Comments

The number making the call appears to be the phone number of a garda station, but comes from fraudsters.

Man (32) arrested over directing criminal gang involved in money laundering
# Operation Skein
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# Operation Skein

Man (32) arrested over directing criminal gang involved in money laundering

Jun 2nd 2021, 1:44 PM 15,559 Views 4 Comments

The man was arrested in Balbriggan, Co Dublin this morning.

Covid fraudsters: Here are the most common scams and how to avoid them
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# Scams

Covid fraudsters: Here are the most common scams and how to avoid them

May 26th 2021, 12:10 AM 31,140 Views 11 Comments

Be careful with your cash.

Gardaí arrest suspected money mule recruiter being used to help carry out fraud
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Gardaí arrest suspected money mule recruiter being used to help carry out fraud

May 25th 2021, 12:38 PM 19,266 Views 0 Comments

Money mules are people who allow their bank accounts to be used to facilitate money laundering.

HSE making progress on restoring health systems, but disruption to continue next week
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HSE making progress on restoring health systems, but disruption to continue next week

Updated May 22nd 2021, 6:25 PM 29,900 Views 31 Comments

Government ministers have met to review progress on Ireland’s response to the attack.

Warning as fraudsters see HSE hack as opportunity to scam people with calls and texts
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Warning as fraudsters see HSE hack as opportunity to scam people with calls and texts

May 20th 2021, 5:27 PM 34,409 Views 20 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said fraudsters are “leveraging off the fear” people have around this hack.

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