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

Sep 11th 2019, 12:45 PM 24,422 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Aug 21st 2019, 1:47 PM 18,819 Views 8 Comments

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

HSE is carrying out multiple investigations into pharmacy prescription fraud claims
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HSE is carrying out multiple investigations into pharmacy prescription fraud claims

Aug 19th 2019, 6:05 AM 34,162 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Aug 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 59,168 Views 33 Comments

The HSE is checking receipts as far back as 2013.

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

Aug 8th 2019, 6:11 PM 33,214 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 30th 2019, 8:27 AM 18,029 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 26th 2019, 4:48 PM 43,969 Views 65 Comments

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

Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam
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Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam

Jul 22nd 2019, 10:39 AM 60,180 Views 30 Comments

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

Imitation firearms, smart phones and computers seized by gardaí in Dublin area
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Imitation firearms, smart phones and computers seized by gardaí in Dublin area

Jul 18th 2019, 12:24 PM 13,089 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have been investigating fraud related insurance ghost brokering activities throughout the State.

The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much?
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The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much?

Jul 15th 2019, 6:05 AM 12,985 Views 21 Comments

And what can be done to fix the industry?

Criminals are using CEOs' social media posts to trick employees into handing over money
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Criminals are using CEOs' social media posts to trick employees into handing over money

May 15th 2019, 5:39 PM 14,434 Views 15 Comments

Gardaí today warned of a significant increase this year in cases of invoice redirect fraud and what is know as ‘CEO fraud’.

Fake heiress who conned New York's elite sentenced to up to 12 years in prison
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Fake heiress who conned New York's elite sentenced to up to 12 years in prison

May 10th 2019, 8:37 AM 46,662 Views 53 Comments

Ana Sorokin traveled free of charge on private jets and lived for months at luxury hotels without paying the bill.

Hundreds of people affected by a dozen websites offering 'fast and easy' loans
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Hundreds of people affected by a dozen websites offering 'fast and easy' loans

Updated Apr 29th 2019, 11:10 AM 34,210 Views 19 Comments

Gardaí estimate that between 800 to 1,000 people have been affected by “advance fee fraud” in recent months.

New York socialite who falsely claimed to be an heiress convicted of stealing over $200,000
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# Anna Sorokin

New York socialite who falsely claimed to be an heiress convicted of stealing over $200,000

Apr 26th 2019, 9:14 AM 45,421 Views 49 Comments

Anna Sorokin deceived friends and financial institutions into believing she had a fortune.

Three men arrested as part of investigation into organised crime gang
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Three men arrested as part of investigation into organised crime gang

Apr 16th 2019, 10:48 PM 13,600 Views 0 Comments

A large amount of fraud paraphernalia was found at the property in Co Donegal.

'Money mule' warning issued by gardaí as €2 million fraud investigation gets underway
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'Money mule' warning issued by gardaí as €2 million fraud investigation gets underway

Apr 10th 2019, 10:55 AM 12,986 Views 4 Comments

The practice involves criminals recruiting people to help launder stolen or illegal money.

Trump's ex-campaign chief sentenced to almost four years in prison
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# Paul Manafort

Trump's ex-campaign chief sentenced to almost four years in prison

Mar 8th 2019, 7:23 AM 12,930 Views 0 Comments

Paul Manafort was jailed for tax crimes and bank fraud.

'They sound genuine': Gardaí warn about broadband phone scam
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'They sound genuine': Gardaí warn about broadband phone scam

Feb 19th 2019, 2:55 PM 71,979 Views 35 Comments

Gardaí are warning people to be on the alert to a phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be calling from utility companies.

Elderly woman pressured into buying 12 chainsaws, 11 generators and 7 power washers
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Elderly woman pressured into buying 12 chainsaws, 11 generators and 7 power washers

Jan 29th 2019, 12:14 PM 46,044 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have issued fraud advice to the public following the incident.

Romanian gang members flee Ireland despite surrendering passports
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Romanian gang members flee Ireland despite surrendering passports

Jan 19th 2019, 9:30 PM 99,129 Views 0 Comments

They were due back before the courts two months ago.

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

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

Jan 16th 2019, 8:55 AM 65,830 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 24th 2018, 8:00 AM 37,735 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Dec 19th 2018, 10:00 AM 32,477 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Dec 4th 2018, 5:44 PM 15,917 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Nov 22nd 2018, 10:48 PM 34,520 Views 65 Comments

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

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

Nov 21st 2018, 4:40 PM 12,060 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Oct 24th 2018, 3:24 PM 46,302 Views 15 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 30th 2018, 9:30 AM 22,631 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Sep 7th 2018, 8:50 PM 24,986 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Sep 6th 2018, 9:11 AM 26,133 Views 34 Comments

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

Council worker charged with taking money intended for Grenfell Tower victims
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Council worker charged with taking money intended for Grenfell Tower victims

Aug 30th 2018, 7:17 AM 13,024 Views 0 Comments

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

Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram
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Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram

Aug 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 37,845 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Aug 16th 2018, 5:12 PM 17,732 Views 20 Comments

A business in Cork was contacted by a fraudster.

Trump's former campaign chief to face trial today
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# Paul Manafort

Trump's former campaign chief to face trial today

Jul 31st 2018, 10:22 AM 8,056 Views 0 Comments

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

Organisers of disastrous Fyre Festival settle €24 million fraud case
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# Fyre

Organisers of disastrous Fyre Festival settle €24 million fraud case

Jul 24th 2018, 9:18 PM 36,822 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Jul 18th 2018, 9:46 PM 13,741 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 18th 2018, 11:39 AM 21,229 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 13th 2018, 10:30 PM 27,157 Views 74 Comments

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

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

Jun 21st 2018, 2:36 PM 12,994 Views 0 Comments

Netanyahu himself is under investigation on suspicion of corruption offences.

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

Updated Jun 20th 2018, 4:40 PM 77,561 Views 134 Comments

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