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Man falsely claimed his wife and son died in Grenfell fire to get money and housing
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# Fraud

Man falsely claimed his wife and son died in Grenfell fire to get money and housing

Jun 29th 2017, 5:36 PM 31,974 Views 24 Comments

The 52-year-old was arrested in London.

An extra 1,500 social welfare fraud cases have been reported since start of 'Cheats' campaign
# On The Rise
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# On The Rise

An extra 1,500 social welfare fraud cases have been reported since start of 'Cheats' campaign

Jun 24th 2017, 3:19 PM 18,988 Views 101 Comments

There have been 4,859 reports received by the department since 18 April, compared to 3,322 in the same period last year.

Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats?
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# Your Say

Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats?

Jun 18th 2017, 8:51 AM 31,117 Views 145 Comments

Nearly 20,000 people reported suspicious behaviour last year.

Former Anglo CEO David Drumm found guilty
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Former Anglo CEO David Drumm found guilty

Updated Jun 6th 2017, 5:57 PM 47,722 Views 0 Comments

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

Leo's department said there was only one identity fraud case this year but there's actually been 11
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# Carry The One

Leo's department said there was only one identity fraud case this year but there's actually been 11

May 31st 2017, 2:35 PM 22,573 Views 62 Comments

Sinn Féin has called on the government to end this “dishonest welfare fraud campaign”.

Reports of suspected social welfare fraud double after launch of advertising campaign
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# Welfare Cheats

Reports of suspected social welfare fraud double after launch of advertising campaign

May 5th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,783 Views 83 Comments

Leo Varadkar’s department made €41 million in overpayments due to customer fraud in 2016.

Neymar ordered to stand trial for alleged fraud regarding his transfer to Barcelona
# Corruption
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# Corruption

Neymar ordered to stand trial for alleged fraud regarding his transfer to Barcelona

May 4th 2017, 5:01 PM 5,432 Views 0 Comments

The two clubs involved, the current and former Barca presidents as well as the Brazilian star’s parents have all received a similar order from the Spanish court.

Contractor who 'isn't white collar' gets suspended sentence for €2.5m tax fraud
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# Clare

Contractor who 'isn't white collar' gets suspended sentence for €2.5m tax fraud

Apr 25th 2017, 6:39 PM 29,921 Views 41 Comments

Patrick Mahony “consistently, knowingly and willfully” filed incorrect VAT returns, Ennis Circuit Court was told.

Tesco to fork out €247 million over accounting scandal
# Paying The Price
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# Paying The Price

Tesco to fork out €247 million over accounting scandal

Mar 28th 2017, 11:55 AM 13,625 Views 10 Comments

Tesco has reached a deal that will see the company avoid prosecution.

Grandmother with 31 previous convictions admits role in credit card fraud gang
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Grandmother with 31 previous convictions admits role in credit card fraud gang

Mar 2nd 2017, 5:28 PM 20,420 Views 0 Comments

Michelle Butterworth will be sentenced on 10 March.

Two men arrested over €5 million land and forestry fraud
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# Bad Investment

Two men arrested over €5 million land and forestry fraud

Feb 7th 2017, 7:33 AM 23,435 Views 5 Comments

Gardaí said a significant amount of money held in Irish banks has been frozen.

Jump in reports of people allegedly working and claiming social welfare
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# Fraud

Jump in reports of people allegedly working and claiming social welfare

Dec 22nd 2016, 4:51 PM 19,040 Views 60 Comments

The Department of Social Protection received over 20,000 reports of welfare fraud from members of the public up to the end of November.

How Revenue catches the counterfeit Grinches that try to steal Christmas
# Retail
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# Retail

How Revenue catches the counterfeit Grinches that try to steal Christmas

Dec 22nd 2016, 7:00 AM 12,518 Views 14 Comments

When consumer sentiment goes up, so does the appetite for knock-offs.

Mitt Romney had a cosy dinner last night with Trump, the man he labelled a fraud
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# Impressed

Mitt Romney had a cosy dinner last night with Trump, the man he labelled a fraud

Nov 30th 2016, 9:05 AM 13,661 Views 58 Comments

Previously a fierce critic, the former Republican nominee is now a front-runner in the race to become the Secretary of State.

US moves in massive crackdown on alleged global mail fraud group with Irish connections
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# Investigation

US moves in massive crackdown on alleged global mail fraud group with Irish connections

Sep 22nd 2016, 11:09 PM 19,102 Views 0 Comments

Officials say the group cheats millions of people out of tens of millions of dollars annually.

Three UK men charged with fraud in horsemeat scandal
# London
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# London

Three UK men charged with fraud in horsemeat scandal

Aug 26th 2016, 5:02 PM 11,285 Views 0 Comments

The decision comes after an investigation by police.

Anglo trial: Sentences of two to three-and-a-half years for trio convicted of fraudulent €7.2 billion transaction
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# Anglo

Anglo trial: Sentences of two to three-and-a-half years for trio convicted of fraudulent €7.2 billion transaction

Jul 29th 2016, 11:14 AM 42,601 Views 230 Comments

Denis Casey, William McAteer and John Bowe were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud last month.

Meath wholesale butcher fined for falsely declaring beef was Irish in origin
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# Court

Meath wholesale butcher fined for falsely declaring beef was Irish in origin

Jun 18th 2016, 12:24 PM 33,021 Views 73 Comments

The company was found guilty of six charges.

Man arrested after attempted withdrawal of €300,000 from bank
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# Fraud

Man arrested after attempted withdrawal of €300,000 from bank

Jun 3rd 2016, 9:32 AM 42,538 Views 43 Comments

He was released last night.

Fraudsters are targeting migrants and threatening them with deportation
# Scam
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# Scam

Fraudsters are targeting migrants and threatening them with deportation

Apr 23rd 2016, 7:15 AM 14,075 Views 20 Comments

The caller tells the person they face deportation that day.

Joan's department recovered €83m in social welfare overpayments last year
# Fraud And Error
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# Fraud And Error

Joan's department recovered €83m in social welfare overpayments last year

Apr 22nd 2016, 7:13 PM 21,139 Views 103 Comments

Nearly 360 fraud cases were submitted for prosecution in 2015.

PSG's Twitter account labels masked Diego Costa a 'fraud'
# Imposter
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# Imposter

PSG's Twitter account labels masked Diego Costa a 'fraud'

Mar 8th 2016, 4:35 PM 7,509 Views 13 Comments

The French champions are ramping up the mind games ahead of tomorrow night’s Champions League last-16 second leg.

Man who abducted child and stole his chicken nuggets while 'out of it' jailed for three years
# Liffey Street
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# Liffey Street

Man who abducted child and stole his chicken nuggets while 'out of it' jailed for three years

Mar 7th 2016, 4:53 PM 21,305 Views 45 Comments

The child who has Down syndrome was abandoned outside Arnotts minutes after he was taken.

Don't call back: customers warned about scam involving missed phone calls from unknown numbers
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# Missed Call

Don't call back: customers warned about scam involving missed phone calls from unknown numbers

Jan 27th 2016, 8:09 PM 315,193 Views 43 Comments

Customers have been warned not to respond to missed calls from unknown international numbers.

Woman jailed for writing romance letters to scam vulnerable men out of money
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# Fraud

Woman jailed for writing romance letters to scam vulnerable men out of money

Jan 17th 2016, 8:45 AM 26,186 Views 28 Comments

Patricia Wutaan will spend two years in jail.

Revenue seized 68 MILLION cigarettes in 2015 - some from very unusual places
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# Holy Smokes

Revenue seized 68 MILLION cigarettes in 2015 - some from very unusual places

Jan 7th 2016, 6:04 PM 11,295 Views 18 Comments

A lot of drugs were seized too.

Man (46) charged with harassing woman online
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Man (46) charged with harassing woman online

Dec 18th 2015, 8:15 AM 23,130 Views 10 Comments

He is due to appear in court today.

Woman who swindled €96,000 from elderly man had "fraudster's handbook" with bizarre 9/11 sob story
# London
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# London

Woman who swindled €96,000 from elderly man had "fraudster's handbook" with bizarre 9/11 sob story

Dec 11th 2015, 10:41 PM 20,751 Views 14 Comments

Patricia Wutaan had a notebook full of scam scripts, including “I am a celebrity fashionista” and “My sewing machine is faulty.”

Dublin businessman addicted to blackjack jailed for VAT fraud
# Courts
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Dublin businessman addicted to blackjack jailed for VAT fraud

Dec 5th 2015, 7:00 AM 22,195 Views 45 Comments

John Leamy pleaded guilty in court yesterday.

Motorists are conning insurance companies
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# Fraud

Motorists are conning insurance companies

Nov 30th 2015, 10:06 AM 38,015 Views 62 Comments

The AA estimates that false documents fraud is driving up premiums by as much as €50.

Man jailed for charging pensioner €14,000 for doing €1,000 worth of work
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# Courts

Man jailed for charging pensioner €14,000 for doing €1,000 worth of work

Nov 24th 2015, 6:15 AM 36,362 Views 44 Comments

Thomas Coffey pleaded guilty to defrauding 81-year-old Sinclair Downey in September 2013.

American accused of $14.5 million swindle once set up shop in Dublin
# The Games People Play
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# The Games People Play

American accused of $14.5 million swindle once set up shop in Dublin

Oct 18th 2015, 10:00 PM 43,314 Views 0 Comments

The story of a businessman who once set up shop in the Digital Hub, and now faces a possible 120-year jail sentence.

Murders are down, but sexual assaults and poisonings are on the rise
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# Crime Stats

Murders are down, but sexual assaults and poisonings are on the rise

Sep 28th 2015, 11:00 PM 16,444 Views 29 Comments

The latest crime statistics also show a rise in burglaries and fraud.

Notorious accountant on trial for stealing $9 million before living in the woods for years
# The Road To Damascus
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# The Road To Damascus

Notorious accountant on trial for stealing $9 million before living in the woods for years

Sep 27th 2015, 7:30 AM 27,319 Views 10 Comments

How a late-night TV viewer brought Jim Hammes’ long hike to an end.

Three people transferred over €50,000 after getting phone calls from "gardaí"
# Vishing
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# Vishing

Three people transferred over €50,000 after getting phone calls from "gardaí"

Sep 25th 2015, 8:39 AM 34,644 Views 55 Comments

People have lost a lot of money.

Gardaí are being used to interview social welfare claimants
# Dole
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# Dole

Gardaí are being used to interview social welfare claimants

Aug 21st 2015, 6:02 AM 48,769 Views 144 Comments

The move has been described as an “absolute disgrace” by one politician.

Australian police swoop on Gold Coast betting scam run by the 'Irish Boys'
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# Surfers Paradise

Australian police swoop on Gold Coast betting scam run by the 'Irish Boys'

Aug 17th 2015, 2:29 PM 34,490 Views 35 Comments

Two Irish men are being held by Queensland Police.

Fraudsters pretending to be high-end store staff scam Irish people out of thousands
# Bogus Callers
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# Bogus Callers

Fraudsters pretending to be high-end store staff scam Irish people out of thousands

Aug 6th 2015, 3:24 PM 32,260 Views 32 Comments

One victim was convinced to transfer €38,000 out of their bank account.

Man sold bogus holiday packages to friends to fund his "cocaine lifestyle"
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# Dublin

Man sold bogus holiday packages to friends to fund his "cocaine lifestyle"

Jul 27th 2015, 7:00 PM 22,498 Views 26 Comments

He was given a two-year suspended sentence.

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed
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# Courts

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed

Jul 8th 2015, 7:30 PM 24,287 Views 49 Comments

The man has led a ‘sad life’ the court heard.