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From TheJournal.ie Identity theft no longer top reported cyber crime in US Cyber Crime

Identity theft no longer top reported cyber crime in US

If you think you’re being emailed by the FBI… you’re probably not.

From TheJournal.ie John Lonergan: prison is not the way to deal with social welfare fraud Locked Up

John Lonergan: prison is not the way to deal with social welfare fraud

The former governor of Mountjoy said that prison should only be used as a last resort when somebody is a risk to society.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Man dressed as dead mother for six years in welfare fraud

New York con artist collected his late mother’s Social Security payments after her death.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Airport and rent inspectors will be used to combat welfare fraud Fraud

Airport and rent inspectors will be used to combat welfare fraud

Welfare fraud inspectors will be deployed to all entry and exit points to the country.

From TheJournal.ie Crime: Burglaries and fraud rise, other offences fall Crime

Crime: Burglaries and fraud rise, other offences fall

The CSO data shows that burglary and related offences rose by almost 8 per cent, while deception and other offences also increased.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI warns of 'computer locking' PC virus scam Cybersecurity

PSNI warns of 'computer locking' PC virus scam

A virus has been locking computers, displaying a police logo and demanding payment of a fine to have it unlocked again.

From TheJournal.ie Crime costs for small businesses increasing - survey Crime

Crime costs for small businesses increasing - survey

Reported crimes – in all forms – have increased over the past two years despite over €2 billion being spent on security measures.

From TheJournal.ie The bank formerly known as Anglo sends fraud newsletter to staff Ibrc
From The42 Jury finds Stanford guilty of fraud Shenanigans

Jury finds Stanford guilty of fraud

Texas financier R. Allen Stanford has been found guilty of operating a ponzi scheme that defrauded nearly 30,000 people of investments totaling $7 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Megaupload faces extra fraud and copyright charges MegaUpload

Megaupload faces extra fraud and copyright charges

The company behind the shut-down file-sharing website Megavideo will now face additional charges of wire fraud and criminal copyright infringement.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: Eight NCT staff sacked since Prime Time exposé Nct

Varadkar: Eight NCT staff sacked since Prime Time exposé

Leo Varadkar says three staff were sacked as a result of RTÉ’s show, while another five members have since been dismissed.

From TheJournal.ie Irish lawyer struck off for 'disgraceful misconduct' Disbarred

Irish lawyer struck off for 'disgraceful misconduct'

Patrick Russell was disbarred by The King’s Inns after being found guilty of professional misconduct.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Today’s 5 at 5: Cowen’s take on social welfare fraud figures, Betfair launches investigation into possible €25 million payout – and Twitter users are unimpressed with the Guardian’s Jedward editorial…

From TheJournal.ie Australian official 'took $11m in one week to fund playboy lifestyle' Australia This post contains videos

Australian official 'took $11m in one week to fund playboy lifestyle'

Joel Barlow was arrested earlier today as it was revealed he diverted money due to be paid to charities into his own bank account.

From TheJournal.ie Medvedev responds to Russia protests with Facebook vow to probe fraud Russia

Medvedev responds to Russia protests with Facebook vow to probe fraud

But the prime minister’s status update was met with derision – with hundreds of comments expressing voters’ anger.

From TheJournal.ie Huge day of protest against vote fraud begins in Russia Russia

Huge day of protest against vote fraud begins in Russia

Tens of thousands of Russians are due to attend protests today over allegedly fraudulent parliamentary elections.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

The nine stories you need to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Government expects to exceed social welfare savings target Social Welfare

Government expects to exceed social welfare savings target

Targets for next year may now be revised in light of the savings made in 2011 so far.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested over misappropriation of post office funds Wexford

Man arrested over misappropriation of post office funds

Gardaí in Co Wexford arrest a 37-year-old man in connection with the misappropriation of around €1.5m from a post office.

From TheJournal.ie Berlusconi blames foreign media for downfall ahead of trials Berlusconi

Berlusconi blames foreign media for downfall ahead of trials

As he faces accusations of fraud, bribery, abuse of power and paying for sex with a minor, Silvio Berlusconi has claimed that his image “has been ruined by things that are absolutely untrue”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here’s what happens when someone steals your identity Read Me

Column: Here’s what happens when someone steals your identity

Comedian Bennett Arron had his identity stolen by a thief, who used it to run up 18 months’ worth of debt. Here he describes the experience…

From The42 Pakistani trio jailed for cricket fixing scam Spot Fixing

Pakistani trio jailed for cricket fixing scam

Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have been handed custodial sentences after they were found guilty of spot fixing.

From TheJournal.ie Jump in number of burglaries happening across Ireland Crime

Jump in number of burglaries happening across Ireland

Meanwhile, Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said new CSO figures give a “positive picture” of Ireland as there were decreases in 12 of the 14 crime groups.

From TheJournal.ie Bernie Madoff's wife says couple attempted suicide over ponzi fraud fallout Madoff This post contains videos

Bernie Madoff's wife says couple attempted suicide over ponzi fraud fallout

In her first television interview, Ruth Madoff says that she was “glad” the couple woke up after taking pills they thought would kill them.

From TheJournal.ie Liberian opposition alleges fraud in Nobel laureate's Presidential victory Liberia

Liberian opposition alleges fraud in Nobel laureate's Presidential victory

Liberia’s opposition reject the results of last week’s first-round election, in which incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf topped the poll.

From TheJournal.ie Social welfare could be cut by up to €1bn Budget 2012

Social welfare could be cut by up to €1bn

It is hoped that efforts to reduce fraud and decrease rental supplements could return savings of €1 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Japan: Political strongman Ozawa faces trial Japan

Japan: Political strongman Ozawa faces trial

Ichiro Ozawa – Japan’s so-called “shadow shogun” – has denied charges of violating fundraising laws and says the allegations against him are politically motivated.

From TheJournal.ie Retired US naval officer convicted of fraud over 9/11 injury claims Fraud

Retired US naval officer convicted of fraud over 9/11 injury claims

Charles Coughlin claimed he was injured twice after a plane struck the Pentagon on 11 September and was awarded medals for his bravery that day.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is the social welfare fraud probe a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the social welfare fraud probe a good idea?

It has been revealed that the current crackdown on social welfare fraud has already yielded millions of euro in savings. With an entire new fraud unit to be established, we’re asking you: Is the crackdown a good idea or is it targeting the vulnerable?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Anglo-Irish execs should be made to co-operate Opinion

Column: Anglo-Irish execs should be made to co-operate

As we approach the third anniversary of those infamous meetings to prop up Anglo-Irish Bank, former trader Nick Leeson asks why the investigation is proving “spectacularly lethargic”.

From TheJournal.ie Garda team investigating potential €5m fraud from Anglo Anglo

Garda team investigating potential €5m fraud from Anglo

A former senior official, now deceased, is suspected of having skimmed funds from Anglo’s customer deposits.

From TheJournal.ie Two charged in connection with welfare fraud Welfare Fraud

Two charged in connection with welfare fraud

Five people were arrested this morning in Dublin as part of an ongoing investigation into fraudulent welfare claims.

From TheJournal.ie Conrad Black sent back to jail for defrauding investors Conrad Black

Conrad Black sent back to jail for defrauding investors

The fallen newspaper mogul is given 3.5 years in jail, but his two years already served will be discounted.

From TheJournal.ie JP Morgan agrees €107m settlement over fraud charges Housing Bubble

JP Morgan agrees €107m settlement over fraud charges

The bank was accused of not telling customers that a hedge fund had chosen some assets in a major securities deal.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Friday Take 5

Take 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock

From TheJournal.ie Court quashes Galway County Councillor Michael Fahy's conviction Courts

Court quashes Galway County Councillor Michael Fahy's conviction

Appeals court quashes the 2008 conviction for obtaining county council funds by false pretences, without ordering a new trial.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Criminal investigations into Anglo Irish Bank are taking too long - and I should know Opinion

Column: Criminal investigations into Anglo Irish Bank are taking too long - and I should know

Former trader Nick Leeson, who spent six and a half years in jail for bringing down Barings Bank, says we can’t afford to delay prosecutions of financial crime.