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The employment and Labour Relations Minister has cautioned Ghanaians to be wary of their dealings with individuals who operate social media accounts bearing his name. Ignatius Baffour Awuah said he has no facebook account, adding everyone claiming to be him on the site is purely a scammer.
CPS SECURITY together with the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) from Metro police arrested two fraudsters. This happened on Jaqueline Road in Randhart on January 15 in the morning. According to Tyrone van der Merwe, sales director of CPS Security, a resident flagged down one of their tactical units.

Local politicians have differing views on what to do with the political donations they've received directly, or indirectly, from fraudster Paul Oei. According to the B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC), Oei bilked investors of just over $5 million, while ingratiating himself in Richmond's inner political circles, ...
A former hairdresser who duped well-wishers out of charitable handouts by falsely claiming she was pregnant and dying from stomach cancer walked free from court today. Gemma Dalton, 29, shaved her head, mocked up baby scans and faked doctors' notes as part of her callous pretence.
facebook was today blasted for profiting from fraudsters by allowing them to buy scam adverts on the social network. The US web giant hosted ads wrongly claiming that Richard Branson is promoting a get-rich-quick scheme dealing in bitcoin. A bitcoin scam being advertised on Facebook using the ...
... to protect them. By the end of December 2017, Nottinghamshire police had received 45 reports through the Banking Protocol and a total of £280,054.50 had been saved. In December alone, the police received 12 reports of potential scams and officers stopped £104,050 from being paid out to fraudsters.

Two young men, Rilwanu Jamiu and Balogun Oyewole have been arraigned at the Lagos High Court, Igbosere for attempting to dupe Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to the tune of N50 million by cloning his official telephone number.
On both occasions fraudsters have set up fake email accounts pretending to be the chairman of the club. They have then contacted the treasurer asking for the release of funds to buy cricket equipment. The amount asked for is around £2,000. On both occasions the treasurer has contacted the chairman by ...
Anti-fraud organisation Action Fraud have received reports about con artists sending out a range of messages purporting to be from the bank NatWest. The fraudsters are using specialist software which alters the sender ID on the message so that it appears as if it's come from NatWest, adding it to any ...
PARENTS with children at private schools are at risk of losing tens of thousands of pounds to email fraudsters who convince them to pay their fees into scam accounts, the Charity Commission has warned. The cyber criminals, posing as a member of school staff, tend to make their initial contact by email, ...
This is one of many hubs of internet fraudsters (known as 'Sakawa boys' in Ghana and 'Yahoo boys' in Nigeria). A group of young men sit nonchalantly in front of computer screens. The silence in the room is occasionally disturbed by chatting among the guys as they peruse through pictures and chat online ...
fraudsters are placing themselves in the middle of transactions between parents and independent schools, the Charity Commission has said. The regulator said fraudsters were contacting parents, outlining details and payment instructions for the latest school fees. Initial contact appears to be made ...
The fraudster posed as a member of the NatWest security team and said she would be sent a text message with a six digit security code. The text, which was a genuine NatWest text and had a warning not to disclose the code, came through instantly and the fraudster convinced the victim to hand it over.
In some cases, victims have also been called after receiving the message, with fraudsters posing as members of the bank's security team. One woman had £130 stolen from her account after she ignored the fake text message and was then called by the fraudster, who said she would be sent another text ...
This came about after another man, believed to be his driver, was apprehended and agreed to assist in his employer's arrest. 11 seconds ago. Some of the goods are believed to have been taken from a Mbombela-based business. Photos: Hi-Tech Nelspruit. WHITE RIVER - A man suspected of fraud was involved in a ...
fraudster Frank Onyeachonam spent so much of his loot on champagne that he was nicknamed Fizzy. He netted an estimated £30million with lottery scams, convincing victims they'd won a windfall but first had to pay bogus fees and taxes, often via Western Union. The Nigerian national living in London, ...
... which encouraged fake claims; there was also very little chance of detection for those making false claims; and the other factor encouraging fraudulent claims was that few fraudsters were ever prosecuted for perjury. Mr Kearns said the chances of a fraudster being charged with perjury were "infinitesimal".

Foraging bears are pillaging honey stores and destroying beehives in Macedonia, costing the state millions of pounds in insurance claims. More than 700 claims have been filed by agricultural businesses over the past five years, resulting in payouts totalling about £2.7 million, according to new figures.
The fraudsters are reportedly impersonating as representatives of a commercial bank and various government agencies, and contacting potential victims in the UAE, to trick them into making a payout worth nearly Dh200,000. As part of the scheme, unsuspecting consumers are being made to believe that ...
In a worrying twist, fraudsters can now alter the sender ID so it appears to have come from the bank, adding it to existing message threads. This means those who have received legitimate text messages from NatWest in the past are at greater risk at being caught out. A warning on cyber crime reporting ...
Macquarie Group is chasing $US40.7 million ($52 million) from an American family that ran a billion-dollar-plus cocoa trading business, after emails between staff allegedly revealed one of the biggest fraud cases in recent US history. Macquarie has joined forces with several other banks including Dutch ...
Victims reported to have collectively lost $67,894 to the scams last year, up from $9199 in 2016 and $6090 the year before. The ACCC said one of the NBN scams involved fraudsters cold-calling people, claiming to be from the NBN and saying there was a problem with the user's computer and asking to be ...
ONLINE fraud is a major issue in India, with recent studies revealing that one in every two Indian consumers have experienced retail fraud, either directly or indirectly. The study conducted by Experian and International Data Corp (IDC), examined countries within the Asia Pacific region, and found that ...
A 24-year-old Thai woman filed a complaint at the crime Suppression Division (CSD) on Tuesday after her stolen Thai ID card was allegedly used by fraudsters, resulting in a warrant being issued for her arrest. Insisting she was innocent, private company worker Nicha Kiatthanapaiboon said she wanted ...
Agents should look out for a convicted fraudster who conned prospective tenants out of £10,000 worth of deposits for flats he had no right to let, and who is still on the run. James Bennett, 32, of no fixed address, was found guilty of 17 counts of fraud at Inner London Crown Court last month. He was ...
Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary institutions and Tetfund, Senator Jibrin Barau has vowed that his Committee would investigate activities of Federal Scholarship Board over deafening fraud going on in the agency. He stated this at the Federal Ministry of education's 2018 budget defense on Monday ...
shipping container fraudster jailed for bilking mother-in-law's business. An Edmonton woman was jailed after admitting to running a shipping container fraud through her family's business. Paige Parsons More from Paige Parsons. Published on: January 8, 2018 | Last Updated: January 8, 2018 5:31 PM MST. An Edmonton ...
The Special fraud Unit of the Nigeria police Force on Monday re-arraigned four suspected fraudsters who allegedly obtained the sum of $1.362 million and N46. 533 million under false pretence, from a former House of Representative member, Eseme Eyiboh. Appearing before Muslim Hassan of the Lagos ...
A spokesman for Staffordshire police said: "Victims have received a phone call from a fraudster who tells them they are speaking to a police officer from Greater Manchester Police and that they need them to assist in an undercover investigation. "Victims are requested to withdraw cash from their bank ...
Talktalk customers with broadband problems are being targeted by criminals pretending to be from the company's technical support team. The Times has been contacted by readers who say they were called by fraudsters within minutes of reporting issues to the broadband provider. In each case, the scam ...
police in Lusaka have arrested a 24 year man of Chowa Township in Kabwe District, Central Province for Extortion and Possession of Obscene Materials. police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has identified the suspect as Joel Sikaneta, 24, who is alleged to have between June and December, 2017 ...
Callcredit is using machine learning to understand whether a consumer is likely to default on a loan and spot fraudulent applications. The company helps businesses assess whether a person applying for credit is likely to pay it back through sophisticated analysis of a variety of datasets. It has become one ...
police warn of fraudsters promising to settle traffic fines for lesser amounts. A number of people detained for paying traffic fines through stolen credit cards. Image Credit: Abu Dhabi police. Abu Dhabi Police have warned people to avoid paying road traffic fines through their stolen credit cards and fraudulent ...
Residents are warned not to take calls from fraudsters continuing to imitate Financial crime Units in the Isle of Man and Jersey. Calls have been circulating in both jurisdictions by individuals claiming to be investigating activity at Clydesdale Bank, Metro Bank and Halifax Bank. They ask for payments to be ...
The Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, has raised alarm over existence of "solicitors" using the name of Ijebu people to collect money from governorship aspirants for pecuniary gains ahead of the 2019 general elections. Oba Adetona spoke about the issue during the annual ...
"fraudsters" of unknown origin have been targeting residents of Jersey and the Isle of Man by posing as financial crime investigators, and as of Monday, had "fraudulently obtained almost £180,000" within a 24-hour period on Jersey, officials on that island have said. According to a statement on the Jersey ...
police are investigating a twitter fraudster who posed as Coronation Street actor Derek Griffiths to con fans into handing over cash for fake charity auctions. The fraudster auctioned off meals with the actor - who played Freddie Smith in the ITV soap - by promising that the funds raised would be going to ...
The Ghana Immigration Service has cautioned the public to be wary of fraudsters parading themselves as officials of the Service in the ongoing recruitment exercise. The Service is expected to screen the qualified applicants later this week, after the deadline for the submission of applications for recruitment ...
Then they shifted gear: fraudsters were becoming increasingly sophisticated. NatWest were proactively educating customers in how to stay safe and secure. Customers should be ever vigilant against unexpected phone calls because, of course, the bank would never ask individuals to transfer money from ...
There she discovered the motherlode: thousands and thousands of pieces of stolen furniture that the fraudsters were selling slowly over time. .... If a fraudster can have a ChiliPad on hand in his fake eBay or Amazon store at the moment when a customer is browsing for the best deal, then the brand has ...
... from where they originated. The Postmedia investigation showed fraudsters often placed property in the names of spouses or property was held jointly. Fox said those assets can be attacked if they can be shown to be transferred to escape penalties or debts, or if in essence, the fraudster was a beneficial ...
Singapore - The Commissioner of Charities, Dr Ang Hak Seng, said his office received about 25 complaints about fund-raisers annually in the past three to five years. The complaints were mostly from donors who wanted to know what happened to the money they gave or who suspected the money was ...
A Thai court has sentenced a fraudster to more than 13,000 years in prison. Pudit Kittithradilok, 34, admitted running a Ponzi scheme whereby he promised investors artificially high financial returns. About 40,000 people were persuaded to pour more than $160m (£120m) into his companies. The court ...
"We also know our customers are becoming more educated about fraud, but at the same time this illegal activity is becoming more sophisticated and anyone with an email account or smartphone can be targeted." fraudsters have been known to send suspicious text messages and employ aggressive ...
RECORD numbers of fraudsters illegally using blue badges across Portsmouth have been caught, The News can reveal. And now ... Steve Goodall, city council parking investigation officer, said he was sickened by blue badge fraudsters, some of whom use dead relatives' permits to avoid parking charges.
A fraudster claiming to be from Belarus asked for $300 as they threatened to release 'compromising sexual footage' to all of the victim's social media contacts. The victim was contacted on Christmas Eve in a scam email which said they had recorded the victim through the camera on their computer.
murderers, gangsters, fraudsters and dangerous drivers are just some of the offenders to have been in the dock over the past 12 months. In working to ensure justice is done in public, the M.E.N. has closely followed cases brought to court following the skilled work of the police and prosecutors - and the ...
... from where they originated. The Postmedia investigation showed fraudsters often placed property in the names of spouses or property was held jointly. Fox said those assets can be attacked if they can be shown to be transferred to escape penalties or debts, or if in essence, the fraudster was a beneficial ...
The fraudsters had cloned the bank's logo and used an email address featuring the bank's name. But despite this experience, Uwalaka has not ceased to use the bank's Internet banking service and Automated Teller Machines as well as other banking options made possible by technology. Uwalaka's story ...
Jailed in December: drug dealers, attackers and fraudsters sentenced this month in Essex. Find out who has been put behind bars this month. Share; Comments. By. Hannah Kane. 16:47, 26 DEC 2017. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, crime statistics, Local News ...


 

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