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#Fraud

# fraud - Yesterday’s News

# fraud - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Gardaí warn of significant increase in con-artists exploiting coronavirus fears

incidents have been reported in areas around the country.

# fraud - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Banking institutes warn customers to be 'extra vigilant' of Covid-19 online scams

Figures from the BPFI show €12m was scammed through card fraud alone last year.

Crime stats: Fraud and deception rates spike as homicide offences drop by 37.5%

Controlled drug offences rose by 17.3% to a total of 21,475 offences.

# fraud - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Gardaí warn of banking scam targeting social media users

The most recent fraud involves customers of a banking institution being targeted via advertisements on Facebook.

# fraud - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Gardaí warn people about 'romance fraud' ahead of Valentine’s Day

In 2019, people in Ireland lost in excess of €1 million through such fraud.

# fraud - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Man arrested after ATMs in Dublin were targeted as part of fraud operation

It was reported that 18 ATMs were targeted last month, resulting in the theft of money from customers’ accounts.

# fraud - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Consumers warned about new online scam advertising cheap flights

Consumers are advised not to use public Wi-Fi when buying things online, and to ensure ‘https’ is before the website address.

# fraud - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Fraud offences increase by a third while sexual assaults and drug offences also on the rise, figures show

Homicide and burglary offences have fallen in the past 12 months.

# fraud - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Businesses warned of new payroll scam targeting employee salaries during busy Christmas season

The Banking and Payment Federation Ireland also warned of scam invoices being sent to businesses.

# fraud - Friday 6 December, 2019

Two people arrested at Dublin Airport as part of investigation into cyber fraud

A sum of money, phones and a laptop were also seized during the operation.

# fraud - Monday 11 November, 2019

Public warned to be vigilant as business loses over €200k in invoice fraud scam

In recent weeks, there has been a “noticeable increase” in this type of crime, according to gardaí.

# fraud - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Two men due in court over series of ATM fraud incidents in Dublin

The ATM attacks were carried out in a number of areas including Drogheda, Swords and Blanchardstown.

# fraud - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'Money mule' recruiters tricking Irish third-level students into handing over bank details 

Spikes in money mule recruiting activity are often seen at the start of new terms, according to experts in the field of fraud.

# fraud - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Two men facing charges of allegedly scamming €15,000 from two elderly ladies in Cork

Gardaí issued a warning for those who suspect they have been victims of bogus traders.

# fraud - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Passport Service 'closing down avenues' of fraud with over 300 passports revoked since 2016

The Passport Service has invested “substantial resources” in tackling fraud since 2017.

# fraud - Friday 27 September, 2019

Fraud and drug offences on the up, but number of murders decreases

The CSO has released the latest statistics of crimes recorded by gardaí.

# fraud - Saturday 14 September, 2019

An Post issues warning over scam text messages

An Post has denied that people received the text due to customers’ data being compromised.

Dozens of young women duped into money laundering scheme at Irish music festivals

On average, there are 1,600 cases of money muling reported by Irish banks each year.

# fraud - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

From The42 Football agent among two arrests made in transfer fraud raids linked to Premier League deal Probe

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

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

# fraud - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

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

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

# fraud - Monday 19 August, 2019

HSE is carrying out multiple investigations into pharmacy prescription fraud claims

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

# fraud - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

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

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

The HSE is checking receipts as far back as 2013.

# fraud - Thursday 8 August, 2019

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

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

# fraud - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

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

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

# fraud - Friday 26 July, 2019

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

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

# fraud - Monday 22 July, 2019

Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam

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

# fraud - Thursday 18 July, 2019

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

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

# fraud - Monday 15 July, 2019

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

And what can be done to fix the industry?

# fraud - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

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

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

# fraud - Friday 10 May, 2019

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

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

# fraud - Monday 29 April, 2019

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

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

# fraud - Friday 26 April, 2019

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

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

# fraud - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Three men arrested as part of investigation into organised crime gang

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

# fraud - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

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

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

# fraud - Friday 8 March, 2019

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

Paul Manafort was jailed for tax crimes and bank fraud.

# fraud - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

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

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

# fraud - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

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

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

# fraud - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Romanian gang members flee Ireland despite surrendering passports Exclusive

They were due back before the courts two months ago.

# fraud - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

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

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

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