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#Fraud

# fraud - Thursday 22 September, 2022

US scammers may have taken over $45 billion in pandemic aid, says watchdog
# Scammers
# Scammers

US scammers may have taken over $45 billion in pandemic aid, says watchdog

Sep 22nd 2022, 10:28 PM 21,086 Views 10 Comments

Over 1,000 people have been charged with fraud around pandemic payments in the US.

# fraud - Tuesday 20 September, 2022

47 people charged in Minnesota over $240 million Covid relief fraud scheme
# Fraud
# Fraud

47 people charged in Minnesota over $240 million Covid relief fraud scheme

Sep 20th 2022, 9:59 PM 15,679 Views 0 Comments

The defendants face charges ranging from wire fraud to federal programmes bribery to money laundering.

# fraud - Friday 2 September, 2022

Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to three years for 'electoral fraud'
# Aung San Suu Kyi
# Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to three years for 'electoral fraud'

Sep 2nd 2022, 8:36 AM 7,791 Views 11 Comments

Journalists have been barred from proceedings in the military-built capital Naypyidaw.

# fraud - Wednesday 10 August, 2022

Average text scam costs victims €1,700 as new campaign warns of bank switch con
# Fraud
# Fraud

Average text scam costs victims €1,700 as new campaign warns of bank switch con

Aug 10th 2022, 6:15 AM 15,086 Views 6 Comments

The average invoice fraud cost Irish businesses €14k.

# fraud - Thursday 14 July, 2022

Well-known French actor claims he is the victim of €6 million fraud by ‘Irish lord’
# Dany Boon
# Dany Boon

Well-known French actor claims he is the victim of €6 million fraud by ‘Irish lord’

Jul 14th 2022, 6:00 PM 47,861 Views 0 Comments

A large number of the companies connected to the case appear to be registered in Ireland, a court was told.

# fraud - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Man arrested in Swords as part of scam email and PUP fraud probe
# Fraud
# Fraud

Man arrested in Swords as part of scam email and PUP fraud probe

Jul 13th 2022, 9:59 PM 24,426 Views 10 Comments

Approximately €49,500 was stolen in the PUP fraud and an estimated additional €120,000 was stolen in an online fraud.

# fraud - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Gardaí launch investigation into alleged IRFU international ticket fraud
# Irish Rugby
# Irish Rugby

Gardaí launch investigation into alleged IRFU international ticket fraud

Jul 12th 2022, 12:10 AM 40,627 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of people involved in the Munster Branch of the union have been spoken to by gardaí, Niall O'Connor writes.
  • Sources said that the investigation centres on the supply of tickets normally set aside for a specific group.
  • Garda probe is focused on upwards of 200 tickets.

# fraud - Friday 10 June, 2022

Central Bank warns that fraudulent firms are impersonating it in a bid to defraud customers
# Scam
# Scam

Central Bank warns that fraudulent firms are impersonating it in a bid to defraud customers

Jun 10th 2022, 9:28 PM 16,835 Views 2 Comments

The fraudulent entities are operating as retail credit firms and using the bank’s logo and name.

# fraud - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Letter sent to politician claiming they were suspected of sexual offences was extortion 'scam'
# Fraud
# Fraud

Letter sent to politician claiming they were suspected of sexual offences was extortion 'scam'

May 3rd 2022, 5:41 PM 20,694 Views 0 Comments

It purported to have been sent by the Department of Justice and the European police agency Europol.

# fraud - Saturday 2 April, 2022

Warning issued over fraud ring seeking bank details of victims
# Scam
# Scam

Warning issued over fraud ring seeking bank details of victims

Apr 2nd 2022, 4:30 PM 35,058 Views 19 Comments

The scam occurs when fraudsters send out texts with a link to what appears to be a genuine bank website.

# fraud - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Garda warning about accommodation fraud as victims lose up to €5,000 to scammers
# Fraud
# Fraud

Garda warning about accommodation fraud as victims lose up to €5,000 to scammers

Mar 31st 2022, 1:38 PM 10,909 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have said 50% of victims are aged under 25 and students are often the main targets for criminals.

# fraud - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Fraud crime in Ireland surged by 114% in the last three months of 2021
# Beware
# Beware

Fraud crime in Ireland surged by 114% in the last three months of 2021

Mar 29th 2022, 1:37 PM 4,438 Views 5 Comments

Gardaí are urging people to be careful with their personal information.

# fraud - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Woman (60s) suspected of investment offences arrested after searches in Dublin
# Investment
# Investment

Woman (60s) suspected of investment offences arrested after searches in Dublin

Feb 3rd 2022, 3:03 PM 35,888 Views 2 Comments

She is currently being detained at Irishtown Garda Station.

# fraud - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Judge asked to delay Theranos founder sentencing to September
# Elizabeth Holmes
# Elizabeth Holmes

Judge asked to delay Theranos founder sentencing to September

Jan 12th 2022, 8:14 AM 20,110 Views 7 Comments

Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty of defrauding investors in her blood-testing startup last week.

# fraud - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

72% increase in fraud crimes this year driven by attempts to obtain personal information
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

72% increase in fraud crimes this year driven by attempts to obtain personal information

Dec 21st 2021, 3:03 PM 5,891 Views 2 Comments

Sexual offences rose this year by 10%, while other crimes such as burglary, theft and robbery decreased.

Man (40s) arrested in Donegal over €20 million property registration fraud
# Milford
# Milford

Man (40s) arrested in Donegal over €20 million property registration fraud

Dec 21st 2021, 11:38 AM 30,505 Views 8 Comments

The alleged fraud involves the removal of mortgage charges from 12 properties.

# fraud - Sunday 19 December, 2021

Last minute online shopping? Here are some tips to keep your cash safe from fraudsters
# Fraud
# Fraud

Last minute online shopping? Here are some tips to keep your cash safe from fraudsters

Dec 19th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,480 Views 4 Comments

Fraud cases continue to increase.

# fraud - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Man convicted of €175,000 welfare fraud found to have breached Teaching Council regulations
# Fitness To Teach
# Fitness To Teach

Man convicted of €175,000 welfare fraud found to have breached Teaching Council regulations

Nov 11th 2021, 6:08 PM 72,233 Views 0 Comments

The Teaching Council met today online to decide the Fitness to Teach Inquiry.

# fraud - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Disgraced ex-Fifa officials Blatter and Platini charged with fraud over €1.8m payment
# Corruption
From The42
# Corruption

Disgraced ex-Fifa officials Blatter and Platini charged with fraud over €1.8m payment

Nov 2nd 2021, 3:19 PM 14,068 Views 0 Comments

Swiss prosecutors have today indicted the pair, who have been banned from football since 2015.

# fraud - Monday 1 November, 2021

Men plead guilty to PUP scam which cost state €150,000
# PUP Scam
# PUP Scam

Men plead guilty to PUP scam which cost state €150,000

Nov 1st 2021, 10:10 PM 52,361 Views 0 Comments

The email addresses of 74 HSE and Tusla employees were used for fraudulent claims

# fraud - Friday 1 October, 2021

Man held in Belfast on extradition warrant over multimillion-dollar fraud in US
# Arrest
# Arrest

Man held in Belfast on extradition warrant over multimillion-dollar fraud in US

Oct 1st 2021, 3:28 PM 9,949 Views 0 Comments

The 33-year-old was arrested following an intelligence-led vehicle stop in the north of the city.

# fraud - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Number of fraud incidents recorded by gardaí rises by 40% in past year
# Crime Stats
# Crime Stats

Number of fraud incidents recorded by gardaí rises by 40% in past year

Sep 29th 2021, 4:21 PM 6,568 Views 5 Comments

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today published the latest recorded crime statistics.

# fraud - Monday 27 September, 2021

Gardaí investigating 'romance cryptocurrency scam' where woman lost over €10,000
# Dating Scam
# Dating Scam

Gardaí investigating 'romance cryptocurrency scam' where woman lost over €10,000

Sep 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 65,489 Views 21 Comments
  • These fraudsters spend a number of weeks building their victims' before convincing them to start investing, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Gardaí say the full scale of the problem is not known because many victims are too embarrassed to report it.

# fraud - Friday 3 September, 2021

Courts Service warns of phone scam using what appears to be one of its own numbers
# Fraud
# Fraud

Courts Service warns of phone scam using what appears to be one of its own numbers

Sep 3rd 2021, 3:06 PM 15,226 Views 13 Comments

It warned the public not to engage with the caller if they receive such a call.

# fraud - Thursday 12 August, 2021

English language students who paid cash to travel company fear losing legal status
# Fraud Probe
# Fraud Probe

English language students who paid cash to travel company fear losing legal status

Aug 12th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,781 Views 0 Comments

Directors of the company are believed to have left Ireland in the last two months.

# fraud - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Gardaí receiving 'daily reports' of accommodation scams in which renters lose hundreds of Euro
# Fraud
# Fraud

Gardaí receiving 'daily reports' of accommodation scams in which renters lose hundreds of Euro

Aug 10th 2021, 5:40 PM 26,334 Views 13 Comments

Gardaí are advising students to be cautious of scams ahead of the new academic year.

# fraud - Friday 6 August, 2021

Garda probe over suspicions English language students conned out of €250k by travel company
# Fraud Probe
# Fraud Probe

Garda probe over suspicions English language students conned out of €250k by travel company

Aug 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 51,146 Views 0 Comments
  • Directors of the company are believed to have left for Mexico, writes Garreth MacNamee.
  • It is estimated that up to €250k has been obtained from students on a false basis.
  • Gardaí in north Dublin are investigating.

# fraud - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Gardaí believe that Irish financial institutions could be at risk from an international crime gang
# Banks And Organised Crime
# Banks And Organised Crime

Gardaí believe that Irish financial institutions could be at risk from an international crime gang

Jul 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 31,921 Views 0 Comments

Garda detectives have arrested people working in banks for suspected fraud offences.

# fraud - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase
# Scam Texts
# Scam Texts

Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase

Jun 30th 2021, 12:53 PM 37,019 Views 21 Comments

The number of new phishing websites detected by the bank’s fraud prevention team has doubled since last month.

# fraud - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

From Korea to Kerry: Gardaí reveal massive international fraud with a 'significant footprint' in Ireland
# Economic Crime
# Economic Crime

From Korea to Kerry: Gardaí reveal massive international fraud with a 'significant footprint' in Ireland

Jun 29th 2021, 6:30 AM 49,202 Views 7 Comments

Gardaí say that Ireland is a target for international organised fraud gangs.

# fraud - Friday 18 June, 2021

Gardaí warn of fraud calls that appear to come from garda station
# Hang Up
# Hang Up

Gardaí warn of fraud calls that appear to come from garda station

Jun 18th 2021, 5:57 PM 59,114 Views 20 Comments

The number making the call appears to be the phone number of a garda station, but comes from fraudsters.

# fraud - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Man (32) arrested over directing criminal gang involved in money laundering
# Operation Skein
# Operation Skein

Man (32) arrested over directing criminal gang involved in money laundering

Jun 2nd 2021, 1:44 PM 15,539 Views 4 Comments

The man was arrested in Balbriggan, Co Dublin this morning.

# fraud - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Covid fraudsters: Here are the most common scams and how to avoid them
# Scams
# Scams

Covid fraudsters: Here are the most common scams and how to avoid them

May 26th 2021, 12:10 AM 31,113 Views 11 Comments

Be careful with your cash.

# fraud - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Gardaí arrest suspected money mule recruiter being used to help carry out fraud
# Arrest
# Arrest

Gardaí arrest suspected money mule recruiter being used to help carry out fraud

May 25th 2021, 12:38 PM 19,257 Views 0 Comments

Money mules are people who allow their bank accounts to be used to facilitate money laundering.

# fraud - Saturday 22 May, 2021

HSE making progress on restoring health systems, but disruption to continue next week
# Fraud
# Fraud

HSE making progress on restoring health systems, but disruption to continue next week

Updated May 22nd 2021, 6:25 PM 29,879 Views 32 Comments

Government ministers have met to review progress on Ireland’s response to the attack.

# fraud - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Warning as fraudsters see HSE hack as opportunity to scam people with calls and texts
# Fraud
# Fraud

Warning as fraudsters see HSE hack as opportunity to scam people with calls and texts

May 20th 2021, 5:27 PM 34,382 Views 20 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said fraudsters are “leveraging off the fear” people have around this hack.

# fraud - Friday 14 May, 2021

Two men arrested in fraud and bribery investigation released without charge
# Arrests
# Arrests

Two men arrested in fraud and bribery investigation released without charge

May 14th 2021, 2:48 PM 18,745 Views 2 Comments

The two men were held at Terenure Garda Station before being released.

# fraud - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Gardaí in Cork arrest and charge man for alleged PUP and social welfare fraud
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Gardaí in Cork arrest and charge man for alleged PUP and social welfare fraud

May 13th 2021, 6:02 PM 60,781 Views 0 Comments

The man is alleged to have claimed €8,000 in fraudulent claims spread across the PUP and social welfare system.

# fraud - Friday 7 May, 2021

Bank of Ireland warns of a spike this week in smishing messages
# Fraud
# Fraud

Bank of Ireland warns of a spike this week in smishing messages

May 7th 2021, 9:50 PM 40,449 Views 26 Comments

The bank is asking customers not to respond to fraudulent texts that try to obtain their account details.

# fraud - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Man arrested on suspicion of fraud following report made to gardaí by former employer
# Fraud
# Fraud

Man arrested on suspicion of fraud following report made to gardaí by former employer

Apr 13th 2021, 4:35 PM 66,256 Views 7 Comments

He is currently detained in Blanchardstown Garda Station.

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