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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Fraud

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# new way to steal
Garda tips to avoid getting your e-wallet emptied this Christmas
The rise banking apps has resulted in an increase of fraud and theft offences.
# Dany Boon
Court rules that French celebrity Dany Boon entitled to €4.87m damages from fraud case
Boon won damages from a French national claiming to be ‘an Irish lord from an ancient family’.
# Fraud
Wirecard fraud trial opens in Germany, with ex-CEO and two former executives on the dock
Absent from the courtroom will be Wirecard’s former COO Jan Marsalek, who evaded arrest in 2020.
Fraudsters stole nearly €45 million through frauds and scams in the second half of 2021
A report by
Hayley Halpin
That’s according to a new report published today by FraudSMART.
That's according to a new report published today by FraudSMART.
The report outlines how debit and credit card fraud (including ATM) hit €14.5 million.
People are being warned to be extra vigilant as Black Friday and Christmas approach.
US scammers may have taken over $45 billion in pandemic aid, says watchdog
Average text scam costs victims €1,700 as new campaign warns of bank switch con
# Fraud
Elizabeth Holmes gets more than 11 years in prison for Theranos scam
Holmes was chief executive throughout the company’s turbulent 15-year history.
# outcome
Spain prosecutors drop corruption and fraud charges against Neymar
It is the culmination of a years-long legal saga over the Brazilian’s high-profile transfer to Europe.
# high profile case
Neymar tells fraud trial he signed documents his father told him to
The Brazilian superstar has taken the stand in Spain over alleged irregularities in his transfer to Barcelona.
# scammers
US scammers may have taken over $45 billion in pandemic aid, says watchdog
Over 1,000 people have been charged with fraud around pandemic payments in the US.
# Fraud
47 people charged in Minnesota over $240 million Covid relief fraud scheme
The defendants face charges ranging from wire fraud to federal programmes bribery to money laundering.
# Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to three years for 'electoral fraud'
Journalists have been barred from proceedings in the military-built capital Naypyidaw.
# Fraud
Average text scam costs victims €1,700 as new campaign warns of bank switch con
The average invoice fraud cost Irish businesses €14k.
# Dany Boon
Well-known French actor claims he is the victim of €6 million fraud by ‘Irish lord’
A large number of the companies connected to the case appear to be registered in Ireland, a court was told.
# Fraud
Man arrested in Swords as part of scam email and PUP fraud probe
Approximately €49,500 was stolen in the PUP fraud and an estimated additional €120,000 was stolen in an online fraud.
# Irish Rugby
Gardaí launch investigation into alleged IRFU international ticket fraud
The garda investigation is being led by detectives in Munster.
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.
# Scam
Central Bank warns that fraudulent firms are impersonating it in a bid to defraud customers
The fraudulent entities are operating as retail credit firms and using the bank’s logo and name.
# Fraud
Letter sent to politician claiming they were suspected of sexual offences was extortion 'scam'
It purported to have been sent by the Department of Justice and the European police agency Europol.
# Scam
Warning issued over fraud ring seeking bank details of victims
The scam occurs when fraudsters send out texts with a link to what appears to be a genuine bank website.
# Fraud
Garda warning about accommodation fraud as victims lose up to €5,000 to scammers
Gardaí have said 50% of victims are aged under 25 and students are often the main targets for criminals.
# Beware
Fraud crime in Ireland surged by 114% in the last three months of 2021
Gardaí are urging people to be careful with their personal information.
# Investment
Woman (60s) suspected of investment offences arrested after searches in Dublin
She is currently being detained at Irishtown Garda Station.
# Elizabeth Holmes
Judge asked to delay Theranos founder sentencing to September
Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty of defrauding investors in her blood-testing startup last week.
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# Gardaí
72% increase in fraud crimes this year driven by attempts to obtain personal information
Sexual offences rose this year by 10%, while other crimes such as burglary, theft and robbery decreased.
# Milford
Man (40s) arrested in Donegal over €20 million property registration fraud
The alleged fraud involves the removal of mortgage charges from 12 properties.
# Fraud
Last minute online shopping? Here are some tips to keep your cash safe from fraudsters
Fraud cases continue to increase.
# fitness to teach
Man convicted of €175,000 welfare fraud found to have breached Teaching Council regulations
The Teaching Council met today online to decide the Fitness to Teach Inquiry.
# Corruption
Disgraced ex-Fifa officials Blatter and Platini charged with fraud over €1.8m payment
Swiss prosecutors have today indicted the pair, who have been banned from football since 2015.
# PUP scam
Men plead guilty to PUP scam which cost state €150,000
The email addresses of 74 HSE and Tusla employees were used for fraudulent claims
# Arrest
Man held in Belfast on extradition warrant over multimillion-dollar fraud in US
The 33-year-old was arrested following an intelligence-led vehicle stop in the north of the city.
# crime stats
Number of fraud incidents recorded by gardaí rises by 40% in past year
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today published the latest recorded crime statistics.
# Dating Scam
Gardaí investigating 'romance cryptocurrency scam' where woman lost over €10,000
The fraudster built up the woman’s trust over a number of weeks.
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
Courts Service warns of phone scam using what appears to be one of its own numbers
It warned the public not to engage with the caller if they receive such a call.
# fraud probe
English language students who paid cash to travel company fear losing legal status
Directors of the company are believed to have left Ireland in the last two months.
# Fraud
Gardaí receiving 'daily reports' of accommodation scams in which renters lose hundreds of Euro
Gardaí are advising students to be cautious of scams ahead of the new academic year.
# fraud probe
Garda probe over suspicions English language students conned out of €250k by travel company
Directors of the company are believed to have left Ireland in the last six weeks.
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.
# Banks and organised crime
Gardaí believe that Irish financial institutions could be at risk from an international crime gang
Garda detectives have arrested people working in banks for suspected fraud offences.
# scam texts
Bank of Ireland warns customers of 'alarming' fraud increase
The number of new phishing websites detected by the bank’s fraud prevention team has doubled since last month.
# economic crime
From Korea to Kerry: Gardaí reveal massive international fraud with a 'significant footprint' in Ireland
Gardaí say that Ireland is a target for international organised fraud gangs.
# Hang up
Gardaí warn of fraud calls that appear to come from garda station
The number making the call appears to be the phone number of a garda station, but comes from fraudsters.
# operation skein
Man (32) arrested over directing criminal gang involved in money laundering
The man was arrested in Balbriggan, Co Dublin this morning.
# Scams
Covid fraudsters: Here are the most common scams and how to avoid them
Be careful with your cash.