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# Fraud

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Fraud
Gardaí seeing 'tragic cases' of people investing life savings into crypto scams
Gardaí say Irish criminals are moving into the area of online fraud to make money.
Last month
May 2023
# Push Payment Scams
RTÉ's Sarah McInerney issues warning over text scams after falling victim to one herself
The radio presenter that she was doing multiple things at once, which distracted her.
# fraud prevention
Fraudsters 'find it easier' to trick victims into sending money than stealing their identities
The BPFI said fraudsters find it is easier to manipulate victims by getting transferred money directly rather than stealing their identity.
# Fraud
Public warned over fraudsters seeking bank details through eFlow text message scam
Bank of Ireland said consumers are reporting a consistently high volume of these text messages.
# Northern Ireland
Man arrested as PSNI probe fraud claims involving person posing as priest
The arrest follows an investigation by the PSNI in Northern Ireland.
# New York
US congressman George Santos pleads not guilty to fraud and theft charges
The 34-year-old was released from custody on a $500,000 (€455,000) bond.
This year
# Gardaí
Five arrested for impersonating Gardaí in attempt to rob cash from houses
Gardaí said members of a criminal gang were calling to people’s homes claiming to be officers investigating burglaries in the area.
# Fraud
Fourteen counties hit by thieves targeting hardware stores and co-ops since December
Gardaí have issued an appeal tonight so “a full investigation can be conducted”.
# London
Woman appears in UK court accused of lying about living in Grenfell Tower
Salma Said allegedly received almost £400,000 for lying about being a resident of the tower block on the night of the fire that killed 72 people.
# Fraud investigation
Arrest made in fraud investigation involving GAA star
A man has been arrested “in relation to an ongoing investigation into an alleged fraud”.
# Fraud
Public warned not to click on scam link claiming to be for 'electricity benefits'
The link is circulating after details of a new cost of living package emerged yesterday evening.
# Fraud
Almost €2 million was stolen from people last year through romance fraud, gardaí say
Gardaí are asking members of the public to be vigilant of romance fraud.
# Fraud
Gardaí probe allegations GAA star involved in €1 million medical fraud
They are accused of asking for money to help pay for an illness.
# Phishing
People being warned over Credit Union text and call scam
Fraudster are sending a text message and/or making a phone call claiming to be from a credit union.
Last year
# 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.
All time
# 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.