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# fraud - Saturday 14 September, 2019

An Post issues warning over scam text messages
# Ignore And Delete
# Ignore And Delete

An Post issues warning over scam text messages

Sep 14th 2019, 11:57 AM 50,154 Views 18 Comments

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
# Money Mules
# Money Mules

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

Sep 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 142,448 Views 43 Comments

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

# fraud - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 11th 2019, 12:45 PM 24,424 Views 2 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

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

Aug 21st 2019, 1:47 PM 18,824 Views 8 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

HSE is carrying out multiple investigations into pharmacy prescription fraud claims

Aug 19th 2019, 6:05 AM 34,216 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Aug 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 59,196 Views 33 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

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

Aug 8th 2019, 6:11 PM 33,215 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

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

Jul 30th 2019, 8:27 AM 18,050 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jul 26th 2019, 4:48 PM 43,973 Views 65 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

Bank of Ireland warns customers over phishing text scam

Jul 22nd 2019, 10:39 AM 60,227 Views 30 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

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

Jul 18th 2019, 12:24 PM 13,089 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Podcast
# Podcast

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

Jul 15th 2019, 6:05 AM 13,003 Views 21 Comments

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
# CEO Fraud
# CEO Fraud

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

May 15th 2019, 5:39 PM 14,437 Views 15 Comments

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
# Scam
# Scam

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

May 10th 2019, 8:37 AM 46,687 Views 53 Comments

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
# Advance Fee Fraud
# Advance Fee Fraud

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

Updated Apr 29th 2019, 11:10 AM 34,569 Views 19 Comments

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
# Anna Sorokin

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

Apr 26th 2019, 9:14 AM 45,431 Views 49 Comments

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
# Letterkenny
# Letterkenny

Three men arrested as part of investigation into organised crime gang

Apr 16th 2019, 10:48 PM 13,606 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

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

Apr 10th 2019, 10:55 AM 12,987 Views 4 Comments

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
# Paul Manafort

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

Mar 8th 2019, 7:23 AM 12,931 Views 0 Comments

Paul Manafort was jailed for tax crimes and bank fraud.

# fraud - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 19th 2019, 2:55 PM 72,000 Views 35 Comments

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
# Fraud
# Fraud

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

Jan 29th 2019, 12:14 PM 46,060 Views 0 Comments

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

# fraud - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Romanian gang members flee Ireland despite surrendering passports
# Fraud
# Fraud

Romanian gang members flee Ireland despite surrendering passports

Jan 19th 2019, 9:30 PM 99,129 Views 0 Comments

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
# Email Scam
# Email Scam

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

Jan 16th 2019, 8:55 AM 65,833 Views 42 Comments

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

# fraud - Monday 24 December, 2018

Wicklow teen allegedly laundered money for criminal gang after being approached on social media
# Money Mules
# Money Mules

Wicklow teen allegedly laundered money for criminal gang after being approached on social media

Dec 24th 2018, 8:00 AM 37,742 Views 27 Comments

The teenager said she didn’t know what she was doing was illegal.

# fraud - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Gardaí release photos of phones after three men charged over theft and fraud offences in Dublin
# Dame Court
# Dame Court

Gardaí release photos of phones after three men charged over theft and fraud offences in Dublin

Dec 19th 2018, 10:00 AM 32,480 Views 0 Comments

All three men are due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice at 10.30am this morning.

# fraud - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Criminals are using social media to recruit Irish students as 'money mules'
# Money Laundering
# Money Laundering

Criminals are using social media to recruit Irish students as 'money mules'

Dec 4th 2018, 5:44 PM 15,918 Views 10 Comments

Advertisements for “get rich quick” or fake jobs on Facebook are being used to dupe people, gardaí said.

# fraud - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Over 300 cases of social welfare fraud reported to gardaí last year
# Employment
# Employment

Over 300 cases of social welfare fraud reported to gardaí last year

Nov 22nd 2018, 10:48 PM 34,557 Views 65 Comments

Social welfare fraud totalled €38.4 million in 2017, down from €41 million in 2016.

# fraud - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Man jailed for six years after falsely claiming over £100,000 in benefits for Grenfell Tower victims
# Fraud
# Fraud

Man jailed for six years after falsely claiming over £100,000 in benefits for Grenfell Tower victims

Nov 21st 2018, 4:40 PM 12,063 Views 25 Comments

Sharife Elouahabi claimed a total of £103,475.60 in accommodation and financial benefits.

# fraud - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Revenue warns of new tax refund scam targeting people's bank details
# Fraud
# Fraud

Revenue warns of new tax refund scam targeting people's bank details

Oct 24th 2018, 3:24 PM 46,307 Views 15 Comments

Revenue said it’s become aware of a new email and text messaging scam.

# fraud - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Elon Musk and Tesla fined €34.4 million, Musk to step down as chairman over fraud charges
# Ouch
# Ouch

Elon Musk and Tesla fined €34.4 million, Musk to step down as chairman over fraud charges

Sep 30th 2018, 9:30 AM 22,633 Views 18 Comments

The controversial founder of the electric car manufacturer will remain as chief executive however.

# fraud - Friday 7 September, 2018

Grenfell Tower fraud who claimed £86,000 worth of funds set aside for fire victims jailed for six years
# Fraud
# Fraud

Grenfell Tower fraud who claimed £86,000 worth of funds set aside for fire victims jailed for six years

Sep 7th 2018, 8:50 PM 24,999 Views 33 Comments

Yonatan Eyob claimed £500 after complaining his hotel food caused him to put on weight and outgrow his clothes.

# fraud - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Searches carried out in five counties in crackdown on multimillion euro fraud network
# Crime
# Crime

Searches carried out in five counties in crackdown on multimillion euro fraud network

Sep 6th 2018, 9:11 AM 26,144 Views 34 Comments

A major search operation is currently under way at 15 premises across Dublin, Louth, Meath, Kildare and Laois.

# fraud - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Council worker charged with taking money intended for Grenfell Tower victims
# London
# London

Council worker charged with taking money intended for Grenfell Tower victims

Aug 30th 2018, 7:17 AM 13,025 Views 0 Comments

The woman obtained money intended for those affected by the fire while being neither a survivor nor a bereaved family member.

Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram
# Fraud
# Fraud

Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram

Aug 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 38,258 Views 32 Comments

Well-known brands have distanced themselves from the websites, whose ads keep appearing on social media.

# fraud - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Gardaí warning the public about a scam that tries to trick you into buying iTunes gift cards
# Scam
# Scam

Gardaí warning the public about a scam that tries to trick you into buying iTunes gift cards

Aug 16th 2018, 5:12 PM 17,733 Views 20 Comments

A business in Cork was contacted by a fraudster.

# fraud - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Trump's former campaign chief to face trial today
# Paul Manafort
# Paul Manafort

Trump's former campaign chief to face trial today

Jul 31st 2018, 10:22 AM 8,056 Views 0 Comments

Paul Manafort has pleaded not guilty to 18 counts of bank and tax fraud.

# fraud - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Organisers of disastrous Fyre Festival settle €24 million fraud case
# Fyre
# Fyre

Organisers of disastrous Fyre Festival settle €24 million fraud case

Jul 24th 2018, 9:18 PM 36,825 Views 12 Comments

Hundreds of partygoers headed to the Bahamas, some paying more than $100,000 each.

# fraud - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

'Companies are being targeted daily': Gardaí warn businesses to be vigilant of invoice frauds
# Fraud
# Fraud

'Companies are being targeted daily': Gardaí warn businesses to be vigilant of invoice frauds

Jul 18th 2018, 9:46 PM 13,741 Views 0 Comments

Invoice redirect fraud is a crime targeting businesses working with suppliers and businesses that regularly perform online financial transactions.

Man (30s) arrested in connection with €1.1m international money laundering operation
# Mulhuddart
# Mulhuddart

Man (30s) arrested in connection with €1.1m international money laundering operation

Jul 18th 2018, 11:39 AM 21,234 Views 0 Comments

The alleged fraud is believed to have been perpetrated against a Danish company in May 2016.

# fraud - Friday 13 July, 2018

'Parasitic fraud': Man and woman jailed for claiming to have lived in Grenfell Tower
# Met Police
# Met Police

'Parasitic fraud': Man and woman jailed for claiming to have lived in Grenfell Tower

Jul 13th 2018, 10:30 PM 27,160 Views 74 Comments

The judge said that this was “a parasitic fraud in the wake of a human catastrophe”.