Timeshare Conman Ordered To Pay Back Victims

Tuesday 9th July 2019

A timeshare conman who was jailed last year for scamming timeshare owners, has been ordered to pay back his victims.
Francis Madden from Bournemouth took holidays around the Mediterranean whilst ruling his business with an ‘iron fist’, obtaining hundreds of thousands of pounds from unsuspecting customers. He was jailed last year for 40 […]

Man Jailed Over $1.25 Million Timeshare Scam

Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Police in Singapore have arrested a 42 year old man for running a timeshare scam which stole $1.25 million from it’s victims.
Mohamed Yasin Karuli has been jailed in Singapore after being convicted in court for running a bogus timeshare recovery business and an unauthorised investment scheme.
Police discovered that Karuli coerced victims into […]

Lottery Scam Dupes single mum out of thousands

Friday 28th June 2019

A fraudster claiming he won £123 million in EuroMillions jackpot, cons single mum out of £5,000.
The victim was lured into the con by a fraudster who entered her place of work with a fake lottery ticket. He said his ticket was already checked at the nearby Sainsbury’s and staff there had told […]

Six Arrested In £22 Million Cryptocurrency Scam

Wednesday 26th June 2019

Six people have been arrested as a part of a worldwide investigation into the theft of £22 million of cryptocurrency.
 Five men and one woman from Bath, Wiltshire, Amsterdam and Rotterdam have been arrested after a 14 month police investigation. Police believe the group of fraudsters have been running a ‘typosquatting’ where a […]

Fraudster Brothers Jailed For 2 years for £6.2 Million investment scam

Monday 24th June 2019

Two brothers from Birmingham have been jailed for running a fraudulent investment scam, that targeted elderly and vulnerable people.
The two men from the West Midlands have each been handed a one year sentence after a long investigation by The City of London Police. The investigation, which began in 2012 following reports made […]

Romance Scam Victim Loses £40,000

Thursday 20th June 2019

One woman from Wales is speaking out after she was conned and forced into debt.
The mother of one was the victim of a romance fraud, which Action Fraud have warned are becoming more and more common, in fact, romance fraud has grown by nearly a third in the last year. She now […]

Company Fined £90,000 For Nuisance Marketing Calls

Tuesday 18th June 2019

The Information Commissioners Office has fined a home security company £90,000 for making thousands of nuisance marketing calls.
Smart Home Protection Ltd based in Staffordshire was behind 118,000 unlawful marketing calls between January 2017 and September 2018, the calls were made to people registered with the TPS. It is against the law to […]

Fraudsters con school out of £19,000

Friday 14th June 2019

Parents who fundraised nearly £19,000 for a new playground, have been scammed by internet fraudsters.
After 11 years, the playground at Buckingham Park Primary School badly needed renovating. So parents raised almost £19,000 for their children’s school, only to have it stolen by online criminals.
The parent led charity, Buckingham Events, had raised around […]

Disaster Cruise For Tui Passengers!

Friday 7th June 2019

Tui told passengers, forced to endure a nightmare start to their holiday, ‘go to your insurer’ rather than claim compensation through Tui.
The travel operator is accused of denying passengers their rights by not informing them that under The Package Travel Regulations, tour operators are required to pay compensation when a holiday is […]

Warning over extortion phishing scam

Tuesday 21st May 2019

Action Fraud have reported that a phishing scam first identified by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, continues to be reported in high numbers.
The phishing scam, involves the fraudster sending victims their own passwords, making them believe they have gained access to their computers and have footage of them watching adult material on […]