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  • 10 Dec 2018 8:55 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A man has pleaded guilty to four charges brought against him by the Financial Conduct Authority for defrauding investors out of approximately £600,000.

    https://portfolio-adviser.com/man-pleads-guilty-to-600k-investment-fraud/

  • 10 Dec 2018 8:54 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Cryptocurrency articles proliferate the headlines these days, but more often than not, the subject matter deals with victims and the losses they have sustained at the hands of clever conmen.

    https://www.leaprate.com/experts/tom-cleveland/the-anatomy-of-an-initial-coin-offering-ico-fraud/



  • 10 Dec 2018 8:52 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA).

    http://news.cityoflondon.police.uk/r/1158/over_1500_money_mules_identified_in_worldwide_mon

  • 03 Dec 2018 2:45 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A self-styled British trader who conned financial experts and some of his closest friends out of millions of pounds in a nine-year investment scam was sentenced to five years in jail

    https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/self-styled-trader-jailed-over-british-investment-scam-150326522--sector.html

  • 03 Dec 2018 2:45 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Over the summer Barclays launched a nationwide campaign to help UK firms tackle cybercrime and fraud after it posted research with YouGov that showed almost half of all SME had been targeted by fraudsters

    http://www.cityam.com/269713/barclays-faces-substantial-number-daily-cyber-attack

  • 26 Nov 2018 3:21 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A star of The Only Way Is Essex has been spared jail after admitting his part in a £450,000 scam — making him the second character in the TV reality show to be snared by fraud inspectors.

    https://www.metro.news/towie-star-mike-hassini-spared-jail-for-450000-diamond-fraud/1319886/

  • 26 Nov 2018 3:20 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Financial Conduct Authority has been cleared of failing to investigate an unregulated company after a disgruntled investor took their case to the Financial Regulators Complaints Commissioner.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/regulation/2018/11/22/fca-wins-fraud-bond-investigation-complaint/

  • 26 Nov 2018 3:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The financial regulator is upping its use of technology to catch out fraudsters, and has said data could help it predict which firms pose a risk.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/regulation/2018/11/21/fca-to-use-data-to-predict-fraud/

  • 26 Nov 2018 3:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The chairman of the parliamentary group for banking has notified Lloyds CEO he had written to the FCA about the case involving the Reading unit of HBOS, which Lloyds acquired in 2009.

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-lloyds-hbos/mp-seeks-probe-into-lloyds-ceos-handling-of-fraud-case-idUKKCN1NQ2C1

  • 19 Nov 2018 2:12 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned two Norwich-based advisers for using their advice firm to run a £17.5m fraud that conned more than 200 elderly and vulnerable clients.

    https://www.professionaladviser.com/professional-adviser/news/3066392/fca-bans-adviser-brothers-convicted-of-gbp17m-fraud

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