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Fraudsters claiming to be from the Ombudsman are cold-calling victims and telling them they have a cheque for a large amount of money from a compensation claim.
Bitcoin’s popularity and the emergence of about 1,500 other digital coins or tokens have drawn more hackers into the red-hot cryptocurrency space, expanding opportunities for crime and fraud, cybersecurity firm Digital Shadows warned in a report
Social network blocks initial coin offering ads as they are ‘frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices’
The FCA has said investors are now being targeted by fraudsters on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, more than they are over the phone, tempting people to put cash into cryptocurrencies and other financial products such as binary options, contracts for difference and forex.
Litigation funder Therium is to contribute £1.5m to Noel Edmonds' £60m claim against Lloyds Bank relating to the fraud that took place at Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS).
In its latest report, the government re-launched its ‘Flag it Up’ campaign to raise awareness of how industry can help stamp out criminality and illegal practices.
A Ponzi scheme is one of the oldest forms of fraud, and continues to be rampantly active today.
Speech by Robin Jones, Head of Technology, Resilience & Cyber at the FCA, delivered to the PIMFA Financial Crime Conference, London.
The rising price of Bitcoin has been met with a surge in cryptocurrency crime as reports of Bitcoin-related fraud tripled in 2017.
Europe encourages the folly and danger of cryptocurrency exchanges by issuing a license to the world’s largest virtual exchange for Etherium, Litecoin and Bitcoin, whereas Britain remains completely against it, and rightly so
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