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#Fraud

# fraud - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

# fraud - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud and breach of trust

Netanyahu himself is under investigation on suspicion of corruption offences.

# fraud - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

David Drumm handed six-year jail term for conspiracy to defraud and false accounting

The sentencing comes after one of the longest trials in the history of the State.

# fraud - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Nine people arrested for 'fraudulently benefitting from Grenfell fire'

The amounts involved range from £20,000 to £100,000.

# fraud - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Former Anglo CEO David Drumm has been found guilty

The trial has been one of the longest-running in the history of the State.

# fraud - Saturday 2 June, 2018

# fraud - Friday 1 June, 2018

Man who falsely claimed father died in Grenfell Tower fire jailed for fraud

The man used the name of a real victim to claim money and free hotel accommodation.

# fraud - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Case against former Anglo chief David Drumm concludes

Drumm faces charges of alleged conspiracy to defraud Anglo depositors by inflating the Anglo deposit total by €7.2 billion in September 2008.

# fraud - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Two arrested after Spanish company duped into transferring money to Irish bank account

Another man was arrested for similar offences in Dublin today.

# fraud - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Man jailed for over 10 years after brandishing fake gun at children from car before speeding off London This post contains videos

Man jailed for over 10 years after brandishing fake gun at children from car before speeding off

Peter Brown had been identified from CCTV footage as having pointed a ‘gun’ at a group of youths at a children’s playground in August 2017.

# fraud - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

# fraud - Friday 6 April, 2018

Woman who pretended to be widow of Grenfell Tower victim jailed for four years

The total value of her fraud was more than €21,000.

Kildare councillor pleads guilty to fraudulently lodging €200,000 into his account from a housing agency

“This is a serious breach of trust and confidence,” the sitting judge said yesterday.

# fraud - Friday 23 March, 2018

Couple in Kildare sentenced over 'one of largest welfare fraud cases in the State'

The couple claimed rent allowance to pay off a mortgage that the husband got under a false name.

# fraud - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Gardaí investigate potential Islamic extremist link to €500k invoice fraud against Dublin Zoo Exclusive

A “substantial amount” of the money has been recovered but detectives are now probing the origins of the scam.

# fraud - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Woman who pretended to be widow of Grenfell Tower victim convicted of fraud

She lated claimed her made-up husband had actually survived and taken refuge in a cave

# fraud - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Five people arrested in connection with scam that cost Dublin Zoo €500k

Searches were carried out at properties in Tipperary and Dublin today.

# fraud - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Judge extends sentence suspension so woman who stole €460k can join support scheme

The woman stole the funds from a financial services firm to help keep her ill husband’s business afloat.

# fraud - Friday 23 February, 2018

Ex-Trump campaign chief hit with more fraud charges

Paul Manafort and his former partner were already indicted for money laundering and tax evasion.

# fraud - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Whistleblowers left frustrated as 'massive backlog' delays investigation of white collar crime

There are not enough gardai with the expertise to investigate this often complex type of crime, according to experts working in the area.

# fraud - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

# fraud - Monday 4 December, 2017

Businesses warned to vigilant as over €700,000 lost in the past month from invoice fraud

Gardaí said today that there had been numerous attempts by scammers to carry out invoice redirect fraud on businesses.

# fraud - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi

In the first six months of this year there has been €16.6 million gross card fraud.

# fraud - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Tennis star Maria Sharapova named in luxury housing fraud probe in India

Prospective buyers were told the complex would house a tennis academy, a clubhouse and a helipad.

# fraud - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'A fraud': Judge rules woman deliberately set trap for other driver in insurance scam

Mr Justice Raymond Groarke said Angela McDonagh set up the claim in an “amateur fashion”.

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