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Builders Scamming Online Find-A-Trader Sites

Unscrupulous builders are scamming online find-a-trader platforms by bribing customers to post fake reviews, a web site owner claims. Even though thousands of home owners...

Fraudster Treated Charity Pension As A Personal Piggy Bank

Pension trustee Roger Bessent boosted his own finances by treating other people’s retirement savings as his personal piggy bank, a court heard. Bessent siphoned nearly...

EU’s Top Cop Calls For Stricter Cryptocurrency Policing

Europe’s top policeman has joined the clamour for more regulation of cryptocurrency to stop organised crime gangs from laundering their illicit cash. Europol director Rob...

MPs Set Deadline For Pension Cold Callers To Hang Up

Unwanted telephone calls from pension scammers are one of the most despicable marketing tactics that rob innocent savers of their retirement income. Lawmakers are determined...

Only Crooks And Tax Evaders Deal In Big Bank Notes

It’s time ditch any £50 or 500 Euro bank notes stashed under the mattress as governments move to scrap larger denomination bank notes. Both the...

Scammers Trick Fraud Victims Into Paying Again

Unlucky investors who took up an opportunity to ‘recover’ investments lost in carbon credit and rare earth metal scams fell victim to fraudsters twice. Not...

Police Overwhelmed By Scammers, Warns Law Firm

Victims of fraud can no longer rely on the police to recover their stolen assets and need to take their own steps to fight...

£3.2m Bitcoin Hack Revealed In Leaked Report

Bitcoin hackers stole £3.2 million of the virtual currency by accessing secure servers through an unprotected personal computer in an online attack on leading...

Savings Providers Ordered To Clean Up Their Act

£160 billion cash held in onshore savings accounts was earning interest at 0.5% or less in 2013 – and confused investors often do not...

No Protection For Bitcoin Investors Who Lose Money

The financial consequences of investing in virtual currencies have become clearer following a £3.3 million hack of one of the UK’s leading Bitcoin platforms. Bitstamp...

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Struggling Forex Broker Bought Flats With Company Funds

A forex broker whose company was approaching financial meltdown switched £1.05 million from a business account to buy two apartments in Dubai in a...

Stock Markets Slump To Worst Quarter In 37 Years

Stock markets slumped to record losses in the first three mnths of the year due to fears over how coronavirus impacts the world economy...

Operation Airlift Underway For Brits Stranded Abroad

The British government is working with partner airlines to bring thousands of stranded travellers back to the UK. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has set aside...

Expat Landlords Get Buy To Let Mortgage Aid

The financial pain of coronavirus uncertainty for buy to let landlords has been eased by the housing minister. Secretary for Housing Robert Jenrick is extending...

Financial Package On The Way For Self-Employed

Financial support is coming for freelance and self-employed expats who pay their taxes in the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised. In his last...
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