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Spying claims are latest twist in Germany's Wirecard thriller

Berlin - The plot thickens in the spectacular collapse of payment provider Wirecard: the Austrian man at large over Germany's worst financial fraud scandal may also have had links to secret services.

Big six banks are using Confirmation of Payee to reduce APP scams Special

The Payment Systems Regulator has said all members of the UK’s six largest banking groups are now using the new fraud prevention tool, Confirmation of Payee, helping to reduce ised Push Payment (APP) scams. What does this mean for consumers?

French ex-PM Fillon gets two-year term in fake job scandal

Paris - A Paris court on Monday sentenced French former prime minister Francois Fillon to five years in prison, three suspended, for orchestrating a fake job for his wife in a scandal that cost him his shot at the presidency in 2017.

French ex-PM Fillon faces verdict in fraud trial

Paris - A French court is scheduled to give its verdict Monday in the trial of former premier Francois Fillon on charges of setting up a fake job for his wife, although the ruling could be delayed by a controversy over alleged pressure on prosecutors.

Philippines probes possible ploy to 'mislead' Wirecard investigation

Manila - Philippine ities are investigating immigration records that show the ex-chief operating officer of collapsed payments provider Wirecard entered the country this week before leaving for China, the Filipino justice secretary said Friday.

Fraud ruling looms for former French PM Fillon

Paris - A French court gives its verdict Monday in the trial of former premier Francois Fillon on charges of setting up a fake job for his wife that paid her over a million euros in public funds, a scandal that demolished his 2017 presidential bid.

Russian court finds director Serebrennikov guilty of fraud

Moscow - A Moscow court on Friday convicted acclaimed Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov of fraud, after a case that supporters saw as a test of artistic freedom in Russia.

Wirecard collapse an 'unparallelled scandal'

Berlin - The dramatic collapse of payments provider Wirecard is an "unparallelled scandal", Germany's finance minister said Thursday, after the group filed for insolvency as it admitted that 1.9 billion euros missing from its accounts likely did not exist.

Millions lost to cyber-fraud during coronavirus pandemic Special

The organization Action Fraud has found that considerable sums have been lost to cyber-fraud since the beginning of COVID-19 Looking at the trends is Mark Crichton, Senior Director of Security Product Management, OneSpan, who comments for Digital Journal.

France's Macron seeks review of fraud case against ex-rival and PM Fillon

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron has called for a probe into claims that prosecutors were pressured to move fast in a fraud inquiry against former prime minister Francois Fillon, his main right-wing rival in France's 2017 presidential race.

French jail sentence for uncle of Syria's Assad

Paris - A Paris court on Wednesday found Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's uncle guilty of misappropriating public funds in Syria, laundering the spoils and building a vast property portfolio in France with ill-gotten gains.

Verdict in French graft trial of Bashar al-Assad's uncle

Paris - A Paris court will give its verdict Wednesday in a trial on money laundering charges for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's uncle, who amassed a fortune in France over several decades.

Q&A: Importance of fraud trends as businesses open up Special

As many businesses attempt to return to something resembling normalcy, some risks might be greater than they were before the shutdown. This includes cybersecurity and fraud issues. An expert presents some core advice.

Trudeau says China just doesn't get Canada's independent judiciary

Ottawa - Beijing's linking of its detention of two Canadians in China to the arrest of a Chinese executive in Vancouver shows it doesn't understand the meaning of an independent judiciary, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

First free AI-powered ad fraud solution launched Special

The technology firm TrafficGuard has issued a free PPC fraud solution, available indefinitely. This is a limited, but functional version of their AI/machine learning powered product. The aim is to help to protect businesses.

Virus-linked fraud schemes cost US consumers nearly $5 mn

Washington - Coronavirus-related fraud schemes are rising fast and have cost US consumers some $4.77 million so far, a government watchdog said Tuesday.

Q&A: New approach to digital transaction security Special

A new startup that has come up with a unique approach to digital transaction security - it has developed a method for having the PIN originate from the user, instead of from the bank. Michael Cutlip of iti explains more.

Q&A: Consumers concerned about interacting with businesses online Special

Experian released its annual Global Identity & Fraud Report providing an insight into areas of fraud and identity theft impacting on consumers and businesses in the digital age.

Coronavirus outbreak fuels China black market for supplies

Bejing - China's coronavirus crisis has sparked a thriving black market in fake medical supplies, forcing a crackdown from ities who have seized 31 million counterfeit or substandard face masks.

Coronavirus generates rash of swindlers in Italy

Milan - From jacking-up the prices of disinfectant gel to scammers posing as Red Cross volunteers, Italy's battle to contain its coronavirus outbreak has been a gift to grifters of various stripes.

E.Guinea leader's son fined 30mn euros in French embezzlement trial

Paris - The playboy son of Equatorial Guinea's leader was handed a 30-million-euro fine by a Paris court Monday on top of a suspended jail term and the confiscation of his assets for embezzling public funds.

E.Guinea leader's son fined 30mn euros, suspended jail confirmed

Paris - The son of Equatorial Guinea's leader was handed a 30-million-euro fine by a Paris court Monday on top of a suspended jail term for using public money to fund a jet-set lifestyle in Europe.

For Safer Internet Day, businesses can do more for consumers Special

Safer Internet Day happens on February 11 each year. For the 2020 event there is a focus on what businesses can do to help keep customers safe. Cindy Provin of nCipher Security provides some advice for enterprises.

Italy's Uffizi Gallery hails US online tout ruling

Rome - Italy's world-famous Uffizi Gallery on Thursday hailed a US court victory which bars "bloodsucking" ticket touts using the Italian museum's name in website domains.The Arizona court ruling bars third parties using several addresses including Uffizi.

Fraudster Madoff is dying, wants out of prison: lawyer

Washington - Bernie Madoff, jailed in the United States for perpetrating the world's largest fraud, is terminally ill and wants to leave prison to die, his attorney said Wednesday.

U.S. tax season is here, but beware the scammers Special

The U.S. tax season has begun and while most people legitimately fill out their forms there are scams at play, ranging from false claims to the nefarious activities of scammers trying to fool people with fake links.

French minister's alleged impersonators on trial for fraud

Paris - A group of men accused of using Skype and a silicone mask to extract tens of millions of euros from the rich and famous by impersonating a top French politician go on trial in Paris Tuesday.

Germany launches raids over suspected Mitsubishi diesel fraud

Frankfurt Am Main - German prosecutors on Tuesday said they were searching business premises across the country as part of an investigation into suspected diesel emissions cheating involving Mitsubishi cars.

New data finds 28 percent increase in fraud for 2019

A new report finds new account fraud increased 27.8 percent worldwide in 2019. This is compared to full-year 2018 results, and more than 100 percent compared to 2014 levels.

French prosecutor seeks jail, huge fine for Syrian leader Assad's uncle

Paris - France's national finance prosecutor called Monday for a four-year prison sentence and a 10 million euro fine for Rifaat al-Assad, uncle of the Syrian president, accused of money laundering related to his vast property empire in France.
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - top part.
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - bottom part.
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Mayor of Montreal Michael Applebaum is under arrest. Appelbaum is accused of corruption and fraud in municipal affairs, amounting to 14 charges in all
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - top part.
A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - bottom part.
A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - bottom part.
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U.S. financial institutions are issuing credit cards with EMV computer chips, which are widespread in other parts of the world. They promise to be more secure than traditional magnetic stripe cards.
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A screengrab from the website of Colin Fry. The dead can speak, but apparently they don't spell so good.
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Joann Elizabeth Wingate, 56
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A new report shows yet more corruption and fraud in private contractor abuse with relation to the occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq, costing US taxpayers "tens of billions" of dollars.
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File photo: Skating in Holland, Unknown , Oil on canvas 31.8 x 46.4 cm. Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917; on loan to the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, since 1979. Signed: Jongkind, but likely to be a forgery.
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