Benefit fraudster in court

Local government agencies in the UK responsible for the allocation of benefits such as housing and income support have to make decisions based on the information they get from applicants. When that information is falsified or withheld, too often taxpayers’ money goes to recipients who are actually much better off financially than many who don’t […]

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Mobility scooter conman jailed

A so called businessman who preyed on the elderly and rarely delivered the mobility scooters they had ordered and paid for has been jailed. John Read, 53, from Prescot, Merseyside was found guilty of 27 separate charges of fraud and breach of the Consumer protection Act. The judge, upon hearing the verdict, had to postpone […]

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Liability Pitfalls for Professionals

Professional indemnity insurance, also known as professional liability insurance, is a necessity in this present day corporate jungle. Even the most conscientious and meticulous professionals are prone to lawsuits and claims. Big concrete walls and strong shields are not the best protection against the irate customers or clients, legal representatives, bankers and others involved in […]

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Long running fraudster’s luck finally runs out

Online scams are as ubiquitous as mosquitoes in a swamp; they pop up everywhere in various guises – some so obvious that only the most gullible could fall for them, some so devious and expertly constructed that even experienced scam-detectors can be convinced. The majority fall somewhere in between, directed at a specific segment of […]

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British hacker jailed for 5 years

Nicholas Webber, aged 21, is one of the most well known computer hackers in Britain after being placed in jail for five years following a multi-million-pound internet scheme that he set up online. He is now in the news again after hacking into a computer system at the prison while still incarcerated, because he was […]

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