Category Archives: Online Fraud Detection
Gas Man Stole To Pay For Holiday
As reported on the Leeds Live website, a British Gas worker defrauded his employer out of £11,000 to pay for his friends to go on holiday.
Tony Clamp’s fraud was discovered after a manager noticed multiple refunds had been sent to accounts linked to his grandmother.read more
Big Increase In Fake Online Courses
The This Is Money website reports that there has been a surge in scammers selling fake online courses during the COVID-19 lockdown, as more households take up learning whilst in isolation.
The online learning market has become the new Wild West, where learners can easily be hooked by increasing numbers of cowboys.
Ambulance Worker Stole PPE
According to The Sun website, an ambulance service worker has been arrested for stealing face masks to sell online for exorbitant prices.
A man in his 20s is accused of taking protective items from medical centres across north London, after staff tipped off police officers.read more
Business Fraud Is Booming
An article on the ITProPortal website reports that business fraud is booming and suggests that companies are creating environments that increase fraud risk.
Business and accounting fraud (suspected in the recent case of Patisserie Valerie’s accounting black hole) is a serious problem across the country.read more
Thief Sold £40k Of Car Parts On Ebay
The Hull Live website reports that a warehouse manager stole over £40,000 worth of stock from his employer to sell on eBay, to pay for his home renovations.
Paul Bloice worked for Euro Car Parts, and routine checks found that a high volume of goods had been ordered, but not received at the Hull depot.read more
Postman Stole Electricals From Mail
The St Helens Star website reports that a postman stole people’s post containing more than £7,000 of electrical items to fund a gambling addiction.
Mark Anthony Foster stole 17 postal packets over a nine-month period, mostly mobile phones, before selling the stolen goods on eBay.read more