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  1. Simon Macartney was employed by South East Ambulance NHS Trust as Driving Standards Manager and was responsible for the driving standards of Ambulance drivers who attend 999 calls. https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/man-who-lied-qualifications-job-14449837
  2. Lone Wolf

    Betting shop

    Scenario: Dave is a regular punter at his local bookmakers shop. After several years of betting and losing overall, he thinks he has 'discovered' a mathematical flaw in certain bookmakers odds whereby occasionally he can significantly increase his chances of making a profit. He starts off by going to the shop and placing small cash bets of £10 a time. After a few weeks, he has made an overall profit of £100 and thinks he is on to the 'secret sauce'. He becomes greedy and increases his stakes to £100. He does this for a few more weeks and his profit is now closer to £1000. Full of confidence, he walks into his favourite shop and fills in his slip, requesting £500 on a horse to win a race at 5/1. The cashier says to him "Dave, we can't take your bets any more. You win too much. You'll have to go somewhere else I'm afraid." Dave says "can I get £100 on it?" and the cashier say they cannot take any of his bets any more. Dave is quite upset by this. So he goes to a fancy dress shop and buys a large wig and sunglasses and goes back to the shop in disguise hoping he won't be recognised. He fills in the slip again, requesting £500 on the same horse to win the race at 5/1 and his bet is accepted. Has Dave committed any offences?
  3. Three out of four fraud cases were not reported to the police, said Barclays. Most people who fall victim to banking fraud do not report the scam to police, often because they are too embarrassed, research has found. A survey of 1,500 victims showed that a third did not tell their bank, even though the average amount stolen is almost £900. Barclays Bank is launching a "fraud clinic" to offer the public advice on how to protect themselves from potential cyber-attacks following its research. Ashok Vaswani, chief executive of Barclays UK, said: "We want to encourage people to talk more openly about scams, so that we can work together to lift the stigma of fraud. "If people are too embarrassed to even tell their friends and family, then how can we expect them to report it to their banks?" The most common frauds include identity theft, fake bank websites and online shopping scams, said the report. Three out of four fraud cases were not reported to the police, said Barclays View on Police Oracle
  4. Detectives have begun an investigation into allegations of fraud involving the Police Federation of England and Wales. Federation officials said they asked Surrey Police to investigate after identifying what they described as "potential fraudulent activity". As the news emerged, the federation - which represents most police officers - separately confirmed that its vice-chairman, Will Riches, had resigned. No reason has been given for Mr Riches' resignation. No one has been arrested. Mr Riches, a constable with London's Metropolitan Police, had held the position since May 2014 when he lost the chairmanship of the federation on the toss of a coin. He has not responded to requests to comment. 'Initial investigation' Officials from the Police Federation said the fraud allegations being investigated relate to bank accounts held by its Constables' Central Committee. Surrey Police said it was investigating whether any offences had been committed. During the day, detectives from the force carried out inquiries at the federation's headquarters in Leatherhead. No arrests have been made. In a statement, the Police Federation said: "On Tuesday 15 March the PFEW (Police Federation of England and Wales) contacted Surrey Police to ask them to investigate potential fraudulent activity, relating to accounts held by the Federation's Constables' Central Committee. "The issue was identified by the PFEW itself and we are fully cooperating with their initial investigation which is being undertaken to determine whether any offences have been committed. "Until those enquiries are complete it would be inappropriate to comment further." Source: BBC
  5. miffy

    Fraud

    A supervisor at a grocery store has been voiding transactions and has been taking the money, but still gives the product to the customer. However when interviewed, claims that someone else has stolen money and the supervisor is trying to cover up the loss by voiding transactions. Has voided over £1000, but the money is not accounted for, and the store has lost out on groceries as well. Is this fraud by abuse of position or is this not a fraud offence?
  6. The CPS has insisted snap election will have no impact on the timing of decisions on whether to press charges linked to 2015 General Election. Alex Salmond has warned against the Conservatives being "allowed to buy another" General Election by using officials who "successfully bought" the 2015 contest. The SNP MP questioned if ministers have plans in place to deal with the implications should the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decide to press charges linked to the 2015 General Election expenses of Conservative MPs. He expressed concerns in the Commons over the involvement of political strategist Sir Lynton Crosby, known for using shock tactics to divert attention away from another issue, and others in the Conservative campaign given their previous work in 2015. The Electoral Commission fined the Conservatives a record £70,000 last month after concluding the party failed to report accurately its spending in three 2014 by-elections and at the 2015 general election. Fifteen police forces have also submitted files to the CPS which relate to allegations concerning a candidate and an election agent at the 2015 contest, with the number of people involved totalling at least 30. The CPS has insisted the snap election on June 8 will have no impact on the timing of decisions on whether to press charges. Mr Salmond, raising a point of order in the Commons, said: "Given that the Prime Minister has decided to reappoint all of the campaign team who have already been fined by the Electoral Commission responsible for this boorach, we cannot get ourselves into a position of that campaign team, up to and including Lynton Crosby, having successfully bought one election, allowed to buy another." Speaker John Bercow, in his reply, said: "The rules governing the conduct of elections are not a matter for the chair." He added: "I have no intention of being drawn into this matter, which would be quite improper. What the police and Crown Prosecution Service do and when is a matter for them." Labour MP Dennis Skinner (Bolsover), also raising a point of order, said he had received no answers from Prime Minister Theresa May nor Justice Secretary Liz Truss on the matter. He said of Mrs May: "She didn't get a revelation on the Welsh hills. She called a snap election in order to try and beat the Crown Prosecution Service. "That's what this election is all about." View on Police Oracle
  7. Sir Penguin

    Using fake bus tickets

    I've just been doing a bit of reading up and I've had a thought - not again A male gets on the bus into town and produces a fake bus ticket that he bought from a third party. The driver allows the male to board the bus and accepts his ticket as he believes he is presented with a real one. A few stops down a ticket inspector gets on the bus and notices that the male has used a fake bus ticket. The inspector removes the male from the bus and is now stood outside with a police officer. I believe the offence committed above is fraud by false representation (s2 Fraud Act) but it also seems to me as though it fits with obtaining services dishonestly (s11 Fraud Act) Can anyone share their thoughts or give examples where the two pieces of legislation would be used best?
  8. Police are warning residents of Bedfordshire to be vigilant after a man was fraudulently conned out of thousands of pounds. The man, who lives in Houghton Regis, was visited by two men on 10 August who explained that they noticed his roof needed repairing. The man gave the men the money to do the work and was subsequently visited by several further men, all purporting to be workmen and demanding that the man gave them a large amount of money. The men claimed to be from a company called Elite Roofing and Building Solutions. PC Donna Jackson-English, investigating, said: “This is a truly despicable series of frauds whereby the offenders have conned a man out of a significant amount of cash. “I would like to remind the public never to hand over money or personal details to a cold caller, or invite strangers into your house. If you do ever have any concerns, please make sure you contact police immediately. “If you have elderly relatives or neighbours, please remind them to be vigilant and if in doubt, to contact yourself or someone else that can help. Anyone with information that could help police identify those responsible is asked to contact PC Jackson-English on 101, text 07786 200 011. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Crime prevention advice Residents are advised to deter bogus callers by verifying the caller’s identification before fully opening the door. If you have a chain, keep this fastened when you go to the door.If in any doubt that the caller is not there for a legitimate purpose, such as a pre-arranged visit, do not let the person into your home.Handbags, wallets, cash and house or car keys are obvious targets, so don’t leave them in a prominent position or in view of windows.Look out for warning signs from unsolicited callers – do not give out cash to pay for work you haven’t agreed to in advance with a reputable company, and never share your bank details or PIN numbers.Remember, police or bank officials would never ask you for these details so if you suspect someone to be masquerading in these roles, call police.Source
  9. https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article/11171/Fraud---Online-Loans
  10. Long story short is this turned into a good little job all because we ended up digging that little bit deeper. This was raised to us initially purely as a forged parking pass in the car park but it very quickly turned into something much bigger. Good result but its a shame he didn't get any actual prison time for it.
  11. Nearly all of the roughly US$370 million in bitcoin that disappeared in the February 2014 collapse of Mt. Gox probably vanished due to fraudulent transactions, with only 1 percent taken by hackers, according to a report in Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, citing sources close to a Tokyo police probe. Of the 650,000 bitcoins unaccounted for -- worth about US$208 million today -- only about 7,000 appear to have been purloined by hackers, the newspaper reported on New Year's Day, adding that investigators have yet to identify who was responsible. That conflicts with the explanation by Mt. Gox, which blamed a bug in the Bitcoin system when it filed for bankruptcy on Feb. 28. "We believe that there is a high probability that these bitcoins were stolen as a result of an abuse of this bug," Mt. Gox said in a statement on its website that day, which suggested "a variety of causes including hacking by third parties." "There's not much I can say at this point, except the fact that I will continue investigating in order to find what really happened," former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles said via email on Thursday. While Mt. Gox is being liquidated under the direction of a trustee, Karpeles is still CEO of parent company Tibanne, a small IT firm based in Tokyo. In an interview with IDG News Service in November, Karpeles said security at Mt. Gox was not what it should have been. In 2013, the startup began taking in millions of dollars worth of bitcoin and tens of thousands of new customers per month, peaking at about 1.2 million customers in total. The disclosure follows months of investigations by police and others into the tangled mess surrounding the disappearance of the 650,000 bitcoins. Police investigators analyzed Internet connection records for various transactions on the exchange. It found that bitcoins were being pooled by unknown parties and the pools did not correlate to customer accounts, according to the Yomiuri newspaper. In November, Bitcoin exchange Kraken was enlisted to help investigate the missing bitcoins as part of the liquidation of Mt. Gox. View the article source
  12. HampshireSaint

    Forged car parking permit

    Private land where people pay for parking permits. A person somehow obtains a blank visitor permit and writes on a date a year in advance in order to park for free. Any offences?
  13. jonnykino

    Emails Harassment - UK Police

    I made a thread on UKPoliceOnline, but have been banned after a bit of confusion. On to my 'story', and then question. My friend starts going out with some guy. She starts to receive emails supposedly from her new boyfriend, he denies them. It carries on, and she blocked the email. It happens more and more, from different email account, and the emails contain supposed 'forwarded' messages from her boyfriend, talking crap about her. Her boyfriend also received some messages accusing him of sending the emails. She said she was going to report the email accounts to the police, so I asked on the UKPoliceOnline forum whether anything would happen, they said it wasn't a police matter. Skip to today. My younger brother - who had a brief fling with my friend - comes into me, telling me it's been HIM sending the emails all along, and said that on one of the accounts he created, her boyfriend told him that the police are involved now. I advised him to join UKPoliceOnline to ask for advice - he was banned. So was I. I'm presuming because he used my computer, I don't know. Anyway, I'm asking on his behalf. Will anything come of this? If they've reported each email account my brother used to forward fictitious emails from my friends boyfriend to her, will they all be traced back to him? He's in his second year of university and does not need this. I'd rather he be kept out of it to be honest, even if it was an idiotic thing that he's done. So yeah, will the police trace the email accounts and emails all back to him now? What will happen? He's worried, and I'm worried to be honest.

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