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News
George Eliot Hospital nurse ‘claimed £50,000 in unearned wages’ 

17 Jul 18

A hospital says the fraud has let down its ‘honest and hard-working’ staff.


News
Sextortion scam warning as fraudsters claim to have secretly filmed you watching porn online 

14 Jul 18

In a new twist not seen before by Action Fraud, the emails contain the victims own password in the subject line…


Local news
Suspected distraction fraud see’s 80-year-old lose over £1000 

12 Jul 18

West Midlands Police are investigating after an elderly gentleman appears to have been the victim of ‘distraction theft’.


FOI
Public Conveniences – Adkins Lane, Smethwick 

12 Jul 18

Follow up sent to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council by Julian Saunders on 12 July 2018 .


News
Police issue courier fraud warning after suspected cases in Yardley and Meriden 

5 Jul 18

POLICE have issued a warning against criminals who trick pensioners into giving them money with suspected cases occurring recently in Yardley, Coventry and Meriden.


News
Two arrested in courier fraud raid in Birmingham 

5 Jul 18

Courier fraudsters pose as police and bank staff to steal money from often vulnerable victims.


Blog feature
Top Tips for Preventing, Detecting and Responding to Fraud 

2 Jul 18

The Fraud Advisory Panel have published fraud resources for trustees, senior managers and professional advisers of charities in England and Wales.


News
Crooked HSBC worker who lived high-life after £200k fraud in jail sentence appeal 

30 Jun 18

Mansoor Sanobar, 33, from Walsall, in bid to have sentenced reduced…


Local news
More Fraud Alerts – Fake Texts About Ee Bills and Follow Up Calls on Previous Software Service Fraud 

22 Jun 18

Two Fraud Alerts below: Watch Out For These Fake Texts About Your Ee Bill and Watch Out For These Fake Texts About Your Ee Bill…


Blog comment
Lion Farm – Nothing from Government Yet. 

22 Jun 18

Back in March I wrote to the then Secretary of State for Local Government etc, Sajid Javid, who also happens to be my MP.


Blog comment
Beware of courier fraud – criminals are targeting our elderly family and friends 

17 Jun 18

I’ve just had warning from the excellent WMNow system (you can sign up here – it’s free and very useful) that there’s a very concerning phone scam in operation locally I think readers should be aware of – and will be wanting to warn their …


News
Hajj fraud rockets by 150 per cent – this is how to avoid being caught out 

16 Jun 18

West Midlands is a hotspot for the crime…


Blog comment
The First Lion Farm Secret Document Is Here! 

4 Jun 18

Here is one of the important documents that Fields in Trust (formerly the National Playing Fields Association) and corrupt Sandwell Council have refused to disclose about Lion Farm even though it refers to land belonging to us, the people.


Blog arts
Sweet and Sour 

1 Jun 18

MOUNTAINS: The Dreams of Lily Kwok Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Thursday 31 st May, 2018   When Helen leaves her native Manchester to work as a lawyer in Hong Kong, she feels out of place, a fraud, an English girl in a Chinese body.


News
Revealed: More than 100 taxi drivers working in city with criminal records 

24 May 18

Crimes include drug-dealing, burglary, affray and fraud…


Blog comment
Girlie Name “Jan” Gets His Own Back “Lol”! 

24 May 18

On the advice of the Office of The Information Commissioner I made a formal complaint to bent Sandwell Council about their failure to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


News
Timeshare fraud brothers ordered to pay back £100k from proceeds of crime 

4 May 18

Amarjit and Shivjit Bagharian were both jailed for seven years over 1m conspiracy…


Local news
TV Providers Discount Fraud 

1 May 18

An alert about fraudulent practices threatening innocent people.


Local news
FIFA 2018 World Cup Fraud Alert 

26 Apr 18

Two new alerts from about fraudulent practices threatening innocent people.


Rugby
‘Banana republic’ vote fraud politician making comeback in Small Heath election 

25 Apr 18

Shafaq Ahmed who was sacked over the 2004 scandal is standing as an independent candidate for Birmingham City Council…


Blog comment
Voter fraud appeal ahead of council elections 

19 Apr 18

Voters in Birmingham reminded to speak up if they suspect fraud.


Blog comment
It’s Official – Labour Sandwell is Sh*te! 

18 Apr 18

Yesterday the Birmingham Mail published the results of a survey showing Sandwell as the 18th worst place to live in the whole country – this after 43 years of Labour dictatorship.


News
Shamed housing worker who was jailed for fraud ordered to repay £20k 

17 Apr 18

Zara Danyaal pretended to be homeless and made six fake applications for accommodation…


Local news
Fraud Alerts from WMP- Bitcoin,etc, Investment Frauds 

14 Apr 18

A new alert from about fraudulent practices threatening innocent people.


Rugby
These are the types of fraud being weeded out across Birmingham 

14 Apr 18

In the first nine months of 2017 there were 517 frauds recorded by West Midlands Police, 19 per cent fewer than April to December 2016…