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HMRC Scam in the Tamworth Area 

18 Jan 18

Staffordshire Police are receiving increasing calls in the Tamworth are regarding people ringing local residents posing as HMRC officials either stating residents are owed money by HMRC or they owe HMRC money.


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Cybercrime vigilance increasing across Staffordshire 

17 Jan 18

THE Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s ongoing campaign to tackle cybercrime continues to gather momentum – with figures showing an increase in the number of reported cases.


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Beware of Courier Fraud 

16 Jan 18

Staffordshire Police are reminding people to be aware of courier fraud where offenders are cold calling victims purporting to be police officers with the intention of obtaining personal and financial information.


News
Mortgage fraud gang – including brother of feared criminal MSK – ordered to repay £13 MILLION 

16 Jan 18

Mohammed Suleman Khan’s sibling Shokut Zuman told to pay up or face more jailed time…


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Mortgage fraud gang – including brother of feared criminal MSK – ordered to repay £13 MILLION 

16 Jan 18

Mohammed Suleman Khan’s sibling Shokut Zuman told to pay up or face more jailed time…


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Improve Your Internet Security For Free 

15 Jan 18

This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau).


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Prototyping 

11 Jan 18

I don’t think I’ve ever made a game.


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Victims of Western Union fraud scam told to claim money back but warned not to get duped twice 

7 Jan 18

Western Union victims are warned not to be duped twice…


News
If you get a call from Greater Manchester Police, it’s probably not real – fraud warning 

5 Jan 18

Victims are asked to withdraw cash which is then collected by a courier later that day…


News
EX-Birmingham Dogs Home boss jailed for fraud 

2 Jan 18

The former boss of Birmingham Dogs Home has been jailed for five years for defrauding the charity of £900,000 over a four-year period.


Rugby
Crooked Birmingham Dogs Home boss blew £650k on Betfair gambling website 

22 Dec 17

Simon Price, 53, and his wife Alayna, 39, admitted cheating the charity in an 894,754 fraud…


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Ex-Birmingham Dogs Home boss jailed for £900k fraud 

22 Dec 17

Simon Price, who ran Birmingham Dogs Home, defrauded the charity over a four-year period.


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Blue UK Passport to Return after EU Exit 

22 Dec 17

After Brexit, the UK travel document will no longer be required to conform to EU standards.


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Brexit creates record number of zero-hour jobs, claims Lichfield MP 

19 Dec 17

Lichfield member Michael Fabricant credited the Brexit effect with the creation of thousands of unpaid jobs after the number of “unemployed” within his Lichfield constituency fell to 0.9%.


News
Links between Police, banks and Trading Standards boost fight against fraud 

16 Dec 17

A FRAUD prevention scheme aimed at identifying and protecting potential fraud victims has stopped more than £100,000 being passed to criminals in Staffordshire in the last two months.


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£56 billion HS2 high speed rail project is at risk of ‘fraud and financial errors’ 

15 Dec 17

MPs warn of poor financial controls after HS2 Ltd handed over 1.76 in unauthorised redundancy payments…


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Beware of the HMRC / iTunes Voucher Fraud 

9 Dec 17

POLICE are urging residents, particularly the elderly and vulnerable to be wary of fraudsters cold calling residents with a view to them purchasing iTunes vouchers to settle a debt.


Rugby
Fake taxi driver from Erdington admits string of driving offences in Walsall 

8 Dec 17

Moshin Zeb has pleaded guilty to a series of fraud offences and driving without a licence or insurance…


News
Victim hands over THOUSANDS in Great Barr as police hunt fraud suspect 

8 Dec 17

Officers have issued an urgent plea to find Herito Marquez after the incident in Hamstead…


Sport
Ex-Wolves and Coventry City man speaks out after being cleared in fraud investigation 

7 Dec 17

This is what the former winger had to say after today being cleared…


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Ex-Coventry City star Michael McIndoe claims fraud investigation dropped by police 

7 Dec 17

He took to Twitter today to say no further action was being taken…


News
Church warden admits £67,000 fraud against city church 

6 Dec 17

Ian O’Hara will be sentenced in the new year…


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Online fraud victims ‘too embarrassed’ to tell the police 

6 Dec 17

MPs say banks must do more to protect customers from fraud after it’s estimated two million incidents take place each year…


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Online fraud victims ‘too embarrassed’ to tell the police 

6 Dec 17

MPs say banks must do more to protect customers from fraud after it’s estimated two million incidents take place each year…


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Stay Cyber-Savvy with these videos… 

4 Dec 17

FOLLOWING on from our article last week about the Online Fraud Conference hosted by the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner of Staffordshire Police, we are now happy to bring you videos of the presentations.