Fraud

1-15 of 19 Articles
Clock icon 4 minutes

The number of alleged fraud cases being heard in Scottish courts rose dramatically last year, according to KPMG UK’s latest Fraud Barometer. A total of 16 cases totalling £5.9 million reached Scottish courts in 2021, skyrocketing from 2020 when only one case worth £240,000 came to

Clock icon 3 minutes

Homebuyers are being warned about a spike in scams which have seen victims defrauded out of hundreds of thousands of pounds. The Law Society of England and Wales has joined forces with the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) and Action Fraud to issue flyers warning of the risk of payment diversion

Clock icon 2 minutes

A trustee who embezzled hundreds of thousands from a charity has been ordered to pay back £700,000 in profit. Architect Ian Brash, from Wallyford, East Lothian, admitted embezzling £358,832 from the Dr Robert Malcolm Trust between August 2010 and September 2014.

Clock icon 1 minute

The owner of a Highland golf club has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for stealing more than £150,000 in tax. Jon Wiggett, who owns Brahan Golf Club, submitted 13 false VAT repayment claims between 2014 and 2017.

Clock icon 4 minutes

Tom Nener highlights the importance of protecting your brand as criminals take advantage of the pandemic. The coronavirus crisis has provided a fertile platform for sophisticated counterfeiters, as highlighted in recent reports by cross-border law enforcement agencies Interpol and Europol.

Clock icon 2 minutes

There were no high-value fraud prosecutions in Scotland in the first half of this year, according to data from KPMG. The firm’s bi-annual Fraud Barometer measures fraud cases with losses of £100,000 or more reaching the UK courts. For the first time in the history of the report, zer

Clock icon 3 minutes

Judgment in a case concerning alleged fraud and torture will be handed down next week by the Supreme Court via video link. The appellant (Shagang) and the respondent (HNA) are both based in China. In August 2008, a charterparty was concluded between Shagang and Grand China Shipping Co Ltd. HNA provi

Clock icon 2 minutes

Scotland's student loans body used facial recognition technology to catch a fraudster who stole £5,500 in loans, The Times reports. The Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) used technology that is not even available to Police Scotland, which has placed a moratorium on its use amid human

Clock icon 2 minutes

There has been a drop in crimes recorded under the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018, according to Scotland's chief statistician. In figures released today that analyse the impact of the coronavirus lockdown, a 13 per cent drop in domestic abuse crimes was reported as compared with April

Clock icon 4 minutes

Andrew Phillips explores the potential abuses of the furlough scheme.  In their recent COVID-19 update, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) sought to assure us that they will continue to investigate suspected fraud, bribery and corruption, adapting ways of working where necessary to adhere to govern

Clock icon 3 minutes

Scammers are duping the public and businesses with counterfeit goods to profit from the panic and fear caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) has reported a spike in counterfeit crime along with cybercrime and fraud as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, wi

Clock icon 3 minutes

The value of major fraud cases going through the Scottish courts has declined, according to the latest data from KPMG’s Fraud Barometer, which analyses alleged fraud worth more than £100,000. Four cases were heard in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Paisley in the first half of 2019, down from nin

1-15 of 19 Articles