Call for more industry action to stop recruitment fraud

Recruitment companies must do more to help stamp out the rapidly growing issue of job scams. Recruitment companies must do more to help stamp out the rapidly growing issue of job scams, Employment Minister Damian Hinds has said. Recruitment fraud is a serious, yet lesser-known crime which often goes unreported by jobseekers. However research shows that … Read more

Health worker claimed relatives had died to claim sick pay

A health care worker lied about the deaths of three family members to falsely claim almost a year’s paid absence from work between 2012 and 2015. Over a period of three years Joseph Wilson first told his NHS employer a brother had died, followed later by his cousin and then his sister. Wilson, aged 41, … Read more

Detectives are urging residents to be vigilant after a report of attempted fraud in the Up Holland area

Around 12.30pm on May 31, a woman in her 70s received a phone call from a man claiming to be an officer with the Inland Revenue. While on the phone they informed her she owed a considerable amount in unpaid taxes. Before the call they had obtained various details regarding the aggrieved and relayed this … Read more

Which? exposes fraud hotspots across England and Wales

The capitals of dating fraud, computer repair scams and a host of other frauds are revealed today in exclusive analysis by the consumer champion Which?. It comes as Which?’s analysis reveals that reported fraud in the UK has risen by more than 10% in one year (2015-16), with 264,204 frauds reported in 2016. Under the Freedom of … Read more