Timeshare Trial May Hold Key To Solve Murder Case

Thursday 9th May 2024

The partner of serial Timeshare fraudster John “Goldfinger” Palmer is facing trial in Spain this week, in a case which police say could hold the key to his murder. Christina Ketley and Richard Cashman are accused of selling non-existent timeshares on Palmer’s orders, whilst he was behind bars serving 8 years for […]

Cold-Calling company fined £80,000 by the ICO

Thursday 9th May 2024

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has fined a West Midlands based company £80,000 for calling customers registered on a do not call list. Secure Home Systems Ltd called people registered on the Telephone Preference Service over 80,000 times between September and December 2017, which resulted in 268 complaints from consumers.
The ICO began […]

Economy Energy Stops trading, leaving customers in the lurch

Thursday 9th May 2024

An energy company based in the West Midlands has been banned from taking on any new customers. Citizens Advice and the Energy Ombudsman contacted the energy regulator Ofgem after receiving numerous complaints from the company’s 240,000 customers, and an investigation began into the company.
Ofgem launched their investigation and have described the company […]

Man Jailed over huge holiday fraud scam

Wednesday 8th May 2024

29 year old Adam Griffiths, from Swansea, filled his social media accounts with pictures of him living the high life on luxurious holidays. He posted pictures of himself on private yachts in Dubai, flying first-class and seeing the Views in Singapore. In one post, he boasted about having the best hotel rooms […]

3 Men charged over timeshare termination scam

Wednesday 8th May 2024

Police in Singapore have charged 3 men over their involvement in a timeshare cessation scam. It is alleged that the 3 men defrauded 20 victims out of nearly £115,000 between 2012 and 2013. Investigators at the Commercial Affairs Department launched an enquiry into a company that was targeting timeshare owners, offering to […]

Beware of Online Marketplace’s This Christmas

Wednesday 8th May 2024

Citizens’ Advice is warning buyers to beware, as thousands of people are reporting being ripped-off whilst using online marketplaces. Citizens’ Advice received  more than 13,000 complaints about problems with online marketplaces. According to the report, 76% of adults in the UK use online marketplaces. An online marketplace is a website, or app, […]

Heartless Fraudsters Target Elderly Victim

Wednesday 8th May 2024

The family of an 83 year old man have appealed for help, after he lost his life savings in a phone scam. He was conned into transferring £60,000 from his highstreet bank to accounts belonging to the fraudsters. His family spoke with the BBC this week, to help highlight how easy it […]

3 Men guilty of million dollar timeshare scam

Wednesday 8th May 2024

Three men from Tampa, in Florida, have pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft for their part in a huge telemarketing scam that cost 40 victims more than $1.5 million. Each face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and will be sentenced […]

Clever Conman built his own fraud machine

Wednesday 8th May 2024

Tony Muldowney-Colston used a bizarre-looking, homemade machine to rob people of hundreds of thousands of pounds. The 53 year old from Brighton was accused of defrauding hundreds of customers and banks, but has finally been put behind bars. According to the Telegraph, Muldowney-Colston built the semi-automatic social engineering bank telephone machine allowed […]

Uber fined £385,000 for losing customer data

Tuesday 7th May 2024

The Information Commissioners Office has fined Uber £385,000, for allowing hackers to steal data on 2.7 million UK customers. In 2016, hackers managed to obtain full names, addresses and phone numbers of Uber customers and the ICO said the whole incident was avoidable. Uber has also been fined 600,000 euros by regulators […]