Home Tags Crime

Tag: Crime

Police Warn Of Crowdfunding Fraudsters

Police are warning that crowdfunding platforms are becoming a new hunting ground for fraudsters. Britain’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) warns that intelligence reveals scammers...

HMRC Wins Case Over World’s Most Expensive House

Businessman Baljit Singh Bhandal has lost a claim against the tax man after the world’s most expensive house was seized in a money laundering...

HMRC Out To Tackle Serial Tax Cheats

The UK tax man is cracking down on serial tax avoiders with a raft of new penalties. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has declared war...

Offshore Tax Crime Proposal Left Out Of Finance Bill

Controversial proposals for a law to make failing to declare offshore income a criminal offence seem to have been put on the backburner by...

Beware of lead generation websites

If it hasn’t happened to you, it has probably happened to someone you know. You receive an apparently unsolicited call from a financial advisor asking...

FX Firm Ticked Off For Misleading Advertising

How money transfer companies calculate and publicise their fees to customers has come under the spotlight in an investigation by advertising watchdogs. Charges for foreign...
Don’t Reply To Bogus Tax Refund Emails, Warns HMRC

Don’t Reply To Bogus Tax Refund Emails, Warns HMRC

Fraudsters are sending British taxpayers thousands of scam emails promising bogus tax refunds. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is urging taxpayers not to click on...
US taxpayers are unwary victims of scams in the tax filing season, warns the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Watch Out For Tax Scams, Warns The IRS

US taxpayers are unwary victims of scams in the tax filing season, warns the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Tax filing starts from January 31 in...
IRS

IRS Slammed For Unfair Offshore Cash Penalties

US taxpayers volunteering information about their offshore holdings have faced savage and unfair treatment from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), according to a consumer...

Harlequin property son denies £1.6m Ponzi scam

Matthew Ames, son of overseas property company Harlequin's chairman David Ames, has pleaded not guilty to charges relating to a £1.6m Ponzi scheme tricking...
Caymans Set To Reveal Secret Owners Of Companies

Caymans Set To Reveal Secret Owners Of Companies

A debate over pulling back the veil of secrecy over who owns companies registered in the Cayman Islands has started with a public consultation. Governments...

Princess’s Tax Fraud Case Is A Right Royal Mess

The case against Spain’s Princess Cristina for tax fraud and money laundering seems like a right royal mess. Unlike British law, Spain allows judges and...

Graphene – The Next Big Thing In Investment Scams

Consumer watchdogs are warning investors about a new investment scam – graphene. Graphene is a man-made compound derived from carbon that IT and technology firms...

FATCA FAQ For US Taxpayers

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is an international tax information swapping network aimed at identifying American citizens who earn income and hold...

No Escaping Traffic Fines For Euro Expats

Expat drivers picking up traffic convictions across Europe face on-the-spot fines or having their vehicles seized as new cross-border laws come into force. All European...

Crooked Bosses Exploit Expat Construction Workers

Expat construction workers rebuilding New Zealand’s earthquake stricken city of Christchurch need protecting from unscrupulous and crooked bosses, claims a union. First Union is calling...

Top Scams Trapping Investors Seeking High Returns

Scammers are cashing in as savers look for investments offering higher returns than rates offered by cash in the bank. Investors yielding to the temptation...

Pension Liberation Dilemma Drags On

Everyone seems completely confused about pension liberation and whether accessing retirement savings early is legal or not. Over the past several months, the courts, regulators...
Tax Task Force Targets Hidden Offshore Cash

Tax Task Force Targets Hidden Offshore Cash

A new tax task force is sifting through the financial affairs of wealthy individuals suspected of hiding their money offshore and living luxury lifestyles...

Banned IFAs Jailed For Giving Flawed Investment Advice

Two banned financial advisers have been jailed for giving clients unauthorised investment advice. Gary Hexley was sent to prison for two years and John Cooper...