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Category Archives:Fraud

How SMEs can avoid becoming victims of fraud

With SMEs throughout the country struggling to grow and maximise profits, given the economic headwinds, fraud could be a major problem.

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NFT fraudsters arrested by HMRC

Three people have been arrested on the suspicion of attempting to defraud HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for a total of £1.4 million. Read More

Tax-related scams double during coronavirus pandemic, figures reveal

Tax-related scams have almost doubled in the past 12 months, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed.

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HMRC opens 13,000 inquiries into potential Covid fraud

Tax investigators have opened nearly 13,000 probes into suspected fraud and other related breaches of the coronavirus support schemes.

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Bounce Back Loan Scheme fraud rising

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLs) which has been described as a ‘giant bonfire’ of taxpayers’ money by a senior banker, has seen fraud investigations rise by more than 50 per cent in some areas.

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Furlough fraud warning after arrests

Employers have been warned that businesses abusing the furlough scheme will face action from fraud investigators.

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Increasing number of taxpayers targeted with threatening tax scams, HMRC warns

Taxpayers should remain vigilant to tax scams “threatening arrest” following a surge in reports, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned. Read More

Solicitors and investors losing “unbelievable” sums of money through dubious investment schemes, SRA warns

Dubious investment schemes are resulting in a “huge number of claims” to the Solicitors Compensation Fund, it has been warned. Read More

New Companies House rules to “crack down” on corporate fraud

Directors will need to verify that they are real people before they can act for a company, according to new proposals.

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