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Germany puts first auto boss on trial over 'dieselgate' fraud

Munich - Five years after "dieselgate" emissions cheating revelations rocked the car industry, ex-Audi CEO Rupert Stadler on Wednesday became the first top executive to stand trial in Germany.

Germany puts first auto boss on trial over 'dieselgate'

Munich - Five years after "dieselgate" emissions cheating revelations rocked the car industry, ex-Audi CEO Rupert Stadler on Wednesday becomes the first top executive to stand trial in Germany.

How to avoid coronavirus fraud scams

A crisis creates opportunities for fraudsters and an example is with the coronavirus pandemic. As more people gravitate towards using on-line services, the digital culture presents more opportunities for bad actors.

Ex-Audi boss to stand trial for 'dieselgate'

Frankfurt Am Main - Former Audi boss Rupert Stadler on Wednesday becomes the first to stand trial in Germany over the "dieselgate" emissions scandal, five years after parent company VW admitted responsibility.

French ex-president loses challenge to cash-from-Libya case

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy lost his bid Thursday to throw out an inquiry into claims he used Libyan cash for his 2007 presidential campaign, a ruling that could require him and several associates to stand trial.

Ex-president Sarkozy to learn fate in cash-from-Libya case

Paris - A Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that Libyan money was used in his 2007 election campaign.

Ex-Maltese PM's chief of staff arrested in fraud probe

Valletta - Maltese police arrested former prime minister Joseph Muscat's chief of staff Keith Schembri Tuesday, as part of a probe into alleged kickbacks connected to the sale of so-called golden passports.

Trump tells Americans to try to vote twice

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Thursday renewed his call for supporters to try to vote twice on November 3, a potentially illegal act that he claimed is the only way to be sure that a ballot is counted.

U.S. citizens have lost $100 million to stimulus cheque fraud

The level of stimulus cheque fraud rose following the first wave. Although reports of fraud have trended down since May, it is expected they will spike again as another stimulus cheque is on the horizon.

Ex-Trump advisor Bannon says he is 'political hit job' victim

Washington - Former top Trump strategist Steve Bannon, who was arrested this week for defrauding donors to a Mexico border wall fundraising campaign, has said he is the victim of a "political hit job"."I'm in this for the long haul. I'm in this for the fight.

Ex-Trump aide Steve Bannon arrested in border wall fraud case

New York - Former top Trump strategist Steve Bannon was arrested and charged Thursday along with three others for defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors in a Mexico border wall fundraising campaign, in a blow to the Republican incumbent.

German businessman in Wirecard probe dies in Philippines

Manila - A German businessman in the Philippines wanted for questioning over the Wirecard accounting scandal has died, the justice minister said Thursday.

Singapore company director charged over Wirecard scandal

Fpo - A company director has been charged in Singapore with falsifying letters linked to scandal-hit German payments giant Wirecard, according to court documents, as the fallout from the firm's collapse spreads further around the world.

German ministers in hot seat over Wirecard collapse

Frankfurt Am Main - GermanFinance Minister Olaf Scholz on Wednesday said he gave lawmakers a "detailed" explanation of everything he knew about the fraud scandal that brought down payments firm Wirecard, amid criticism that authorities missed early warning signs of troubl...

German ministers face grilling over Wirecard collapse

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's finance and economy ministers will be grilled by lawmakers on Wednesday about the massive fraud scandal that brought down payments provider Wirecard, amid criticism that authorities failed to act on early warning signs.

'Virtual kidnappings' warning for Chinese students in Australia

Sydney - Elaborate "virtual kidnappings" are being used to extort money from the friends and relatives of Chinese students Down Under, Australian police warned Monday, after a spate of transnational scams were reported.

Q&A: Consumer sentiment trends as businesses open back up Special

Consumer sentiment improved as businesses emerged from the lockdown and looked to open back up. But with some areas shifting back to business restrictions, sentiment has dipped slightly, as trend data reveals.

Austrian politicians trade accusations over Wirecard

Vienna - The dramatic collapse of German payment provider Wirecard fuelled a political row in Austria Monday, with former right-wing coalition partners trading accusations of links to key players in the scandal.

New facial recognition tool for fraud protection

Canadian company Trulioo EmbedID has launched a new tool designed to reduce fraud. The technology enables organizations to build online trust and customer loyalty by ensuring high levels of security and compliance.

Spying claims are latest twist in Germany's Wirecard thriller

Berlin - The plot thickens in the spectacular collapse of payment provider Wirecard: the Austrian man at large over Germany's worst financial fraud scandal may also have had links to secret services.

Big six banks are using Confirmation of Payee to reduce APP scams Special

The Payment Systems Regulator has said all members of the UK’s six largest banking groups are now using the new fraud prevention tool, Confirmation of Payee, helping to reduce Authorised Push Payment (APP) scams. What does this mean for consumers?

French ex-PM Fillon gets two-year term in fake job scandal

Paris - A Paris court on Monday sentenced French former prime minister Francois Fillon to five years in prison, three suspended, for orchestrating a fake job for his wife in a scandal that cost him his shot at the presidency in 2017.

French ex-PM Fillon faces verdict in fraud trial

Paris - A French court is scheduled to give its verdict Monday in the trial of former premier Francois Fillon on charges of setting up a fake job for his wife, although the ruling could be delayed by a controversy over alleged pressure on prosecutors.

Philippines probes possible ploy to 'mislead' Wirecard investigation

Manila - Philippine authorities are investigating immigration records that show the ex-chief operating officer of collapsed payments provider Wirecard entered the country this week before leaving for China, the Filipino justice secretary said Friday.

Fraud ruling looms for former French PM Fillon

Paris - A French court gives its verdict Monday in the trial of former premier Francois Fillon on charges of setting up a fake job for his wife that paid her over a million euros in public funds, a scandal that demolished his 2017 presidential bid.

Russian court finds director Serebrennikov guilty of fraud

Moscow - A Moscow court on Friday convicted acclaimed Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov of fraud, after a case that supporters saw as a test of artistic freedom in Russia.

Wirecard collapse an 'unparallelled scandal'

Berlin - The dramatic collapse of payments provider Wirecard is an "unparallelled scandal", Germany's finance minister said Thursday, after the group filed for insolvency as it admitted that 1.9 billion euros missing from its accounts likely did not exist.

Millions lost to cyber-fraud during coronavirus pandemic Special

The organization Action Fraud has found that considerable sums have been lost to cyber-fraud since the beginning of COVID-19 Looking at the trends is Mark Crichton, Senior Director of Security Product Management, OneSpan, who comments for Digital Journal.

France's Macron seeks review of fraud case against ex-rival and PM Fillon

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron has called for a probe into claims that prosecutors were pressured to move fast in a fraud inquiry against former prime minister Francois Fillon, his main right-wing rival in France's 2017 presidential race.

French jail sentence for uncle of Syria's Assad

Paris - A Paris court on Wednesday found Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's uncle guilty of misappropriating public funds in Syria, laundering the spoils and building a vast property portfolio in France with ill-gotten gains.
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A new report shows yet more corruption and fraud in private contractor abuse with relation to the occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq, costing US taxpayers "tens of billions" of dollars.
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