Investigating tax fraud

In the UK it is Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs that investigates tax fraud as part of its regulatory duties. HMRC is a massive organisation that has grown out of the merger of what was termed “the Inland Revenue” and … Read More

Money Laundering – Professional Obligations

I remember back in 2003 when the Proceeds of Crime 2002 legislation and associated Money Laundering Regulations 2003 (both subsequently amended by Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 and Money Laundering Regulations 2007) were coming into force. As an … Read More

Ponzi schemes never die – they just keep coming!

The Ponzi fraud dates back to early last century when Charles Ponzi first brought the idea of using an investors funds to repay investors their interest, thereby seeming to be a successeful business and encouraging new investors, into public knowledge. I … Read More

Scams and cons

Just a quick final post for today to hopefully finish checking my blog site formatting!  One of my interests is researching the many scams and cons that abound in the “business opportunity” market place.  For this reason I have set … Read More

Insolvency fraud

One of the areas where I have been involved over recent years is investigating fraud arising out of insolvent estates and organisations.  This is where a bankrupt person or director of an insolvent company has, in preparationn for, or in contemplation of the impending … Read More

Long Firm Fraud

The term Long Firm Fraud is popular with law enforcement investigators who coined the phrase several years ago when this method of fraudulent trading was at its height. Typically based in the Midlands organised crime gangs would set up apparently … Read More

Fraud investigation or waste of time?

Apologies for three short posts this moring as I am working on the format of the fraud advice blog and experiencing a few problems. This morning I had scheduled a meeting in Birmingham with a building contractor in connection with a current investigation involving several … Read More