Victims of Investment Scam Receive £2 Million Compensation

Not all superhero’s wear capes. One such tale revolves around John Gerard Metcalfe, from Essex whose actions led to a £2 million loss for several individuals. Metcalfe’s fraudulent investment scam ultimately brought him to bankruptcy and legal action in 2013. However, justice has a way of catching up, and in 2017, he was convicted of…

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Unmasking Online Scams: The Martin Lewis Impersonation

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The internet has revolutionised the way we live, work, and communicate, offering countless opportunities and conveniences. However, with this digital revolution comes the dark side – online scams. These scams can range from simple phishing attempts to elaborate schemes that prey on people’s trust. One such case is the story of Lisa, a victim who…

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Beware of Dubious Property Investment Schemes: A Warning

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In recent years, fraudulent property investment schemes have been evolving at an alarming rate, posingsignificant risks to both the public and law firms unwittingly involved in them. As scams adapt toprevious warnings, it becomes essential for all law practitioners to read and heed the followingwarning notice. This blog post aims to shed light on the…

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Major UK Bank Warns Investors of Online Scams and Fraud

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Major UK bank TSB has called on social media giant Meta to take action against the rising wave of investment fraud and online scams on its platforms. Specifically, TSB has revealed that the scale of social media scams on Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram is massive. Accounting for 80% of fraud cases. As a result, with…

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The Digital Smoke-The Largest Online Investment Scam

The Digital Smoke Scam

Have you heard of Digital Smoke? It was recently reported that one of the largest online investment scam networks (by size and volume of operations) has been identified. Investigators penned the name ‘Digital Smoke’ as once the group took payment from victims- they would disappear. They would then go on to set-up their next scampaign…

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Silicon Valley Investor’s Due Diligence Fail

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Silicon Valley is known globally as the center of technology entrepreneurship and innovation. It is the hub of tech start-ups, full of hopefuls vying for funding from venture capitalists and angel investors. And many with money to spare are eagerly searching and awaiting the next big thing in tech to invest in.  However, Silicon Valley…

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