Monthly Archives: October 2009

TRUST me, I’m a doctor

October 28th, 2009 | by Eamon Dillon

Paul Bint, the UK’s King Con, got another jail sentence this week. (Read here) He’s pretended to be a barrister,

INSURANCE fairy tales

October 21st, 2009 | by Eamon Dillon

Here’s a good story from the BBC about a guy, Mohammed Patel, setting up fake car crashes to defraud insurance


October 21st, 2009 | by Eamon Dillon

The mundane reality of fraud made an appearance today. A report (read here) was launched by a Dail committee in

TAX scam

October 20th, 2009 | by Eamon Dillon

It’s nearly six years since the Irish Revenue Commissioners started investigating a tax-scam in the construction industry. It was a


October 15th, 2009 | by Eamon Dillon

It’s hard to beat Victor Lustig the con-artist who twice ‘sold’ the Eiffel Tower. A possible close second could be

Anglo phish

October 6th, 2009 | by Eamon Dillon

There’s something strangely ironic about phishing for account details from Anglo Irish Bank. The Irish government have already spent €4

BBC 5 on Guzman-Betancourt

October 5th, 2009 | by Eamon Dillon

Donal MacInytre ran a short piece (eight minutes) on his BBC 5 radio show last night about Juan Carlos Guzman-Betancourt.

SKINT skimmer

October 3rd, 2009 | by Eamon Dillon

Wired have a good article on credit card skimming (read here). It is less prevalent in Ireland because unlike in

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