The scale and sophistication of frauds targeting vulnerable consumers looks set to rise as Christmas approaches. Photograph: iStock.

The scale and sophistication of frauds targeting vulnerable consumers looks set to rise as Christmas approaches and an alert has been issued over cert(...)

Gardaí believe the latest suspect to be detained, who is based in Northern Ireland but who has business interests south of the border in Co Louth, is the mastermind of the scam, which is based on VAT carousel fraud. File photograph: Frank Miller/ The Irish Times

A man suspected of central involvement in a VAT fraud valued at €29 million has been questioned by gardaí after his arrest in Co Louth. The suspect (...)

Gardai investigated  a series of insurance claims relating to injuries suffered in slips and falls which were suspected to be false. Stock photograph: iStock

Gardaí have arrested five people in relation to a sophisticated insurance scam involving more than 20 allegedly false claims. Earlier this year, off(...)

Gardaí have begun a significant clampdown on people involved in bogus insurance claims. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí have begun a significant clampdown on people involved in bogus insurance claims and are planning to tackle them with “super raids” in the same (...)

“Just like multinational sales networks, corruption is a globalised phenomenon.”

Some years ago I came across the details of a bank account located in a jurisdiction known for its banking secrecy. The names on the account included (...)

Gardaí are warning the public about an ongoing text message scam. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí are warning the public about an ongoing text message scam known as “smishing”, which seeks to gather a person’s bank account information. Targ(...)

Gardaí have issued a warning over the growing prevalence of bogus moneylending websites, aimed at defrauding people by demanding ‘advance fees’. Photograph: iStock

The growing prevalence of bogus moneylending websites, aimed at defrauding people by demanding “advance fees”, has led to gardaí issuing a warning ove(...)

Six cars were seized when gardaí raided a number of houses in west Dublin under Operation Coatee. Photograph: Garda/ Facebook

A series of Dublin home raids targeting suspected insurance fraud marks just the beginning of a new Garda effort to shut the practice down, the head o(...)

Gardaí discounted some of the calls as they related to local grievances or rumours. File photo

A hotline set up by the Garda last year to take reports of corruption and bribery received just 33 calls in the first three months of operation, the e(...)

Former chief executive Seán Ashe, who failed to declare ties to family members with interests in two companies that received contracts from the ETB, an audit found. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (ETB), which is at the centre of a controversy over how taxpayer funds were spent, is reviewing all i(...)

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