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The four legal battles that Donald Trump faces as he prepares for another White House bid
World

The four legal battles that Donald Trump faces as he prepares for another White House bid

Despite his many legal woes, Donald Trump is considering a new presidential run. The former US president is being investigated for his role in last year's US Capitol attack, his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, and the stashing of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence

Explained: How Nirav Modi can still avoid extradition and what India can do to beat his tricks
India

Explained: How Nirav Modi can still avoid extradition and what India can do to beat his tricks

Diamond merchant Nirav Modi lost his appeal against extradition to India. However, he still has a few options left before he is brought back to the country to face trial in the Rs 13,758-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case

Donald Trump claims election fraud during midterms? Is he right?
World

Donald Trump claims election fraud during midterms? Is he right?

In a series of posts on his Truth Social platform on Tuesday, Donald Trump claimed that the midterm elections were being stolen from Republicans, especially in Arizona's Maricopa County

Explained: The $250-million COVID-19 pandemic aid scam in America
World

Explained: The $250-million COVID-19 pandemic aid scam in America

The US Department of Justice has charged 48 people in Minnesota for stealing $250 million from a federal program designed to provide meals for needy children during the coronavirus pandemic

A Dam Scandal: Pakistan raised Rs 9 billion for a dam, spent Rs 14 billion on advertisements for it
World

A Dam Scandal: Pakistan raised Rs 9 billion for a dam, spent Rs 14 billion on advertisements for it

Pakistan's parliament has summoned former Chief Justice Saqib Nisar to provide an explanation regarding the Diamer-Bhasha Dam Fund that was established during his time in the top judicial position. In 2018, he initiated crowd-funding for the project, stating that it would help counter water woes

Explained: What is Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal that put former Prime Minister Najib Razak in jail?
Explainers

Explained: What is Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal that put former Prime Minister Najib Razak in jail?

1MDB was a state investment fund which Najib Razak launched in 2009 shortly after becoming prime minister. Concerns escalated in 2014 as 1MDB slid into an $11-billion debt hole, and intensifying public scrutiny revealed missing funds

Delhi government starts uploading data on public land online to avoid fraud
India

Delhi government starts uploading data on public land online to avoid fraud

The data on acquired properties will also be uploaded on the portal so that the sub-registrars will not have to wait for the NOC and they could check status of the land on their computers

Explained: The case of SBI’s missing coins worth Rs 11 crore
India

Explained: The case of SBI’s missing coins worth Rs 11 crore

The SBI branch in Rajasthan's Karauli had hired a local agency to count coins worth Rs 13 crore in its vaults. However, after finishing nearly 80 per cent of the bags they realised the rest couldn't have held Rs 11 crore worth of coins

BharatPe founder Ashneer Grover denies allegations of fraud, poor work culture; guns for his investors
Business

BharatPe founder Ashneer Grover denies allegations of fraud, poor work culture; guns for his investors

Grover has made it clear that current CEO Suhail Sameer does not have his support, and that the latter is the 'investors’ puppet'

'Fraud against country': Nirmala slams Congress on Antrix-Devas deal, cites SC judgment
India

'Fraud against country': Nirmala slams Congress on Antrix-Devas deal, cites SC judgment

Sitharaman said her government was fighting in all courts to save taxpayers' money that otherwise would be going for payment of awards of such a fraud deal

HDFC Bank detects suspicious transactions in NRI account, suspends three employees held by police
Business

HDFC Bank detects suspicious transactions in NRI account, suspends three employees held by police

Delhi Police Cyber Cell arrested 12 people, including three HDFC bank employees, for attempting to make unauthorised withdrawals from a high-value NRI account

Pandora Papers: Call to tighten regulations gets louder as leak reveals London as hub for tax avoidance
World

Pandora Papers: Call to tighten regulations gets louder as leak reveals London as hub for tax avoidance

Treasury chief Rishi Sunak said Britain’s tax authorities will inspect the Pandora Papers and defended the country’s record on tackling tax avoidance

West Bengal Police arrest 22 for running fake call centre, duping people
India

West Bengal Police arrest 22 for running fake call centre, duping people

They introduced themselves as Amazon employees and used softwares like Teamviewer and Anydesk to remotely access and take control over target computers

Income Tax department raids premises linked to Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap's Phantom Films
Entertainment

Income Tax department raids premises linked to Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap's Phantom Films

Income Tax officials said the searches are part of a tax evasion probe and conducted at about 20 locations in Mumbai and Pune.

Account takeover incidents in finance industry increased 20% in 2020, says cybersecurity firm Kaspersky
World

Account takeover incidents in finance industry increased 20% in 2020, says cybersecurity firm Kaspersky

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the importance of e-commerce and digital financial services increased in 2020 with people spending more time at home

Delhi Police files FIR against Haryanvi singer Sapna Choudhary for misappropriation of funds, cheating
India

Delhi Police files FIR against Haryanvi singer Sapna Choudhary for misappropriation of funds, cheating

The case was registered on a complaint by Pawan Chawla of celebrity management company P&M Movies Pvt Ltd, who has accused the singer of misappropriating a huge amount collected by organising several events clandestinely and multiple loans worth Rs 3.5 crore

Indian national sentenced to 20 years in prison for running call centres that defrauded US citizens
India

Indian national sentenced to 20 years in prison for running call centres that defrauded US citizens

Hitesh Madhubhai Patel from Ahmedabad was sentenced on charges of wire fraud conspiracy and general conspiracy to commit identification fraud, access device fraud, money laundering, and impersonation of a federal officer or employee

Google removes fraudulent apps from Play Store that lured users with free gifts, installed ad malware on their device instead
News & Analysis

Google removes fraudulent apps from Play Store that lured users with free gifts, installed ad malware on their device instead

The malware reportedly generated over two billion fraudulent bid requests, infected more than 65,000 unwitting devices, and spoofed more than 5,000 apps in just a week.

57-year-old Indian-origin ophthalmologist in New York indicted for defrauding COVID-19 relief programme of $630,000
World

57-year-old Indian-origin ophthalmologist in New York indicted for defrauding COVID-19 relief programme of $630,000

In April 2020, in order to gain access Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding administered by the US Small Business Administration (SBA), Goyal falsely represented on two separate applications that he was not subject to any pending indictment.

Indian-origin engineer in US charged with fraudulently seeking over $10 million from COVID-relief fund
India

Indian-origin engineer in US charged with fraudulently seeking over $10 million from COVID-relief fund

An Indian-origin engineer in the US has been charged with fraudulently seeking more than $10 million in loans under a coronavirus relief programme set up to help small businesses.