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UK: IFED to celebrate seventh birthday

14.1.2019
The City of London Police's Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) has seen 433 insurance fraudsters convicted since it was established in 2012. IFED will celebrate its seventh birthday in...

UK: Hammond and Javid lead taskforce to combat economic crime

14.1.2019
The UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond, and Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, are going to chair a new taskforce that will aim to tackle economic crime. They will work with key figures across the financial...

UK: Investigation shows imported produce is being sold under British banner

14.1.2019
An investigation by the Sunday Mirror shows fruit and vegetables imported from other countries are being sold by retailers below banners that back British farming. Examples of imported items being...

UK: Public register requirement for overseas territories delayed

12.1.2019
The Foreign Office has informed UK-administered overseas territories that they did not need to introduce compulsory public registers revealing the true identity of owners of companies sheltering...

Sweden: Police investigation on Uber Pop's suspected tax fraud discounted

11.1.2019
The police investigation regarding US-based ride-hailing service Uber Pop's suspected tax fraud in Sweden will be discontinued. The reason was stated to be a lack of resources and low penalties for...

Sweden: Prosecutor drops insider trading case against former Starbreeze CEO

11.1.2019
The Swedish Economic Crime Authority has dropped an insider trading case against the former CEO of game developer Starbreeze. The Authority suspected that several individuals in Starbreeze had sold...

Sweden: Increase in reports about bank-related fraud in 2018

11.1.2019
In Sweden, the National Board for Consumer Disputes (ARN) reports that in 2018, it received 865 reports about bank-related fraud. This marks an increase by 85% compared to 2017. The figures further...

Denmark: Bill Browder claims Danske Bank lied to French authorities

11.1.2019
US businessman Bill Browder, an investor who has pressed charges against Danske Bank in Denmark and Estonia due to the bank's involvement in money laundering, claims that the bank lied to French...

Romania: CC investigating Delgax Grid for possible anticompetitive practices

11.1.2019
The Competition Council (CC) in Romania has launched an investigation into a possible market monopoly by Delgaz Grid, part of E.ON Romania, company which is alleged to have favoured one technical...

Denmark: Danske Bank's update on French money laundering investigation

11.1.2019
Danske Bank has published a press release stating that it would like to provide an update regarding the ongoing investigation into a possible violation of French anti-money laundering legislation in...

UK: NCA receives record number of suspicious activity reports in 2018

11.1.2019
The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) received a record 463,938 suspicious activity reports (SAR) in 2018, an increase of almost 10% on the previous year. The figure was driven up by a 20% rose in...

Denmark: KL to examine municipalities' contracts with banks

11.1.2019
Local Government Denmark (KL, Kommunernes Landsforening), the association and interest organisation of Danish municipalities, has initiated an investigation into municipalities' contracts with banks...

Spain: High Court annuls EUR 57.7mn CNMC fine imposed on paper companies

11.1.2019
Spain's High Court has annulled the EUR 57.70mn (USD 66.55mn) fine imposed on 18 companies from the paper, corrugated cardboard and cardboard packaging manufacturing sectors by Spain's competition...

Germany: Still unclear whether Kik has responsibility for Ali fire

11.1.2019
It is still unclear whether the German textile firm Kik has any responsibility for the fire in Ali Enterprises' factory in Pakistan. Kik was one of its largest clients; the fire in 2012 killed 258...

Russia: Zlatoustovskiy Vodokanal pays fine under lawsuit of Federal Service

11.1.2019
Zlatoustovskiy Vodokanal company paid fines totalling more than RUB 4.60mn (EUR 59,871.17 USD 69,057.36) for a negative impact on the environment in 2014-2016. The office of the Federal Bailiff...

Netherlands: Primus does not need to join pension fund Zoetwaren

11.1.2019
Dutch edible paper manufacturer Primus Wafer Paper does not need to join the Dutch pension fund Zoetwaren for the confectionary and sweets sector according to the court in Arnhem. Zoetwaren claimed...

Spain: Supreme Court confirms Rocalla death related to asbestos

11.1.2019
The Supreme Court of Spain has confirmed that exposure to asbestos caused the death of a former employee of Rocalla (absorbed by Uralita), following an appeal from the firm. The employee, who worked...

Hungary: NAV discovers four tonnes of fake Lego

11.1.2019
The Hungarian tax and customs authority NAV has discovered four tonnes of fake Lego containing 1.3mn bricks and other parts originating from China at Budapest's Ferihegy airport. The package worth...

UK: Greater Manchester cycle network changes name amid copyright dispute

11.1.2019
Greater Manchester's nascent GBP 500mn (EUR 575mn USD 650mn) cycling and walking network has decided to change its proposed name from Beelines to Bee Network. The change followed a copyright dispute...

France: Vente-Privee accused of false pricing practices

10.1.2019
Flash sale site Vente-Privee, number one in the world, is suspected of using misleading ads concerning discounts by the French General Directorate for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control...

Sweden: Trygghetskommissionen says theft and fraud on the rise

10.1.2019
The Security and Safety Commission (Trygghetskommissionen) on behalf of the organisation for Swedish insurance companies, Svensk Försäkring, has released a report stating that theft and IT fraud is...

Russia: State Duma's Committee endorses bill entitling CBR to block websites

10.1.2019
The State Duma Committee on Financial Market has endorsed a bill giving the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) the right to block Internet resources used for financial fraud without a court decision....

Denmark/US: Pension fund files class action lawsuit against Danske Bank

10.1.2019
The Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 773 Pension Fund in the US has filed a class action lawsuit over money laundering and securities fraud against Danske Bank of Denmark and four former executives...

France: Tobacco sales down 9.3% in 2018

10.1.2019
In 2018, tobacco sales fell by a record 9.3%, following a 1.48% drop in sales in 2017, according to Logista France data. This is the biggest decline in sales since 2003, when tobacco prices were...

Russia: Liability for sale of counterfeit pills and supplements to be stricter

10.1.2019
The State Duma passed in the first reading draft bills, which strengthen administrative and criminal liability for distribution of adulterated, counterfeit, poor-quality, and unregistered medicaments...

Europe: TAG-certified digital channels witness 0.53% ad fraud

9.1.2019
The use of Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG)-certified distribution channels for the digital advertising has managed to reduce the level of online ad fraud by over 94% from the broader industry...

Sweden: PostNord shuts down Bank-ID service due to fraud case

9.1.2019
Swedish postal service PostNord has decided to shut down its Bank-ID service available through the PostNord app. The decision is due to at least one customer being defrauded through the service....

Slovakia: Number of firms operating from tax havens up 2% in 2018

9.1.2019
According to a study by Bisnode, the number of Slovak companies operating out of tax havens rose by 2% in 2018. The number equates to 85 further companies operating from tax havens from the 4,796...

Russia: Government approves concept of product labelling system

9.1.2019
The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed an order, which approves a concept of creation and operation of the system of labelling and tracking of goods circulation. The document contains...

France: Counterfeit network uncovered in Amiens

8.1.2019
Law enforcement has uncovered a network of counterfeit clothing, shoes, and other items in Amiens, northern France. Two men were found with articles from brands including Adidas, Nike, Asics, Louis...