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  • PayPal to pay $25 mn for 'deception'

    PayPal to pay $25 mn for 'deception'

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2015 (AFP) - The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday said PayPal will pay $25 million in refunds and penalties for illegally signing people up for its online credit product and mishandling complaints.

    May 21, 2015
  • Health blogger admits lying about cancer

    Health blogger admits lying about cancer

    SYDNEY, April 23, 2015 (AFP) - An Australian blogger and author who became a hit after claiming she was winning a battle with brain cancer through wholefoods and alternative therapies admitted Thursday she was lying and never had the disease.

    April 23, 2015
  • Alleged 'Flash Crash' trader nabbed

    Alleged 'Flash Crash' trader nabbed

    NEW YORK, April 21, 2015 (AFP) - Authorities arrested a high-frequency trader in London Tuesday to face US criminal charges of fraud and manipulation related to the May 2010 "Flash Crash."

    April 22, 2015
  • Money-grabbing scams on the rise: Police

    Money-grabbing scams on the rise: Police

    Police on Wednesday advised the public to be on the lookout, as money-grabbing scams reach new heights.

    December 31, 2014
  • MIFCO $1 mn case under investigation

    MIFCO $1 mn case under investigation

    Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and police have started looking into the case of a Thailand company’s slipup in transferring USD 1 million (MVR 15 million) to Maldivian Industrial Fisheries Company (MIFCO).

    December 22, 2014
  • Increase in pension fraud, says PAO

    Increase in pension fraud, says PAO

    The Maldives Pension Administration Office has on Saturday said that there has been an exponential increase in the number of businesses that do not deposit their employees’ retirement pension with the Office.

    November 08, 2014
  • How scammers trick your mind

    How scammers trick your mind

    By Colin Barras, BBC

    October 03, 2014
  • Portuguese bank posts 3 mn-euro bail

    Portuguese bank posts 3 mn-euro bail

    LISBON, Aug 06, 2014 (AFP) - The former head of Portugal's crisis-hit Banco Espirito Santo, Ricardo Salgado, facing fraud and money-laundering charges, posted bail of three million euros ($4 million) Tuesday, according to local media.

    August 06, 2014
  • Fall in cases filed with police, figures show

    Fall in cases filed with police, figures show

    The number of cases filed with the police during the first six months of 2014 is comparatively lesser than that of 2013, police statistics show.

    July 07, 2014
  • UN holds talks to broker Afghan election deal

    UN holds talks to broker Afghan election deal

    KABUL, June 24, 2014 (AFP) - The United Nations said Tuesday it had stepped in to help broker a solution to Afghanistan's election crisis, hosting talks between presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah and the election authority that he has boycotted.

    June 25, 2014
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