Tag : fraud

Patisserie Valerie in a Pinch Over ‘Potentially Fraudulent’ Accounts

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

A shadow has been cast over the future of café chain Patisserie Valerie after the discovery of ‘significant and potentially fraudulent’ irregularities within the accounts of its owner Patisserie Holdings by the company’s board of directors. Patisserie Holdings shares, listed on the AIM submarket of the London Stock Exchange designed … Read More

Trouble in Paradise: Avoidance, Evasion and Offshore Accounts

12 months ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon shines a light on the latest leak of British celebrities hiding their wealth in offshore funds and exposing the most vulnerable in society. On the 5th November 2017, millions of documents were made public relating to offshore investments. Named ‘The Paradise Papers’, these leaks revealed the private financial affairs of … Read More

Business cyberattacks: Are your details safe?

2 years ago / 0 comments

(Photo from : Musings of a Mario Minion) Another few weeks go by, another seemingly secure, reputable business has a cybersecurity breach. This month Tesco Bank fell prey, £2.5million was drained from around 9,000 current account holders. Tesco Bank moved quickly to refund all customers affected within 48 hours of the … Read More

Phishing scams target students

2 years ago / 0 comments

More observant students may be aware that screens around campus have been encouraging vigilance when online and answering the phone. The messages are in response to known new phishing schemes that target students, particularly those from abroad. The Gryphon contacted the university for more information. A University of Leeds spokesperson … Read More

Cameras Found on Local ATMs

3 years ago / 0 comments

Criminal recording and trapping devices have been found on one ATM cash machine in Hyde Park and on three in Headingley. It has emerged that criminals are placing cameras and other devices around cash machines in areas including the Otley Road and North Lane, with the intention of recording pin numbers … Read More

Students targeted in £3m phone fraud

4 years ago / 0 comments

A student is believed to have been arrested for alleged involvement in a suspected smartphone fraud scheme which has scammed students out of thousands of pounds. The student, who has not been named for legal reasons, is said to have been implicated in a pyramid scheme which targeted university students … Read More