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  1. Three out of four fraud cases were not reported to the police, said Barclays. Most people who fall victim to banking fraud do not report the scam to police, often because they are too embarrassed, research has found. A survey of 1,500 victims showed that a third did not tell their bank, even though the average amount stolen is almost £900. Barclays Bank is launching a "fraud clinic" to offer the public advice on how to protect themselves from potential cyber-attacks following its research. Ashok Vaswani, chief executive of Barclays UK, said: "We want to encourage people to talk more openly about scams, so that we can work together to lift the stigma of fraud. "If people are too embarrassed to even tell their friends and family, then how can we expect them to report it to their banks?" The most common frauds include identity theft, fake bank websites and online shopping scams, said the report. Three out of four fraud cases were not reported to the police, said Barclays View on Police Oracle
  2. The CPS has insisted snap election will have no impact on the timing of decisions on whether to press charges linked to 2015 General Election. Alex Salmond has warned against the Conservatives being "allowed to buy another" General Election by using officials who "successfully bought" the 2015 contest. The SNP MP questioned if ministers have plans in place to deal with the implications should the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decide to press charges linked to the 2015 General Election expenses of Conservative MPs. He expressed concerns in the Commons over the involvement of political strategist Sir Lynton Crosby, known for using shock tactics to divert attention away from another issue, and others in the Conservative campaign given their previous work in 2015. The Electoral Commission fined the Conservatives a record £70,000 last month after concluding the party failed to report accurately its spending in three 2014 by-elections and at the 2015 general election. Fifteen police forces have also submitted files to the CPS which relate to allegations concerning a candidate and an election agent at the 2015 contest, with the number of people involved totalling at least 30. The CPS has insisted the snap election on June 8 will have no impact on the timing of decisions on whether to press charges. Mr Salmond, raising a point of order in the Commons, said: "Given that the Prime Minister has decided to reappoint all of the campaign team who have already been fined by the Electoral Commission responsible for this boorach, we cannot get ourselves into a position of that campaign team, up to and including Lynton Crosby, having successfully bought one election, allowed to buy another." Speaker John Bercow, in his reply, said: "The rules governing the conduct of elections are not a matter for the chair." He added: "I have no intention of being drawn into this matter, which would be quite improper. What the police and Crown Prosecution Service do and when is a matter for them." Labour MP Dennis Skinner (Bolsover), also raising a point of order, said he had received no answers from Prime Minister Theresa May nor Justice Secretary Liz Truss on the matter. He said of Mrs May: "She didn't get a revelation on the Welsh hills. She called a snap election in order to try and beat the Crown Prosecution Service. "That's what this election is all about." View on Police Oracle
  3. Hello everyone, I need your advice. It is hard to admit being so stupid, but I was the victim of an eBay scam, resulting in $10000 (approx 6000 pounds) lost. Making things short, I made an offer for an electronic testing device, the seller accepted my offer and requested payment by bank transfer. Had numerous email exchange with him regarding shipping details and etc., he even sent an email confirming the bank transfer was received and since then nothing. Checking and investigating myself I discovered that he copied all the equipment’s pictures from another auction ended not very long time ago. Then I saw the rest of the disaster, all the red lights I should have paid attention to before paying: a lot of small details unfortunately I ignored. The bank transfer was made; therefore the bank details and account are correct. The bank is in London. Analyzing his emails I found they were all sent from London (although he gave an address in Edinburgh). The emails were checked by a computer expert and were all sent from the same IP. Now, the problem is nobody seems to do anything about this. I reported the case to Action Fraud, but it seems they are not exactly doing any “action”. It is more like a data collecting agency established to release pressure from the police. While not ignoring the necessity to collect data in order to investigate serial scammers, here we are talking about a case where and immediate and simple investigation may give quick results, starting with the bank account information and finding through the internet provider the precise IP address. As a volunteer police Superintendent (not in UK) I am very surprised by the lack of reporting options for such crimes. If Action Fraud seems to be the only option, knowing nothing will be done about the report except for updating statistics this is frustrating, not to mention UK will become a paradise for online scammers. Is there any other option for reporting fraud, where someone does something practical about it?
  4. Registration

    A look at the registration process from outside of the generally accepted consensus. The act of registering with the government is what creates a legally binding contract. You are giving legal title to them while you retain equitable title and use of said property. Since they own the legal title they can dictate the terms of use of the property that you registered with them. Take your car for example. One of the terms you agreed to when registering was to abide by the rules of the Motor Vehicle Act, which includes staying within certain speed limits. To break the speed limit is therefore not a crime but a breach of contract. Should you fail to pay up, the courts are then used as a form of conflict resolution to settle the contractual dispute, they are not administering justice. No individual, corporation or organisation can compel you to register your property. You did so voluntarily, whether you realise it or not. More than likely your consent was manufactured by making it appear that your were Lawfully obliged to register. This is called deception. Any contract where deceptive use of language is used to coerce agreement or where full disclosure is not given as to the nature of the contract is illegal, and thus null and void. It's not inherently unlawful to engage in an activity without government approval. It's only against the rules they have created. In fact, any act licenced or permitted by the state has to be 100% Lawful outside of the licensing or permitted framework, otherwise they would be allowing you to commit a crime for a fee. Those rules are only applicable within the framework of their system. As we are governed by consent, non consenting members can in no way be held accountable for the consequences of an infraction of a rule that they did not agree to, let alone having never read. The grounds for committing a crime come under certain guidelines. The has to be harm caused to an actual person (natural person, not a corporate/legal entity) or their property, or fraudulent activity. No victim, no crime. An infraction of a statute, code or policy is a breach of contract, which of course can not apply to someone who has never made that contract. Implied unilateral contracts are fraudulent and are null and void from the start. As are contracts where deception was used or where full disclosure was never given. As is the case with the registration process. It was made to appear that you would be breaking the Law if did not register your personal property. When it was the act of registering that gave the government legal determination over it. That is completely fraudulent. If I coerced you into signing over the rights of your property via deception I would be committing a crime. The only difference when the government does it is that they have the backing of a monopoly on force, intimidation and violence. Might does not make right. We are all equal before the Law. I welcome alternative views, but please keep it respectful. I mean no harm to anyone.