ONE in 10 people are now a victim of fraud or online offences. Figures show that you are now 20 times more likely to be robbed while at your computer by a criminal based overseas than being held up in the street. The explosion in online fraud and cyber-crime saw almost six million offences committed last year, See

A GLOBAL investigation has been started by the Fraud Squad after more than 1,000 investors lost up to £121 million in an alleged pension fraud. Police officers and civil servants are among the inexperienced investors who allegedly piled money into so-called storage pod schemes. Full story at

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PERSONAL assistant Sophie Franklin was the envy of many workmates with her expensive designer clothes and luxury holidays to Milan,Rome, the Greek island of Pathos, Tahiti, Bora Bora and Hong Kong.She also stayed at top class hotels and took taxis everywhere. What her friends didn't know, until now, was that the £34,000 spree was all done on a company credit card.Full story

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TWO former teachers have been sent to prison after being convicted of sexual offences against a boy who was a pupil at an East Sussex school where they worked nearly 30 years ago.
The victim was a teenager between 1988 and 1993, while he was a pupil at Eastbourne College, an independent school, and the two men were teachers there. Andrew Boxer, 67, retired, of Queen St, Eynsham, Oxfordshire, and Graham Jones, (pictured left) 63, retired, of Bedford Grove, Eastbourne, were sentenced at Hove Crown Court.
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THREE London councils have sent out a message to rogue landlords that they will be caught and they will be punished.
Snaresbrook Crown Court has just hit Zoofshan Malik with a huge £235,000 fine after she illegally built a 37-foot extension thenrented it out. Just across the river in Battersea, landlord Joel Zwiebel from Hackney, was fined £7,000 and ordered to wear a tag.
And at Westminster Magistrates Court, London, David Symonds admitted a series of offences under the Housing Act and breaches of  HMO regulations and he was fined £57,000 for keeping an unlicensed deathtrap. Read full story at