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  1. Police unit to fight net fraud

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Hong Kong police have assigned a designated crime unit to investigate internet fraud cases due to the steady annual increase in these offences. The number of internet fraud cases reported to police has risen from 259 in 2008 to 623 in 2010. Already in the first three months of this year 211 cases have come under investigation. Police have strengthened ...

  2. Campaign to check grain reserves

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Grain auditors on the lookout for fraud are targeting lower-level governments to see whether grain purchases match national agricultural loan records in a landmark nationwide check on stockpiles, an industry source said. The source said an examination of the records was a more efficient way to expose fraud in state grain purchasing than the more complicated and time-consuming ...

  3. Alibaba 'comes clean' on fraud but cynics are unimpressed

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... Evening Party, an influential annual consumer rights programme produced by China Central Television, which had warned that it would report on e-commerce fraud in its upcoming March show. Alibaba ... Alibaba volunteered its own story on the fraud on Monday, emphasising it was the result of an internal investigation. It offered an 'investigative' piece by its 'in-house ...

  4. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Taiwan's 'gutter oil' scandal grows with further 195 firms said to have used product

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Lawrence Chung, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the authorities have seized 49 tonnes of suspected recycled oils from Chang Guann. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said investigations would be difficult and time-consuming because ... Five other people implicated in the case have also been questioned and released on bail. If charges are brought, the culprits could face fraud charges as well as a fine of NT$50 million ...

  5. Into the data mine's depths

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... consumer information that it uses to screen people at borders and detect immigration fraud. Many governments are delving into the vast commercial market for consumer information, such as buying ... and analysing all significant global events for high-frequency traders. This goes well beyond traditional analysis of stock price movements. Companies with a strong consumer focus on retail, financials, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Secretary faces HK$42m fraud charges

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:32am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Secretary faces HK$42m fraud charges A secretary who allegedly stole more than HK$42 million from Balram Chainrai, the former owner of English soccer club ... Tong, who claimed to be unemployed now, entered no plea to 10 charges of theft and nine counts of fraud. Magistrate Bina Chainrai adjourned the case to May 16 to allow the prosecution time ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 12, 2014

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:16am by LETTERS

    ... the interests of consumers in my letter (" Insurance law would protect consumers ", July 27). This was the position reported in the article by Enoch Yiu (" Insurers should always act ... The starting point must be for the insurance companies to design products that are fair and suitable for consumers. It is difficult to see how an investment linked assurance scheme or life assurance ...

  8. Education fraud on the increase inside and outside universities

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen Fraud in higher education is on the rise around the world. A new report reveals that plagiarism, cheating in exams, 'degree factories' and stealing by university ... and foreign applicants last year- twice the number of 2003. The report says those involved in fraud include not only unscrupulous entrepreneurs and businesses but also students, academics ...

  9. Business - Commodities - METALS

    Small Chinese importers delay term copper shipments amid lending cuts

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 03:10pm by Reuters

    ... lending following a probe into an alleged metal financing scam in Qingdao, trading sources said. Fewer term copper shipments going to the world’s top copper consumer could create extra supply ... trading firms in the province after the alleged fraud came to light in early June, the sources said. Banks have also tightened lending for metal importers in Shanghai, preventing smaller trading ...

  10. Gangs turn to identity theft to pull bank scams

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... in hush money, in an onslaught of identity theft, e-mail-fraud and bogus banking websites, officials have revealed. The Security Bureau, Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and police have issued a stark warning about the escalating threat posed by highly organised fraud syndicates operating in Hong Kong. Gangs were increasingly stealing the identity of bank customers through the simple ...




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