Scam call threatening elderly with arrest warrant, legal action from the ‘ATO’

Scam call threatening elderly with arrest warrant, legal action from the ‘ATO’

Updated April 23, 2018 12:33:25 Video: Voicemail of scammer’s call left on a mobile phone (ABC News) “Low-life scammers” are doing the rounds once again, targeting elderly residents with threats of legal action and arrest. The automated call, with a robotic man’s voice on the other end of the line, …

Insurance scam couple who blew up home sentenced to up to six years in jail

Insurance scam couple who blew up home sentenced to up to six years in jail

Updated April 10, 2018 12:27:06 Photo: Police found just rubble after the house exploded in October 2011. (Spence Denny) Related Story: Alleged arsonists fled interstate fearing they were being followed and could be killed Related Story: Couple accused of blowing up house to claim insurance money A husband and wife …

Woman who faked cancer, duped friends and neighbours, jailed for ‘despicable’ scam

Woman who faked cancer, duped friends and neighbours, jailed for ‘despicable’ scam

Updated April 10, 2018 17:04:04 Photo: Hanna Dickenson will lose her job in real estate, the court heard. (Little Real Estate) A Melbourne woman who faked having terminal cancer and scammed $42,000 from her parents’ friends and neighbours so she could maintain her partying lifestyle, has been jailed for three …

City of Perth corruption case: Contractor Hervey Harms avoid jail over ‘smurfing’ scam

City of Perth corruption case: Contractor Hervey Harms avoid jail over ‘smurfing’ scam

Updated March 27, 2018 19:19:47 Photo: The court found Hervey Harms (centre) had previously been of good character. (ABC News: Hugh Sando) Related Story: Ex-Perth City Council staffer arrested in brothel admits bribery, corruption Related Story: Wife of man who collapsed in court over CCC case fined A 73-year-old electrical …

Former staffer in NT Chief Minister’s department jailed for setting up email scam

Former staffer in NT Chief Minister’s department jailed for setting up email scam

Updated March 26, 2018 13:31:10 Photo: Best Okwa has been sentenced to two years in prison, to be suspended after six months. (Supplied: Facebook) A man who sent an email scam to 200 people while working for the Department of the Chief Minister in Darwin has been jailed for at …

New car loans a trap for young players, with casual worker falling victim to ‘scam’

New car loans a trap for young players, with casual worker falling victim to ‘scam’

Posted March 22, 2018 06:08:09 Photo: Justin Crawley, from Picnic Point in Sydney, was pursued by debt collectors for a car that had been repossessed. (ABC News: Meredith Griffiths) Like so many young people, Justin Crawley needed a car to get to work, so in 2010 he went to a …