Warning over coronavirus cash scams as taxpayers set to lose £8 billion

Warning over coronavirus cash scams as taxpayers set to lose £8 billion

Scammers are targeting coronavirus cash rescue schemes and could end up fleecing the Government of almost £8 billion, a report has warned. Businesses and individuals could also lose money to fraudsters taking advantage of demand for financial help. The Policy Exchange think tank said the…

Gran who scammed £1m benefits splashed cash on holidays, cosmetics and clothes

Gran who scammed £1m benefits splashed cash on holidays, cosmetics and clothes

A grandmother has “overly exaggerated” her disability to falsely claim more than £ 1 million in benefits over fifteen years, a court has heard. Christina Pomfrey, 65, lied that she was completely blind and wheelchair-bound, but under the supervision of detectives they showed that she…

Mum finds £800k in cash dumped on side road – hands it in to cops on same day

Mum finds £800k in cash dumped on side road - hands it in to cops on same day

A Good Samaritan found £ 800k in cash on the side of a road – before handing it over to the police the same day. Mother of two Emily Schantz thought the two huge bags were full of trash – so she put them in…

Homeowner raffling three-bedroom home for £2 to help raise cash for NHS

Homeowner raffling three-bedroom home for £2 to help raise cash for NHS

A man raffles his three-bedroom house for just £ 2 to raise money for the NHS The homeowner has decided to raffle his newly refurbished three-bedroom London home. The decision to sell the property comes amid the coronavirus blockage. And if he sells enough tickets,…