SFO on fraudulent Global Forestry Investment scheme

Mr Bowers and Mr Skeene were behind Global Forestry Investments, a fraudulent green investment scheme which scammed around 2,000 investors out of their savings and pensions. The fraudulent duo encouraged victims to invest in three Brazilian teak tree plantations,...

NCA report on youth pathways into cybercrime

The report highlights that online gaming provides a common initial exposure and pathway into UK based. High IQ, an interest in technology, real-world social isolation, and a higher appetite to engage in risky behaviour online are likely identifiers…

First SFO trial of 2022 results in double conviction

The SFO has secured the convictions of the two company directors behind fraudulent green investment schemes in Brazil, which took in approximately £37 million of investments. Global Forestry Investments was presented as a secure, well-managed, ethical...

TI UK publishes report on Values Added

This report outlines practical steps to help companies through the key stages of implementing values to enhance their anti-corruption approaches: defining a company’s desired values, understanding those already in place, embedding values…

UK Treasury on fraud, scams & economic crime report

The report urged the Govt to legislate against online fraudulent adverts and seriously consider whether online giants should reimburse those who fall victim to scams on their platforms. It also called for the Govt to urgently…