Tuesday 16 September 2014
 
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New anti-fraud scheme on way in Bahrain

One of Tamkeen's flagship programmes, which has undergone a complete overhaul in a bid to cut down on fraud and abuse, will be relaunched at the end of this month in Bahrain. The Enterprise Development Support (EDS) scheme was

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Barclays taps vein biometrics in bank fraud fight

Barclays is launching a finger scanner for corporate clients and will roll out voice recognition for millions of retail clients next year as it steps up use of biometric recognition technology to combat banking fraud. The British

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Hunt for conman in $700,000 fraud in Bahrain

An international manhunt could be launched to locate an Iraqi man, who fled Bahrain after allegedly conning a Bahraini woman out of BD266,000 ($701,000), a report said. A police complaint has been launched by Maza Sa'ad, who c

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Tamkeen to launch new fraud prevention unit

A new fraud prevention department for Tamkeen will be launched next month in a bid to safeguard its multimillion dinar budget. The semi-autonomous labour fund, which opened its newest office in Enma Mall, Riffa yesterday (August 1

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180 arrested for financial fraud in Dubai

The Dubai Police have arrested 180 suspects for financial fraud in the first five months of the year, said a report.   About Dh609 million ($165.7 million) worth scams involved money-doubling fraud by ‘sorc

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Chinese men at centre of major Bahrain ATM fraud

Three Chinese men are allegedly at the centre of a major credit card fraud racket in Bahrain.   They allegedly stole private details of bank customers, who withdrew cash from ATM machines across Bahrain, and uplo

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Salesman held for credit card fraud

The Abu Dhabi Police have arrested a salesman for shopping on the Internet using credit card numbers belonging to the customers of his shop. The person is accused of memorising the numbers and using them to go on a shopping spree

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Western Union faces fraud charges in US

Money-transfer company Western Union Company is being probed by the Federal Trade Commission and a US district court over fraud-induced money transfers, the company said in a regulatory filing. The company said it received a civil

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Retailers warned on major credit card fraud

The FBI has warned US retailers to prepare for more cyber attacks after discovering about 20 hacking cases in the past year that involved the same kind of malicious software used against Target Corp in the holiday shopping season.

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Banks on alert over ATM fraud

Banks in Bahrain have been put on high alert amid fears of a rise in ATM fraud. The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) yesterday issued a circular warning all financial institutions to be vigilant of skimming devices, said a report in

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