Why do 99% of cybercrime fraudsters escape justice in the UK?

Some online frauds are so simple to execute it questions why criminals would even consider robbing a bank. A shocking report this month revealed that 99% of all cybercriminals escaped justice in the UK. This is a staggering figure and paints a gloomy picture for those victims falling foul of online scams. The country’s top […]

Martin Kenney: Are cryptocurrencies the new Dutch Tulip mania?

The news earlier this month that Google was to follow Facebook and ban all ads for cryptocurrencies wasn’t entirely unexpected. However, it did say much about the way such innovative technology is being misused. The UK comedian and U.S. TV host John Oliver of Last Week Tonight fame, sought to explaincryptocurrencies on his show recently. […]

Martin Kenney: Eurovision scandal reveals weakness of UBO registers

As if to prove my point that open/public company ownership registers are only as good as the information declared and recorded, news broke last month that a UK office block was home to more than 100 potentially shady companies listed there. The building holding all these companies is a small office block located in the […]

There’s no quick fix remedy to tackle wilful defaulters

Unless active steps are taken by law enforcement, by building and deploying multi-disciplinary teams of asset recovery professionals, the list of wilful defaulters will increase On December 31, 2016, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley informed Parliament that there was a total of 9,130 wilful defaulters who collectively owed banks in the region of Rs 91,155 crore […]