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It is believed more than a million drivers have been trapped by the system. But it is now claimed the lights were rigged to change from yellow to red in three seconds instead of the regulation five or six seconds. The fraud was uncovered by a senior police officer who noticed an unusually high number of fines being issued. Instead of an average 15 fines a day in some places, the figure jumped to more than 1,000. The fraud may have netted...
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Hamid Karzai has been declared president of Afghanistan, after election officials scrapped a planned second round of voting.

2009-11-02

 Hamid Karzai Afghanistan election fraud
Bradley C. Birkenfeld was sentenced to 40 months in prison for helping rich Americans dodge their taxes. Now he is hoping for a bit more — a few billion dollars more.

2009-11-26

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All told, Connolley created or rewrote 5,428 unique Wikipedia articles. His control over Wikipedia was greater still, however, through the role he obtained at Wikipedia as a website administrator, which allowed him to act with virtual impunity. When Connolley didn’t like the subject of a certain article, he removed it — more than 500 articles of various descriptions disappeared at his hand. When he disapproved of the arguments that others...

2009-12-22

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Study claimed in 2009 that sea levels would rise by up to 82cm by the end of century – but the report's author now says true estimate is still unknown...

2010-02-21

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A South Korean professor who claimed he could make tap water into holy water will face fraud charges, police say. The man, named as Prof Kim, claimed he could digitally capture the elements of holy water from Lourdes, France, that believers say has healing powers.

2010-07-01

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More than 230,000 elderly people in Japan who are listed as being aged 100 or over are unaccounted for, officials said following a nationwide inquiry.

2010-09-10

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It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford's book...

2010-10-06

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Afghanistan's election authorities have cancelled 1.3 million votes in last month's parliamentary election because of fraud or other irregularities. The number of void votes amounts to almost a quarter of nearly 5.6 million ballots cast in the 18 September poll...

2010-10-20

 fraud election Afghanistan
The reason our financial system has routinely gotten into trouble, with periodic waves of depression like the one we’re battling now, may be due to a flawed perception not just of the roles of banking and credit but of the nature of money itself. In our economic adolescence, we have regarded money as a “thing”—something independent of the relationship it facilitates. But today there is no gold or silver backing our money. Instead, it’s...

2010-10-28

 money debt finance economy fraud
You've never heard of me, but there's a good chance that you've read some of my work. I'm a hired gun, a doctor of everything, an academic mercenary. My customers are your students. I promise you that. Somebody in your classroom uses a service that you can't detect, that you can't defend against, that you may not even know exists...

2010-11-12

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Online fraudsters are targeting climate scientists through invitations to fake conferences, often at fictional five-star London hotels. Scientists are sent e-mails directing them to fake conference websites - often imitating the style of real ones. Typically they are told their travel costs will be refunded - but they have to pay first "to reserve a hotel room". The "phishing" scammers appear to be after information...

2011-01-20

 phishing climate change conference fake fraud event spam