Arrests for fraud and money laundering after scam calls target vulnerable people in Wiltshire
Daniel Angelini, 13 May 2021
A gang had been targeting victims by calling them, pretending that they were the police and asking for help investigating fraud in banks or other organisations.
The callers tried to trick victims into withdrawing money or buying expensive items and handing them to a courier, who was actually another criminal that came to the victim’s home. Officers from Wiltshire Police’s complex fraud team and specialist support units travelled to London on Wednesday as part of Project Optimise, designed to tackle serious and organised criminality. Continue reading “Article: Arrests for fraud and money laundering after scam calls target vulnerable people in Wiltshire”
The Secret Bailout of J. P. Morgan: How Insider Trading Looted Bear Stearns and the American Taxpayer
Global Research, 14 May 2008
The mother of all insider trades was pulled off in 1815, when London financier Nathan Rothschild led British investors to believe that the Duke of Wellington had lost to Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. In a matter of hours, British government bond prices plummeted. Rothschild, who had advance information, then swiftly bought up the entire market in government bonds, acquiring a dominant holding in England’s debt for pennies on the pound. Over the course of the nineteenth century, N. M. Rothschild would become the biggest bank in the world, and the five brothers would come to control most of the foreign-loan business of Europe. “Let me issue and control a nation’s money,” Rothschild boasted in 1838, “and I care not who writes its laws.”
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