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India's Enforcement Directorate has frozen assets of a property company and associated individuals worth approximately 4,100,000,000 Rupees (just over GBP40 million /USD55 million) arising from allegations of fraudulent loan applications and subsequent money laundering.

It's been modified from the advance fee fraud e-mails that we are used to and someone has been to writing lessons.

It starts with an unusual approach, then moves into the same technique as we've seen from this name dozens of times over many years.

Oh, and he uses UN.ORG as the "from" address. Cheeky.

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You have almost certainly not have heard of this case, in which judgment was handed down on 10th January while the world's media was in a sordid frenzy over a relatively minor case in New York.

It needs a hashtag so let's use #themtoo.

A case in the English High Court follows on from the conviction of a man for the persistent sexual abuse of boys over whom he had influence for a period of years.

While the world's press fascinated itself, and therefore the world, with a handful of late teenage girls and the rich and famous, this case slipped beneath the radar.

Don't say that: 

He was at soccer practise
or
He was a practicing lawyer

Do say this: 

He was at soccer practice
or
He was a practising lawyer

Don't say that: 

great for environs

Do say this: 

great for the environment

Don't say that: 

Thank you for your revert

Do say this: 

Thank you for your response.

Drupal's text format facility is very powerful but there is one niggling thing ....

I'll set out my position in the first line so no one can be in any doubt: Max Verstappen is a deserving world motor racing champion.

But the sport, the drivers and the fans have been done a grave disservice by the Race Director, Michael Masi, who has capped off a season where he has demonstrated that he is unable to make a final decision and that he is easily swayed by the pleas of team principles who have learned that he can be easily bullied.

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Here's our pick of the day's top five financial crime related stories picked up around the 'web.

Formula One fans across Asia and Australasia had a sleepless night watching the race that could have been the season climax but instead provided a last-minute equalizer that pushes Abu Dhabi to be the penalty-shoot out to decide a season of dogged determination, spectacular long-shots and own goals.

It's a fair bet that pretty much everyone involved in Formula One is in for a week of sleepless nights as the teams travel ten hours across the Middle East and unpack on Thursday ready for the Friday start.

And it all started when the teams arrived in Saudi Arabia and got a first proper look at the new Jeddah track.

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In less than a week's time, we will know who is the Formula One World Drivers' Champion and the Constructors' Champion for 2021.

When the teams pack up after the race in Abu Dhabi it will mark the end of multiple eras.

But there's a surprising history behind the two teams that are battling for the honours in a season that should not have been.

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There are many reports saying that this or that country is the source of the majority of spam, hacking or other internet harms.

But there is one dataset, open to all, that contains relevant and accurate information drawn from active websites all over the world and what that tells us is not what we think we know.

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The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has issued six sets of civil proceedings against Aussie banking giant Westpac, each set in respect of different investigations. If ASIC proves its cases, Westpac will be liable for civil penalties.

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This spam-scam is fascinating: it looks like an old telex message. Very clever.

But it's still an obvious fraud when you read it.

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