Tag: fraud
Macedonia 18.03.22 | 22:11

Up to 40 percent of EU funds spent in Macedonia are lost to fraud and corruption

Former Finance Minister Xhvedet Hajredini warned that 40 percent of all EU spending in Macedonia is misappropriated. His statement comes after former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov was charged, apparently with corruption involving EU funds. According to a report from EU mediator Peter van Hoyte,...

Macedonia 09.02.22 | 11:55

Electronic fraud attempts made in the name of the Macedonian Post Office

Citizens using the Post Office say that they have received suspicious messages asking them to give away their credit card information. In one instance, the message alleged that the recipient has a package, but can’t claim it because a small sum needs to be paid in tax. The message then asks the...

Macedonia 21.12.20 | 17:12

Fraudster charged with taking money in exchange for a promise to help a man get a US visa

A man from Meseista in the south-western district of Debrca is being charged with fraud after he took 2,000 EUR from a man he promised a US visa to. The fraudster claimed that he can facilitate the issuing of a visa to the US and asked money on several occassions, with the target paying for the “service”....

Macedonia 07.10.20 | 15:41

Two dozen charges over fraudulent contracts involving Tetovo and Gostivar town halls

Fokus reports that prosecutors, acting on evidence from the financial police, have detained a number of businessmen, bankers and accountants in relation to suspicious public procurement contracts issued by the Tetovo and Gostivar municipal authorities. The names of the businessmen involved were concealed...

Economy 18.07.20 | 10:19

Reports of attempted fraud involving employment grants

The Employment Agency and UNDP warn the public about a reported fraud attempt using the self-employment grants made available to fight the coronavirus. Citizens have reported receiving phone calls from an unknown number from a person who was offering to mediate in the application process – for...

Macedonia 28.02.20 | 18:55

SDSM coalition partner endorses electoral fraud

Amdi Bajram, the leader of the SRM Roma party that is allied with the ruling SDSM party, openly endorsed electoral fraud for the coming early elections. In an address to party supporters, Bajram called on them to stuff the ballot boxes. We know how we do it. We all go out at 7 and we fill the boxes....

Macedonia 16.01.20 | 20:47

Gevgelija man arrested for pension fraud

A man from Gevgelija was arrested for defrauding people he duped into paying him for money allegedly owed to the PIOM public pension fund. The 41 year old man would present himself as an agent of PIOM and tell families that they are owed money by PIOM for a late relative of theirs. But, there would be...

Macedonia 31.12.19 | 13:49

Judge charged with fraud worth million euros appears before the Skopje court

Judge Zoran Teofilovski, who is suspected of a fraud worth million euros, reported before the Skopje court this morning. The judge is a recently appointed member of the powerful Judicial Council which has the power to appoint and dismiss judges. Member of the Judicial Council charged in a million euros...

World 11.09.19 | 13:40

Hungarian prosecutors investigating an electoral fraud attempt on the part of the opposition

A data processing scandal is developing in Hungary, and a police inquiry is now in progress, the V4 news agency reported. The newspaper Magyar Nemzet has come into possession of documents which suggest that opposition parties may have illegally created a voter database in the 8th district of Budapest...

Macedonia 13.05.19 | 10:56

High stakes fraudster from Skopje arrested in Milan nearly a decade after he stole diamonds worth 1.4 million EUR

A 34 year old man from Skopje was arrested in Italy for a nine year old a daring, high stakes fraud when he used counterfeit money to purchase diamonds worth 1.4 million EUR. In 2010, the man identified only as S.D. defrauded a German jeweler when he offered to purchase diamonds and a necklace from 1850...

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