Wealthy Dutch people are abusing tax havens abroad to prevent from being taxed on 129 billion euros in deposits, a former tax inspector told television show Nieuwsuur. The money is held in the accounts of shell companies based in the Cayman Islands, Seychelles and Virgin Islands, among other locations, the researcher, Jan van Koningsveld, said.
Dutch bank ING is accused of enabling 123 million euros of money laundering, channelling the flow of funds into companies in tax havens such as the Virgin Islands, reported Volkskrant.nl. Statements made by financier Sam van Doorn, 71, says that ING was repeatedly warned about the shady business practices going on there.
A major international joint investigation between Italy and the Netherlands led to 48 arrests involving members of the notorious ‘Ndrangheta, a powerful crime syndicate with its roots in Calabria, Italy. Authorities in the Netherlands focused in on the Aalsmeer flower auction, where flower traders and deliverers were brought in for questioning on a multi-million euro scheme to defraud flower suppliers, possibly smuggle drugs, steal millions in chocolate, and plan the assassination of victims who came forward, according to newspaper Parool.
The Fraud Helpdesk has issued a warning about a new trend in debit card fraud - emails sent to consumers asking them to send in expired debit cards.
ABN Amro has dismissed another employee of the bank's Dubai office due to fraud, bringing the total of fired employees in the fraud investigation up to nine.
The police arrested a 56 year old man from Wanneperveen on Tuesday for trying to sell a fake Van Gogh painting for 15 million euros. The man claimed that the painting is a pre-study for Van Gogh's "The Harvest" and used fake documents, with the name and logo of the Van Gogh museum, to prove its authenticity.
British fugitive Patrick Adams was arrested in Amsterdam on Friday. His wife Constance was also arrested
Last year insurers saved nearly 99 million euros by tackling fraud - a 10 percent increase compared to 2013, despite the fact that fewer investigations were done, the Association of Insurers announced on Thursday.
The office of education DUO detected a total of 4.5 million euros in fraud committed by students with their study financing in 2012 and 2013. Over those two years almost 3,400 students wrongly received the grant for a student living away from home, while they in fact still lived with their parents
On Tuesday the police broke up a chat-scam scheme and arrested 4 suspects on suspicion of theft, fraud and money laundering.
An official working at the Tax Authorities managed to embezzle 19.5 million euros last year. He was able to do so due to the failing control systems of both the tax department and Rabobank
The enforcement department of benefits agency UWV were unable to investigate more than 3 thousand reports of fraud last year because "the workload was too great". This is based on UWV internal correspondence in the possession of newspaper Trouw, NOS reports.
The Court of Appeals acquitted ex-neurologist Ernst Jansen Steur of intentionally misdiagnosing patients on Thursday. The court gave him a 6 month suspended prison sentence for other offenses.
On Monday the Public Prosecutor demanded a prison sentence of 367 days and 3 years of probation against a 56 year old woman from Rijnsaterwoude who is charged with driving her mother's dead body out of the country and hiding it.
The Financial Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) suspects nine people from eight different investigations of filing false sales tax declarations, the authority announced on Thursday. In addition, the investigators seized a large amount of the involved companies' accounting records for investigations conducted by the Public Prosecutor's Office.
The court in The Hague ruled in a so-called Article 12 procedure that the Public Prosecutor should not prosecute Rabobank for its role in the Libor scandal.
A 38 year old Nigerian man has been sentenced to 3 years in prison by the court in The Hague for phishing - sending emails purporting to be from banks or companies in order to get individuals' personal information, such as login information.
63 percent of Dutch people believe that the government should not be allowed to sneakily watch what's going on on their computers in order to prevent cyber crime. But 77 percent of citizens do think that the police should be given additional powers to hack suspects' computers.
Banks are warning consumers against online services that convert old nine-digit Dutch bank account numbers into IBAN codes, reports NOS. Banks stopped providing the service last month.
Bussum Mayor Henk Heijman is in trouble for wrongly receiving allowances for a house he did not own.
A Dutchman has been arrested in Uruguay for being involved in the "biggest fraud case in the history of the country", newspaper Espectador reports. The fraud a total 37,5 million euros.
An intern working at the municipality of Utrecht is suspected of falsifying 13 passports between October 2014 and January this year. The suspect, an 18 year old man, has been suspended and banned from the city office.
Tens of thousands of euros in subsidies for computer and application training in Amsterdam was allegedly diverted to mosques, claim city councilmen from VVD and SP. They want the municipality to investigate a possible violation of separation between church and the state, reports Volkskrant.
Scammers made an identical copy of the website that belongs to the electronics chain Dixon and placed thousands of advertisements on Marktplaats, leading an untold number of potential victims to the site. Though Tweakers.net says Marktplaats, an Ebay-owned trading website, blocked the fake seller, the dubious fake site is often still operational. It was down on Sunday morning.