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Heineken caught up in free beer WhatsApp scam

Authorities have warned users of mobile messaging platform WhatsApp about a phishing scam which claims that Dutch brewer Heineken is giving away four 5-litre barrels of beer to celebrate 'its 140th anniversary'. 

Fake fine wine trader jailed after £100k scam

Lasse Hartmann has been sentenced to four years in prison for masterminding a £100,000 scam in which he pretended to be a multi-millionaire businessman trading in fine wine and Champagne. 

Premier Cru scam to be turned into TV show

A TV show with a plotline suspiciously similar to the Premier Cru wine scandal is in the pipeline, with Star Trek actor John Cho set to play the lead.

Two directors banned over £1m fine wine scam

Two directors of a company that traded in fine wines have been disqualified for a combined 20 years, following an Insolvency Service investigation, after scamming its customers out of nearly £1 million.

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