Andrew Penman

Andrew Penman

Scam-busting journalist exposing crooks, conmen, fraudsters. Let me know if you've been ripped off. investigate@mirror.co.uk

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Family paid £3,828 to online holiday villa fraudsters on TripAdvisor

Family loses £3,828 after hackers take over account of villa owner on TripAdvisor

Charity boss banned after tax loophole left good cause with £3million bill for business rates

Maurice Smith, founder of the Kenya Aid Programme, says the scheme was legal tax avoidance, not tax evasion

Supporters of Trade Unionist Dave Smith outside the offices of the Employment Tribunal which was due to hear evidence in his case against Carillion

Blacklist building firms accused of destroying incriminating evidence

Police asked to investigate claims that evidence has been destroyed in the run-up to High Court blacklisting case

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We uncover network of sleazy sex phone cons – all based in the same city

Intrugo Limited is the latest in a string of firms fined for wrongly charging people – and a Mirror investigation linked them all to Glasgow

Businesswoman Sue Tootal of Colchester, who was sued by RTA (Business Consultants) Ltd.

Business sales firm RTA demanded £10k despite failing to sell a client's business

Fee demanded by RTA was "unconscionable and excessive"

Mary Kerr

As if blacklisting victims haven't suffered enough, now they being taunted

"No remorse" from key figure behind illegal blacklisting of building workers

The diamond fraudsters conning unwary investors out of millions of pounds

Customers never likely to make a profit as the coloured gems they were sold were marked up by as much as 550 per cent

Teenage Megan, whose mother feels ripped off by a model agency

How a teenage girl's dream of becoming a model cost £1,500

It’s hard being objective when your teenage daughter has just been told she’s got what it takes to become a model.

Dishwasher

This woman tried to buy a warranty for £59 - then the price mysteriously tripled

When an elderly woman discovered a warranty on her dishwasher cost three times as much as she'd thought, she struggled to get her money back

Wedding venues named and shamed for keeping huge deposits when big day is called off

Couples are being left out of pocket by venues refusing refunds despite months of warning of a cancellation