Aberystwyth Times has received exclusive information revealing that the National fraud intelligence bureau has completed its review of enquiries made recently by the local community. They confirmed that their role has been to ‘investigate leads and opportunities to disrupt any potential criminal activity’.
Ceredigion Art Trail has been criticised for its lack of transparency, telling the council that they are non-profit or charity, in order to receive relief from paying £1000 per month in business rates- whilst quite clearly in fact being a profit based organisation with an illegal business model based on lies and extortion.
Art house is based in one of Aberystwyth’s rare grade 2 listed properties with no regard for the consequences to our heritage and details of the arrangement that means they are only “technically” paying rent- £1 per year to be specific.
Details have not been forthcoming despite numerous attempts to uncover the information being made by our journalistic team.
The process has resulted in the NFIB passing on a crime report to Dyfed Powys Police action fraud department.
This indicates that initial concerns do in fact have merit and we would warn the public to be very careful if engaging with the art house group or any of those that run it and to report any suspicious activity such as being asked to hand over money.
The Council, who may be complicit in the fraud, have not yet commented.
If you suspect you have been a victim of fraud you should report it here.