August 3, 2022

Infamous Scots. Elliot Castro.

Elliot Castro (born 1983 or 1984) is a Scottish fraud prevention consultant and ex-fraudster from Glasgow who claims he swindled approximately $2.8 million through various financial crimes when he was a teenager.


Castro claims that his first brush with criminality was when he, as a teenager, found a credit card on a train platform and used it for his train fare but was caught when the police boarded the train.

Castro claims that this criminal behaviour was ramped up when at 16 years old he lied about his age on a job application for a mobile phone company, stating he was 18. He was soon hired and began stealing personal information from clients, using information held by the company to defraud clients by tricking their banks to send new bank cards to different addresses where he would receive them and use them for his own gains.

At first, he would buy CDs, haircuts and clothes before realizing the potential of what he could do. He began spending lavishly as his crimes escalated. He purchased cars, a $12,000 Rolex, spent upwards of $15,000 at nightclubs and traveled the world. Castro claims to have travelled to every country in Europe with the money from his victims. He was briefly jailed in Canada and stole the credit card of the Canadian Immigration Office to book a flight back to Glasgow.

After returning to England at the age of 22, he was jailed for two years. After prison, he stopped defrauding people and began working legitimately as fraud prevention consultant for several firms.

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Kings-Queens of Scotland. Malcolm III.

Malcolm III Canmore, (born c. 1031—died November 13, 1093, near Alnwick, Northumberland, England), king of Scotland from 1058 to 1093, founder of the dynasty that consolidated royal power in the Scottish kingdom.

The son of King Duncan I (reigned 1034–40), Malcolm lived in exile in England during part of the reign of his father’s murderer, Macbeth (reigned 1040–57). Malcolm killed Macbeth in battle in 1057 and then ascended the throne. After the conquest of England by William of Normandy in 1066, Malcolm gave refuge to the Anglo-Saxon prince Edgar the Aetheling and his sisters, one of whom, Margaret (later St. Margaret of Scotland), became Malcolm’s second wife.

Malcolm acknowledged the overlordship of William in 1072 but nevertheless soon violated his feudal obligations and made five raids into England. During the last of these invasions he was killed by the forces of King William II Rufus (reigned 1087–1100). Except for a brief interval after Malcolm’s death, the Scottish throne remained in his family until the death of Queen Margaret, the Maid of Norway, in 1290. Of Malcolm’s six sons by Margaret of Scotland, three succeeded to the throne: Edgar (reigned 1097–1107), Alexander I (1107–24), and David I (1124–53).

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