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Archives for 2017

Sizani 'ghost teachers' fraud case postponed, again

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Sizani 'ghost teachers' fraud case postponed, again: Port Elizabeth – The R1.2m fraud case against Portia "Pankie" Sizani, wife of former African National Congress (ANC) chief whip in Parliament Stone …: Google Alert – Fraud Lakewood fraud: Vaad met with NJ officials before amnesty deal: LAKEWOOD – Jewish Orthodox […]




Equifax Has Been Pointing People to a Knockoff Phishing Site

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Equifax continues its troubled response to its recent data breach affecting 143 million people. Following the compromise, the credit bureau registered a website for people to visit, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, where they can determine whether their personal information including names, birth dates, and Social Security numbers was exposed. In the weeks since, scammers have tried to dupe […]




Are Radioactive ‘Diamond Batteries’ a Real Thing?

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CLAIM Man-made, radioactive “diamond batteries” are capable of providing thousands of years of energy without a charge. RATING MIXTURE WHAT’S TRUE The idea of generating a virtually inexhaustible source of energy from radioactive material has long been discussed and, indeed, is already employed in a variety of non diamond-based technologies; “diamond batteries” are a theoretical […]




Lindsey Graham Is the Biggest Fraud in the Senate

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Lindsey Graham Is the Biggest Fraud in the Senate: Lindsey Graham Is the Biggest Fraud in the Senate. The architect of a draconian Obamacare repeal bill is proof that there are no more Republican …: Google Alert – Fraud Fraud and Error Reduction Incentive Scheme: first phase (FERIS1): This […]




Security alert: 1.4M new phishing sites created each month, report says

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Phishing attacks are on the rise, and show no signs of slowing down: Nearly 1.4 million new, unique phishing sites are created each month, according to the Webroot Quarterly Threat Trends Report, released Thursday. In May, this figure reached a high of 2.3 million sites created, the report found. Phishing attacks—in which criminals send fraudulent […]




Are Facebook Users Secretly Following You?

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CLAIM Instructions explain how to blocking Facebook users who are following you without your knowledge. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN In early January 2017 a rumor swept Facebook asserting that “Facebook security” people were being paid to watch individual accounts: According to that rumor, entering the term “Facebook Security” into Facebook’s “block users” field would reveal […]




More than 32 000 Fraudulent Public Driver’s Permits in SA

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The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said in a statement that investigations by RTMC have revealed that there are more than 32 000 unlawfully issued public drivers’ permits. “Holders of these documents are believed to be on the roads driving busses, trucks and taxis. These people are placing the lives of other road users at […]




5th Bogus doctor held for fraud

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A bogus doctor was arrested in Soweto for allegedly issuing fake medical certificates to motorists seeking to apply for public drivers’ permits. The woman was arrested on Tuesday after law enforcement agents from the National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit, the Hawks, the Health Professionals Council of South Africa, the Medicines Control Council and Home Affairs raided […]




YouAppi Introduces Mobile Fraud Protection Suite; Partners with Fraudlogix

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: YouAppi Introduces Mobile Fraud Protection Suite; Partners with Fraudlogix: The suite offers the most comprehensive mobile ad fraud protection on the market against these types of fraud; click injection, click spamming, …: Google Alert – Fraud Potential for fraud COE emerges amid agencies' cyber risk responses: Speaking at the […]




Why 2017’s Phishing Attacks Teach Us All to Beware

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At the end of 2016, we claimed it was the year that phishing went mainstream. Yet the first half of 2017 has seen the main ‘stream’ turned into a torrent. In Q1 alone, Kaspersky Labs products “blocked 51 million attempts to open a phishing page.” That same report found that 1 in 8 attacks targeted […]




Fox News Hits Back at Lawsuit Over Botched Seth Rich Story

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Cable giant Fox News is asking a federal judge to toss out an August 2017 lawsuit brought against it by contributor Rod Wheeler, the central figure in a now-retracted report that murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich — not Russian hackers — had breached the DNC e-mail system and leaked internal messages to document-dumping site WikiLeaks […]




Phishing: These are the days of the week when you’re most at risk

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amnachphoto, Getty Images/iStockphoto Companies face different security threats depending on the day of the week, with fraud and phishing peaking mid-week and more malicious code detected on a Monday. A report from security company eSentire found the biggest number of security threats are detected on weekdays, largely because that is when workers are at their […]




corelogic reports a 16.9 percent year-over-year increase in mortgage fraud risk in the second …

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: corelogic reports a 16.9 percent year-over-year increase in mortgage fraud risk in the second …: The CoreLogic Mortgage Fraud Report analyzes the collective level of loan application fraud risk the mortgage industry is experiencing each quarter.: Google Alert – Fraud Ex-fraud investigator pleads guilty to bank fraud, money […]