Emails, lots and lots of emails, filling our inboxes. Even with the best security and filters, it seems that hackers are simply building better mousetraps. The bigger problem, however, is the trusting nature of individuals who open emails that they shouldn’t. Phishing emails appear to come from a trusted source; such as a supervisor, client […]
Archives for 03/05/2017
Today’s Fraud News from around the world: RCMP Promoting Fraud Prevention Month: It's Fraud Prevention Month here in Alberta and the High River RCP are front and centre. Constable Jill Mills says they see quite a number of fraud …: Google Alert – Fraud Medicare fraud trial set for doctor tied to Menendez probe: (AP) – […]
In a series of tweets posted in the early morning hours of 4 March 2017, President Donald Trump accused former president Barack Obama of having “wire tapped” phones at his Trump Tower headquarters in October 2016, just weeks before that year’s presidential election. President Trump likened this alleged activity to “McCarthyism” and “Nixon/Watergate”: Terrible! Just […]
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in collaboration with the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) are hot on the heels of alleged fraudsters luring unsuspecting businesses to pay thousands of rands for false tender documentation. After municipal officials became aware of the scam, it was reported to the ethics hotline and attempts are being made […]
The Rustenburg Magistrates’ Court has on Thursday, 2 March 2017, sentenced Brian Viljoen (57) and Hilton Roberts Boyce (40) to 20 years and 15 years imprisonment respectively after they were found guilty of fraud and money laundering. Both men were arrested on 25 September 2015 after Hawks investigations revealed that a credit clerk of a […]
A Fraudsters video production – Simple scam reaps millions for fraudsters: Public bodies like councils and NHS trusts are falling prey to a new crime known as mandate fraud – and now it is spreading. Business Correspondent Sarah Smith reports. SUBMIT your FRAUD ALERT here.