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Archives for 03/24/2017

Phishing 101 at the School of Hard Knocks

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A recent, massive spike in sophisticated and successful phishing attacks is prompting many universities to speed up timetables for deploying mandatory two-factor authentication (2FA) — requiring a one-time code in addition to a password — for access to student and faculty services online. This is the story of one university that accelerated plans to require 2FA […]




Phishing 101 at the School of Hard Knocks

Fraud Alert:

A recent, massive spike in sophisticated and successful phishing attacks is prompting many universities to speed up timetables for deploying mandatory two-factor authentication (2FA) — requiring a one-time code in addition to a password — for access to student and faculty services online. This is the story of one university that accelerated plans to require 2FA […]




Timberland CEO: ‘I’d Rather Not See Blacks in My Boots’?

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CLAIM Timberland’s CEO said he doesn’t want black people to wear Timberland boots. false RATING false ORIGIN On 3 December 2014, the now-defunct web site Naha Daily published an article that quoted Timberland’s (unnamed) CEO as saying he didn’t want to see “Blacks and Latinos” buying and wearing the company’s boots: Timberland new appointed Ceo […]




Trustee disqualified after charity used for visa fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Trustee disqualified after charity used for visa fraud: Trustee breached his legal duties to protect the charity's assets by using the charity as a conduit to commit immigration fraud.: Google Alert – Fraud Council elections attracted most voter fraud reports: English council elections attracted the most electoral fraud […]




New Emissions Fraud Probe

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A Stuttgart prosecutor is opening a probe in to possible emissions fraud by Daimler. The German auto maker has been under scrutiny since last year, but seemed to be avoiding the same fate as Volkswagen AG; even having a potential class-action suit in the United States thrown out. Today, Reuters has reported that a new […]




Fraud and Reckless Trading in Port Elizabeth

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A Port Elizabeth bookkeeper appeared in court yesterday [22 March] for allegedly assisting her boss to defraud his former business partner. IT company owner Charles Rhodes and bookkeeper Alethea Botha face an additional charge of reckless trading in that they incurred debts through their alleged fraudulent activities. Rhodes and Botha appeared in the Port Elizabeth […]