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Archives for April 2017

Google and Facebook lose ‘£77million after falling for phishing scam sending cash to Lithuanian conman’

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GOOGLE and Facebook have admitted they were conned out of an alleged $100million (£77million) in a phishing scam. The two world’s biggest companies fell victim after a Lithuanian man allegedly tricked employees into wiring over the money to bank accounts that he controlled, Fortune reported on Thursday. Google confirmed that the company fell victim to […]




Denzel Washington Death Hoax

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CLAIM Actor Denzel Washington was killed in a drive-by shooting in New York. false RATING false ORIGIN On 27 January 2016, the “Houston News” web site published an article positing that Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington was killed in a drive-by shooting in New York: An American actor, director, and producer, Denzel Washington is tragically […]




Netflix & TV Licence phishing scams: Warnings from Action Fraud and Dorset Police about dodgy …

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Netflix & TV Licence phishing scams: Warnings from Action Fraud and Dorset Police about dodgy …: Separate warnings from Action Fraud and Dorset Police have warned people across the South West, and the whole of the UK, not to fall for the …: Google Alert – Fraud Suspect sought […]




Google, Facebook employees duped of $100 million in phishing scam: Report

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In 2013, a Lithuanian man allegedly tricked employees of Facebook and Google into wiring over 0 million to bank accounts that he controlled In 2013, a Lithuanian man allegedly tricked employees of two major technology companies into wiring over $100 million to bank accounts that he controlled. Now, the two victim companies have been identified […]




Ted Nugent Death Hoax

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CLAIM Ted Nugent was killed in a Montana hunting accident. false RATING false ORIGIN On 28 April 2017, a number of unreliable web sites began publishing stories reporting that rock musician and conservative icon Ted Nugent had been killed in a hunting accident in Montana: Ted Nugent, 70’s rocker turned hunting guide and conservative icon, […]




SIMMONEAU, Joseph Nicholas – Access Device Fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: SIMMONEAU, Joseph Nicholas – Access Device Fraud: West Shore Regional Police is currently looking for 30-year-old Joseph N SIMMONEAU. SIMMONEAU is wanted for an access device fraud case and …: Google Alert – Fraud Insurance Fraud Charges Filed After Car Found In Lake: A Johnston County woman is facing […]




Facebook and Google were conned out of $100m in phishing scheme

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Google and Facebook were phished for over $100m, it has been reported, proving not even the biggest technology companies in the world are immune from the increasingly sophisticated attacks of online scammers. Last month it was reported that two major tech companies were tricked by a Lithuanian man into sending him over $100m (£77m). Evaldas […]




United Reaches Settlement With Passenger David Dao

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United Airlines has quickly and “amicably” settled a lawsuit brought against them by David Dao, a Kentucky physician who was filmed being violently dragged off a plane. Dao’s attorneys said in a 27 April 2017 statement: Dr. David Dao has reached an amicable settlement with United Airlines for the injuries he received in his April […]




Customer-Friendly and Cost-Efficient Technology to Prevent eCommerce Fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Customer-Friendly and Cost-Efficient Technology to Prevent eCommerce Fraud: ID Verification can help prevent eCommerce fraud such as card not present transactions, chargebacks, and ID theft.: Google Alert – Fraud Fraud In The VA Healthcare System Goes Unaddressed In Order To Not Offend: Fraud in the VA healthcare system […]




Macron campaign confirms phishing attempts, says no data stolen

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PARIS/FRANKFURT French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign team confirmed on Wednesday that his party had been the target of a series of attempts to steal email credentials since January but that they had failed to compromise any campaign data. Macron’s party, known as “En Marche!” or “Onwards”, said it had been hit by at least […]




Scientists Create ‘Revolutionary’ Artificial Womb

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On 25 April 2017, Nature Communications published a study headed by Alan Flake, Director of the Center for Fetal Research at the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, that provided the most successful demonstration yet of what is being described as an “artificial womb”. The study describes a new system that allows […]




Four Ghana MPs face British travel bans over 'visa fraud'

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Four Ghana MPs face British travel bans over 'visa fraud': We take any allegations of visa fraud extremely seriously, and will always investigate such allegations and take action where appropriate." Boakye …: Google Alert – Fraud Lloyds appoints retired judge to assess handling of HBOS fraud: Lloyds Banking Group […]




Open Season: How Phishing Attacks Up Their Game

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Tax season is upon us with the usual missives from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Most organizations are aware that the tax office won’t contact them via email, but the recent move towards the digitization of the tax process has muddied the waters. People are confused. Perhaps some processes are already online? Did they […]




White House Refuses to Release Flynn Documents Amid House Oversight Committee Investigation

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Leading members of the House Oversight Committee announced on 25 April 2017 that they believe former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn not only violated the law by failing to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars he received from Russia and Turkey, but that the Trump White House had refused their now month-old request to release […]




Gauteng residents lose the most to credit card fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Gauteng residents lose the most to credit card fraud: While Gauteng is the most affected province when it comes to card fraud, Sabric's latest Card Fraud report highlights how rampant the crime is …: Google Alert – Fraud 3 things to know about Huber Heights 'large-scale' credit fraud: Huber […]