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Archives for 05/13/2017

Google revises app review process following phishing attacks

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Google already has a policy requiring that web app names must be unique to any single application. The company plans to update its publishing process, assessment systems and user-facing consent pages to “better detect spoofed or misleading application identities.” In addition, if a web app requests user data, it may undergo a manual review, much […]

Police to host fraud and identity theft seminar

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Police to host fraud and identity theft seminar: The Rocky Mount Police Department will host a Fraud and Identity Theft Protection Seminar Thursday, May 18. The informational session will be held …: Google Alert – Fraud Fraud office involved in major tax campaign directed at holiday rentals: "We want […]

Was Winston-Salem Student Kendra Shanice Reid Murdered on Video?

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CLAIM A video shows two men lynching Kendra Shanice Reid. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN A disturbing video purportedly showing two white men lynching a young black woman in a room decorated with the confederate flag went viral shortly after news broke that Winston-Salem State University student Kendra Shanice Reid had died from asphyxiation by hanging in April 2017. […]

Police caution job seekers about possible scam at Colenso ‘Mine’

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A member of the public has alerted Colenso SAPS to the existence of a possible scam. A local man was contacted telephonically and offered a job at a new mining enterprise which was said to be starting in Colenso. The man was told to deposit R2500 into a banking account and after doing so he […]