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Archives for 05/16/2017

2017 International Fraud Awareness Week

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The International Fraud Awareness Week 2017 has been declared by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as taking place from 12 to 18 November 2017. Initiatives Done by Supporters of International Fraud Week 2016 include: The ACFE Tampa Bay Chapter coordinated with County Commissioner Lesley “Les” Miller Jr. to receive a Hillsborough County Proclamation recognizing […]

Card fraud costs SA over R600m a year

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Card fraud costs SA over R600m a year: This is according to the latest card fraud statistics released by the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) which shows that credit …: Google Alert – Fraud What Researchers of Voter Fraud See in Trump's New Commission: President Trump (left) […]

DocuSign confirms customer emails were stolen and used in phishing campaign

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DocuSign, the owner of eSignature, one of the most popular digital signature services, said today that a database of customer emails was breached and used in a phishing campaign that began last week. The phishing emails were designed to look like they were sent by DocuSign and had subject lines that said “Completed: [domain name]  – Wire transfer for […]

Prominent Mexican Journalist Shot and Killed in Daylight Attack

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On 15 May 2017, veteran reporter Javier Valdez Cárdenas (who reported extensively on the Mexican drug trade) was shot and killed in an attack near the offices of the newspaper he co-founded in Mexico. He was 50. Valdez’s weekly publication, Ríodoce, confirmed his death, saying he was “intercepted” by unidentified gunmen while driving. The newspaper […]