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Archives for 06/01/2017

Inside Google’s Global Campaign to Shut Down Phishing

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At the beginning of May, a phishing scam flooded the web, disguised as a typical Google Docs request. Some of the emails even appeared to come from acquaintances. If victims clicked through and granted seemingly innocuous permissions, they exposed their entire Gmail account to whoever was behind the scam. It was an explosive scheme. And […]




Eight police officers nabbed for corruption

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Pretoria – Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has welcomed the arrest of eight allegedly corrupt police officers, who were arrested at the Golela Port of Entry on Tuesday. The eight police officers will be charged with crimes such as corruption‚ extortion‚ defeating the ends of justice, as well as forgery and uttering relating to their operations […]




Did a Texas Man Discover a Hired Escort Was His Wife?

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CLAIM A man hired an escort, only to discover that it was his wife. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN On 6 May 2017 the somewhat official-looking web site United News published an item reporting that a Texas man hired a prostitute, only to discover upon her arrival that he had accidentally hired his own wife: In a […]




Did a Texas Man Discover a Hired Escort Was His Wife?

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CLAIM A man hired an escort, only to discover that it was his wife. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN On 6 May 2017 the somewhat official-looking web site United News published an item reporting that a Texas man hired a prostitute, only to discover upon her arrival that he had accidentally hired his own wife: In a […]




SAPS on Fake News and Fraudulent Social Media Posts

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The South African Police Service has noted with concern the increasing number of false posts on social media about missing, kidnapped and abducted girls and women. Social media is a helpful medium for both the community and the police. However, the hoaxes, fake news and the dissemination of false information which we have experienced of […]


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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Fraud Analyst: Looking for a Fraud Analyst with Data analytics experience.: Google Alert – Fraud Guilty plea in federal pension fraud case for Piedmont woman: Kelley's plea to a single count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and honest services wire fraud carries a maximum sentence of five […]