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Archives for 06/02/2017

FBI: 8 Steps to Prevent Phishing Attacks

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Federal agency offers up best practices for businesses to lock down their operations against phishing attacks. The FBI has published tips for companies to protect themselves from the onslaught of phishing attacks slamming companies nationwide. Most of the bureau’s suggestions touch on the way employees respond to unsolicited emails coming into their inbox, whether it appears […]

American Mayors Vow To Fight Climate Change Despite Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

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On 1 June 2017, President Trump announced that his administration planned to formally withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a 2015 accord between 195 countries that enacted nation-specific policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In that announcement, Trump said that the United States would “begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or an entirely new […]

Unintended Consequences: Lessons From an Anti-Fraud Reform

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Unintended Consequences: Lessons From an Anti-Fraud Reform: Recent research by Katherine Meckel of Texas A&M University illustrates an example of this problem when there was an effort to reduce fraud by …: Google Alert – Fraud Largest single case of proven childcare fraud in Australia's history: On 26 May […]

Investment Fraud alert – ‘Prudential Global Group’

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The Jupiter Asset Management group is warning members of the public that they have become aware of a company going by the name of Prudential Global which has been contacting members of the public and offering to transfer investments into mutual funds, including those managed by Jupiter. Jupiter said; “We would like to make it […]

A new one for me – Mountaineering Fraud

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Kathmandu – Satyarup Siddhanta only discovered he was at the centre of an Everest fraud when he spotted news of a couple whose false claim to have scaled the world’s highest peak has set off a debate about how mountaineering feats are authenticated. The Indian couple had doctored his summit photo, superimposing their own faces […]