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Archives for 06/17/2017

Pittsford woman faces a federal fraud charge

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Pittsford woman faces a federal fraud charge: BURLINGTON — A Pittsford woman is charged with making false claims for nine years to obtain extra federal funds known as Supplemental Security …: Google Alert – Fraud HSBC 'fraud': cops assure speedy probe: The Delhi Police have ensured a speedy investigation […]




New Phishing Tactic Targeting Facebook Users Relies on Padding URLs with Hyphens

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Security researchers from PhishLabs have come across a new phishing trend that’s targeting mobile device owners exclusively, with “the highest proportion of attacks” aimed at Facebook users. This new tactic relies on the fact that mobile browsers have very narrow URL address bars, which prevents users from viewing the entire contents of a link. Phishers […]




Minnesota Officer Acquitted in Shooting Death of Philando Castile

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On 16 June 2017, a St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer was acquitted on all counts in the shooting death of 32-year-old Philando Castile. Officer Jeronimo Yanez had been charged with second-degree manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm for shooting and killing Castile during a 6 July 2016 traffic stop. Castile’s girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, captured […]




Minnesota Officer Acquitted in Shooting Death of Philando Castile

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On 16 June 2017, a St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer was acquitted on all counts in the shooting death of 32-year-old Philando Castile. Officer Jeronimo Yanez had been charged with second-degree manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm for shooting and killing Castile during a 6 July 2016 traffic stop. Castile’s girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, captured […]