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Archives for 07/29/2017

IRS warns about spear phishing

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Randy Hutchinson(Photo: Submitted)   Spear phishing is not a sport. It’s a scam and the IRS has issued an alert to tax professionals to be wary of it. Their clients may be the ultimate victims. Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity company, defines spear phishing as “an email or electronic communications scam targeted towards a specific […]

Bridge Security, Hot Truck Investigation, Synthetic Identity Fraud, and More

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Bridge Security, Hot Truck Investigation, Synthetic Identity Fraud, and More: Another GAO report assessed synthetic identify fraud, a growing trend where criminals combine real and/or fictitious personal identifying information to …: Google Alert – Fraud Director of Data Science, Fraud: As a key member of the HBC Customer Loyalty, […]

Li Ching-Yuen: 256-Year-Old Man?

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CLAIM A Chinese man named Li Ching-Yuen lived to be 256 years old. UNPROVEN RATING UNPROVEN ORIGIN Man’s fascination with the concept of longevity beyond the 70 or80 years of the typical human lifespan is documented in a variety of writings, myths and legends stretching back thousands of years. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus, for […]