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Archives for August 2017

Kansas secretary of state files 2 new election fraud cases

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Kansas secretary of state files 2 new election fraud cases: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office has filed two new criminal election fraud cases.: Google Alert – Fraud Pain Management Doctor Pleads Guilty in Health Care Fraud Case: Pain Management Doctor Pleads Guilty in Health Care Fraud […]




Defending Your Business: 4 Ways To Spot Potential Phishing …

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  Fake email campaigns that seek to steal information, extort money, or infiltrate your computer with malware, viruses, or trojans, are referred to as phishing scams or spoof emails. It is as if the sender of these emails are fishing for personal information or funds. If you have an email account, you have most likely […]




Are There Floating Islands of Fire Ants in Hurricane-Flooded Areas of Texas?

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CLAIM There are small islands of fire ants floating in the floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey. TRUE RATING TRUE ORIGIN It may sound like a horrific scene from an “Indiana Jones” movie, but clusters of fire ants are floating through catastrophic floodwaters caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, which made landfall in southeast Texas in late […]




20 People Charged in Fraud Scam That Victimizes Older People

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: 20 People Charged in Fraud Scam That Victimizes Older People: Federal prosecutors said in a news release Tuesday that six people from Dubuque and the surrounding area have been indicted for wire fraud.: Google Alert – Fraud Former Durban school principal's fraud trial stalls: The trial of erstwhile […]




Office 365 Protects Itself as Prime Target for Spear-Phishing

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A Barracuda report released Aug. 30 said that bad actors are using spear-phishing, account compromise, and insider impersonation to target Office 365 users. Both Federal and state governments use Office 365 for reasons such as cost savings, security, privacy, and accessibility. The State of New York saved $3 million a year when it adopted Office 365 […]




It takes around six seconds to hack a credit or debit card

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By Brian Richardson, CEO and Co-Founder, WIZZIT International A study released in December 2016 estimated it takes around six seconds to hack a credit or debit card. That means working out the card number, expiry date and security code of any debit or credit in the same time it takes to click ‘complete purchase’. The […]




United States Has Yet to Accept Mexican Offer of Harvey Aid

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In late August 2017, after Harvey slammed into Houston as a category 4 hurricane, dumping a record amount of rain onto the region and causing catastrophic flooding, the Mexican government offered to help relief efforts in Texas. However, neither Texas Gov. Greg Abbott nor the U.S. State Department has signaled that they would accept the […]




Using IP Intelligence to improve security, reduce fraud and protect content

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Using IP Intelligence to improve security, reduce fraud and protect content: Neustar IP Intelligence is the answer to help you reduce fraud, improve web security and protect valuable online content.: Google Alert – Fraud Ex-payroll company CEO sent to prison for .4M fraud scheme: TRENTON — The former […]




New Bittrex Phishing Scam Website Tops the Google Search Results

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Cryptocurrency users have seen their fair share of phishing scams over the years. In most cases, those scams involve fake exchange or wallet websites. Users are often contacted through an email campaign, which is often somewhat successful. This is a big problem that needs to be addressed. Things only get worse when the top Google […]




Did Congress ‘Quietly’ Pass a Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches of Homes?

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CLAIM Congress “quietly” passed legislation allowing authorities to raid private property with no warrant. MOSTLY FALSE RATING MOSTLY FALSE WHAT’S TRUE Congress passed legislation that Rep. Justin Amash considers too broad and potentially unconstitutional. WHAT’S FALSE The legislation does not allow authorities all over the U.S. to conduct warrantless searches, as claimed by a number […]




Medicaid recoups $8.6M through identifying bad claims, fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Medicaid recoups .6M through identifying bad claims, fraud: "Recouping funds can result from a range of factors that involve the payment or responsibilities of providers or beneficiaries, or even outright fraud, …: Google Alert – Fraud Lewis County Woman Charged With Welfare Fraud: A Port Leyden woman was arrested […]