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Archives for August 2017

IT division increases security to counter phishing schemes

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After falling victim to a phishing scheme targeted at Texas Tech, Emily Foster was unaware she had shared her eRaider credentials with a malicious hacker.  This happened in early August, and Foster, a senior economics and political science dual major from New Braunfels, did not realize her account had been compromised until it was disabled […]




Wendell Callahan Pardoned by Obama, Kills Three Victims?

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CLAIM President Obama pardoned a “violent crackhead” named Wendell Callahan, who went on to murder a woman and her two small children. MOSTLY FALSE RATING MOSTLY FALSE WHAT’S TRUE Wendell Callahan was released from prison under the terms of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, and he was later charged with murdering three people in […]




Serious Fraud Office investigating Formula One over bribery claims after tip-off from MP

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Serious Fraud Office investigating Formula One over bribery claims after tip-off from MP: Formula One has confirmed that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has begun a pre-investigation into the sport following a tip-off from an Member of …: Google Alert – Fraud Payday loans. Bad check fraud. short term […]




Russian Soldier’s Last Words

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CLAIM A touching transcript reproduces a Russian soldier’s last words before he ordered an airstrike on himself to kill ISIS members in Syria. UNPROVEN RATING UNPROVEN ORIGIN The Russian JTAC officer that died in Syria on March 19 reportedly ordering an airstrike on himself to take as many… Posted by U.S Army W.T.F! moments on Thursday, […]




Fraud lands father of 3 in court

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Fraud lands father of 3 in court: John Medford of Lot 41 Second Street, Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) was on Friday arraigned before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman on …: Google Alert – Fraud Your adopted furry friend could be exposing you to fraud: According to Huffington Post, “An […]




Singapore Airlines giving away free tickets? It’s a phishing scam, SIA warns

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We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles. But a log-in is still required for our PDFs. Article source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-airlines-giving-away-free-tickets-its-a-phishing-scam-sia-warns




Trump Pardons Ex-Sheriff Convicted of Defying Judge’s Order

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned former sheriff Joe Arpaio, the retired Arizona lawman who was convicted for intentionally disobeying a judge’s order in an immigration case. The White House said the 85-year-old ex-sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County was a “worthy candidate” for a presidential pardon. The action came several days after […]




City of Johannesburg Employees Arrested for Fraud

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Eight employees of the City of Joburg and one other suspect have been arrested by the Hawks Commercial Crimes unit members in Gauteng for theft and fraud on Friday morning. The suspects allegedly created fraudulent letters demanding outstanding refunds from the City of Joburg. The letters were created on law firms letterheads and were made […]




Former Department of Health Employee arrested on 194 charges

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The Hawks’ Commercial Crime Unit members together with the members of the North West Serious Corruption Unit have arrested a 48-year-old former Department of Health employee for 194 charges of fraud, money laundering and forgery and uttering. The suspect was employed at the Free State Department of Health at the psychiatric hospital attached to Supply […]




29 Year-old arrested for R93 Million Fraud

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Tseko Mojalefa Rabotho (29) will continue with his bail application when he appears before the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Johannesburg on 31 August 2017. Rabotho was arrested by the Hawks’ National Serious Corruption Investigation on 17 August 2017 for Fraud, Corruption and Money Laundering amounting to R93 million. Investigations revealed that the suspect, whose […]




Kenya election commission denies poll was marred by fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Kenya election commission denies poll was marred by fraud: Kenya's electoral commission has rejected opposition claims that this month's presidential election was marred by massive fraud and insisted that …: Google Alert – Fraud Diamonds, cash, cars: Port St. Lucie arrests tied to M fraud case: Bank and Gibson […]




5 Steps to Protect Yourself from Phishing Scams

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Phishing attacks continue to evolve and become more sophisticated. Attackers improve their ability to craft messages designed to lure victims and to design websites that appear to be authentic – increasing the chances that you will be caught off guard. Attacks have also expanded from being primarily email based to SMS text messaging and social […]




GCSIS warns public of fake job listing

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The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has warned jobs seekers to be wary of a fake job listing advert that is circulating on social media. The GCIS warns the public to be vigilant as the advert lists vacancies at GCIS, government departments and other organisations. The fake job advert indicates that there are 18 […]