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Archives for 09/03/2017

A Canadian University Just Lost $10M In an Email Phishing Scam …

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A Canadian university has unintentionally lost nearly $10 million after falling prey to an online phishing scam. Officials at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta recently received fake emails that said they were from one of the school’s major vendors, and that the vendor was changing its banking information, according to BBC News. The staff then […]

Is the Red Cross Charging Victims of Hurricane Harvey for Disaster Relief Services?

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CLAIM The American Red Cross is charging victims of Hurricane Harvey for their services. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN In the wake of the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in late August 2017, many began donating to the Red Cross to support their disaster relief efforts. This, in turn, has allowed old rumors that the […]

Fraud Watch: Avoid Hurricane Harvey scammers

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Fraud Watch: Avoid Hurricane Harvey scammers: The pictures from Hurricane Harvey are frightening and inspiring, which creates a perfect storm for scammers posing as fundraisers. According to …: Google Alert – Fraud City of Houston warns of insurance fraud robo-calls: HOUSTON – The City of Houston Office of Emergency […]