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Archives for 09/06/2017

How to spot a phishing email – CNET

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Security threats come in all shapes and sizes. You’ve probably heard of viruses, trojans, keyloggers and, more recently, ransomware. Want to know what they all have in common? They can all be the result of phishing. The word itself is a homophone; hackers use bait — usually in the form of a seemingly legitimate file […]




7 Durban Home affairs officials arrested for fraud

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Hawks members from Durban Commercial Crime unit together with Home Affairs Counter Corruption Team, arrested seven suspects for fraud, contravention of the Immigration Act and Identification Act. The Home Affairs Counter Corruption Team discovered that there were some irregularities in the issuing of late birth certificates at Mzimkhulu, Bulwer and Ulundi Home Affairs offices. Members […]




Did People Put Sunscreen on Their Eyes During the Solar Eclipse?

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CLAIM During the August 2017 solar eclipse, some people in California applied sunscreen to their eyeballs in a mistaken attempt to protect their eyes from damage. UNPROVEN RATING UNPROVEN ORIGIN After the solar eclipse that crossed the United States on 21 August 2017, several national and international news organizations reported that people had applied sunscreen […]




Calgary con artist faces more than 300 new fraud charges

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Calgary con artist faces more than 300 new fraud charges: Jane Elizabeth Moore, a long-time convicted scam artist, is facing a staggering 399 fraud-related charges involving a total of five victims in the …: Google Alert – Fraud Tesco fraud trial adjourned: The case involving Carl Rogberg, Chris Bush […]