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Archives for October 2017

Facebook Phishing Campaign Targets Android and iOS Users

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A Facebook spam campaign is luring users to phishing pages that try to trick targets into handing over Facebook or YouTube credentials. Detected by Finnish security firm F-Secure, the campaign has been going on for two weeks and has slowly moved from one country to the other. Campaign targeted Sweden, Finland, Germany Researchers first detected […]




Fake News Purveyors Apologize for ‘Satire’ Story Calling Fallen Soldier a Deserter

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There aren’t many apologies given after fake news is posted. Yet, two days after a so-called “satire” site posted a false story smearing the “black soldier” who was killed during a 4 October 2017 ambush in Niger as a “deserter,” administrators for the Facebook page that promoted the story apologized and took it down. The […]




Ministry of Transport swindler Joanne Harrison pleads guilty to benefit fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Ministry of Transport swindler Joanne Harrison pleads guilty to benefit fraud: Ministry of Transport fraudster Joanne Harrison has pleaded guilty to three charges of benefit fraud. Newshub reported Harrison claimed $ 6444.13 …: Google Alert – Fraud John Kinghorn: RAMS home loans founder charged over m tax fraud: THE […]




Cyber Start-Up Company of the Year Talks Phishing Defense

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The recent inaugural Infosecurity North America featured a pitching contest for start-up companies to a judging panel of venture capitalists. The winner was phishing protection solution provider Inky. The company said that it produces the Phish Fence which is built on machine learning technologies and protects users from so-called ‘deep sea’ phishing emails that use clever tricks […]




Poisoned Halloween Candy

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CLAIM Police have documented cases of people randomly distributing poisoned goodies to children on Halloween. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN Tales of black-hearted madmen doling out poisoned Halloween candy to unsuspecting little tykes have been around for decades — they were part of my Halloween experience more than forty years ago. And every year sees the […]




Blast from the past: Why old ad fraud tactics won't die

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Blast from the past: Why old ad fraud tactics won't die: Earlier this month, BuzzFeed published an exposé that outed an ad fraud operation. As the story circulated on social media, journalists at various …: Google Alert – Fraud Businesswoman, son acquitted of fraud: HARARE-BASED Indian businesswoman, Nighert Parween […]




Microsoft Office 365 Users Become Target of New Phishing Attack

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Since Microsoft’s launch of Office 365 for businesses in 2011, this edition has grown to be the most attractive cloud service due to its competitive pricing.  According to studies done by Skyhigh, there were 70 million active users with 1 out of every 5 corporate employees using an Office 365 cloud service as of June 2016. […]




1908 Pirates-Cubs Pennant Controversy

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CLAIM A lawsuit brought by an injured fan revealed that an umpire blew an important call in a 1908 baseball game. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN Few tangible elements remain of the 1908 baseball season: The players who took part in it, the reporters who covered it, and the fans who followed it have all passed […]




Anti-fraud, anti-theft seminar available

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Anti-fraud, anti-theft seminar available: Jesse Topper, R-Bedford, and Fulton County District Attorney Travis Kendall will offer a nonprofit anti-fraud and theft-prevention seminar from 6 to 8 …: Google Alert – Fraud Police to grill revenue officials over Aadhaar fraud: Apart from stealing data and opening as many bank accounts, […]




Warning: Don’t fall for this Apple phishing scam targeting iPhone users

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As a general rule, clicking on any email asking you to verify a login or a password reset is a terrible idea. It’s easy to build a website that looks authentic and then steals your login info, and it’s hard for even trained IT professionals to tell the difference. According to one user on Reddit, this […]




Mueller Files First Charges in Russia Investigation: CNN

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The first criminal charges resulting from an investigation into collusion between the campaign of President Donald Trump and the Russian government have been filed, according to CNN, which broke the news late Friday, 27 October 2017. A federal grand jury in Washington, D.C. approved the charges, which are sealed by a judge. However plans were […]




Financial Fraud and Investigation Officer

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Financial Fraud and Investigation Officer: View details and apply for this fraud investigation officer job in South West London (SW1A) with Gleeson Recruitment Group on totaljobs. Financial …: Google Alert – Fraud Lena Dunham And Jenni Konner Adapting YA Novel 'Genuine Fraud' For Lionsgate: It didn't take Lionsgate long […]




How to identify every type of phishing attack

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Every data breach and online attack seems to involve some kind of phishing attempt to steal password credentials, to launch fraudulent transactions, or to trick someone into downloading malware. In early 2016, 93 percent of phishing emails delivered ransomware, according to statistics from PhishMe. Enterprises regularly remind users to beware of phishing attacks, but many […]




Was the ‘Black Soldier’ Killed in Niger a Deserter?

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CLAIM U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson was a “defector.” FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN On 26 October 2017, FreedumJunkshun.com, a web site that labels itself “satire”, published a story reporting that the “black soldier” killed in an ambush in Niger earlier in the month was a “deserter.” Many who read the article did not detect […]




Four Soweto officials held for fraud and corruption

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Four officials, including three vehicle examiners and a cashier, were arrested for allegedly facilitating the issuing of fraudulent roadworthy certificates to vehicles that had not been tested. The arrests happened on Thursday on the premises of the Innovative Roadworthy Centre in Midway, Soweto, during an anti-corruption crackdown called Operation Domino. The four were arrested when […]