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Archives for 10/18/2017

4 face bank fraud charges in mortgage scheme

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: 4 face bank fraud charges in mortgage scheme: A real estate investor, a builder, a mortgage loan officer and a real estate settlement attorney are facing charges related to allegedly using "straw …: Google Alert – Fraud Fraud Analyst – Move Money Solutions: As the Fraud Analyst for Operations […]

Google Chrome can now spot even brand new phishing pages

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Google is stepping up defenses against phishing through a new predictive feature coming to Chrome and its Advanced Protection Program for high-risk Gmail users. Google has updated its Safe Browsing technology to warn users when they visit a new phishing page that hasn’t existed long enough to be detected by Safe Browsing as a known […]

Department of Public Service and Administration warns against fake RFQ

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The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has warned citizens against a fake e-mail using the ministry’s name, requesting proposals from people for various economic development projects. “The e-mail is not coming from the Minister or the department, and none of the contact details provided in the e-mail is that of the department or […]

Will Burning Bay Leaves Reduce Anxiety?

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CLAIM Bay leaves contain a compound that decreases anxiety when burned. UNPROVEN RATING UNPROVEN ORIGIN One of the more popular topics on web sites that advocate for “natural” cures is the cornucopia of purported benefits ascribed in some way to leaves from the bay laurel (Laurus nobilis). Blender spokesperson and gravity skeptic David “Avocado” Wolfe, […]