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Archives for 11/05/2017

DocuSign becomes latest target in phishing scam

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Earlier this week, a local north Alabama resident received an email claiming to be from DocuSign stating that she had new files waiting to be signed in her account. Of course, the resident was not expecting any documents for signature and did not fall for the ploy. Skeptical, she reported this email to the Better […]

SAPOL internal fraud investigations double in a year, annual report shows

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: SAPOL internal fraud investigations double in a year, annual report shows: Nine detections of fraud were still under investigation while three were found substantiated. The remaining detections were refuted, unsubstantiated, …: Google Alert – Fraud Kenyans on Twitter scold Miguna over election fraud claims: Miguna Miguna went to twitter […]

Major Local News Sites Shuttered Amid ‘Dispiriting’ Rash of Media Closures

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Journalists and media observers alike are expressing alarm after a rash of closures and restructurings, many of which affected “alternative” outlets or news web sites with an emphasis on local coverage. (Accessible, thorough, and comprehensive local news is widely agreed to be the best inoculant against the proliferation of misinformation and propaganda.) The most scrutiny […]