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Archives for 12/13/2017

Individualism may make you better at catching a phish: Research

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(Image: iStock) The vast majority of cybersecurity breaches start with someone clicking on a link in an email. Phishing works, and continues to work, because it exploits weaknesses in human psychology and organisational culture. New research suggests that national culture is also a factor, and an important one; perhaps as important as an individual’s overall […]

Do Vegetarians Live Longer Than Meat Eaters?

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CLAIM Vegetarians live longer than meat eaters. UNPROVEN RATING UNPROVEN ORIGIN A popular topic of debate on Facebook timelines (and around family dinner tables) is whether or not it is healthy to eschew eating meat. Well-informed advocates of the practice will likely eventually point to scientific research demonstrating that vegans or vegetarians live longer lives […]

12 years imprisonment for VAT fraudster

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A Cape Town man will serve 12 years effective imprisonment for large-scale Value Added Tax (VAT) fraud worth R15 million, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS). Johannes Tobias Wessels from Kraaifontein was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for fraud in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on Monday. “Wessels fabricated invoices from five of his businesses […]

GBG wins Best Anti-Fraud Solution at Credit & Collections Technology Awards

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: GBG wins Best Anti-Fraud Solution at Credit & Collections Technology Awards: Published: Tuesday December 12, 2017. Global identity data intelligence specialist leads the way in fraud prevention. London, UK. 12 December 2017: GBG, the global specialist in identity data intelligence, has been named winner of 'Best Anti-Fraud Solution' […]