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Deputy Presidency warns against phishing emails in Ramaphosa’s name

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JOHANNESBURG – The office of the Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa has warned the public against phishing emails sent in his name.  According to Tyrone Seale, Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, “the office of the Deputy President can confirm that several phishing emails have been sent in the name of the Deputy President. We urge people not to open them.” […]




Four Times More People Are Stabbed to Death Than Killed with Rifles of Any Kind?

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CLAIM More than four times more people are stabbed than killed with rifles of any kind. UNPROVEN RATING UNPROVEN ORIGIN On 16 October 2017, Breitbart.com posted a story reporting that according to 2016 crime statistics published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, more people are murdered with knives or by beaten to death than with […]


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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Fraud Agent: Analyze and decide the approval of E-Commerce orders through ClearSale's Fraud Application to minimize fraud losses. • Analyze groups of orders in …: Google Alert – Fraud Leaders of Venezuela's Bruised Opposition to Travel Abroad to Denounce 'Voting Fraud': "We made a huge effort, we aimed to […]




Google Chrome adds Predictive Phishing Protection, Better Gmail security

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(No Ratings Yet) Loading… Chrome will use insights from the Safe Browsing filter to predict new phishing sites. Google has announced a pair of security improvements for its Chrome browser. Now, users will get smarter browser featuring with a new predictive phishing feature and high-risk Gmail users will get an added layer of security. We […]




Beware of Durban Storm Fraudsters

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It has come to the eThekwini Municipality’s attention that certain unscrupulous individuals are fraudulently posing as eThekwini officials who have been sent by the Mayor to register people affected by the recent storms. It is alleged that these culprits are charging vulnerable people a fee for the alleged registration. The Municipality would like to strongly […]




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 […]




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, […]




New Jersey-Based Trader Pleads Guilty to Commodities Fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: New Jersey-Based Trader Pleads Guilty to Commodities Fraud: The founder and CEO of Wright Time Capital Group, Michael Wright, pleaded guilty to one count of commodities fraud late Friday, the U.S. Attorney for …: Google Alert – Fraud Feds arrest, conviction in immigration marriage fraud case used a fake […]




Police help woman get back half the money lost through phishing

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VIRUDHUNAGAR A woman victim, who lost ?44,000 to a phishing fraud, got back ?22,000, thanks to the prompt action taken by Virudhunagar district police. Superintendent of Police M. Rajarajan said on Monday that the swift action by Cyber Crime police helped the woman, Karthik (35) of Narikudi, get back her money. He said Cyber Crime […]




Is the Mandalay Bay Security Guard ‘Missing’?

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CLAIM Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos is “missing.” FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN In the days following the 1 October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, various conspiratorial web sites and Internet personalities began casting aspersions on a wounded Mandalay Bay security guard, falsely claiming he was an “accomplice” to gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, who […]




Chargebacks911: eCommerce Merchants Face Growing Costs Amid Rising Identity Theft Fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Chargebacks911: eCommerce Merchants Face Growing Costs Amid Rising Identity Theft Fraud: TAMPA BAY, Fla., Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — A recent study by Javelin Strategy & Research revealed that identity fraud increased 16% …: Google Alert – Fraud Columbus man arrested for fraud, theft: COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) – One […]




SMS phishing: The mobile security risk you need to know about

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Social engineering schemes targeted at executives and business decision-makers are big business for cybercriminals. The FBI reports CEO email scams cost US businesses over $360 million in 2016. However, the latest mobile security risk could land in your text message folder, not your email inbox. SMS phishing, or “smishing,” is on the rise. Though SMS […]