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Defend Yourself Against Fraud!

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Defend Yourself Against Fraud!: Defend Yourself Against Fraud! Release date: November 18, 2017. Release Number: DR-4344-CA NR 016. SACRAMENTO – If you did not register …: Google Alert – Fraud Lobbyist's NGO loses FCRA licence over 'fraud': While the CBI has just begun a probe into alleged fraud and […]




Avoiding cyber attacks

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Of all the cybersecurity risks at Harvard, phishing is always at or near the top of the list. The fraudulent emails that try to trick recipients into giving up personal information, money, or both have been steadily on the rise across campuses everywhere, including here in Cambridge, according to Chief Information Security Officer Christian Hamer. […]




Was Roy Moore Banned From Mall For Harassing Teen Girls?

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On 13 November 2017, The New Yorker reported, based on interviews with multiple local sources, that Alabama Senate candidate and twice-removed state Supreme Court judge Roy Moore had been banned from the mall in Gadsden, Alabama because of his predatory behavior toward young girls. The report, however, is based on sources recalling a rumor, in […]




McDowell family indicted in connection to insurance fraud schemes

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: McDowell family indicted in connection to insurance fraud schemes: Windell Lester, 66: Four counts of wire fraud; 14 counts of mail fraud; four counts of unlawful monetary transactions; two counts of arson conspiracy; …: Google Alert – Fraud Officials Try to Identify 'John Doe' Convicted in Fraud Case: Federal […]




Is all fair in simulated phishing?

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Is there a limit to how far we should go in attempting to emulate the trickery and deceptive tactics of the cybercriminals who bombard our employees with increasingly devious emails?  Let me present a couple tactics we’ve seen phishers use to try to break down our employee’s defenses. I’ll then consider the ethical and legal […]




Does the GOP Tax Bill Introduce Anti-Abortion “Fetal Personhood” Legislation?

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CLAIM The 2017 GOP tax overhaul plan includes language that attempts to codify “fetal personhood”. MOSTLY TRUE RATING MOSTLY TRUE ORIGIN Since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, which served to legalize abortion nationwide in 1973, there have been legal fights that alternately seek to expand or reduce the protections granted after […]




Martin Guitar targeted in alleged wire fraud scheme

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Martin Guitar targeted in alleged wire fraud scheme: He is charged with aggravated identity theft, wire fraud and mail fraud. Among 36 alleged victims, Martin Guitar in Nazareth was one of them.: Google Alert – Fraud Fraud: man sent to judicial custody: Delhi-based businessman Gagan Dhawan was on […]




The long tail of phishing attacks

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Targeted phishing has become the single most effective attack type in the world today. Phishing attacks have been the root cause of the majority of the large-scale data breaches that compromised the sensitive information of millions of individuals and extracted financial gains from some of the world’s largest companies. In March, a spear-phishing scam that […]




How to protect your business from identity theft

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The recent data breach where a wide range of sensitive information was revealed to be available on millions of South African consumers should be a wake-up call to businesses. This is according to Frank Knight, CEO of credit management company Debtsource, who says all South African businesses, regardless of size, must be more vigilant about […]




Do ‘Illegal’ Refugees in Canada Receive $3,874 Per Month From the Government?

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CLAIM Each refugee in Canada receives $3,874 every month from the government under the Resettlement Assistance Program. MOSTLY FALSE RATING MOSTLY FALSE WHAT’S TRUE The document shown in the photograph appears to be authentic. WHAT’S FALSE Refugees who receive these benefits are, by definition, not “illegal” (i.e. undocumented.) Most of the listed benefits are one-off, […]


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Potential fraud?

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Potential fraud?: The payment so far goes through the payment gateway, and pass fraud analysis of the payment gateway. It seems to be fraudulent because the same …: Google Alert – Fraud Possible fraud: Has anyone else received a message like this – I am already in the two […]




Beware of government tender scam and “phishing”

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An appeal is made to all businesses to be aware of a scam doing the rounds. Businesses receive what appears to be a confirmed tender proposal on the letterhead of a government department. Afterwards, they are contacted and payment arrangements are made. However, the business person is advised to make a deposit directly into the […]




Was a Woman Attacked on Camera for Wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat in Hollywood?

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CLAIM A woman was attacked in Hollywood because she was wearing a pro-Donald Trump hat. MIXTURE RATING MIXTURE WHAT’S TRUE YouTube star Blaire White did get into an altercation over her red “Make America Great Again” hat when she went to an anti-Trump protest on Hollywood Boulevard. WHAT’S FALSE Police said White and her boyfriend […]




Tips to avoid digital banking fraud this festive season

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As the festive season draws near, Kovelin Naidoo, Chief Cyber Security Officer at FNB is advising consumers to familiarise themselves with tips on how they can protect themselves against digital banking fraud: Never save usernames, passwords or PINs on your cellphone or computer as it may allow others to access your banking without your permission. […]