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Did Cash-Strapped Puerto Rico Pay Government Employees More Than $100 Million Christmas Bonuses?

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In early December 2017, various web sites and right-wing personalities began circulating on social media stories and blog posts reporting that the United States territory of Puerto Rico will give government employees their annual Christmas bonuses — … [Continue reading]




Two Rhode Island Women Charged With Conspiracy To Commit Mail Fraud

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Today's Fraud News from around the world: Two Rhode Island Women Charged With Conspiracy To Commit Mail Fraud: SCRANTON- The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Johanna Calderalo, age … [Continue reading]




Phishing Schemes Are Using HTTPS Encrypted Sites to Seem Legit …

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A massive effort to encrypt web traffic over the last few years has made green padlocks and "https" addresses increasingly common; more than half the web now uses internet encryption protocols to keep data protected from prying eyes as it travels … [Continue reading]




Does the 2017 Tax Reform Bill Help Private Schools and Hurt Public Schools?

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CLAIM The 2017 tax reform bill eliminates personal deductions for state and local taxes (primary sources of public school funding), while offering tax breaks for parents who send their children to private … [Continue reading]




Does the 2017 Tax Reform Bill Help Private Schools and Hurt Public Schools?

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CLAIM The 2017 tax reform bill eliminates personal deductions for state and local taxes (primary sources of public school funding), while offering tax breaks for parents who send their children to private … [Continue reading]




Fraud ring siphoned nearly $2 million from 401(k) accounts through Colorado bank

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Today's Fraud News from around the world: Fraud ring siphoned nearly million from 401(k) accounts through Colorado bank: A sophisticated identity fraud ring exposed by investigators from Colorado's Great-West Financial siphoned nearly $ 2 … [Continue reading]




Phishing prevention co IRONSCALES raises $6.5m

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Israeli automated phishing prevention, detection and response company IRONSCALES today announced that it has completed a $6.5 million Series A financing round led by K1 Investment Management, LLC, with participation from existing investor RDC. After … [Continue reading]




Does the 2017 Republican Tax Bill Cut Cancer Treatments for Medicare Patients?

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After the initial passage of the Senate version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on 1 December 2017, speculation mounted about its potential effect on cancer patients seeking treatment through the Medicare benefit program, with several readers contacting … [Continue reading]




SEC's Cyber Unit files first charges, alleges fraud scheme

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Today's Fraud News from around the world: SEC's Cyber Unit files first charges, alleges fraud scheme: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday said its new Cyber Unit has filed its first charges, alleging … [Continue reading]




Salted Hash Ep 10: Office 365 phishing examples, the bad and the ugly

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This week's episode of Salted Hash is a personal one, as we're taking a look at some Office 365 phishing emails that have targeted staffers at CSO Online and CIO.com. The attempts themselves are really low quality, but they work. We've covered this … [Continue reading]




Did Tokyo Open the First Human Meat Restaurant?

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CLAIM A new restaurant recently opened in Japan is the first in the world to legally offer human meat to diners. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN In November 2017, many Internet users … [Continue reading]




BEWARE: Another PayPal phishing scam attempts to steal personal …

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A new PayPal phishing scam is attempting to deceive users by sending emails that claim unauthorized changes have been made to their accounts. The Palo Alto-based service is one of the world's largest online payment processors, and cyber criminals … [Continue reading]




BEWARE: Another PayPal phishing scam attempts to steal personal …

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A new PayPal phishing scam is attempting to deceive users by sending emails that claim unauthorized changes have been made to their accounts. The Palo Alto-based service is one of the world's largest online payment processors, and cyber criminals … [Continue reading]




State Security arrests man for fraud

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Today's Fraud News from around the world: State Security arrests man for fraud: State Security Sunday arrested a Lebanese national suspected of committing fraud, a statement from the directorate reported. you've reached a subscriber-only … [Continue reading]




ABC News Suspends Brian Ross for Erroneous Flynn Report

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NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a “serious error.” Ross, citing an unnamed confidant of Flynn, the former national … [Continue reading]