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Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dead in US prison

New York - Bernie Madoff, mastermind of the largest financial scam in history that unraveled during the 2008 economic crisis, died in jail on Wednesday, US prison officials said. He was 82.

Warning over malicious Clubhouse invites Special

As with any social media buzz there has been interest around Clubhouse, partly due to its exclusivity and invite-only model. However, fraudsters are now using this invitation only method as the bait.

Swagg Man, conman posing as millionaire rapper

Tunis - On social media he burned 500-euro notes and flaunted "his Bentley". In real life, Swagg Man is accused of having ripped off young fans to the tune of $1.8 million.

Fraud emails: Phishers are casting a wide net

The coronavirus crisis has provided an opening for fraudsters, in terms of sending fake emails on the subject of vaccines, such as competitions and prizes in return for questionnaires designed to steal data.

Vaccine passports could be prone to fraud and security issues

The biggest placebo-controlled trial of psychedelic medications yet run indicates that the reported psychological benefits of microdosing are in fact explainable by the placebo effect.

How to protect yourself from the NHS COVID vaccine phishing scam Special

The latest cybersecurity alert is one that is preying upon people's fears around the coronavirus pandemic. This is in the form of a phishing campaign connected to the various COVID-19 vaccines.

Better security is needed to prevent COVID-19 test fraud Special

Many governments have placed restrictions on travel, requiring people wishing to enter another country to provide evidence of a negative coronavirus test. This had led to an illicit market in fake COVID-19 test kits.

Concern over the rapid rise in COVID vaccine fraud emails Special

US federal agencies have warned about scammers exploiting the public's interest in the COVID-19 vaccine to harvest personal information and steal money through multiple ongoing and emerging fraud schemes. This is often coupled with financial scams.

In Canada demand for puppies soars during pandemic, so do scams

Ottawa - Demand for puppies in Canada has soared during the pandemic, and scammers are taking advantage -- swindling hundreds of people looking for a pet to ease their loneliness during lockdown.

Businesses beware: The social engineering fraud case Special

A recent report by Forrester and Pindrop examines COVID-19’s impact on the call center fraud. Social engineering – the tactic fraudsters used to gain access to GoDaddy domains –shows how fraudsters gain access to sensitive data and financial data.

German MPs to grill ex-Wirecard boss over massive fraud

Frankfurt Am Main - Markus Braun, the former chief executive of disgraced payments giant Wirecard, will on Thursday face a public grilling by German lawmakers over the massive accounting fraud that brought down his firm.

EU hits Amazon with anti-trust charges Special

The European Union has indicated it will be pursuing anti-trust charges against Amazon over the use of digital data. The e-commerce giant is accused of using its access to data to gain an unfair advantage over merchants using its platform.

Automating the fraud management process will be a game changer Special

The growth of digital services has led to a growth in fraud cases. One solution is automation. According to Mark Goldspink, automating the fraud management process will be a gamechanger in 2021.

'No evidence' of lost or changed votes: US election officials

Washington - Senior US federal and state election officials said Thursday that there was "no evidence" that votes were lost or changed, or voting systems corrupted, in the presidential election.

Q&A: Why businesses need to worry about synthetic identity fraud Special

A type of fraud that receives less attention in the business community than it should is synthetic identity fraud, which continues to be a major challenge for financial institutions. Kathleen Peters from Experian explains why firms need to take note.

Improving mobile advertisers ROI, through elimination of fraud Special

What is the best strategy for ad fraud prevention on mobile advertising? A new a partnership between Altrooz, and TrafficGuard could be a solution, involving the application of machine learning.

Germany puts first auto boss on trial over 'dieselgate' fraud

Munich - Five years after "dieselgate" emissions cheating revelations rocked the car industry, ex-Audi CEO Rupert Stadler on Wednesday became the first top executive to stand trial in Germany.

Germany puts first auto boss on trial over 'dieselgate'

Munich - Five years after "dieselgate" emissions cheating revelations rocked the car industry, ex-Audi CEO Rupert Stadler on Wednesday becomes the first top executive to stand trial in Germany.

How to avoid coronavirus fraud scams

A crisis creates opportunities for fraudsters and an example is with the coronavirus pandemic. As more people gravitate towards using on-line services, the digital culture presents more opportunities for bad actors.

Ex-Audi boss to stand trial for 'dieselgate'

Frankfurt Am Main - Former Audi boss Rupert Stadler on Wednesday becomes the first to stand trial in Germany over the "dieselgate" emissions scandal, five years after parent company VW admitted responsibility.

French ex-president loses challenge to cash-from-Libya case

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy lost his bid Thursday to throw out an inquiry into claims he used Libyan cash for his 2007 presidential campaign, a ruling that could require him and several associates to stand trial.

Ex-president Sarkozy to learn fate in cash-from-Libya case

Paris - A Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that Libyan money was used in his 2007 election campaign.

Ex-Maltese PM's chief of staff arrested in fraud probe

Valletta - Maltese police arrested former prime minister Joseph Muscat's chief of staff Keith Schembri Tuesday, as part of a probe into alleged kickbacks connected to the sale of so-called golden passports.

Trump tells Americans to try to vote twice

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Thursday renewed his call for supporters to try to vote twice on November 3, a potentially illegal act that he claimed is the only way to be sure that a ballot is counted.

U.S. citizens have lost $100 million to stimulus cheque fraud

The level of stimulus cheque fraud rose following the first wave. Although reports of fraud have trended down since May, it is expected they will spike again as another stimulus cheque is on the horizon.

Ex-Trump advisor Bannon says he is 'political hit job' victim

Washington - Former top Trump strategist Steve Bannon, who was arrested this week for defrauding donors to a Mexico border wall fundraising campaign, has said he is the victim of a "political hit job"."I'm in this for the long haul. I'm in this for the fight.

Ex-Trump aide Steve Bannon arrested in border wall fraud case

New York - Former top Trump strategist Steve Bannon was arrested and charged Thursday along with three others for defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors in a Mexico border wall fundraising campaign, in a blow to the Republican incumbent.

German businessman in Wirecard probe dies in Philippines

Manila - A German businessman in the Philippines wanted for questioning over the Wirecard accounting scandal has died, the justice minister said Thursday.

Singapore company director charged over Wirecard scandal

Fpo - A company director has been charged in Singapore with falsifying letters linked to scandal-hit German payments giant Wirecard, according to court documents, as the fallout from the firm's collapse spreads further around the world.

German ministers in hot seat over Wirecard collapse

Frankfurt Am Main - GermanFinance Minister Olaf Scholz on Wednesday said he gave lawmakers a "detailed" explanation of everything he knew about the fraud scandal that brought down payments firm Wirecard, amid criticism that authorities missed early warning signs of troubl...
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U.S. financial institutions are issuing credit cards with EMV computer chips, which are widespread in other parts of the world. They promise to be more secure than traditional magnetic stripe cards.
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Mayor of Montreal Michael Applebaum is under arrest. Appelbaum is accused of corruption and fraud in municipal affairs, amounting to 14 charges in all
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Official looking though this e-mail may appear, it is NOT from British Telecom.
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File photo: Skating in Holland, Unknown author, Oil on canvas 31.8 x 46.4 cm. Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917; on loan to the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, since 1979. Signed: Jongkind, but likely to be a forgery.
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - bottom part.
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A screengrab from the website of Colin Fry. The dead can speak, but apparently they don't spell so good.
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Babylon is another scam search engine. Don't click the link, don't click anything, close the page and get rid of it.
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - bottom part.
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A new report shows yet more corruption and fraud in private contractor abuse with relation to the occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq, costing US taxpayers "tens of billions" of dollars.
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Knight being attended by wife, Helen. She wrote a letter to the local paper in South Wales saying her husband had a doctor's certificate attesting to his illness.
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A rather primitive looking phishing attempt. Do not respond, but move to spam folder.
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Knight was caught on CCTV shopping at various Tesco stores across the country.
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Don't be fooled. There is NO such compulsory update from Yahoo! or anyone else. Give InboxAce a miss.
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