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France charges Macron's failed EU pick over fake jobs

Paris - French magistrates have charged former defence minister Sylvie Goulard over a fake jobs scandal which wrecked her chances of being named an EU commissioner after being handpicked by President Emmanuel Macron, a judicial source said Monday.

Q&A: How PSD2 will impact fraud on Black Friday Special

With online spending continuing to rise online for Black Friday, web retailers need to consider how best to ensure PSD2 compliance in order to keep consumers secure without compromising their user experience.

Tips to beating fraud this Black Friday

In 2018, almost a quarter of consumers experienced attempts at fraud over the Black Friday weekend, as fraudsters capitalize on seasonal spikes in transaction volume to try and evade fraud detection processes. Mark Crichton provides some tips.

Looking behind the ConnectWise ransomware attacks Special

ConnectWise has announced that hackers have targeted on-premise Automate systems so they can take over servers and then deploy ransomware across a company's entire computer fleet. James Carder of LogRhythm Labs explains more.

December 24 & 25 are #1 days for cyber-fraud

New data shows that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are the top times for online fraud. This finding comes from Riskified, the payments and fraud-prevention solutions provider, who found that fraud at this time extends to over a billion dollars.

Q&A: Retail policy abuse is costlier than payments fraud Special

Payment fraud costs online retailers an estimated $26B in losses last year. However, retail policy abuse could cost even more, as Assaf Feldman, Co-Founder and CTO at Riskified explains along with the strategies that retailer s need to adopt.

NCSC report reveals 1 million payment card fraud cases thwarted Special

The NCSC’s annual report reveals that has thwarted more than one million cases of suspected payment card fraud in the last year. OneSpan’s Mark Crichton, Senior Director Security Product Management provides an assessment.

Romania's ex-anti-graft chief confirmed as EU's top prosecutor

Apo - Romania's former anti-graft chief Laura Codruta Kovesi has been confirmed as the European Union’s first top fraud prosecutor, the European Parliament announced on Wednesday in an appointment that comes despite opposition from Bucharest.

Kenyans rush to swap banknotes as cash ban looms

Nairobi - Last week a man walked into a Nairobi car yard and paid for a luxury Mercedes with a mountain of 1,000 shilling ($10/9 euros) banknotes, desperate to offload cash that within days would be worthless.

Nissan, ex-CEO Ghosn charged in US with hiding $140 mn from investors

Washington - US securities regulators on Monday charged Japanese automaker Nissan and its former CEO Carlos Ghosn with hiding more than $140 million in Ghosn's expected retirement income from investors.

Scourge of Romania's politicians to become EU anti-graft supremo

Bucharest - A symbol for many of the fight against corruption in one of the EU's most graft-ridden states, Romania's Laura Codruta Kovesi is now all but certain to become Europe's top prosecutor -- in the teeth of opposition from her own government.

Jean-Marie Le Pen charged over EU funding scandal: lawyer

Paris - Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of the French far-right National Front, was charged on Friday with "embezzlement of public funds" over allegations he illegally claimed money from the European parliament to pay France-based staff, lawyers told AFP.

Jean-Marie Le Pen charged over EU funding scandal: lawyer

Paris - Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of the far-right National Front, was charged on Friday for "embezzlement of public funds" over allegations he illegally claimed money from the European parliament to pay France-based staff, lawyers told AFP.

Russian judge halts detained theatre director's fraud trial

Moscow - A Russian judge on Wednesday halted the embezzlement trial of acclaimed theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov, whose detention had attracted international attention and calls for his release everywhere from Hollywood to Cannes.

Q&A: Delving into new guidance for tackling cyber-fraud Special

A new best practice guide has been issued by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. The guide maps to both cybersecurity standards and best practices, and Arshad Noor, CTO of StrongKey provides a run through of the main points.

Top Italian court upholds asset seizure in League fraud case

Rome - Italy's top court has upheld the confiscation of 49 million euros from the League party ordered after the far-right movement was convicted of fraud.

Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal's brother held in Bosnia

Sarajevo - Indian industrialist Pramod Mittal, the younger brother of steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, was arrested Wednesday in Bosnia for suspected fraud and "abuse of power", a prosecutor said.

French tycoon Tapie acquitted over huge Sarkozy-era payout

Paris - Flamboyant French businessman Bernard Tapie was on Tuesday acquitted on charges of defrauding the state of more than 400 million euros ($450 million) with a massive 2008 arbitration award that has also ensnared IMF chief Christine Lagarde.

French tycoon Tapie acquitted over huge Sarkozy-era payout

Paris - Flamboyant French businessman Bernard Tapie was on Tuesday acquitted on charges of defrauding the state of more than 400 million euros with a massive 2008 arbitration award that has also ensnared IMF chief Christine Lagarde.

Indian tycoon wins legal bid to appeal extradition from UK

London - Tycoon Vijay Mallya on Tuesday won the right to challenge in court Britain's decision to order his extradition to India to face fraud charges.

Op-Ed: Fake business listings on Google Maps — Fraud and stupidity

New York - Fake business listings are listed under one business name, and rerouted to a competitor. On Google Maps, this is called a “duress vertical” (great use of language, guys; it's fraud) and it’s at plague proportions.

Shakira questioned by Spanish judge over alleged tax fraud

Esplugues De Llobregat - Colombian superstar Shakira was questioned by a judge near Barcelona on Thursday over alleged evasion of 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) in taxes.

Connected champagne putting a cork in bogus bubbly

Reims - Champagne is now connected: Thanks to tracking technology, champagne houses now have tools to better guard against fraud while gaining a new channel to interact with their customers.

Miami's would-be Saudi prince gets long stay behind bars

Miami - A Florida man who posed as a Saudi royal for three decades and cheated people out of $8 million will spend 18 years in prison for fraud, authorities said Friday.

Amnesty suspends Zimbabwe branch after fraud probe

Harare - Amnesty International on Thursday suspended its local branch in Zimbabwe after uncovering evidence of fraud, in the first ever such move by the rights advocacy group.

Disgraced Austrian far-right leader gains right to MEP seat

Vienna - The disgraced ex-leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), Heinz-Christian Strache, has won the right to take a seat in the European Parliament, according to provisional results published Monday.

Fake heiress jailed for scamming New York

New York - A German-Russian fraudster who tricked New York high society into believing she was a wealthy heiress and stealing more than $200,000 was jailed Thursday for up to 12 years.

Spanish prosecutors appeal acquittal of ex-Barcelona president

Madrid - Spanish public prosecutors said Thursday they have appealed the acquittal of former FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell of money laundering.

Metals fraud leads to $700 million satellite failure

NASA is blaming a serious case of metals fraud on a $700 million satellite failure, linked to two aborted satellite missions. This is based on an investigation undertaken by the U.S. space agency.

Fake heiress who fooled New York convicted of multiple felonies

New York - A German-Russian woman who passed herself off as an heiress was found guilty of multiple felonies Thursday in New York, for stealing over $200,000 and attempting to make off with millions more.
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - bottom part.

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