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Trudeau says China just doesn't get Canada's independent judiciary

Ottawa - Beijing's linking of its detention of two Canadians in China to the arrest of a Chinese executive in Vancouver shows it doesn't understand the meaning of an independent judiciary, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

First free AI-powered ad fraud solution launched Special

The technology firm TrafficGuard has issued a free PPC fraud solution, available indefinitely. This is a limited, but functional version of their AI/machine learning powered product. The aim is to help to protect businesses.

Virus-linked fraud schemes cost US consumers nearly $5 mn

Washington - Coronavirus-related fraud schemes are rising fast and have cost US consumers some $4.77 million so far, a government watchdog said Tuesday.

Q&A: New approach to digital transaction security Special

A new startup that has come up with a unique approach to digital transaction security - it has developed a method for having the PIN originate from the user, instead of from the bank. Michael Cutlip of Authoriti explains more.

Q&A: Consumers concerned about interacting with businesses online Special

Experian released its annual Global Identity & Fraud Report providing an insight into areas of fraud and identity theft impacting on consumers and businesses in the digital age.

Coronavirus outbreak fuels China black market for supplies

Bejing - China's coronavirus crisis has sparked a thriving black market in fake medical supplies, forcing a crackdown from authorities who have seized 31 million counterfeit or substandard face masks.

Coronavirus generates rash of swindlers in Italy

Milan - From jacking-up the prices of disinfectant gel to scammers posing as Red Cross volunteers, Italy's battle to contain its coronavirus outbreak has been a gift to grifters of various stripes.

E.Guinea leader's son fined 30mn euros in French embezzlement trial

Paris - The playboy son of Equatorial Guinea's leader was handed a 30-million-euro fine by a Paris court Monday on top of a suspended jail term and the confiscation of his assets for embezzling public funds.

E.Guinea leader's son fined 30mn euros, suspended jail confirmed

Paris - The son of Equatorial Guinea's leader was handed a 30-million-euro fine by a Paris court Monday on top of a suspended jail term for using public money to fund a jet-set lifestyle in Europe.

For Safer Internet Day, businesses can do more for consumers Special

Safer Internet Day happens on February 11 each year. For the 2020 event there is a focus on what businesses can do to help keep customers safe. Cindy Provin of nCipher Security provides some advice for enterprises.

Italy's Uffizi Gallery hails US online tout ruling

Rome - Italy's world-famous Uffizi Gallery on Thursday hailed a US court victory which bars "bloodsucking" ticket touts using the Italian museum's name in website domains.The Arizona court ruling bars third parties using several addresses including Uffizi.

Fraudster Madoff is dying, wants out of prison: lawyer

Washington - Bernie Madoff, jailed in the United States for perpetrating the world's largest fraud, is terminally ill and wants to leave prison to die, his attorney said Wednesday.

U.S. tax season is here, but beware the scammers Special

The U.S. tax season has begun and while most people legitimately fill out their forms there are scams at play, ranging from false claims to the nefarious activities of scammers trying to fool people with fake links.

French minister's alleged impersonators on trial for fraud

Paris - A group of men accused of using Skype and a silicone mask to extract tens of millions of euros from the rich and famous by impersonating a top French politician go on trial in Paris Tuesday.

Germany launches raids over suspected Mitsubishi diesel fraud

Frankfurt Am Main - German prosecutors on Tuesday said they were searching business premises across the country as part of an investigation into suspected diesel emissions cheating involving Mitsubishi cars.

New data finds 28 percent increase in fraud for 2019

A new report finds new account fraud increased 27.8 percent worldwide in 2019. This is compared to full-year 2018 results, and more than 100 percent compared to 2014 levels.

French prosecutor seeks jail, huge fine for Syrian leader Assad's uncle

Paris - France's national finance prosecutor called Monday for a four-year prison sentence and a 10 million euro fine for Rifaat al-Assad, uncle of the Syrian president, accused of money laundering related to his vast property empire in France.

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.
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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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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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Official looking though this e-mail may appear, it is NOT from British Telecom.
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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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Don't be fooled. There is NO such compulsory update from Yahoo! or anyone else. Give InboxAce a miss.
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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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This advertisement claims you should "stock up on Sugar Detox Harmonized Water before you go on that #Halloween bender to help improve sugar regulation and #detox all those sweets!"
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - bottom part.
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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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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - top part.
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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 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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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 - top part.

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