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It was April, 1978, I was 16 years old. I walked into the kitchen as my Dad was listening to the Greek language radio news. He had paused from his morning bit of getting breakfast together for his six children. The news was reporting of a police raid on more than 100 elderly Greeks who had been accused of ...
These two filters that act as countermeasures to fraud attempts can drastically reduce fraud levels across the board, as fraudsters shift their focus to other apps that are not so well protected. These two filters proved a major success in combating fraud throughout 2017 and saved marketers millions of dollars.

Be careful about identity theft. A seller must produce their identity documents to their solicitor, and if your identity has been stolen, the fraudster simply needs the title number of the property to start the conveyancing process. • If you rent out a property or own a holiday home, make sure that the Land Registry ...
The Indian High Commissioner to Fiji has issued a stern warning to fraudsters duping Indian nationals living in Fiji for financial gain. High Commissioner Vishvas Sapkal said he received several complaints regarding the issue and had referred it to Police. “We are hoping to have strict action taken against ...
A ticket fraudster has been jailed after scamming music and sport fans out of more than £33,600. Kieran Patel, 29, duped 141 customers by selling tickets which never existed. Patel, of Burnhope Road, Barmston, Washington, had a previous conviction from December 2015 for fraud by abuse of position.
Durban - She had no hair, eyelashes or eyebrows and her story about bravely battling cancer - and having just four months to live - was so inspirational it touched the hearts of many. But there was only one thing wrong with Vindra Jaickaran Chhoteylal Moodley's story: it was all a lie. The 49-year-old former ...

There is no exact figure for how many people appear on sucker lists, but Action Fraud, the UK's fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, estimates that the number of vulnerable consumers whose details are in the hands of fraudsters is “in the thousands”. John Mundy and his family believe his details were ...
An Elysee Palace source said the fraudsters used a fake email address – cabinet@presidence.fr – to request 'special favours for Mrs Macron and her family'. Requests included a suggestion that Mrs Macron, 64, should get free tickets for last month's Melbourne Grand Prix, with limousines picking relatives ...
Coquitlam RCMP is warning drivers to beware of parking lot fraud after receiving at least three separate reports in the area since last December. According to the reports, pedestrians are waiting in parking lots for cars to back up before pretending to get hit. The scammers are then pressuring drivers to pay ...
A SCAM worth more than £450,000 at charity set up to help people find work which actually contributed to the loss of 23 jobs has resulted in prison sentence for three fraudsters. Joanne Mounter, 47, of Minister Court in Willington, Crook; Kym Norman, 53, of Stratford Avenue in Grangetown, Sunderland; and ...
Secret Witness is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with the fraudulent use of a credit card stolen on the University of Nevada campus. On March 26th at about 9:48 p.m. an unknown male suspect fraudulently used a Bank of America ...
Steinbach RCMP have issued another reminder of a scam that is circulating related to Revenue Canada. RCMP Logo Many local residents are getting phone calls again from someone claiming to work for Revenue Canada, advising of unpaid taxes that must be paid immediately or a warrant for their arrest ...
Scam artists used a fake French presidency email address and first lady Brigitte Macron's name to try and get into fancy restaurants and entertainment venues around the world, prompting the president's wife to file a complaint for identity theft. "A complaint has been lodged and an inquiry is under way," said ...
JAIL has been deemed the best medicine after a con artist fleeced a couple out of $132,000 and invested the money between his assets, including a Central Queensland business. Ronald James Richardson, the former Fraser Shores Medical Centre owner, duped a couple who approached him after ...
PARIS: Scam artists used a fake French presidency email address and first lady Brigitte Macron's name to try and get into fancy restaurants and entertainment venues around the world, prompting the president's wife to file a complaint for identity theft. "A complaint has been lodged and an inquiry is under ...
Aides to French First Lady Brigitte Macron have filed a legal complaint for identity fraud after opportunistic tricksters sent emails in her name seeking VIP treatment, her office said Friday. The emails sought favours for people supposedly close to the first lady -- free pick-up from an airport in Morocco for ...
BLAINE, Wash. – A Blaine business owner stopped a case on internet fraud in its tracks. Blaine police say Bruce Cook of 3D Tech in Blaine reported an order of almost 19 hundred dollars with what appeared to be a stolen credit card. The name on the card did not match the name of the purchaser in Greece ...

An elderly Rugby woman has been conned out of £300 following a series of telephone fraud attempts in the town last night in which a fraudster claimed to be from the police. The woman, who is in her 80s, was defrauded out of the money after someone claiming to be from the police persuaded her to part ...
A fraudster who cashed in on the accidents of hire car customers and claimed his mother crashed the vehicles has been sentenced. Ahmed Khatib, aged 24 of Berberis Close in Leicester, received a suspended prison sentence for 18 months and 100 hours community service at Leicester Crown Court last ...
“To make matter worse, vulnerable people can also be subjected to a double whammy because the details of victims of successful scam will be passed on and then another fraudster will try it on.” PC Hall added. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has been told at least one case is ...
Victims have been told that their close relatives have been involved in an accident, and they will need to pay money for treatment. Last Saturday (March 24), a woman in Farnborough had a call in which she was told her husband was being taken into theatre having been involved in an accident. The woman ...
"More complex fraud can take the form of a fraudster creating an entirely bogus charity and pocketing proceeds from fundraising," a spokesman said. "As the regulator for all charities in England and Wales, the Charity Commission holds information on all current charities as well as those that have been ...
Story continues below. Since December, 2017, we've had at least three instances of suspected parking lot fraud in Coquitlam, says Cpl. Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP in a release. READ MORE: 'Why does such a man exist?' Victim scammed out of thousands by romance fraudster speaks out.
The Securities and Exchange Commission reached a settlement with the operators of a California-based real estate fraud scheme that raised more than $66 million from approximately 300 investors, many of them retail investors. According to the SEC, although some of the money raised by Redding, Calif.
When florist Amy Gough refused to serve a 'customer' who tried to use a forged note, that could have been the end of the matter. But Amy did not want any of her neighbouring traders to be duped, and so she set out to follow the suspicious man. While on the phone to a police call handler, Amy tailed the ...
Fraudster who stole £210,000 from his dementia-suffering mum is jailed. Adam SmithSunday 25 Mar 2018 8:48 pm. Share this article ... A fraudster who swindled his own mother out of her life savings as she battled advanced dementia has been jailed. Gary Adams, from Burgess Hill, West Sussex, held power of attorney for ...
OPP want you to verify who you're dealing with before sending any money to anyone, anywhere, for any reason. As part of the annual Fraud Prevention Month awareness campaign, the Emergency Scam tactics have changed recently, which catch unsuspecting victims off guard, says a news release.
A spokesperson from NatWest said he was unable to provide further information on how fraudster who targeted the Purbeck woman was able to take so much money from her account. However, he said all NatWest staff undergo training on how to identify and support more vulnerable customers. "We take ...
Police warning after fraudsters attempt to con cash out of shopkeepers. Two men have been using the 'ringing the changes' scam in Alsager. Share. By. Belinda Ryan. 07:44, 25 MAR 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, Crime Statistics, Local News & Events and ...
A property fraudster convicted after the longest criminal trial in UK legal history has been freed – after serving just nine months in jail. Lorraine McLaren was released after serving just nine months of a two-and-a-half-year sentence imposed after she was convicted for her role in a huge property fraud.
Subscribe to the Standard SMS service and receive factual, verified breaking news as it happens. Text the word 'NEWS' to 22840. Igembe South MP John Paul Mwirigi. [WILBERFORCE OKWIRI]. RELATED TOPICS: fraud · fraudsters · fraudster · Igembe South MP John Paul Mwirigi. SHARE THIS ARTICLE.
In mid-2016, a company that we held a few hundred shares in was subject to an “all cash offer” by a rival. We voted against accepting but only 3pc of the votes agreed with ours. On return from a stay in France, we made inquiries about the payment arrangements. Then we found that, without reference to us, ...
This will protect your PIN from anyone who might be looking over your shoulder, and also help to keep your PIN safe if a fraudster has set up a hidden camera to film the keypad. Stay alert and put your personal safety first. If someone is crowding or watching you, cancel the transaction and alert a member of ...
A Christchurch man who cheated investors out of $17 million through a Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Paul Clifford Hibbs, 49, was sentenced in the Christchurch District Court yesterday after pleading guilty to four fraud related charges. Mr Hibbs owned two investment ...
Some residents have fallen victims to fraudsters who are using Igembe South MP John Paul Mwirigi's name to con them. Unsuspecting and vulnerable individuals in need of jobs had been lured by yet to be known people who are using the legislator's name to lure them into sending money in exchange for ...
The accused masterminds behind Australia's largest corporate tax fraud are taking insurance giant Lloyd's to court in a bid to cover millions of dollars in criminal defence costs. Jason Onley, who with Adam Cranston has been charged with defrauding the Australian Tax Office of $130 million, accused ...
The district court did not err in any respect in convicting and sentencing a defendant alleged to be the ringleader of a conspiracy to convert funds from Capital One accountholders. Background Between January and April 2012, Appellant Junaidu Savage and others devised a scheme to defraud Capital One ...
Fraudsters steal 'because it's easy'. Adam Zuchetti. - Tuesday, 20 March 2018 0 comments ... called in sick that day, leaving the manager also off the floor trying to fill the staff shortage. This suggests the fraudster had scoped the store previously to determine staffing levels and took advantage of the prime time to strike.
A man who used the name of Deputy President William Ruto's sister to obtain Sh89,000 has been arrested. The suspect identified as Geoffrey Kiplangat used Susan Samoei's name to obtain the money. He was arrested in Eldoret town and brought to Nairobi for interrogation. Susan is Ruto's younger sister ...
Julie McArdle, NatWest's security manager, warned that fraudsters will try to take advantage. “We know criminals try to use any new tools at their disposal,” she said. “Open banking is secure and will be strictly regulated, but as with any new technology, criminals will take hold of the opportunities it ...
Gumtree urges users to use messaging system to avoid fraudsters. Earlier this month a Mitchell's Plain man was robbed by men posing as buyers responding to his Gumtree ad. Picture: gumtree.co.za. Gumtree · Deadly Gumtree car advertisement · Gumtree ad robbery. Email; Print ...
Staff Sgt. Cory Dayley, left, and Sgt. Andy MacLeod of the Calgary police cybercrimes unit. They say scammers demanding payment via cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have largely replaced gift cards and wire transfers. Bryan Passifiume/Postmedia Network. Sick to her stomach. That's how a Calgary woman ...
Just days after a woman in the city was swindled of Rs. 1.66 lakh by online fraudsters but the money recovered by the police in the nick of time, it emerged on Friday that none other than a High Court judge had fallen prey to an online fraud, though on a smaller scale. The judge lost Rs. 4,320, when in a ...
... and manipulate victims by exploiting their trust. Total fraud was just under £1 billion, UK Finance figures reveal. Unauthorised fraud made up the majority of the stolen cash at £731.8 million - five per cent down on 2016. Fraudsters operate by phone, email, social media or texts to contact potential victims.
Fraudsters claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs are targeting island residents, police have warned. Officers said: 'The fraudsters are still telephoning island residents and phishing for personal and/or financial details. 'They are very convincing and will use various scare tactics to get your attention.
Fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC target residents in Holywood and Bangor. Police are urging members of the public to protect themselves against fraudsters who claim to represent HMRC and trick them into making a bogus payment. Share. By. Sarah Scott. 16:20, 17 MAR 2018. News. Stock image (Image: Getty ...
POLICE from Devon and Cornwall are warning the public to be vigilant following an incident in Plymouth that saw an elderly woman scammed out of £4,000. The incident happened in Coverdale Place, Manadon, in February. A woman in her 80s received a call from a man who said he was a police officer ...
By then, the fraudster had amassed Dh22,450, including her salary, and cash withdrawals from her two credit cards. Telecom companies du and Etisalat have, over the years, warned people of fraudsters claiming to be telecom staff and tricking people that they had won in raffles. The modus operandi ...
Vishing: The fraudster calls you and pretends to be from your bank – or impersonates an authority figure like a policeman. You are told your account has been compromised and need to transfer your cash to a new account which is actually the fraudsters. The fraudster tells you to call the number on your ...
Laval police seek victims of alleged fraudster. Emmanuel Cardinal was arrested Thursday in connection with what Laval police contend was a fraud of more than $5,000 and for charging a criminal rate of interest on a loan. Montreal Gazette. Published on: March 16, 2018 | Last Updated: March 16, 2018 7:01 AM EDT.


 

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