Wednesday, May 11, 2022

7 out of every 10 businesses in India had an attack in 2021

Thousands of pelicans flock to NSW's central west as an 'extraordinary' event unfolds

An eclectic group of talented Indigenous Australian women are the cover models for the May issue of Vogue Australia.

26-year-old model Charlee Fraser, 25-year-old actress Magnolia Maymuru, 17-year-old model and TikTok star Cindy Rostron and 47-year-old model Elaine George posed for the cover of the iconic fashion magazine, sharing the story of their careers and lives with Gunai writer, Kirli Saunders. 

Four Indigenous women grace Vogue Australia’s May issue

Humans Were Actually Apex Predators For 2 Million Years, Evidence Shows.

 FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center releases new data on Business Email Compromise Fraud

  • Attempted fraud and actual losses worldwide of $43 billion between 2016 and 2021
  • Funds from BEC fraud go to top two locations of Thailand and Hong Kong
  • Then to China, Mexico, and Singapore
  • Increasing use of crypto; either direct to an exchange or a mule who receives funds and then sends it by crypto
Thailand:  Romance scam victim stole $182 million from company she worked for on behalf of romance scammers, fellow employee also arrested; Thailand to extradite two Nigerians and 21 Thai’s from Malaysia; four more Nigerians sought
Thought of the week:  Fraud gangs.   Law enforcement has tended to go after scammers individually or by the type of scam. But we should realize that this is organized criminal activity, and perhaps we should bring in experts who have dealt with the Mafia, and apply some of that expertise to this area.  Enforcers in Canada have done great work studying the Nigerian Black Axe organization, but serious efforts could surely be applied to groups such as Romanians, Jamaican lottery scammers, and groups in India.
Justice Louis Brandeis on free speech:  “If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.”
BBB Studies. Here are links to the studies I’ve written for the Better Business Bureau: puppy fraudromance fraudBEC fraudsweepstakes/lottery fraud,  tech support fraudromance fraud money mulescrooked moversgovernment impostersonline vehicle sale scamsrental fraudgift cards,  job scams,  online shopping fraud, and crypto scams

Fraud News Around the world
HumorFTC and CFPB  Virus Benefit TheftRansomware  Bitcoin and cryptocurrencyRomance Fraud and Sextortion