Friday, May 06, 2022

Russian hackers steal data from Coca Cola; offer it for sale for $640,000

 Gone to file case, minor gangrape victim raped by cop inside police station in UP's Pali

A police station in-charge allegedly raped a 13-year-old gangrape victim in Lalitpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The station in-charge was suspended while a case was filed against all the other accused.

AARP:  Organized crime moves into scam/fraud arena around the world
Nevada man indicted for fake check scam working with overseas telemarketers

  • Scammers gave him names, account numbers of US victims
  • He made up and deposited remotely created checks from victims, that did not include their signatures
  • Deposited into his accounts; sent much of proceeds overseas
  • Millions stolen

Tampa: Two men get six ½ years prison each over scheme where scammers in Nigeria and Viet Nam filed tax returns in the names of ID theft victims, and the two men got the refunds and sent money on to Nigeria; got $17 million 
Thought of the week:  Victories.   There are some scams that have diminished or disappeared over the last few years, such as bogus debt collectors.  Should we be looking at our successes?  Maybe we can figure out what worked with enforcement or education.  Possibly there are lessons we can learn that we could all build on?  And of course its good to know we are making an impact
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
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Fraud News Around the world


FTC and CFPB  

Virus Benefit Theft

Data Breaches 

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency

ATM skimming