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The year has seen a fresh start for fraudsters and scam artists, seeing another spike in COVID-19 scams and text-based cons. ACM has compiled a list of current scams identified on sites such as scamwatch.gov.au, cyber.gov.au and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s website dedicated to informing people about fraudulent and dishonest activities. Tip for...
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The head of the GCHQ has said the UK needs to boost its cyber defences amid a growing threat from Russia – after the security agency took down a record number of online scams in 2021. On Tuesday, Sir Jeremy Fleming told the CyberUK conference in Newport that the current ‘serious global economic situation’ means ‘the...
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Last week, you couldn’t click through Twitter without seeing #Engage22—the hashtag for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) hybrid event in Las Vegas. I don’t know about you, but I was happy to see it. It felt… normal. It was on the heels of other conferences...
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An Abbotsford woman is warning others about a “romance scam” that recently resulted in her elderly mom losing $270,000. “Sandra,” who did not want her real name used, said her mom, “Rita,” cleared out her registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) and was ready to take out a loan on her home before her family discovered...
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A South American crime gang is believed to be behind a “significant” number of illegal immigrants found working at a premises in Meath. The Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) led a targeted multi-agency raid on a commercial premises earlier this week under Operation Camomile. GNIB officers investigating a suspected trafficking ring were joined by officials...
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TORONTO —I was fully immersed in an investigation into romance fraud when a handsome U.S. soldier who called himself Oliver randomly sent me a direct message on Instagram. When I responded to his “hi”, he asked me to download Google Hangouts “because it is more secure.” I played along to try to get an inside...
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At Google’s I/O developer conference, the company introduced a new tool that, later this year, will allow users more control and visibility over how their ads are personalized across Google’s apps and sites, including Google Search, YouTube and the Discover feed in the Google app. From a new three-dot menu that will appear on all...
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The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning on Saturday after they said an elderly Hilton Head Island woman fell victim to a romance scam, one that cost her more than $150,000.BCSO said romance scams happen when a criminal creates a fake online identity in order to gain trust and affection. They said the scammers...
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Deborah James shared a touching moment on her Instagram this week, saying that she is embracing “diamond moments in the rough”. The cancer campaigner, who has more than 930,000 followers on the social network as Bowel Babe, was sharing the joy as she smiled in the sunshine. The podcaster had ventured out to the luxurious...
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The year has seen a fresh start for fraudsters and scam artists, seeing another spike in COVID-19 scams and text-based cons. ACM has compiled a list of current scams identified on sites such as scamwatch.gov.au, cyber.gov.au and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s website dedicated to informing people about fraudulent and dishonest activities. Tip for...
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The year has seen a fresh start for fraudsters and scam artists, seeing another spike in COVID-19 scams and text-based cons. ACM has compiled a list of current scams identified on sites such as scamwatch.gov.au, cyber.gov.au and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s website dedicated to informing people about fraudulent and dishonest activities. Tip for...
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There are plenty of WhatsApp scams around, such as the classic WhatsApp Gold that requires you to download an ‘updated app’ and theMartinelli video hoax. It’s possible that your phone could end up infected with malware if you fall for a scam, but what about others that claim your WhatsApp account will be deactivated or...
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The year has seen a fresh start for fraudsters and scam artists, seeing another spike in COVID-19 scams and text-based cons. ACM has compiled a list of current scams identified on sites such as scamwatch.gov.au, cyber.gov.au and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s website dedicated to informing people about fraudulent and dishonest activities. Tip for...
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Innocent Kurira, Sports Reporter FORMER Highlanders and Caps United forward Gabriel Nyoni has defended his affair with South African Monica Nozipho Ramahloko after facing the wrath of social media soon after her love status started doing the rounds. Tendai Ndoro Critics were quick to point out that he is walking in the shoes of former...
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HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. — The United States Army Recruiting Command is warning Americans about a new scam appearing in text messages across the country. The text messages will state that a military draft is occurring and the recipient must report for duty or face legal action and financial consequences. The messages may or may not...
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It turns out, the “Tinder Swindler” wasn’t the only one allegedly scamming romantic partners. According to a new report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Americans have been scammed out of more than $1 billion in cryptocurrency since the beginning of 2021; and a large chunk—$185 million—was lost in so-called romance scams, which are on...
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A Miss England hopeful is following in the footsteps of her mum to become a top beauty queen. Research scientist Anjali Sinha beat 11 other rivals to be crowned Miss London while wearing a recycled outfit which cost less than £40. The 23-year-old’s achievement comes almost 28 years to the day after her mum Ashvini,...
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Social engineering is a versatile scam tactic that can occur over the phone, online or even in person. Santander notes that fraudsters impersonate trusted, genuine companies or individuals, such as a victims’ bank, the police or even personal friends or family members. One example of a social engineering scam is remote access scams. These scams...
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From cliched schemes to elaborate setups, online romance scams continue to grow, with over 1,000 reported victims losing more than NT$400 million last year By Han Cheung / Staff reporter Between January and April, fake online lovers defrauded at least 415 people in Taiwan out of more than NT$73 million. And that’s just the reported...
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Imagine this. You are enjoying a drive and your phone is connected to the stereo. You have played songs on YouTube. Just as your favourite part is about to drop, an ad pops up. The worst form of buzzkill that could possibly exist. You’re not alone in the gang though. Tesla chief Elon Musk went...
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