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Email Scam: Cyber Security Desk – Tech Support Scams

August 18, 2016 FraudsWatch 0

From 2014 to 2015, tech support scams increased by 200%, according to cybersecurity leader Symantec in their 2016 Internet Security Threat Report. Throwing around scary cybersecurity terms like “malware,” scammers try to frighten victims on the phone and convince them that their computer and personal information are at risk. [Read More…]

INTERNET OF THINGS POSES
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INTERNET OF THINGS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR CYBER CRIME

August 16, 2016 FraudsWatch 0

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to any object or device which connects to the Internet to automatically send and/or receive data. As more businesses and homeowners use web-connected devices to enhance company efficiency or lifestyle conveniences, their connection to the Internet also increases the target space for [Read More…]

BUSINESS E-MAIL COMPROMISE
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Business E-Mail Compromise and Fraud Statistics From FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

August 6, 2016 FraudsWatch 0

BUSINESS E-MAIL COMPROMISE: THE 3.1 BILLION DOLLAR SCAM This Public Service Announcement (PSA) is an update to the Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) information provided in Public Service Announcements (PSA) 1-012215-PSA and 1-082715a-PSA. This PSA includes new Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) complaint information and updated statistical data. DEFINITION [Read More…]

International Cell Phone Fraud Scheme
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Cyber Crime: Ramon Batista, Edwin Fana and Jose Santana Charged For Cell Phone Fraud Scheme

July 25, 2016 FraudsWatch 0

Defendants Charged with Participating in Sophisticated International Cell Phone Fraud Scheme Criminal charges were unsealed against multiple defendants relating to their participation in a sophisticated global cell phone fraud scheme, involving the takeover or compromise of cell phone customers’ accounts and the “cloning” of their phones to make [Read More…]

Health Care Fraud
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Health Care Fraud Report 2016

June 23, 2016 FraudsWatch 0

National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges against 301 Individuals for Approximately $900 Million in False Billing Most Defendants Charged and Largest Alleged Loss Amount in Strike Force History Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced [Read More…]

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Cyber Crime – A Threat to Every Internet User

June 10, 2016 FraudsWatch 0

According to the Federal trade Commission (FTC), there are around 10 million reported cases of identity theft each year in the United States. A recent report by Eugene Kaspersky, founder and head analyst of Kaspersky Labs (a leading internet security company), indicates that the level of criminal activity [Read More…]

Sexting
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It’s Called Sexting and It’s a Crime

May 5, 2016 FraudsWatch 0

The cell phone has revolutionized the way communications take place in today’s culture.The world of Star Trek has reached beyond the big screen to become a modern day technological tool that has made wireless communication a common day occurrence for millions of people. No longer are consumers bound [Read More…]

Save Your Identity
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Identity Theft -10 Ways To Save Your Identity

May 1, 2016 FraudsWatch 0

Identity theft is on the increase. Fraudsters are continuously looking for ingenious ways to steal your identity and use this for fraudulent purposes. Sometimes without even realising, you might find yourself in circumstances and situations that put your identity at risk. Having someone else use your personal details, [Read More…]

White Collar Crimes - Charges and Penalties
White-Collar Crime

White Collar Crimes – Charges and Penalties

April 25, 2016 FraudsWatch 0

White collar crime is a unique type of crime that is considered to be different in many ways from the more traditional, usually violent “blue collar” crimes. The term was coined by Professor Edwin Hardin Sutherland in 1939 to describe crimes committed by professionals in the workplace. “White [Read More…]