I was a guest on Sarah Westall’s web radio program, Business Game Changers. The YouTube video is below. It’s 53 minutes, so get a beverage, sit back and enjoy.
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We have reported previously about Operation Hard Copy. This is from the US Department of Justice: The US Marshall’s Service arrested another member of the North Dakota lottery scam in Jamaica recently.
“United States Attorney Chris Myers announced today, that the U.S. Marshals Service, working with Jamaican law enforcement, has located and apprehended another man charged with participating in an international organized crime advance fee “lottery scam” which defrauded at least 90 mostly ...Continue Reading →
It is my belief that if you are planning a crime, you might as well go for the glory. The jail time is the same whether you steal $50,000 or $50 million.
I’m not sure if this is the biggest phishing scam ever, but it is the biggest I’ve heard of. A Lithuanian man named Evaldas Rimasaukas devised a scheme that extracted over $100 million from Google and Facebook. He achieved this feat ...Continue Reading →
Identity theft is a crime that can take years to recover from. One of the early problems for an identity theft victim has been the requirement to file a police report. Many police departments do not devote much effort to identity theft, so sometimes getting the police to actually create a report and provide you with a report number can difficult. If the ...Continue Reading →
Identity theft can be devastating, and painfully hard to resolve. It can have negative effects on your credit rating. It could result in you being arrested for an open warrant on charges for a crime committed by the person who is using your identity. Identity theft occurs in different ways. Sometimes is is part of an online scam that may start with a ...Continue Reading →
When I am training a room full of computer users about how to detect a phishing email, one of the detection methods is using the “hover trick” on a link to reveal the actual web address and destination. Or, if you have already clicked through, to look at the URL or web address as it is displayed in the address box of ...Continue Reading →
Originally this appeared to be a phishing campaign, but phishing emails are spoofed clever replicas. These emails were the genuine article, and were sent from Google mail servers, from the hijacked Google accounts of people you were likely to know. This made the exploit difficult to detect, ...Continue Reading →
Back in December we wrote about FBI Operation Hard Copy in order to warn our readers about telemarketing lottery scams and how they work. Recently, the FBI reported that one of the people arrested in that operation had plead guilty to one count of wire fraud.
According to the FBI:
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Ronald John Mendleski, 72, of Bokeelia, Florida, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud before U. S. Magistrate Judge ...