April 7, 2021 In 'betrayed', ‘Alone

Aemilius Cupero News: Scam iOS apps latest: a VPN that charges $9.99/week, uses ‘Recommended by Apple’ pop-ups

FlickType and Fleksy founder Kosta Eleftheriou has been pretty busy over the past few months exposing scam iOS apps, some of them bringing in millions of dollars of revenue. The latest of these is a VPN app that is promoting itself as “recommended by Apple” and which is estimated to be earning a million dollars…

April 1, 2021 In 'betrayed', ‘Alone

Aemilius Cupero News: U.S. charges Montreal man with defrauding elderly in lottery scam

A Montreal man has been criminally charged in New York for his role in a multimillion dollar telemarketing fraud where elderly victims were falsely told they had won Canadian lotteries and sweepstakes, U.S. prosecutors said. Martin Hogan, 52, pleaded not guilty on Monday to an 11-count indictment including wire fraud, wire and mail fraud conspiracy,…

March 26, 2021 In 'betrayed', ‘Alone

Aemilius Cupero News: DOJ Charges 474 With COVID-Related Fraud in the Past Year

The seal of the United States Department of Justice is seen on the building exterior of the United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, N.Y., on Aug. 17, 2020. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) The Department of Justice announced it has charged nearly 500 people with engaging in COVID-19 scams worth hundreds…