July 31, 2022 In ​​, -anyos

How Henan Bank Scammers Weaponized the Language of Inclusive Finance

On April 18, five village and township banks in the central provinces of Henan and Anhui did the unthinkable: Claiming “system maintenance,” they abruptly blocked depositors from transferring or withdrawing their money from their accounts.Overnight, tens of billions of yuan were effectively frozen; some 400,000 account holders in provinces and cities across the country were

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July 26, 2022 In ​​, -anyos

Scammers Extorted Restaurants with One-Star Google Reviews. Is this the New Normal?

Beverly Kim owns two restaurants in Chicago and is no stranger to the ups and downs of reviews and criticism. But a series of one-star reviews posted to her restaurant Parachute’s Google business profile in early July raised an alarm.“My initial reaction was, are they being racist? This is a Korean restaurant, maybe people aren’t

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July 12, 2022 In ​​, -anyos

Indian scammers faked a cricket season and conned Russian gamblers out of their money

In the greatest sporting example of “fake it till you make it,” a group of farm hands and unemployed youth in a small town in Gujarat, India faked weeks of Indian Premier League cricket for an audience of Russian gamblers. The “season” made it all the way to the quarterfinals, before police learned of the

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June 29, 2022 In ​​, -anyos

Romance scammers exploit Ukraine war in cynical campaign

Vladimir Gerasimov – stock.adobe Romance scammers can make easy money exploiting people looking for love, but in this newly observed campaign linked to the Ukraine war they are playing on deeper emotions By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 29 Jun 2022 10:45 Researchers at Bitdefender Labs have published research into a widespread online dating scam

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June 29, 2022 In ​​, -anyos

FTC sues Walmart for scammers’ use of money transfer unit

NEW YORK — The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that it has sued Walmart for allegedly allowing its money transfer services to be used by scam artists who stole “hundreds of millions of dollars” from customers.In its lawsuit, the agency alleged that for years, Walmart failed to properly secure the money transfer services offered at

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