January 26, 2022 In ​​, -anyos

A ‘gift’ for scammers: the true cost of furlough fraud

With “Partygate” still dominating the headlines it was always going to be a tough start of the working week for Boris Johnson. The prime minister’s Monday, however, got even worse when his counter-fraud minister quit over the government’s decision to write off £4.3bn in fraudulent Covid loans.At the dispatch box in the House of Lords…

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January 26, 2022 In ​​,  HSE

Cyber Security Today, Jan. 21, 2022 – Data theft from Red Cross, a US Labor Department scam and a new firmware bootkit found

Data theft from the Red Cross, a US Labor Department scam and a new firmware bootkit found.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday, January 19th. From Toronto, I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.The International Committee of the Red Cross is the latest victim of a supply chain cyber attack. The humanitarian agency…

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January 25, 2022 In ​​,  HSE

A 73-year-old knew she was being scammed. So she lured the scammer to her home and had him arrested, police say.

National “I knew he was a real scammer. I just knew he wasn’t going to scam me.” By Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post January 24, 2022 | 8:09 AM Jean, a 73-year-old grandmother, was at her Long Island home Thursday morning when she received a phone call from a man claiming to be her grandson. He…

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January 25, 2022 In ​​,  HSE

Scammer who pretended he was a grandson in need of bail money arrested after being lured by grandma

A quick-thinking grandmother from Long Island turned the tables on a suspected elder scammer after he called her up last week and pretended to be her grandson in desperate need of bail money following a DUI arrest. The woman, who identified herself as Jean, from Seaford, New York, saw right through the ruse.  ‘He starts calling me…

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January 24, 2022 In ​​,  HSE

Outerverse publisher says NFT scammers targeted its game

Freedom Games says blockchain project using Outerverse name and assets has no connection to the actual gameFreedom Games today released a statement saying its recently released Outerverse has been co-opted by a blockchain gaming scam.”An NFT scam pretending to be publisher Freedom Games and developer Tbjbu2’s crafting survival game Outerverse, but with blockchain technology and…

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