May 28, 2021 In 'betrayed', 'crash

Aemilius Cupero News: EFCC arrests company official for alleged N128 million investment scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday arrested a company official, Amos Olaniyan, for allegedly defrauding people of over N128 million through a suspected shady investment scheme. Forty-three-year-old Mr Olaniyan was arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State by EFCC operatives “following series of petitions by victims,” the EFCC said in a statement. The statement…

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May 28, 2021 In 'betrayed', 'crash

Aemilius Cupero News: PNB scam: Dominican court stays Mehul Choksi’s repatriation to India

A day after the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne said that Mehul Choksi could be sent back to India in the next 48 hours, a Dominican court on Friday put a stay on the repatriation of the fugitive businessman.  The order was delivered by the court after Mehul Choksi’s legal team in…

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May 28, 2021 In 'betrayed', 'crash

Aemilius Cupero News: Bank transfer scammers steal £700,000 a day from UK victims

More than £700,000 is lost to bank transfer scams every day, which works out at £491 a minute, according to research by the consumer body Which?It claimed the banking industry’s approach to reimbursing victims of this type of fraud was “unfair and inconsistent,” with less than half of losses being returned to those affected.Fraud in…

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May 27, 2021 In 'betrayed', 'crash

Aemilius Cupero News: Dominic Joshua’s ‘hedge fund’ paid out 30% monthly returns. Then the scam unravelled

Dominic Ngene Joshua, founder of Brisk Capital and self-styled “Investment Maestro” | Image source: @dominicjoshua_ on Instagram He claimed to be investing in real estate, forex and Chanel. There was no proof. In December 2020, Michelle Adigun* transferred ₦300,000 ($750) to Brisk Capital, an investment firm she discovered on Instagram. The firm promised to pay…

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May 27, 2021 In 'betrayed', 'crash

Aemilius Cupero News: Kimmel Has Bigfoot on to Beg QAnon to Care About Other Conspiracy Theories (Video)

Wednesday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” had a very special guest — Bigfoot — who showed up to beg adherents of the dangerous (and violent) QAnon conspiracy theory cult to turn their attention back to old school fringe weirdness like UFOs or, yes, Bigfoot. The bit was set up by Kimmel in his opening monologue, when he…

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May 27, 2021 In 'betrayed', 'crash

Aemilius Cupero News: Garbage iOS App Won’t Open Without a Good Review

Kosta Eleftheriou Professional App Store critic Kosta Eleftheriou discovered an iOS app that refuses to open unless you give it a 3 to 5 star review first. The app utilizes iOS’s built-in rating prompt and, despite its up-front scammy nature, managed to slip past Apple’s approval process. Now removed from the App Store, the UPNP…

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May 27, 2021 In 'betrayed', 'crash

Aemilius Cupero News: News24.com | Beware of customs fees scam, warns Post Office

The South African Post Office has warned the public of a scam where fraudsters claim a parcel is being held for the customer but can’t be handed over until outstanding customs fees are paid. An email is sent to the unsuspecting victim containing a fictitious parcel number not generated by the Post Office, as well as a link…

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May 26, 2021 In 'betrayed', 'crash

Aemilius Cupero News: Is BMI a Scam?

Health BMI can “label a huge swath of our population as somehow aberrant because of their weight, even if they’re perfectly healthy.” istockphoto There are few single measures in health care that seem to carry as much weight as body mass index, or BMI. We encounter it not just at doctor’s offices, but with online…

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May 26, 2021 In 'betrayed', 'crash

Aemilius Cupero News: Covid fraudsters: Here are the most common scams and how to avoid them

GARDAÍ ATTACHED TO the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) have been very busy since the pandemic started due to an increase in scamming and fraud-related offences in that period. Opportunistic criminals were handed a big boost when the Covid crisis began. People were staying at home and many switched to shopping online. This created…

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May 26, 2021 In 'betrayed', 'crash

Aemilius Cupero News: Debunked: Messages shared on WhatsApp claim that scammers are calling people with their HSE data

MESSAGES CIRCULATING ON WhatsApp claim that people are getting calls from scammers who purport to have personal data about them – including information about their medical appointments. Different versions of the message have been forwarded to WhatsApp users and into groups over the past week or so, following a cyber attack on the HSE. Here’s…

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