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FCC unveils its methods to stop SIM swapping scams and robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has laid out its plans to stop both SIM swapping attacks and robocalls in an effort to protect US smartphone users from fraud and identity theft.For those unfamiliar, SIM swapping is a technique used by an attacker in which they convince a mobile carrier to transfer a victim’s phone number…

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New Study Reveals Why Consumers Get Scammed, Business News

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to a new study by ScamAdviser, of 4,300+ consumers, scammers reach nearly everybody. 62% of the survey participants are certain that they have been exposed to a scam in the last year. The main reason consumers get scammed? Hubris! There is a huge gap between how good consumers…

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SEC Identifies Further Recipients of META 1 Investor Funds

Reading Time: 2 minutes The SEC has identified more bank accounts linked to the META 1 scam A new report highlights the agency’s desire to further investigate “the flow of investor funds” META 1 is still operating despite an SEC emergency stop order in 2020 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has identified further bank…

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Crypto Romance Scams Cost Americans $133 Million in the First Half of 2021

Americans are increasingly falling into the tender trap of online romance scams, backed by figures for the first half of 2021. From January 1 to July 31, the FBI logged over 1,800 complaints related to romantic deceptions resulting in personal losses of approximately US$133,400,000, much of it in cryptocurrency. Nationwide in 2020, only 23,768 complaints categorised as romance scams were…

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Third man, 24, charged in online dating extortion scam

Police said that the scam involved men who were lured to west-end locations where they expected to meet a woman. Author of the article: Staff Reporter Ottawa police headquarters Photo by Tony Caldwell /Postmedia Ottawa police have arrested a third suspect in a series of extortion incidents that occurred through an online dating app since August.…

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