October 1, 2021 In -Eleven, -year

Aemilius Cupero News: 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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October 1, 2021 In -Eleven, -year

Aemilius Cupero News: Report: Women, minorities, elderly most vulnerable to online attacks

A new report on the demographics of cybercrime shows that women, minorities and the elderly are most vulnerable to online attacks. The Malwarebytes, Digitunity and Cybercrime Support Network joint study of 5,000 people from the United States, England and Germany confirms that online scammers succeed more with these vulnerable demographics than with others.   “This…

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September 30, 2021 In -Eleven, -year

Aemilius Cupero News: If you answer your phone and hear this recording, hang up immediately

Spam calls are unbelievably annoying and, at times, seemingly incessant. Once your number makes it onto some sort of list, the deluge of robocalls and messages from scam artists can drive anyone mad. While some spam calls are easy to screen, scam artists have grown increasingly clever when it comes to coercing you to pick…

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September 30, 2021 In -Eleven, -year

Aemilius Cupero News: SCAM ALERT: Beware of Brics project-funding con

Scammers are impersonating Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi as part of a “special projects funding” con. Nxesi has warned the public to beware of communication that purports to be from the ministry, which calls for citizens to participate on social media regarding supposed projects and funding. In a statement on Wednesday, the department…

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September 30, 2021 In -Eleven, -year

Aemilius Cupero News: South Australian Man Pleads Guilty To Medibank Scam, Blames ‘Gay Scene’

A  25-year-old gay man from South Australia on Monday pleaded guilty in a Melbourne County Court to obtaining property by deception, after he committed a $120,901 Medibank rort to fund a “high-end” lifestyle of flashy clothes, clubs and cocaine, the Herald Sun has reported. Dwayne Antojado was found to have fled to Melbourne in 2017…

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September 30, 2021 In -Eleven, -year

Aemilius Cupero News: Former Pastor Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for $33 Million Investment Scam

A former California pastor has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after being found guilty of overseeing a church-based investment scam amounting to about $33 million.Last Friday, Kent R.E. Whitney, the former pastor of Church of the Healthy Self, was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison and a fine of $22,662,668 in restitution…

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September 30, 2021 In -Eleven, -year

Aemilius Cupero News: Hundreds of Scam Apps Hit Over 10 Million Android Devices

Google has taken increasingly sophisticated steps to keep malicious apps out of Google Play. But a new round of takedowns involving about 200 apps and more than 10 million potential victims shows that this longtime problem remains far from solved—and in this case, potentially cost users hundreds of millions of dollars. Researchers from the mobile security…

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September 30, 2021 In -Eleven, -year

Aemilius Cupero News: Don’t let affordable housing schemes turn into ‘scams’, MP urges govt

PARLIAMENT | Akmal Nasir (Harapan-Johor Bahru) has urged Housing and Local Government Minister Reezal Merican Naina Merican to amend the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966 to protect buyers.According to the PKR youth chief, this is because many buyers of affordable housing, who are mostly young couples, had to put up with housing projects…

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September 30, 2021 In -Eleven, -year

Aemilius Cupero News: Kedah senior citizen loses RM80,000 in Macau Scam

ALOR SETAR: A 68-year-old senior citizen claimed to have suffered losses amounting to RM80,000 after being duped by a Macau Scam syndicate which deceived the victim over alleged outstanding debts on Sept 24. Kedah contingent police headquarters (IPK) Commercial CID chief Supt Elias Omar said the victim, who is the owner of a business, received…

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September 30, 2021 In -Eleven, -year

Aemilius Cupero News: ‘Varsity Blues’ Mastermind Made $28 Million From College Scam

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