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California says $5 million Ponzi scam bilked older Filipinos
California’s attorney general has charged 15 people with conspiring to defraud mostly elderly victims of Filipino descent out of a combined $5 millionByThe Associated PressMay 22, 2021, 2:30 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's attorney general on Friday charged 15 people with conspirin...
Jailed financial adviser Barry Kloogh’s lavish life roused suspicion – SFO
Business21 May, 2021 10:17 PM2 minutes to readJailed financial advisor Barry Kloogh. Photo / ODTA combination of Barry Kloogh's lavish lifestyle and a suspicious accountant brought down Kloogh's Ponzi scheme, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) says.It is the first time the SFO has confirmed details of how the fraudster was caught.Kloogh, once a regular...
Scammers are making fake unclaimed stimulus check websites
“The IRS will not call, text you, email you, or contact you on social media asking for personal or bank account information,” said FTC attorney Seena Gressin. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been a long list of scams and schemes circulating in relation to coronavirus tax relief and Economic Impact Payments, al...
Beware of THIS new scam on WhatsApp
WhatsApp has been grabbing headlines recently for its privacy policy, however, apart from this, the Facebook-owned platform has also become a sanctum for cybercriminals as many users have reported that they are receiving video calls on WhatsApp from unknown numbers and after the user receives the call, the screen shows a video of a nud...
Tom Purcell: Fighting off cyberscammers
Everyone is at risk of being scammed now. The recent ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline was a wakeup call for everyone in America. Ransomware is malicious software that cyberscammers use to encrypt a company’s or individual’s data and block access to it until a hefty sum of money is paid. Google the words “ransomware attack” and you’ll see a s...
Google V. Oracle Hangs Over Apple’s IP Defense In Epic Trial
Law360 (May 20, 2021, 11:14 PM EDT) -- An intellectual property expert hired by Apple testified during Epic Games' high-stakes antitrust trial over Apple's App Store fees Thursday that Epic wants a "free ride" on Apple's proprietary software, but he acknowledged that not all software is protectable in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent...
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