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Re:scam
Re:scam is an initiative aimed to help people from becoming fraud victims by occupying the time and resources of scammers through deploying a well-educated artificially intelligent chat-bot. Instead of junking or deleting a scam email, you can now forward it to Re:scam who will continue the conversation indefinitely – or until the scammer stops replying.
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4 weeks ago by frankfarm
Police investigate whether burglary linked to men claiming to work for utility
A home in New Hampshire was burglarized Thursday, two days after police received reports of two suspicious men in the area claiming to work for a utility company, investigators said.
WCVB  WMUR  positive  OctWindStorm  scams 
5 weeks ago by eversourcenh
'Found millions from Bofors in overseas accounts'
The first investigator of the case Michael J. Hershman, the then president and CEO of The Fairfax Group and who was assigned primarily to probe violations of currency control laws in 1987,..huge money was transferred into accounts of influential people in defence deals, including in procurement of Bofors Guns.
scandals  scams 
7 weeks ago by thomas.kochi
How To Spot Domain Renewal Scams
A recent scam was found to prey on small business owners by urgently reminding them to renew their “domain name search engine registration” using language that feels like a standard domain name renewal notice.
domain  renewal  scams 
10 weeks ago by Adventure_Web
DON'T GET CAUGHT How KPMG got caught up in the breathtaking corruption of South Africa’s private sector
Moses came down from the mount with tablets inscribed with 10 commandments. Most of us know (most of) them, and most of us fail to live by (most of) them. But if Moses had turned them over and looked in the fine print on the back, he’d have found the 11th Commandment:
Don’t get caught.That in essence summarizes the rise and fall of the South African arm of the international accounting firm KPMG which has been caught with its hands in the slush fund jar. It stands accused of taking money from companies owned by the politically connected Gupta family.KPMG has miraculously grown a conscience. Suddenly—having broken the 11th commandment—it was reborn as a hand-wringing, apologetic company living up to high ethical standards. It was now willing to fire its CEO and some senior managers, to reject its own findings and to “donate” Gupta-company earnings to education and anti-corruption NGOs. The latter gesture was a revolting display of supine reprehensibility—we got caught in corrupt deals so we’ll hand the profits over to anti-corruption NGOs. Really? Go to jail would be a better outcome.The world is watching – South Africans brought down Bell Pottinger. They’re now going after the likes of McKinsey, KPMG and SAP, all of these companies tangled up by allegations of corruption.
audit  S.Africa  scams  frauds 
11 weeks ago by thomas.kochi
#104 The Case of the Phantom Caller - Reply All by Gimlet Media
Another fine episode of Reply All.

“A woman in New Jersey is getting strange phone calls to her office from unknown numbers. Every time she picks up, she finds herself eavesdropping on the life of a different stranger. Unsure what else to do, she calls in Super Tech Support.”
scams  podcast 
11 weeks ago by metaproof
#102 Long Distance - Reply All by Gimlet Media
“This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman.”

It's a cold call ‘your computer has a virus’ kind of thing.

In part 2 (episode #103) Goldman travels to India to meet the scammers face to face.
scams  via_tidbits  podcast 
11 weeks ago by metaproof

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