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Phishing for Elderly Victims

Senior citizens are susceptible to fraud because they are more likely to fall for phishing schemes. (We’re not talking about fishing here. Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails that look legitimate to induce individuals to reveal personal info like passwords or account...

Not So Petty

Petty crimes, which can include offenses such as shoplifting, trespassing, public intoxication or vandalism, are considered to be minor. A woman, whose last name happened to be Petty (what a great last name for a criminal), committed a ''not so petty'' crime by stealing...

The Walking Dead

There are some people in this world who are a bit disingenuous. You know the type? they say one thing and do another. And, of course, there are fraudsters – people who lie to steal (usually) money that belongs to someone else. But the...

Low-hanging Fruit

There are several reasons why identity thieves are leaving credit card fraud behind and going for auto finance fraud. Basically, chips in credit cards have made it more difficult to conduct fraudulent transactions, auto finance fraud is low-hanging fruit and identity thieves are lazy....

Deploying a Solution to Combat Fraud

Military members are vulnerable to identity theft, fraud and scams, particularly during a deployment. But, service members don’t have to be halfway around the world to become a victim. (It can happen stateside too.) A man from Harvey, Illinois committed identity theft and tax...

Caught in the Act

When caught in a wrongful act, criminals usually try to get rid of evidence that would be crucial to their conviction. If there is no evidence, they can't be associated with a crime. The Sun-Sentinel reports on three not-so-smart fraudsters, who got caught...

Jack Pot

Have you ever dreamed of winning the lottery? Perhaps you'd use the proceeds to buy a nice vacation property, your own private island or maybe you could set up a charity or pay off a big loan. An article in The Augusta Chronicle covers...

Cold, Hard Fraud

It's hard to say what causes criminals to defraud, but usually cold, hard cash is the central motivating force. (Unfortunately, in order for fraudsters to make a profit from their unscrupulous activities, a victim has to suffer a loss.) An article published in the...

Fraud across Water

When it comes to fraud, state and federal boundaries and the distance between the fraudster and the target aren't really a factor. In fact, one of the key factors in committing fraud is how easy it is to obtain and use another's personal information....

Anticipation

It's hard to wait for something that we have long anticipated. Whether it is a child's dream to receive a new bike for his birthday or the long-awaited arrival of a soldier returning from a foreign conflict, we have great expectations attached to...

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