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Banks Go High-Tech to Fight Identity Theft

Banks Go High-Tech to Fight Identity Theft | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
Financial institutions increasingly are turning to voice biometric technology to screen calls for signs of fraud. Is your bank using it?
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"More than 65 million people worldwide have had their voice-prints taken"


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New chip credit cards are supposed to help prevent fraud

New chip credit cards are supposed to help prevent fraud | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
For the first time in decades, the way you buy things with a credit card is about to change. Identity theft victim Nadine Thomas is excited.
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"It makes it a whole lot harder for somebody to physically counterfeit the card."



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Rip-Off Alert: Health insurance fraud cost public billions

Rip-Off Alert: Health insurance fraud cost public billions | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
Your medical insurance card information is as valuable to con artists as your Social Security number. It can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, as illustrated in this Rip-Off Alert.
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The insurance companies targeted became suspicious.


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"Sharp Rise in Phone Scams"

"Sharp Rise in Phone Scams" | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it

Authorities report a sharp rise in phone scams

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Telephone scams have been around “forever, in various forms” 

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"Wolf of Wall Street" - The Real Belfort Story

"Wolf of Wall Street" - The Real Belfort Story | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
Jordan Belfort has had a great cinematic run in the new Martin Scorsese film “The Wolf of Wall Street,” but for many of his victims, the ending is beyond an insult, writes Joel M. Cohen in Another View.
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BP Accuses Texas Lawyer of 'Brazen Fraud' in Workers' Claims Over Gulf Oil Spill

BP Accuses Texas Lawyer of 'Brazen Fraud' in Workers' Claims Over Gulf Oil Spill | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
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BP Accuses Texas Lawyer of 'Brazen Fraud' in Workers' Claims Over Gulf Oil Spill
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The company, citing “brazen fraud,” is asking the court to allow it to stop payments and reclaim some of the unspent money.
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Harvard Man Scams Navy Veterans For $100 million - American Live Wire

Harvard Man Scams Navy Veterans For $100 million - American Live Wire | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
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Harvard trained lawyer could spend the rest of his natural life in prison for fraudulent charity.
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Guilty plea in case tied to ID theft syndicate

Guilty plea in case tied to ID theft syndicate | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it

Via Law Enforcement
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Facebook, Google Passwords Hacked: How to Protect Your Accounts

Facebook, Google Passwords Hacked: How to Protect Your Accounts | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
The computer security firm Trustwave suspects the malware program "'Pony."
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Better Business Bureau Warns About Holiday Scams And Frauds - WBIW.com

Better Business Bureau Warns About Holiday Scams And Frauds - WBIW.com | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
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Malware e-cards: Viruses and malware often travel in e-mail attachments or links. Don't click on an e-mail from someone you don't know or a name you don't recognize.
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Pathetic Insurance Fraud Attempt

This young boy jumps on a car and tries to get some money from insurance. Good that driver had a dash camera recording this pathetic attempt.
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FTC accuses company of defrauding fraud victims - Los Angeles Times

FTC accuses company of defrauding fraud victims - Los Angeles Times | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
FTC accuses company of defrauding fraud victims
Los Angeles Times
Business Recovery Services of Mesa, Ariz., and its owner, Brian Hessler, preyed on victims of telemarketing fraud but then failed to help them recover any money, the FTC said.
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Watch Out for Online Shopping Scams This Holiday Season

Watch Out for Online Shopping Scams This Holiday Season | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
’Tis the season to shop, shop, shop.
But it is also the season when cyber-criminals kick it up a notch to take advantage of the uptick in online bargain hunters.

Via Thomas Faltin
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What the IRS is doing to tackle fraud - MarketWatch

What the IRS is doing to tackle fraud - MarketWatch | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
The Internal Revenue Service is adding additional security measures to the tax return-filing process to reduce identity theft.
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The IRS and state will use 20 new "data elements."


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City inspector general says fraud investigations saved $2.3M last year - Baltimore Sun

City inspector general says fraud investigations saved $2.3M last year - Baltimore Sun | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
Baltimore's inspector general says investigations targeting fraud — largely in the fire and police departments — saved city taxpayers more than $2.3 million last year.
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"Our goal is to assist the city in achieving better results with limited resources."


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4 Tips to Protect Seniors Against Fraud and Identity Theft | NextAdvisor.com ... - Huffington Post

4 Tips to Protect Seniors Against Fraud and Identity Theft | NextAdvisor.com ... - Huffington Post | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
Although most anyone can be a target of fraud and identity theft, senior identity theft is on the rise and those ages 50+ are often in the cross-hairs of scammers. The U.S.
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"It could be a generational thing or deal with the changes in the brain as people age."


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Nearly A Fifth Of Americans Suffer Data Breach -- Many Risk ID Theft - Forbes

Nearly A Fifth Of Americans Suffer Data Breach -- Many Risk ID Theft - Forbes | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
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Nearly A Fifth Of Americans Suffer Data Breach -- Many Risk ID Theft
Forbes
A report from Pew Research Center found that 18% of online U.S.
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Last year’s survey found that 7% of adults under 30 had important information stolen compared to 15% this year.

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Target hackers stole encrypted bank PINs

Target hackers stole encrypted bank PINs | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
BOSTON/NEW YORK - The hackers who attacked Target Corp and compromised up to 40 million credit cards and debit cards also managed to steal encrypted personal identification numbers (PINs), according to a senior payments executive familiar with...
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Oregon politician gets six years for Facebook IPO fraud - Reuters

Oregon politician gets six years for Facebook IPO fraud - Reuters | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
Oregon politician gets six years for Facebook IPO fraud Reuters In June, Berkman pleaded guilty in federal court in New York to securities and wire fraud and agreed to forfeit more than $13 million he raised from more than 120 investors, including...
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Latest Investigative Software for Collection Agencies, Investigators, Attorneys & More - LocatePLUS

Latest Investigative Software for Collection Agencies, Investigators, Attorneys & More - LocatePLUS | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
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Google Earth and Crime….!

Google Earth and Crime….! | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
Google Earth and Crime….!
Every technology in this world has its influence on society which can be either good or bad. Evidently, a lot depends on how you use it. When Google released its much publicized 3D mapping services...
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Huffington Post: To Understand Identity Theft, Simply ‘Follow the Money’

Huffington Post: To Understand Identity Theft, Simply ‘Follow the Money’ | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
Why is identity theft such a growing epidemic? If a new Huffington Post article is to be believed, to understand identity theft you simply have to follow the money.

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Online dating relationship ends badly, $1.3M later | Toronto Star

Online dating relationship ends badly, $1.3M later | Toronto Star | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
Canadians looking for love online are falling prey to the country’s most lucrative scam. One woman says she gave a total of $1.3 million to a man she met on a dating site, but never in person.
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Cyber Monday 2013: Police issue top 10 tips to avoid online fraud

Cyber Monday 2013: Police issue top 10 tips to avoid online fraud | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
With this year’s Cyber Monday set to be one of the busiest days in history for online shopping, today is also expected to offer a wealth of opportunities to criminals seeking to defraud unsuspecting internet users.
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Beware: Online charity scams on the rise - NBCNews.com

Beware: Online charity scams on the rise - NBCNews.com | Fraud Investigations | Scoop.it
Beware: Online charity scams on the rise NBCNews.com Crowdfunding, for one, offers increasing opportunities for charitable giving — and for scams, according to Bennett Weiner, chief operating officer of BBB Wise Giving Alliance, the...
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