The US DoJ says that Karvia Cross “participated in and recruited others to engage in a fraudulent identity-theft scheme targeting” the Langley Federal Credit Union (LFCU). In 2015 – 2016, LFCU was inundated with mortgage functions that used the non-public particulars of the people from the OPM database. The loans had been permitted, and paid […]
Photo: Jeff Chiu (AP) Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, the previous key executives of blood-testing startup Theranos, have been indicted by a grand jury on 9 counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, The Washington Post reports. The information comes three months after information that each had been […]
In March, the SEC mentioned the corporate made “false statements” about its know-how, enterprise and funds, elevating over $700 million via “an elaborate, years-long fraud.” Theranos claimed its product might check a small drop of blood for numerous ailments, however it was by no means capable of again that up. Prior to being charged with […]
Johan Schlüter is (was!) a Danish lawyer whose agency contracted with the Antipiratgruppen (an leisure business group now known as RettighedsAlliancen, whose members embrace the MPAA) to run authorized campaigns towards file-sharing providers and their customers.
Schlüter’s leisure business credentials had been impeccable — he had as soon as served as director […]
There are additionally new guidelines clamping down on slamming, or switching a buyer’s cellphone firm by way of misleading means. If an organization misleads you throughout a sale name, that fibbing will “invalidate” any permission you gave, the FCC stated. Moreover, any cellphone firms that abuse third-party verification for switches will lose that course of […]
Who doesn’t love free stuff? Erin Finan and spouse Leah Finan have been definitely keen on a freebie or two, the one downside being they have been acquiring them through fraudulent means. The Indianapolis couple have been this week jailed for 71 months and 68 months, respectively, after earlier admitting to stealing $1.2 million value […]
When the Danish copyright troll Njord Law began working in Sweden, it went to court docket saying that it was planning on imposing copyright, not participating in “speculative invoicing” — a form of authorized blackmail that entails sending out 1000’s of authorized threats on the off likelihood that some individuals can pay you to […]
Jessica Pressler’s lengthy, gripping profile of con artist Anna Sorokin (AKA Anna Delvey) has all of the making of a first-rate grifter novel, the place the likable, unflappable rogue is revealed by inches to be a sociopath, a damaged one that cannot herself inform reality from fiction.
All the extra outstanding is “Delvey”‘s […]
Smishing: phishing with SMSes. Vishing: phishing with voice-response techniques. A pair of Romanian hackers have been extradited to the U.S. after allegedly bilking unwitting victims out of more than $18 million in an elaborate voice- and SMS-phishing (i.e., vishing/smishing) scheme. [Tara Seals/Threatpost] (by way of Beyond the Beyond)
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“We’ve recently seen fraudsters pretending to be involved in blockchain technology, initial coin offerings and crypto-currencies — when really they are simply operating scams designed to take investors’ hard-earned money,” says the positioning. “We created the bogus HoweyCoins.com site as an educational tool to alert investors to possible fraud involving digital assets like crypto-currencies and […]