Tag Archives: e-crime

SCAM HITS THE ELDERLY – Tuesday June 11 2013

– Elderly Victorians are increasingly being scammed online, with latest police figures showing fraud is soaring by more than 20%. The head of the state’s Fraud Squad warned that pensioners were key targets of international lottery, dating and banking scams. … Continue reading

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CROOKS PLAYING FOR HIGH STAKES IN THE BADLANDS OF CYBERSPACE – June 1 2013

– When 32-year-old Paul Howard was looking to pay for a shipment of cocaine and MDMA powder, the Victorian came up with a very 21st century solution to the age-old criminal’s dilemma of how to cover your tracks. He used … Continue reading

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EXPATS TARGETS IN PHONE SCAM

– Australians living and working in Jakarta are unwitting targets of a mobile phone tapping scam linked to the Indonesian Government. A thriving business has developed in the Indonesian capital offering the phone tapping service. For between $300 and $1000, … Continue reading

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FBI INVESTIGATES HACK ON FIRST LADY – Thursday March 14 2013

– The FBI and the US Secret Service are investigating after what appeared to be Michelle Obama’s credit report – including her social security number, phone numbers and bank, mortgage and credit card details – we’re posted on the internet … Continue reading

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