CYBER-CRIME NEWS


12
May 2017
ONLINE IMPOSTORS BREAK HEARTS AND BANK ACCOUNTS

They met online. He said he was a friend of a friend. The woman, in her 50s and struggling in her marriage, was happy to find someone to chat with. “He was saying all the right things,” she remembered. “He was interested in me. He was interested in getting to know me better. He was very positive, and I felt like there was a real connection there.” That connection would end up costing the woman $2 million and an untold amount of heartache after the man she fell in love with, whom......

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THE EVIL OF SOCIAL MEDIA

THE EVIL OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Friend requests and easy conversation can quickly lead to threats of blackmail, as users fail to take suitable precautions Following a few glasses of wine, John’s inhibitions had dropped when he went online to...


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WOMAN CONNED OUT OF £20,000

WOMAN CONNED OUT OF £20,000

‘Elizabeth’ was asked for money within a week of speaking to her online match and claims the police ‘did nothing’ A woman claimed a Nigerian gang posing as an online love interest conned her...


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SCAM AND SAFETY INFORMATION

It is an illusion for anyone to believe that it is impossible to fall victim of fraud. Conventional wisdom recommends that we be on guard always as scammers everywhere are incredibly deceptive and can...


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