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Europol announces concentrated effort against 12 major ransomware scammers; efforts in Ukraine and Switzerland 

FTC issues new policy statement on free trial offers/subscription traps that spells out needed disclosuresStatement itself here; one Commissoner dissents because of pending rulemaking on this subject

National Consumers League warns scammers are expected to take advantage of supply chain issues to scam victims over the Christmas holidays

Article by DOJ on how they address money mules issues

Thought of the week: Now that scammers have earned millions (maybe billions) from applying online for unemployment benefits they are very likely to replicate that by using ID theft to steal other kinds of government benefits.  See the article on Calgary police arresting scammers who applied for student loans.