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DOJ announces 2021 money mule initiative; action against 4750 in ten week effort; more than 30 charged criminally
DOJ official’s  blog on this effort
BBB updates pet scam study

  • Fake web sites use Christmas theme
  • Complaints continue to increase dramatically

New FTC spotlight looks at scam losses paid by gift card

  • $148 million lost first nine months of 2021, more than all 2020
  • Target gift cards most popular, more than twice any other brand
  • Scammers send victims to Target stores to buy them
  • Median amount of loss to Target cards $2500; twice that for others

Thieves attach $29 Apple Tags to luxury vehicles in parking lots; find home location at night and steal the cars; send location to iPhones

Full report here