TOP STORIES
More develops on Nigerian scammer arrested for business email compromise fraud

New Yorker:  Court appointed guardians at times just throw older victims into nursing homes and take their money

Robocalls getting worse: FTC Senate testimony on robocalls

  • Agency got 3.4 million robocall complaints in 2016
  • Already at 3.5 million complaints first eight months of this year
  • Top subject of these calls reducing debt; vacation and timeshares; warranties and protection plans

Europol releases 76 page Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment

  • Says ransomware attacks have eclipsed most other global cybercrime threats
  • Anticipate more attacks on systems launched from Internet of things devices
  • Counterfeit EU credit cards being used mostly in the US

Tip of the week:  Who the hell is calling me? Do an internet search of the phone number. There are bulletin boards that post information on scammy calls, and often some people will have a good idea of what is going on with the calls.

Equifax Data Breach Updates 

Pet Fraud
Washington Post article; Idaho article; Boston Globe; Chicago Tribune

Fraud News From Around the World

FTC and CFPB

Investment Fraud

Tax Fraud

Ransomware

Romance Frauds

ATM Skimming

Jamaican Lottery Fraud

Just for fun….

The Juggler at Ford’s Theater