Month: April 2019

NHS nurse, 38, who built up a shoe collection ‘to rival Imelda Marcos’ on the proceeds of banking swindles and romance scams and her friend were allowed to stay at home with their children instead of attending their £10m fraud trial

Grace Chukwu, 38, and Queen Chukwuka, 32, guilty of having criminal property They were arrested and tried with eight other members of fraudster gang Group used Internet scams sent to people’s emails to steal bank details  They were found with thousands in account and spent money on designer shoes  By Lara Keay For Mailonline Published: 16:06 …

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Romance Fraud is a Top Cybercrime, the FBI Says by Avast Blog on April 29, 2019

Crying out from near the top of the FBI’s cybercrime report last week was a heartbreaking statistic. The second-costliest category of crime, behind only compromised business email, was confidence and romance fraud, with a 2018 cost of $363 million. What does romance fraud look like? The FBI cases read like the ultimate cautionary tales about …

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Lee Rigby killer Michael Adebowale ‘wants to serve rest of his sentence in Nigerian jail’

One of Lee Rigby’s killers is reportedly making a bid to serve the rest of his sentence in a Nigerian jail with a VIP wing. Michael Adebowale, 37, is currently behind bars in HMP Wakefield, but he is believed to be seeking a prisoner-swap deal. Adebowale, who is serving a 45 year jail term for …

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Nine Nigerians arrested in US for $3.5m fraud

Nine Nigerians have been arrested in the United States over allegations of fraud. Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James Spero, Special Agent in Charge of the Tampa, Florida, Field Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), announced this in a statement. The suspects …

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Abuja Residents Decry High Rate Of ‘One Chance’ Vehicles

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have decried the increasing rate of ‘one chance’ criminal activities in the city centres. One chance is a type of robbery in which the victim is robbed while on board a moving commercial vehicle; mostly unpainted taxis. Some of the victims said that those who enter commercial vehicles …

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Lottery bosses refuse to pay criminals’ £4million win over fears stolen debit card was used to buy ticket

Mark Goodram (left) and Jon-Ross Watson are reportedly on a bender celebrating their lottery win, though Camelot hasn’t yet paid out (Pictures: Facebook) Lottery bosses are reportedly investigating a £4 million scratchcard won by two convicted crooks. Mark Goodram, 36, and Jon-Ross Watson, 31, appeared to have embarked on a four-day celebration to celebrate the multi-million …

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Beware: Scammers are sending fake verification codes to hack your WhatsApp account

  This WhatsApp hack method relies on fooling users into clicking a website link. To do this, scammers are now sending fake verification SMS messages to potential victims.   Internet scammers are continuously stepping up their game to target a larger number of personal data and different accounts of unsuspecting internet users. Continuing with this …

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US Warns ‘India-Based Call Centre Scam Industry’

The US government is taking aim at the “India-based call centre scam industry,” Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski has warned while announcing the extradition of an Indian citizen from Singapore allegedly involved in a multi-million dollar racket. Hitesh Madhubhai Patel, 42, who operated the HGlobal call centre in Ahmedabad, was extradited to face trial on …

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India expected to surpass the UK for second place in payment card fraud

Prices for stolen Indian payment cards has also gone up by 150% in 2018 to around $17/card. By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | April 19, 2019 — 04:20 GMT (21:20 PDT) | Topic: Security Due to a booming cybercrime scene, India is expected to surpass the UK in 2019 and become the second-most targeted …

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N-Power: Fraudsters Jailed For Impersonation, Identity Theft

The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has sentenced Sata Owugha Clinton and Bolounmubofa Blessing Soroh to one-year imprisonment for impersonation and using the identity of a petitioner to enroll in the  N-Power Social Welfare Scheme. The duo got into trouble when they used the name and identity of Lovedy Chiamaka Uzor to enroll in …

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