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It's obviously fake. But anything that uses mail at AOL is bound to attract attention. And MoneyGram is used to further enhance the credibility of this fraud that uses the pressure points of IMF and offshore accounts, beneficiaries and.. oh, just read it.

FCRO Subsection: 

Arthur Yuen, Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, today set out Hong Kong's stall. Is today's statement an indication of success or a note being of not-quite competitive?

If it's got lies in it, it's got to be a fraud. And this one is stupid even by the low standards we often see.

CoNet Section: 

Just as every day leading up to an election, there are talking points and slogans this morning as the scale of the Conservatives' win in the UK General Election sinks in. The standard response from Labour is that they lost the election because of "Brexit." But did they?

CoNet Section: 

OFAC has issued a "Finding of Violation" in respect of breaches of the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations relating to the maintenance of Iranian-owned aircraft. The subject of the order no longer exists but OFAC has proceeded anyway.

Publication: 

There are things that biased media push down our throats as they pretend independence but run a subversive agenda, from politics to social change. But there are some things that transcend the self-interest of media outlets, where the generally left-leaning press and politicians have got it absolutely right.

CoNet Section: 

Kenneth A. Blanco, Director, FinCEN (The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the USA's FIU and a division of the Department of the Treasury) sets out how Bank Secrecy Act data, including "convertible virtual currencies."

FCRO Subsection: 

In the northern hemisphere, above the tropical line, it's obviously winter. And as Christmas is just around the corner real or artificial snow is rapidly appearing as the Winter Equinox nears.

But in Australia, tinnies, barbies, thongs, surf, sun and sand are on the agenda. Hell, you can even roast a turkey in a sun-oven (it's a matt black box).

And with all of that comes risk: wear a hat, a shirt and sunscreen, scream the warnings. But there's another one, too, and this one is about things other than Aus's nasty wildlife that can kill you.

The extraordinary case of an elderly man who was forced into expensive legal proceedings to recover almost GBP200,000 accidentally paid into the wrong bank account could have been so easily avoided if UK banks operated, under the auspices of regulators, a simple cross-check of information. It happens elsewhere.

BIScom Subsection: 

"Owned and operated by Tasmanians for Tasmanians," says the website of the Tasmanian Ports Corporation. It's owned by the Tasmanian state government and, the website says "Over 99% of Tasmania's freight moves through our ports." In fact, TasPorts operates all but one port in Northern Tasmania. The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission thinks that TasPorts tried to stop a company entering the pilotage and towing business with a view to lessening competition. It's the first test of a 2017 version of an existing law.

A Russian national who runs Evil Corp has been indicted in the United States following unprecedented collaboration between the NCA, the FBI and the National Cyber Security Centre.

Do you know this man?

CoNet Section: 

Washington 5 December 2019 – Today the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against Evil Corp, the Russia-based cybercriminal organization responsible for the development and distribution of the Dridex malware.

BIScom Subsection: 

The USA's cyber-security agency, US-CERT, has issued an alert relating Dridex Malware which targets the financial sector. It follows work by various government departments including FinCEN.

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