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This is so amateur that it's worth our publishing it. The "reply to" address is at a free and anonymous mail account in Hungary: georgievakristalina01@vipmail.hu . But there is something interesting.

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Deutsche Bank will, in the not too distant future, become a cause of study in universities, colleges and business schools across the world. It will become the iconic example of how not to run a bank.


For the background to this story, see here: https://www.pleasebeinformed.com/publications/Financial_Crime_Risk_Officers/persistence_cryptotrading_fraudsters and here: https://www.pleasebeinformed.com/publications/Financial_Crime_Risk_Officers/get_rich_quick_scheme_being_pumped_linkedin

Now the fraudsters, or their associates, are back. And this time they have new telephone numbers.

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Australia has once more taken action against an overseas corporation in respect of the terms and conditions it imposes on purchasers in Australia.

Is Australia's approach to policing e-commerce workable in a global economy?

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RIZWAN HUSSAIN has been jailed in the Central London Country Court (a court of first instance) by HH Lethem, J. Hussain has squirmed, wriggled and lied so as to remain in a flat he rented in South West London.

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Dots, here's a line. We hope you like being joined up.

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission has "granted authorisation" for a scheme to collect and recycle batteries. The scheme, known as "The Battery Stewardship Council," was originally launched in 2918. In December 2017, Elon Musk's Tesla company installed the then biggest Lithium-Ion battery in the world in South Australia. This week, it's been announced that its size has been increased.

You know that thing about airport security, where no one gets on a flight if they aren't who they say they are? And you know that the USA is so obsessed with airport security under its "war on terror" thing that all flights are locked down tighter than a tight thing?

It's not true and this document fraud shows how lax security really is in the US aviation industry. Remember this the next time some one questions a detail on your ticket at check-in. It's the old thing - the bigger the lie, the less people are likely to spot it.

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There was a millennium bug joke - an airline captain told his passengers that one of the aircraft's engines had cut out because of the millennium bug but it was OK because the other one was still working. Then his co-pilot told him that the clock on that one was a minute slow.

Of course, no airlines fell from the sky at midnight on 31 December 1999 and even the dozens of chips in some of the USA's nuclear missiles that were causing concern turned out to be just fine.

So, that's that then, you might think. But no.

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The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has imposed additional conditions on the Australian financial services (AFS) licence of Societe Generale Securities Australia Pty Ltd (SGSAPL) to ensure compliance with clients' money regulations.

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Lawyers / Law Firms

London 20 08 2020 08:20 GMT

Financial Crime Risk and Compliance Training is delighted to announce its latest e-learning course - Essentials: Lawyers and Money Laundering Etc.

Good grief. This arrived today. It's a straight copy, errors included but with the links redacted. And if there really is someone called "Blythe Masters," if I were you I'd sue your parents for giving you such a stupid name.

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That's it. We've had enough. Until internet domain name registrars start to adopt responsible practices over who they sell domains to, especially the plethora of top level domains that criminals habitually use for the nefarious activities, it's time to block them entirely.

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You just know it's going to be a fraud when the subject line reads "[email address], KINDLY GET BACK TO ME ASAP!!!"

When the "from" is a pretentious name for a law firm ('SMITH GLOBAL LAW') and the address an obviously fictitious "Smithlegaloffice@Un.org" The deal is almost sealed. That final nail in the coffin of the approach is the return address: Smithlegaloffice@mail.ru . If he'd sent from that, our filters which automatically delete undelivered and unread items from mail.ru would have meant it didn't reach its target.

But we're glad it did - for it's a demonstration of the cyclical nature of fraud. This is a genuinely vintage classic.

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Hi, Bert and Gert.

I have a really strange problem. My boss thinks that posting long messages on LinkedIn makes him popular and it's true, they get lots of likes and shares.

But the stories he write aren't really his stories: they are about me. What should I do?