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The following e-mail addresses are associated with potential phishing or drive-by malware attacks this morning:

davidibe718@gmail.com
J.Ryan@hud.ac.uk

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Case Summary: 

Two members of staff at a driving and vehicle licensing office has have pleaded guilty to taking bribes to issue commercial driving licences to persons who had not passed the relevant driving tests. Although little is made of this part of the case, it is noticeable that it involved lawful access to computer systems for illegal purposes.

World Money Laundering Report

A man who, through a corporate entity, operated off-street parking schemes on premises owned by a fund to raise money for former servicemen has been arrested after an investigation discovered that he, allegedly, failed to account to the fund for as much as USD11 million over a period of years.

We've received an e-mail from a company with a .ae domain name. It offers us a spectacular opportunity to become a "Certified Fraud Examiner."

There's just one problem: once we started to read the e-mail it was clear that the headline was not true

Following on from the warning on Sunday (see here) Dubai Financial Services Authority has issued a notice relating to a second fraud involving false documents relating to DFSA.

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) alerts the financial services community and members of the public about a fraudulent scheme in which the DFSA has been impersonated.

Annabelle Natalie "Belle" Gibson, an Australian, claimed that she was 20 years old when, in 1999, she was told she had cancer. But that was a lie: she was only 8 years old in 1999. That was just the first in this shameful tale of exploitation of those who suffer from the disease. She's been convicted and fined. Many people think this is not enough.

Editorial Staff

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Americans Rodney Hesson, 47, and his mother, Gertrude Parker, 63, together owned eight psychological services companies that operated in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama. Hesson's companies operated as Nursing Home Psychological Services, and Parker's companies operated as Psychological Care Services.They were part of a 2015 sweep that netted more than 240 medical professionals.

Healthcare / Medicare fraud
World Money Laundering Report

Adriana Pinnisi of California has been charged with theft from her employer by using her corporate credit card. The case raises a number of fascinating money laundering related issues.

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Two men in the USA claimed to run a fund trading in gold option in Japan. The scammed friends for almost three million dollars, which, on conviction, one of them has been ordered to repay in full.

Securities fraud
World Money Laundering Report

National Australia Bank was a victim of a scheme under which a former employer secretly transferred financial planning clients to a company he joined, according to charges filed against him.

Editorial Staff
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The US Department of Justice has charged four men from a district of California known as "the Inland Empire" with a range of tax offences that, it is alleged, generated substantial revenue by making false tax claims in the names of innocent individuals. It's time governments started doing effective KYC.

We love, really love, the most ludicrous spam-scams we can find and this one is an absolute classic of its type.

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