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Vodacom swindled out of more than R24m worth of iPhones

A former employee allegedly ran an intricate scam to steal 8700 phones from the cellular giant The post Vodacom swindled out of more than R24m worth of iPhones appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: ID, Fraud, National, NPA, National Prosecuting Authority, South African Police Service, Vodacom, Shamila Batohi, South Africa (country, Investigating Directorate, Subs-only, Chetty family, Khemie Poonsammy, Peter Poonsammy, Rajeen Gokulpersad, Rajesh Dawchand


Vodacom swindled out of more than R24m worth of Apple iPhones

A former employee allegedly ran an intricate scam to steal 8700 phones from the cellular giant The post Vodacom swindled out of more than R24m worth of Apple iPhones appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Apple, ID, Fraud, National, NPA, National Prosecuting Authority, South African Police Service, Vodacom, Shamila Batohi, South Africa (country, Investigating Directorate, Subs-only, Chetty family, Khemie Poonsammy, Peter Poonsammy, Rajeen Gokulpersad


United Airlines has agreed to pay $49 million to resolve DOJ allegations of mail delivery data fraud

A United Airlines airplane takes off over another United plane on the runway at San Francisco International Airport. Jeff Chiu/AP Photo United Airlines agreed to pay $49 million to resolve criminal and civil claims, the DOJ said. The airline was accused of falsifying international delivery data from 2012 and 2015.  United received millions of dollars in payments based on the data, according to DOJ officials.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. United Airlines has agree...
Tags: Transportation, Planes, US, Trends, Mail, Fraud, Chicago, US Postal Service, Usps, Doj, United, United Airlines, Justice Department DOJ, San Francisco International Airport, USPS Office of Inspector General, Kevin Shalvey


Zuma’s long walk to the dock

It’s taken 17 years for the former president to stand trial for allegedly taking bribes. Expect more prevarication at his 17 May court date The post Zuma’s long walk to the dock appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Budget, Opinion, Fraud, Jacob Zuma, Court Case, Zuma, Thales, Personal Income Tax, Top Six, Schabir Shaik, Tito Mboweni, South Africa (country, Arms Deal, Nathi Chili


The men who make malfeasance happen

Let us never forget the private-sector players who facilitated public-sector fraud The post The men who make malfeasance happen appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Opinion, Fraud, Deloitte, Kpmg, Private sector, Sap, Mckinsey, Public Sector, Steinhoff, Markus Jooste, Zondo Commission, Angelo Agrizzi, South Africa (country, Auditing Firms


The private-sector players who facilitated public-sector fraud

Let us never forget the private-sector players who facilitated public-sector fraud The post The private-sector players who facilitated public-sector fraud appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Opinion, Fraud, Deloitte, Kpmg, Private sector, Sap, Mckinsey, Public Sector, Steinhoff, Top Six, Markus Jooste, Zondo Commission, Angelo Agrizzi, South Africa (country, Auditing Firms


In a bizarre twist VBS liquidators sue KPMG for R863mn

In filed court documents, the VBS liquidators are blaming auditing firm KPMG’s negligence for the alleged looting of the bank The post In a bizarre twist VBS liquidators sue KPMG for R863mn appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Corruption, Lawsuit, Theft, Fraud, Kpmg, Court Case, Openaccess, NPA, National Prosecuting Authority, Racketeering, Top Six, Public Investment Corporation, Looting, VBS Mutual Bank, VBS Bank


Covid relief loan recipient enjoyed $150k shopping spree, say cops

Police say someone in North Carolina lied to get a Covid relief loan, then headed to Nieman Marcus, Nordstrom and Louis Vuitton with the cash in hand. The release said Clifton applied in March for a Small Business Administration loan designed to provide relief to existing businesses harmed by pandemic shutdowns. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Law, Fraud, North Carolina, Louis Vuitton, Clifton, Small Business Administration, COVID, Nieman Marcus Nordstrom


Protect Yourself From Facebook and Instagram Ad Scams

Shopping on social media has come with more risks as the pandemic grinds along. Since last year, scams from online purchases make up nearly half of all complaints in the Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker, with many of those complaints pointing a finger at shady ads on Instagram and Facebook. Here’s how you can…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Fraud, Software, Lifehacks, Better Business Bureau, Operating Systems, Mobile Software, Facebook Here, Confidence Tricks, Video Software, Technology Internet


A Phishing Scam Targeting Postmates Drivers Pretends to Represent the Company to Empty Out Victims’ Accounts

As if gig workers didn’t have it hard enough already, they now have to be on the lookout for possible phishing scams from malicious actors that pretend to represent their company. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Crime, Fraud, Social Engineering, Phishing, Postmates, Spamming, Online Food Ordering, Deception, Meghan Casserly, Confidence Tricks


Scammers are targeting Texans as winter storm leaves many without power, feds warn

Ice and snow blanketing roads in Odessa, Texas, on February 15, 2021. Jacob Ford/Odessa American via AP Federal authorities are warning Texans of increased scam efforts after a devastating winter storm.  Some scammers are already posing as representatives from electricity companies.  Many residents lost power and others have suffered property damage from the storm.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas...
Tags: Texas, News, US, Trends, Ap, Fraud, United States, Scam, Winter Storm, Federal Trade Commission, Don, ARLINGTON Texas, WFAA, Eastern District of Texas, Odessa Texas, Stroman


Scooter tender duo run out of road

The Eastern Cape’s premier has been accused of shielding suspects from police The post Scooter tender duo run out of road appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Fraud, National, Eastern Cape, Hawks, ANC, Siu, Special Investigating Unit, Oscar Mabuyane, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Subs-only, Katlego Mogale, Sindiswa Gomba, Thobile Mbengashe


Agrizzi a no-show again

The former Bosasa chief operating officer failed to appear in court on corruption and fraud charges, citing medical reasons The post Agrizzi a no-show again appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Fraud, National, Department of Correctional Services, National Prosecuting Authority, Top Six, Special Investigating Unit, Bosasa, Agrizzi, Angelo Agrizzi, Gavin Watson, Andries Van Tonder, Linda Mti, South Africa (country, Patrick Gillingham, Pretoria specialised commercial crimes court


This white collar dot-com true crime story about Stan Lee's media company is absolutely wild

True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee is a brand new biography from author Abraham Riesman about the life of Stan Lee, with all its complications. Riesman conducted more than 150 interviews and sifted through thousands of pages of private documents—legal paperwork, family voicemails, and more—to paint a much more nuanced portrait of the iconic Marvel spokesman that goes beyond the occasional cheeky cameo by an old man in sunglasses. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Comic Books, Fraud, Biography, True Crime, Stan Lee, Marvel Comics, True Believers, Securities Fraud, Financial Crime, Con Artists, Dotcom, Super Heroes, White Collar Crime, Abraham Riesman


The pensioner who ‘fronted’ for R10m of a family’s capture of SAPS

An old-age grant recipient was allegedly paid just R5 000 a month to be a director of one of the Chetty-owned companies The post The pensioner who ‘fronted’ for R10m of a family’s capture of SAPS appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Police, Theft, Fraud, National, Outsourcing, Contracts, Money Laundering, Procurement, Openaccess, NPA, National Prosecuting Authority, South African Police Service, Chetty, Syndicate, Forgery


Beware of These Creative Online Dating Scams

Both the Better Business Bureau and the FBI are warning people about romance scams, which are expected to remain an elevated threat leading up to Valentine’s Day. This type of scam has been made worse during the pandemic, as cases have spiked by 18% in the last year, according to the FBI. Here’s what you need to know. Read more...
Tags: Crime, Fraud, Fbi, Lifehacks, Social Engineering, Better Business Bureau, Spamming, Matchmaking, Deception, Confidence Tricks, Romance Scam, Advance Fee Scam, Technical Support Scam, Money Mule


NPA not deterred by Richard Mdluli’s mysterious illness in R69m fraud case

The state says its ready to prosecute axed top cops for the alleged looting of a secret intelligence fund The post NPA not deterred by Richard Mdluli’s mysterious illness in R69m fraud case appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Fraud, National, NPA, National Prosecuting Authority, South African Police Service, Top Six, Richard Mdluli, Shamila Batohi, South Africa (country, SAPS, Crime Intelligence, Commercial Crimes Court, Heine Barnard, Intelligence Fund, Lazarus Solomon


NPA undeterred by Mdluli’s mysterious illness in R69m fraud case

The state says its ready to prosecute axed top cops for the alleged looting of a secret intelligence fund The post NPA undeterred by Mdluli’s mysterious illness in R69m fraud case appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Fraud, National, NPA, National Prosecuting Authority, South African Police Service, Top Six, Mdluli, Richard Mdluli, Shamila Batohi, South Africa (country, SAPS, Crime Intelligence, Commercial Crimes Court, Heine Barnard, Intelligence Fund


SIU to recoup some of the R13.3-billion spent on corrupt PPE contracts

Criminal prosecution and civil litigation of more than R250-million is being sought against those who unduly benefited from Covid-19-related procurement The post SIU to recoup some of the R13.3-billion spent on corrupt PPE contracts appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Fraud, National, Siu, Special Tribunal, Top Six, Personal Protective Equipment, Special Investigating Unit, Andy Mothibi, Khusela Diko, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, COVID, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Thandisizwe Diko


SIU to recoup some of the R13.3bn spent on corrupt PPE contracts

Criminal prosecution and civil litigation of more than R250-million is being sought against those who unduly benefited from Covid-19-related procurement The post SIU to recoup some of the R13.3bn spent on corrupt PPE contracts appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Fraud, National, Siu, Special Tribunal, Top Six, Personal Protective Equipment, Special Investigating Unit, Andy Mothibi, Khusela Diko, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, COVID, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Thandisizwe Diko


Abandoned flats cost Eskom R840-million

The budget for the Wilge Residential Development was R160-million but, when the project stopped, the bill was R840-million The post Abandoned flats cost Eskom R840-million appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Debt, Fraud, National, Eskom, Top Six, South Africa (country, Kusile Power Station, Tender Fraud, Wilge Residential Development


R100-million: How one family captured the police

The family-run syndicate behind the alleged scam may have looted even more — as much as R1-billion The post R100-million: How one family captured the police appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Police, Theft, Fraud, National, Arrests, Outsourcing, Contracts, Money Laundering, Procurement, NPA, National Prosecuting Authority, South African Police Service, Syndicate, Forgery, Vatika


ANC provinces weigh in on defiant former president

Provincial officials want former president Zuma to be persuaded to appear before the Zondo commission on state capture The post ANC provinces weigh in on defiant former president appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Fraud, Jacob Zuma, Constitutional Court, ANC, African National Congress, Zuma, Top Six, ANC NEC, Luthuli House, Ace Magashule, Zondo, Zondo Commission, South Africa (country, ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe


Protecting Cardmembers Against Cybersecurity Threats in the ‘New Normal’

Under increasing assault since the start of the pandemic, credit unions must prepare for new fraud trends to be able to protect consumer data. The post Protecting Cardmembers Against Cybersecurity Threats in the ‘New Normal’ appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Credit Cards, Finance, Credit Unions, Risk, Cybersecurity, Fraud, Phishing, Identity Theft, Payments Strategies, Contributed Content


Man accused of top cop’s murder is back in the dock

Bail application proceedings into murder-accused Zane Kilian are expected to resume today after many delays last year. The post Man accused of top cop’s murder is back in the dock appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Murder, Fraud, National, Bail, Assassination, Openaccess, William Booth, Bheki Cele, Forgery, Top Six, Minister of Police, South Africa (country, André Lincoln, Anti-gang unit, Charl Kinnear, Eckhard Rosemann


Washington State Suffers a Data Breach That Potentially Affects 1.6 Million People

The Washington state government has suffered a large data breach involving unemployment claims, potentially exposing data on more than 1.6 million people, officials admitted Monday. Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Washington, Articles, Fraud, Data Breach, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Cyberwarfare, Data Security, Computer Security, Entertainment_culture, Washington State Suffers


DA councillor ‘mistakenly’ forged a signature because of ‘noisy police station’

Simon Lapping, who has accused First National Bank’s chief executive of bribery, is facing his own legal woes The post DA councillor ‘mistakenly’ forged a signature because of ‘noisy police station’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Fraud, Openaccess, First National Bank, National Prosecuting Authority, FNB, Top Six, South Africa (country, Simon Lapping, Andrew Chauke, Jacques Cilliers, Nico Niemand


Does Your Small Business Have a Friendly Fraud Problem?

Friendly fraud, occurs when a consumer makes a claim to their bank or credit card issuer with the aim of getting an refund. Friendly fraud is sometimes used interchangeably with chargeback fraud. While penalties to the merchant are similar in each scenario of fraud, differences exist between the two. In the event of friendly fraud, a consumer purposefully makes a claim to their bank or credit card issuer with the aim of getting an undeserved refund. Though this action also is part of charg...
Tags: Credit Cards, Sales, Eu, Paypal, Fraud, John, Credit Card, Anthony, Steve, Moto, Susan, Sally, Freddy, Ach, Tip of the Week, Credit Card Processing


Seitai Massage Therapist Arrested After Groping Customer’s Breasts

A Chinese employee at a seitai massage therapy building (“manipulative bodywork therapy based on Japanese and Chinese traditions”) has been arrested after he implemented breast groping into the procedure, a rather obvious attempt to take advantage of a female customer. Police revealed that the Chinese individual was an employee at the Kenkou Kikou Seitai Institute […]
Tags: Japan, Crime, Fraud, Massage, Tokyo, Anime, Oppai, Seitai Massage, Kenkou Kikou Seitai Institute


A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania was instrumental in Trump's plan to shake up the Justice Department and overturn the election

Th House Homeland Security Committee's Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee Chairman Scott Perry (R-PA) holds a hearing about the possibility of transferring Guantanamo Bay detainees out of Cuba and into the United States on Capitol Hill April 28, 2016. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A little-known GOP congressman from Pennsylvania helped former President Donald Trump with a plan to oust the acting attorney general in an effort to overturn the election, reported. Republi...
Tags: Politics, Guantanamo Bay, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Fraud, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, House, Ted Cruz, The Times, Capitol Hill