• Nous sommes dimanche et nous avons un peu de temps pour nous occuper des âmes perdues de l’internet.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confidence_trick

    C’est vieux comme le monde.
    A lire de bas en haut. Pauvre scammeur.

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    Confidence trick
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    Political cartoon by JM Staniforth: Herbert Kitchener attempts to raise £100,000 for a college in Sudan by calling on the name of Charles George Gordon

    A confidence trick is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust. Confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, and greed. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as “a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial”, as they “benefit con operators (’con men’) at the expense of their victims (the ’marks’)”.

    #internet #serveur #SPAM #SCAM #email #WTF

  • Contact-tracing data harvested from pubs and restaurants being sold on
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/contact-tracing-data-harvested-from-pubs-and-restaurants-being-sold-on-s

    Companies collecting data for pubs and restaurants to help them fulfil their contact-tracing duties are harvesting confidential customer information to sell. Legal experts have warned of a “privacy crisis” caused by a rise in companies exploiting QR barcodes to take names, addresses, telephone numbers and email details, before passing them on to marketers, credit companies and insurance brokers. The “quick response” mobile codes have been widely adopted by the hospitality, leisure and beauty (...)

    #NHS #QRcode #contactTracing #données #COVID-19 #DataBrokers #santé #scam #publicité

    ##santé ##publicité
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    #Uber #wtf #SCAM

  • Busting #trading Myths
    https://hackernoon.com/busting-trading-myths-e43b67e102fc?source=rss----3a8144eabfe3---4

    A trader who wants to survive and prosper must control losses.With the emergence of cryptocurrencies, an enormous amount of unexperienced investors got into trading. It is not strange at all, then, that scammers saw it as their shining moment. As a result, hundreds if not thousands of telegram groups were created, promising a secret algorithm, let’s call it a miracle 2.0, that will multiply one’s returns by ten.As crazy as it may sound, many newcomers actually believe that successful traders have some secret knowledge that allows them to stay afloat, no matter what happens in the market. In reality, this fantasy only helps “filthy players” to make money on simple men, by increasing sales of advisory services and ready-made trading systems and bots.As Alexander Elder, a Russian-American (...)

    #cryptocurrency #research #scam #investing

  • SUPER CONSTRUCTEURS DE L’ANCIEN MONDE

    Et si qu’on était pas la première civilisation avancée de la planète ? Patrice Gouillard et son équipe parcourent le monde à la recherche d’indices permettant de nous éclairer sur la vérité vraie, cachée depuis des siècles par les archéologues dogmatiques de la science officielle. Quel incroyable message vont-ils mettre au jour ? Que voulaient nous léguer les bâtisseurs de l’ancien monde ?

    Réponses ce soir à 17h30

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    Réveille-toi bordel !

    #SCAM #BAM

  • Cyber Ponzi Scheme — Stay Alert!
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    Cyber Ponzi Scheme — Stay Alert!Ponzi schemes or pyramid schemes are easy to structure and enable a cyber attacker to hide behind layers of lies and distractions. These cyber schemes use well-known bank names without consent to gain credibility and lure more investors. It is crucial that we shed light on this topic to better educate ourselves on such schemes to avoid the consequences.Definition of the term & how it works:A Ponzi scheme is described as a fraudulent investment campaign in which people are deceived into #investing large sums of money and promised high rates of return that are not from legitimate business activities, profits or trading. The schemes advertised as being no risk to investors and are backed by financial reports and investor testimonials showing off their high (...)

    #ponzi-scheme #cybercrime #scam #cybersecurity

  • Catch Me If You Can : #crypto Edition
    https://hackernoon.com/catch-me-if-you-can-crypto-edition-821bf6eb1972?source=rss----3a8144eabf

    The Thankless Job of #ico #scam HuntingOver 100 Million in Exit Scams as of AugustExit Scamming is when an ICO that has laid out plans to build something all of a sudden disappears and never makes good on their intention to use investor funds to build their project. Diar wrote about this back in August, identifying multiple scams that had taken place over the year.Unsurprisingly, the blatant exit scams continue to plague the largely unregulated ICO sector where the founders have no contractual obligation to deliver a product. After raising millions of dollars with no string attached, the founders’ incentives to actually build a valuable company are very limited.-Diar NewsletterCrypto’s Biggest Problem is the Scam Image“So let me get this straight, you are saying that this money that someone (...)

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  • The Great Purge
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    2018 may look like a really bad year for #bitcoin to the layman’s eye. The price has plunged from a high of around 19000 USD last December to around 5000 USD here in November this year. What’s going on? First of all, it is important to remember that there’s nothing new about the price of Bitcoin behaving in this way. Bitcoin’s path to mass adoption is through hype cycles that occur, on average, every two years or so. If we zoom in on the price chart we can see a pattern repeating itself over and over again. The price increases tenfold rapidly and then loses about three thirds of that increase the following year. This two steps forward one step back pattern rewards patience and patience is not a very common personality trait among those who got into cryptocurrencies to get rich quickly.The (...)

    #altcoins #ethereum #scam #price-discovery

  • Syntone termine sa tournée d’anniversaire des 10 ans par deux belles dates :

    – Ce mardi 6 novembre à la Scam : « Désirs de son ». C’est complet mais la soirée sera enregistrée et diffusée par #Radio_Campus_Paris le samedi 10 novembre à 22h.
    http://syntone.fr/agenda/desir-de-son-syntone-fete-ses-10-ans-a-la-scam

    Parce qu’on a soif de son et parce qu’on n’a pas fini d’avoir soif, la revue Syntone vous invite à sa soirée anniversaire à La #Scam en forme de grande émission de variétés (sonores) ! Rejoignez l’équipe de Syntone et ses invité·es qui attisent leurs désirs pour le vaste monde du son et de la radio. Une soirée en complicité avec Radio Campus Paris.
    Au programme : des mots et des sons en liberté, 1 causerie (sur les sons inouïs), 2 avant-premières (Phaune Radio + Felix Blume), 3 coups de cœur / chroniques en live (Le cercle sauvage, Zeit-Ton-Passagen, Total Désir) et des invité·es pour nous parler de la création radiophonique en péril, un projet de radio associative nationale et Stalingrad Connection. À mardi !

    – Et histoire de m’y prendre plus à l’avance dans la communication : réservez votre samedi 1er décembre à Bruxelles ! On y sera, en complicité avec l’@acsr et #Radio_Panik, pour souffler la dernière de nos 10 bougies avec une performance en direct.

  • Shadowy Black Axe group leaves trail of tattered lives - The Globe and Mail
    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/shadowy-black-axe-group-leaves-trail-of-tattered-lives/article27244946

    Canadian police say they are fighting a new kind of criminal organization.

    The signs began to appear two years ago: photos on Facebook of men wearing odd, matching outfits.

    Then there were stories, even old police files, attached to the people in the photos: a kidnapping, a man run over by a car, brutal beatings over what seemed to be a small slight.

    Mapping a secret criminal hierarchy for the first time is a rare kind of detective work. So when two Toronto police officers and an RCMP analyst in British Columbia started documenting the existence of something called the “Black Axe, Canada Zone,” they could not have predicted it would take them to funerals, suburban barbecue joints and deep into African history before they understood what they were seeing.

    The Black Axe is feared in Nigeria, where it originated. It is a “death cult,” one expert said. Once an idealistic university fraternity, the group has been linked to decades of murders and rapes, and its members are said to swear a blood oath.

    Most often, the group is likened to the Mob or to biker gangs, especially as it spreads outside Nigeria.

    An investigation by The Globe and Mail that included interviews with about 20 people found that “Axemen,” as they call themselves, are setting up chapters around the world, including in Canada.

    Like any criminal organization, it focuses on profit, police say. But instead of drug or sex trafficking, it specializes in a crime many consider minor and non-violent: scamming.

    What police have also learned is that, when done on an “industrial” level as part of a professional global network, scams ruin lives on a scale they have rarely seen.

    Two weeks ago, at a news conference attended by FBI officers, Toronto police announced they had taken part in an international crackdown on a money-laundering network through which more than $5-billion flowed in just over a year. Two local men charged with defrauding a Toronto widow of her life’s savings will eventually face extradition to the United States on money-laundering charges, they said.

    Online fraud is fluid, global and hard-to-track, but it often requires local operatives. Several Toronto-area residents have been defrauded of at least $1-million each in the past two years, and police allege the money was wired with the help of Canadian residents linked to the Black Axe, and sometimes it was handed to the group’s associates in person. The recipients then sent the money ricocheting through bank accounts around the globe, with trusted members in countries on every continent helping with the transfers before it disappeared.

    The sophistication of the money-laundering scheme reflects the efficiency of the scams, in which several people assume false identities and mix reality – bank accounts, real names and real websites – with fake documents.

    The police added an extra charge for one of the men they arrested, Akohomen Ighedoise, 41: “participating in a criminal organization.”

    Officers said in an interview they seized documents that will prove in court that Mr. Ighedoise separately helped a network of fraudsters launder money, that the fraudsters are members of the Black Axe and that he is their bookkeeper. The charge is the first time a Canadian has been publicly linked to the group.

    Interviews with police, gang experts and Nigerian academics paint a picture of an organization both public and enigmatic, with an ostensible charitable purpose as well as secret codes and a strict hierarchy. Police say it has grown to 200 people across Canada.

    Officers in Canada first heard the name “Black Axe” less than two years ago, said Tim Trotter, a detective constable with the Toronto Police Service. They are working quickly, trying to stop the group from becoming entrenched.

    “I mean, 100 years ago, law enforcement dealt with the same thing, the Sicilian black hand, right? It meant nothing to anybody except the Sicilian community,” Det. Constable Trotter said. “And that’s what we have here – that’s what we believe we have here.”

    **

    Many scam victims lose a few thousand dollars. Soraya Emami, one of Toronto’s most recent victims, lost everything, including many friends.

    In 1988, Ms. Emami fled her native Iran with her four sons. Her husband was jailed by the regime and his passport was held for years. Ms. Emami flew to Canada and became a real estate agent in North York.

    It took 30 years to save for a nice house in quiet Stouffville, Ont. The rest of her earnings went to her boys, who grew up to be a doctor, an engineer, a computer engineer and a bank manager. Last year, the youngest – a fifth son, born in Canada – began university. She and her husband had never reunited, and for the first time in decades, Ms. Emami thought about dating.

    “My kids grow up, and I feel lonely,” said the 63-year-old, who has long, wavy black hair. “I didn’t know how, and because I’m not [used to] any relationship, I feel shy.”

    Ms. Emami saw a TV commercial for Match.com and joined, hesitantly. A few days later, she told a friend she had heard from a tanned, white-haired, very nice geologist. Fredrick Franklin said he lived just 45 minutes away, in Toronto’s wealthy Bridle Path neighbourhood.

    He had spent years in Australia, and when they talked on the phone, she could not always understand his thick accent at first. He called her several times a day from Vancouver, where he was on a business trip, then from Turkey, where he travelled on a short contract. He was to fly home via Delta airlines on May 5. She would pick him up from the airport, and they would finally meet.

    “I am a simple man in nature, very easy going,” he wrote in an e-mail, telling her about his son and granddaughters. “I have done the Heart and Stroke ride in Toronto for the past 2 years, have also done the MS ride from London to Grand Bend.”

    A few days before his return date, Mr. Franklin called Ms. Emami in a panic. His bank had told him someone had tried to gain access to his account, he said. He could not clear it up from rural Turkey, so would she mind calling the bank and reporting back with his balance? He e-mailed the phone number for SunTrust bank, a 10-digit account number and a nine-digit tax ID number.

    She spoke to a bank teller. The balance, she was told, was $18-million.

    A few days later, Mr. Franklin asked for a small favour – could she send him a new phone and laptop – saying he would repay her upon his return. She acquiesced, believing he could pay her back.

    Within a few weeks, she lost half a million dollars, and the scam would cost her the home in Stouffville.

    What perplexes police about some of the Toronto romance frauds is not how the victims could be so naive, but how the fraudsters could be so convincing.

    The SunTrust account appears to be real, The Globe determined after retracing the steps Ms. Emami took to access it. The bank said it could not verify the account’s existence, as that was client-related information.

    In the course of the scam, Ms. Emami spoke to at least five people other than the Aussie geologist, including two in person.

    In June, in what they called Project Unromantic, York Regional Police charged nine local people in several cases, including that of Ms. Emami, that added up to $1.5-million. They considered the criminals to be internationally connected. “We don’t know who’s at the top, but there seems to be a hierarchy,” Detective Courtney Chang said.

    The Toronto police believe the crimes that led to their charges against Mr. Ighedoise are linked to the ones in York Region.

    *

    Canadian police came across the Black Axe by happenstance. In 2013, an RCMP analyst in Vancouver was investigating a West Coast fraud suspect and found a photo of him on Facebook with another man, said Det. Constable Trotter (the analyst would not speak to The Globe). Both were wearing unusual clothes and seemed to be at a meeting in Toronto.

    The analyst discovered the second man was under investigation by Toronto financial crimes detective Mike Kelly, an old partner of Det. Constable Trotter. The analyst e-mailed Det. Constable Kelly to ask if he knew the significance of what the two men in the photo were wearing.

    The uniform of the Black Axe is a black beret, a yellow soccer scarf and high yellow socks. These items often have a patch or insignia showing two manacled hands with an axe separating the chain between them, which sometimes also says “Black Axe” or “NBM,” standing for “Neo-Black Movement,” another name for the group. They often incorporate the numbers seven or 147.

    The group tries to maintain a public image of volunteerism. It has been registered as a corporation in Ontario since 2012 under the name “Neo-Black Movement of Africa North America,” with Mr. Ighedoise among several people listed as administrators. In the United Kingdom, said Det. Constable Trotter, it has been known to make small donations – to a local hospital, for example – and then claim to be in a “partnership” with the legitimate organization.

    In the GTA, the group got itself listed publicly in 2013 as a member of Volunteer MBC, a volunteer centre serving Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon. But after expressing an interest in recruiting volunteers, the group involved never posted an ad, and staff at the centre said when they tried to follow up, they found the three yahoo.com addresses on file were no longer working.

    Police found plenty of photos on social media of men in Axemen uniforms at what were said to be conferences or events.

    Det. Constable Kelly and Det. Constable Trotter compiled a list of people in Canada photographed wearing Axemen outfits. From a car, they watched some of them attend a funeral. One mourner had yellow socks and a yellow cummerbund with NBM on it, Det. Constable Trotter said. The rest were dressed normally. Near the end of the ceremony, “all of a sudden the berets and everything came out, and then they put the coffin into the earth,” he said.

    As they added names to their list, the investigators checked each one for connections to previous cases.

    What they found were 10 to 20 episodes of serious violence over the past few years clearly linked to members of the group, many of them at a Nigerian restaurant in northwest Toronto, Det. Constable Trotter said. One man had been run over by a car; another was allegedly kidnapped and beaten with a liquor bottle for a day in an abandoned building; a man was knocked to the ground for refusing to fetch another man a beer. Witnesses generally refused to talk.

    In one incident, a group of men had insulted another man’s girlfriend, and when he objected, they “beat the living hell” out of him, leaving him with cranial fractures, Det. Constable Trotter said.

    “Without the understanding of the context, it’s just a bar fight,” he said. “But when we understand who those people were, and we realize, oh, they’re all affiliated to the group … that’s why no one called [911]. And that’s why, when the police came, suddenly, oh no, those cameras don’t work. And that’s why, out of a bar full of people, the only witness was his girlfriend.”

    That case and the kidnapping case are before the courts, Det. Constable Trotter said. The Globe tried to search for all court records linked to the bar’s address over the past few years, but was told such a search is impossible.

    Police have six criteria to identify members of the group, Det. Constable Trotter said. If a person meets three of the six, he is considered a likely member.

    Police have documents that show when certain people were “blended” or initiated into the group, including some in Toronto, he said. Members live mostly in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.

    “There’s evidence that they’ve been active since 2005, so that’s a decade’s worth of ability to lay under the radar and become ensconced in the criminal community,” he said.

    To set up scams, they work from cafés or home and are “fastidious” about deleting their online history, Det. Constable Kelly said.

    “They have names, titles, they show respect,” Det. Constable Trotter said. “They pay dues to each other. Individuals are detailed by higher-ranking individuals to do things.”

    As they learned of the group’s fearsome reputation in Nigeria, the officers began to equate it more with established Canadian organized crime. At Afrofest in Woodbine Park one summer, a group of Axemen walked through in full uniform – not something anyone from the Nigerian community would do lightly, Det. Constable Trotter said. “I wouldn’t wear a Hells Angels vest if I wasn’t a Hells Angel.”

    He began to worry the group’s brazenness would signify to the community that “Axemen are here. And they’re open about it, and the police are doing nothing.”

    *

    Fraternities such as the Black Axe were born during an optimistic time in Nigeria’s recent history, and at first they reflected it. In the postcolonial 1970s, they were modelled after U.S. fraternities. They attracted top students and were meant to foster pan-African unity and Nigeria’s future leaders.

    When the country descended into widespread corruption after its oil boom, the fraternities split into factions and violently sought power on campuses, trying to control grades and student politics and gain the loyalty of the richest, best-connected students.

    Through the 1990s and 2000s, the groups inspired terror: Students were hacked to death or shot in their sleep, and professors were murdered in their offices in what seemed to be random attacks. Researchers say such crimes were often assigned to new members in their late teens to prove their allegiance after a painful hazing in an isolated cemetery or forest.

    “Sometimes, they are given some tough assignments like raping a very popular female student or a female member of the university staff,” Adewale Rotimi wrote in a 2005 scholarly article.

    Raping the daughters of rich and powerful families, or the girlfriends of enemies, was another tactic of the groups to prove their dominance, Ifeanyi Ezeonu wrote in 2013.

    In addition to innocent victims, one West African organization fighting cult violence says more than 1,700 fraternity members died in inter-group wars in a 10-year span. The groups were outlawed, and much of their ritualistic element – night-time ceremonies, code words – seemed to evolve to avoid detection, said Ogaga Ifowodo, who was a student in Nigeria during the 1980s and later taught at Cornell and Texas State universities.

    “Early on … you could distinguish them by their costume,” he said. “The Black Axe, they tended to wear black berets, black shirt and jeans.”

    The transformation was not a coincidence, Mr. Ifowodo said.

    “At that time, we were under military dictatorships, and they had actually propped up the now-secret cults as a way of weakening the students’ movements,” he said. “It violates something that I think is sacred to an academic community, which is bringing into campus a kind of Mafia ethos.”

    But this does not explain whether, or how, the fraternities could morph into a sophisticated global crime syndicate.

    In Nigeria, the groups are not associated with fraud, said Etannibi Alemika, who teaches at Nigeria’s University of Jos. Mr. Ifowodo agreed. However, he also backed Toronto Police’s conclusion that Black Axe is one and the same as the Neo-Black Movement. In a briefing document posted online, Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board says the two are closely linked, but speculates that the Black Axe is a “splinter group” of the NBM.

    The NBM is known to carry out fraud, said Jonathan Matusitz, a professor at the University of Central Florida who has studied Nigerian fraternities. He said the group’s members have also been linked, mostly in Nigeria, to drug trafficking, pimping, extortion, and the falsification or copying of passports and credit cards.

    “I think that the NBM movement is more about scamming people, and it has some associations with the Black Axe, which kills people,” he said. “Have they joined forces to have like a super-group? I hope not.”

    Despite police fears, several people interviewed by The Globe, mostly business owners, said they had never heard of the Black Axe before the police news conference last week.

    Kingsley Jesuorobo, a Toronto lawyer who has many Nigerian-Canadian clients, said he has never heard of anyone being intimidated by the group.

    Mr. Jesuorobo said he is familiar with the Black Axe in the Nigerian context, but cannot imagine it posing a real threat in Canada. It is more likely that former members gravitate to each other for social reasons, he said.

    “It would be a case of comparing apples and oranges to look at how these guys operate – the impunity that characterizes their actions – in Nigeria, and then sort of come to the conclusion that they can do the same thing here,” he said.

    For Nigerian-Canadians, a cultural minority working hard to establish themselves, the idea is very troubling, he said.

    “If these things are true, it would be a bad omen for our community,” he said.

    *

    After confirming her love interest’s $18-million bank balance, Ms. Emami did not hear from him for a few days. When they spoke again, she told him she had worried. He responded that it was a sign of how close they had become; she had sensed something had happened.

    The geologist said that during his contract in Turkey, he had been in a mining accident. He was injured and could not get to Istanbul to replace his phone and laptop, which had been destroyed, so would she buy new ones and send them by courier? Ms. Emami went to the Apple Store at Fairview Mall and called him, asking if he could pay with his credit card over the phone. He said the store would not allow it, and the employee agreed. So she bought the $4,000 laptop and phone and shipped them.

    A few days later, he called again: He needed $80,000 to pay the salary of an employee, promising to repay with interest. She told him she would have to borrow from her son, but he reassured her, and she wired the money in several instalments.

    The day of his flight, a man called and said he was Mr. Franklin’s lawyer and was with him at the Istanbul airport. Someone injured in the mining accident had died, he said, and Mr. Franklin owed $130,000 to his family or he would go to jail.

    “He’s calling me, he’s crying to me,” she said. “I didn’t have any choice. I go to friends and everybody I know. Because you know, when you’re trying to be a good person, everybody trusts you. …Whatever I asked, they give me.”

    Even a friend of a friend, a cab driver, lent her thousands. “He told me, you know, dollar by dollar I collected this money,” she recalled.

    Mr. Franklin sent her details of his rebooked flight, and she promised to pick him up and cook a meal. He would love that, he said; he liked chicken.

    “You don’t believe how much food I make for him,” she said.

    She was waiting with the packed-up meal the morning of his flight when the phone rang again. It was another lawyer, this time at the Frankfurt airport, he said. Mr. Franklin owed $250,000 in tax before he could leave the country with a valuable stone.

    “My heart is just – crash,” she said. “I was crying on the phone. I said, ’Please don’t do this to me. … Why are you doing this to me? I told you from the first day, I’m borrowing this money from people.’”

    A man saying he was Mr. Franklin’s son, who also had an Australian accent, called and told her he had remortgaged his house to save his father and might lose custody of his children because of it. Ms. Emami pulled together $158,000. When her bank would not let her transfer the money, she was instructed to meet a man and a woman in person who deposited it into their accounts.

    Ms. Emami’s son and her manager at work persuaded her to go to police. When officers told her Mr. Franklin was not real and the money was likely gone for good, they called a psychiatrist to help her grasp the news.

    She cannot pay her bills or afford groceries, her credit rating is destroyed and she is hunting for work despite crippling headaches. On Oct. 27, she was served with notice that she will lose her house in Stouffville in 20 days.

    “I can’t sleep,” she said recently, crying.

    She had always considered it her “duty” to help people in need, she said. Now her friends, even her sons, are angry that the scam impoverished them as well.

    “It’s my life, it’s my relationships,” she said. “And after 30 years living here with five kids, you know, I can’t live in the street. I can’t go to the shelter.”

    *

    Other local women describe the lengths fraudsters went to to blend truth and fiction. One received a forged Ontario provincial contract. Two victims in York said the scammers impersonated an Edmonton mining executive. The fraudsters build Facebook and LinkedIn accounts that seem to be populated by friends and family.

    “When we Google them, they do seem real,” one woman said.

    Daniel Williams of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, a federal intelligence-gathering agency on fraud, said the scammers profit from economies of scale. “What they did to you, they were doing to 8,000 people that day,” he said.

    The agency gets more calls from fraud victims a day than it can answer, sometimes exceeding 2,000. Staff look for waves of calls complaining of the same methods.

    Authorities estimate they are only ever aware of about 1 per cent to 5 per cent of fraud committed globally, Mr. Williams said. Many victims do not believe they have been scammed or will not report it out of embarrassment.

    Fraudsters, sometimes using credit checks, also home in on well-off victims for special treatment, Det. Constable Kelly said.

    “It’s just like, oh, we’ve got somebody on $100,000 level, let’s steer this to this person,” he said.

    The amount taken from Toronto victims alone is “absolutely astonishing,” he said.

    “If you were going to distribute cocaine, for example, you have to buy that cocaine from another smuggler somewhere, and you have to put up money for that,” he said.

    “In fraud, what is your put-up? What is your overhead? Your commodity that you’re trading in, that you’re selling, is BS. BS is cheap, it’s abundant, it’s infinite. You know, it can be replicated again and again and again and again. … And that’s why it’s a better business.”

    Fraudsters based in Canada work with people in Kuala Lumpur, in Tokyo, in Lagos, Det. Constable Kelly said.

    At the turn of the 20th century in New York, Italian-owned banks started suffering bombings, and homes were mysteriously burned down. Police heard the incidents happened after warnings from something called the “black hand.” But no officers spoke Italian, and investigations were stymied.

    It was not until the 1950s that widespread police crackdowns began. By that time, the group now known as the Mafia had spread around the world and made new alliances. The FBI estimates the organization has about 25,000 members and a quarter-million affiliates worldwide, including about 3,000 in the United States.

    Police hope the charge against Mr. Ighedoise will send an early message to Canada’s Axemen. York and Toronto officers are working to confirm connections between the fraud ring that impoverished Ms. Emami and the ring that Mr. Ighedoise is alleged to help lead.

    At their recent press conference, they appealed to the Nigerian community to report instances where the Black Axe has “intimidated” others.

    They want to know how ambitious the group really is, Det. Constable Trotter said, and how much it is feared.

    If Axemen rely on selling stories, he said, the most important one is for their own community: “That [they] have all the power and authority and the propensity for violence that [they] have back home, here in Canada.”

    #Canada #scam #Nigeria #Black_Axe

  • Scammed in an #ico ?
    https://hackernoon.com/scammed-in-an-ico-3b106fc84031?source=rss----3a8144eabfe3---4

    Cryptocurrency and ICO related scams have been on the uptick, in the first 5 months of 2018 alone, $1,61b was lost to scams and hacks. This results in two major issues for the cryptocurrency and ICO space:1) Governments are paying closer attention to cryptocurrencies with the intention of finding a way to regulate them.2) Scams are driving crypto newcomers away from the marketIf the issue of scams and bad actors is not addressed by the crypto market internally, regulation will likely become the go-to solution for solving these problems. Since the current best practice steps presented to token buyers are very basic (research the team, read the whitepaper, check the roadmap & token metrics, and join social accounts) it doesn’t allow true novices to safely enter the space without (...)

    #blockchain #ico-scam #scammed-in-an-ico #ico-scam-details

  • Another Day, Another #scam: Recruitment agency left workers £15k short
    https://hackernoon.com/another-day-another-scam-recruitment-agency-left-workers-15k-short-f2833

    An employment agency has been accused of purloining workers wages after paying them just £8.75-an-hour instead of the promised £21-an-hour.Worker Direct, who employed a group of joiners to work at a holiday centre in Skegness, outsourced worker pay through a complex umbrella web which left agency staff out of pockets by thousands.The recruitment firm has since ceased trading.“We’re owed more than £15,000,” one worker, Paul Robinson, told the Mirror. “The job was advertised at £21-an-hour by employment agency Worker Direct, but we only got £8.75-an-hour. I later discovered that the joinery firm had only agreed to pay £17-an-hour, so we were never going to get £21. In hindsight I should have known, because no one would pay £21-an-hour for local joiners. We were ripped off.”According to the report, (...)

    #blockchain #aworker #recruiting #ico

  • 419eater.com
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    The Ethics of #Scambaiting
    http://www.419eater.com/html/ethics.htm

    Most decent people who stumble across this site are initially amused by the antics but then start to feel some pangs of conscience - sure it’s funny but maybe it’s not very nice to string them along like that. After all, surely they wouldn’t be doing it unless they had to…etc

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  • Un logiciel malveillant vise 120.000 webcams et caméras de surveillance
    http://www.lefigaro.fr/secteur/high-tech/2017/05/12/32001-20170512ARTFIG00124-un-logiciel-malveillant-vise-120000-webcams-et-ca

    Un nouveau type de logiciel malveillant a été repéré sur le Web. Inspiré de Mirai, le nouveau programme infecte des objets connectés et les place sous le contrôle de pirates. Les webcams sont des cibles de choix pour les pirates. La société de cybersécurité Trend Micro a découvert un nouveau type de logiciel malveillant sur Internet. Dans un rapport, elle affirme que 120.000 webcams et caméras de surveillance sont vulnérables et peuvent être enrôlées dans des réseaux de machines zombies. Aussi appelés (...)

    #Mirai #spyware #webcam #hacking

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  • Sex-Scamming | Telepolis
    https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Sex-Scamming-3390151.html
    Les sociétés aux normes sociales rétrograde font de nombreuses victimes. En Europe centrale c’est une partie du passé dont il faudra se souvenir afin de freiner les acolytes des forces réactionnaires, pour les pays du Golfe c’est un fait du présent.

    In einer marokkanischen Kleinstadt hat sich eine InIn einer marokkanischen Kleinstadt hat sich eine Industrie entwickelt, die Araber aus den Golfstaaten via Facebook und Skype in Erpressungsfallen lockt

    In Zentralmarokko gibt es eine Kleinstadt namens Oued Zem, in der sich dem BBC-Reporter Reda el Mawy zufolge ein neues Gewerbe so etabliert hat, dass es die Wirtschaft dort maßgeblich mitbestimmt: Skype-Sex-Scamming, das sich vor allem an reiche Araber aus den Golfstaaten richtet.

    Sind sie so dumm, auch das zu machen, erhalten sie kurz darauf Facebook-Botschaften, in denen ihnen die Wahrheit offenbart wird: Dass man sie beim Masturbieren aufgenommen hat und nun Geld haben will, damit man diese Aufnahmen nicht veröffentlicht und Verwandten und Facebook-Freunden zugänglich macht. Um das zu unterstreichen, macht man einem Opfer die Beweisaufnahmen erst einmal selbst zugänglich. Durch die Facebook-Profile wissen die Täter meist auch, ob ihre Opfer verheiratet oder religiös aktiv sind, wo sie arbeiten und über wie viel Geld sie ungefähr verfügen könnten. Danach richten sie dann ihre Forderungen aus.

    Westliche Tintlinge, die ihre Amateurpornos freiwillig auf Portalen wie YouPorn veröffentlichen, kann man mit solchen Masturbationsaufnahmen eher nicht erpressen - Araber aus den Golfstaaten, wo an der Scharia orientierte Rechtsordnungen das Geschlechtsleben regeln, dagegen schon. Aber auch Araber, die sich in Europa und den USA eine Existenz aufgebaut haben, sind meist recht empfänglich, wenn man droht, ihre Familien mit entsprechenden Bildern zu konfrontieren. Das bestätigte el Mawy ein Mann, der in England eine Selbsthilfegruppe für Sex-Scam-Opfer leitet und in den letzten vier Jahren über 14.000 Hilfsanfragen bekam.

    Ein junger Mann aus Oued Zem sagte dem BBC-Reporter, dass er mit seiner Sex-Scam-Masche etwa 500 US-Dollar am Tag einnehme und dass es in der Ortschaft noch Hunderte andere gäbe, die dem Geschäft nachgingen. Angesicht von massenhaft deutschen Luxuslimousinen, zahlreichen auch für westliche Maßstäbe schicken und teuren Restaurants und mindestens 50 Büros für internationalen Geldtransfer in Oued Zem fand el Mawy das durchaus glaubwürdig. dustrie entwickelt, die Araber aus den Golfstaaten via Facebook und Skype in Erpressungsfallen lockt

    In Zentralmarokko gibt es eine Kleinstadt namens Oued Zem, in der sich dem BBC-Reporter Reda el Mawy zufolge ein neues Gewerbe so etabliert hat, dass es die Wirtschaft dort maßgeblich mitbestimmt: Skype-Sex-Scamming, das sich vor allem an reiche Araber aus den Golfstaaten richtet.

    Sind sie so dumm, auch das zu machen, erhalten sie kurz darauf Facebook-Botschaften, in denen ihnen die Wahrheit offenbart wird: Dass man sie beim Masturbieren aufgenommen hat und nun Geld haben will, damit man diese Aufnahmen nicht veröffentlicht und Verwandten und Facebook-Freunden zugänglich macht. Um das zu unterstreichen, macht man einem Opfer die Beweisaufnahmen erst einmal selbst zugänglich. Durch die Facebook-Profile wissen die Täter meist auch, ob ihre Opfer verheiratet oder religiös aktiv sind, wo sie arbeiten und über wie viel Geld sie ungefähr verfügen könnten. Danach richten sie dann ihre Forderungen aus.

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    Ein junger Mann aus Oued Zem sagte dem BBC-Reporter, dass er mit seiner Sex-Scam-Masche etwa 500 US-Dollar am Tag einnehme und dass es in der Ortschaft noch Hunderte andere gäbe, die dem Geschäft nachgingen. Angesicht von massenhaft deutschen Luxuslimousinen, zahlreichen auch für westliche Maßstäbe schicken und teuren Restaurants und mindestens 50 Büros für internationalen Geldtransfer in Oued Zem fand el Mawy das durchaus glaubwürdig.

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  • Leoni, one of Europe’s biggest electric cable manufacturer lost 40 million EUR through a phishing scam

    The incident took place August 12th 2016, in the city of Bistria, northern Romania.

    It seems that a young woman working as CFO at Leoni’s Bistrita factory was the target of the scam, when she received an email spoofed to look like it came from one of the company’s top German executives.

    The attackers seem to have studied the company first, because the email seems to have been crafted in such a way to take into account Leoni’s internal procedures for approving and transferring funds.

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/one-of-europe-s-biggest-companies-loses-40-million-in-online-scam-50

    The attack Leoni suffered is known under different names, such as a whaling attack, a BEC (Business Email Compromise), or CEO fraud.

    #cybercrime #cyber_crime #cyber_attack #fraud #scam

  • « Ondes de choc », le 18 juin prochain : une Nuit de la Radio préparée cette année par la documentariste #Claire_Hauter
    http://www.scam.fr/fr/ViewerArticle/tabid/363606/ArticleId/3493/Ondes-de-choc-la-15e-Nuit-de-la-Radio.aspx

    En proposant ce thème à la #Scam à l’automne dernier, je voulais rendre hommage à la radio qui s’affranchit du flux sonore, dynamite les codes établis et creuse son chemin de création. Témoigner en quelque sorte de ce que la radio peut tout dire, la beauté comme l’abjection, à condition de s’y mettre tout entier et avec style.

    Nul ne pouvait alors prévoir les attentats de janvier 2015 et leur déflagration dans nos vies. Cette Nuit de la radio en porte forcément la trace. Au cœur des archives de l’Ina, j’ai croisé de grands prédateurs et des justes, perçu l’écho des guerres enfouies, savouré la matière silencieuse libérée par la parole, ressenti l’effroi et son antidote, la tendresse et le rire salvateur. Tout l’enjeu a consisté à mettre en dialogue et en résonance ces archives d’anthologie.

  • La #Scam a dévoilé ses prix 2015. En #radio :

    #Andrew_Orr
    Prix pour l’ensemble de son œuvre
    http://seenthis.net/messages/357379

    #Christine_Lecerf
    Prix de l’œuvre de l’année
    pour « Looking for William Shakespeare »
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    http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-grande-traversee-looking-for-william-shakespeare

    #Phaune_Radio
    Prix Découverte au collectif d’auteurs de Polyphaune
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  • Large Number of Tor Hidden Sites Seized by the FBI in Operation Onymous were Clone or Scam Sites

    In the two weeks since Silk Road 2.0 and a large number of other Tor hosted hidden services were taken down as part of Operation Onymous, we have crawled and indexed onion sites to find out just how many sites were seized and what sites were seized. Initial reports said 410 sites were seized, then 400 and this number has continued to be revised down until Europol said only some two-dozen sites were seized. Our crawl of just over 9,000 onion sites has found 276 seized onion sites.

    The full table of seized onion sites discovered is below, an overview of the data and some findings:

    1. Out of a total of 276 seized onion addresses found, we identified 153 of the addresses as belonging to either clone, scam or phishing sites.

    2. Of the 153 clone or scam sites, 133 were clones and 20 were scam or phishing sites.

    3. In a number of cases the FBI has seized the clone or scam version of a site while leaving up the real site.

    4. In May of 2014 a bot known as the “Onion Cloner” was discovered and became known to Tor hidden service operators. This bot would find Tor hidden sites and clone them on its own address in an effort to steal passwords or intercept Bitcoin transactions. Of the 133 clone sites that the FBI seized, a large number of them were clone sites produced by the Onion Cloner that were mistaken for the real copy.

    5. Of the 32 onion addresses mentioned in the DOJ seizure notice filed in US court, 3 are scam sites and 9 are clone websites.

    6. Of the 8 websites mentioned in the FBI press release, 2 are clones and 1 is a scam site.

    7. As far as our survey has revealed and based on prior data about the Onion Cloner, every single Onion Cloner clone site has been seized.

    8. For the following sites, the clone or fake version was seized while the real site remains live: Cannabis UK, CStore, Dedope, Executive Outcomes, FakeID, Fake Real Plastic, Hackintosh, Pablo Escobar Drug Store, Real Cards Team, Smokeables, Zero Squad. Some of these sites were mentioned in the FBI press release or court seizure notice as having been taken down when in fact the clones were seized.

    9. There are almost 200 sites that have been seized that are not mentioned in any seizure notice or press release. These include the (real) sites for Fish Squad, Exposed, Hack the Planet, Cash Machine, DOXBIN, Pink Meth, OnionSphere, Mr Ouid’s Forum. That list includes personal websites, forums or other sites that had no outward appearance of illegal activity, and they are also not mentioned in any court or press documents. These sites were seized with what appears to be no, or little legal justification.

    10. Scam or phishing versions of Silk Road 2.0, Agora, Real Cards Team, Evolution and many other sites were seized.

    11. For some of the onion addresses, being mentioned in the FBI press release or the seizure notice is the first and only ever public web mention of the address.

    12. The website “Executive Outcomes”, which the FBI claims in seizure notices and press releases was a retailer of firearms was a well known scam site – it never shipped any weapons but took users funds.

    13. A clone of a Jihad funding website called “Fund the Islamic Struggle without leaving a trace” was seized, while the real website remains live (and has accepted over 5 BTC in donations)

    https://www.nikcub.com/posts/onymous-part1/?resub=1

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