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Hong Kong sees HK$36.4 million in losses from online romance scams as police identify two foreign syndicates
  • Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:43

At least two foreign-based syndicates headed by online romance scammers from Africa are preying on Hongkongers amid a 66 per cent surge in the number ...

Colleges and universities increasingly seen as scams that fail to prepare students for the real economy
  • Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:39

(Natural News) To many, it serves as a shiny badge of upward mobility – a milestone that someone took their education seriously and is now ready for...

Millions of Older Americans Hit By Financial Scams Every Year in U.S.
  • Sat, 15 Jul 2017 00:44

One in 18 elderly Americans fall into financial scams or frauds every year, even without taking into consideration those that face financial abuse by ...

Citizens Advice warning over 'phantom goods' scams
  • Fri, 30 Jun 2017 07:57

Cars, flights, and insurance are sold at bargain prices online, but some do not exist so buyers lose out. BBC News - Business

Germany sees rise in fake father scams with immigrants
  • Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:49

A law is being drafted to stop pregnant foreign women paying German men to pose as fathers. BBC News - Europe

Why are so many young people falling for phone scams?
  • Mon, 29 May 2017 10:42

Hong Kong police say more young people have been falling prey to phone scams recently, possibly due to their being less exposed to news reports on the...

Scotland's papers: Russia 'ups the ante' and whisky brand scams
  • Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:12

The front pages feature tensions over the war in Syria and efforts by the whisky industry to tackle "brand scams". BBC News - Scotland

PAC: Manmohan PMO passed buck on CWG scams, reopen 6 cases
  • Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:16

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has finally adopted the politically contentious report on the 2010 Commonwealth Games criticising the Manmohan Sin...

New rule lets U.S. brokers intervene if they suspect scams, dementia
  • Sun, 02 Apr 2017 15:43

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced a new rule on Thursday that allows brokers to pause disbursements from...

Tourists reveal the distraction scams they've fallen victim to before having their belongings stolen
  • Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:45

When travelling, holidaymakers can face an unfortunate reality if they don't have their wits about them.Tourists who are conspicuous and vulnerable ma...

Hong Kong probing overseas property scams that cost buyers HK$500m in losses
  • Wed, 15 Mar 2017 03:38

Hong Kong police and the securities regulator are looking into overseas property projects that have gone into default, costing investors as much as HK...

Agenda-funded medical scams exposed: Yes, doctors receive "kickbacks" from Big Pharma
  • Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:13

(Natural News) Taking ‘kickbacks’ from an industry one is a professional in, or involved with, has been classified in several ways.  The insuranc...

Japan fighting tourism-related scams to rip off visitors from abroad
  • Tue, 07 Mar 2017 03:50

The government has begun cracking down on unauthorized tourist-related businesses that are allegedly ripping off visitors from abroad. (Japan Times) ...

Impostor scams surpass ID theft among U.S. consumer complaints: FTC
  • Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:14

(Reuters) - More U.S. consumers complained about imposter scams than identity theft for the first time in 2016, as fraudsters relied more on the phone...

Crime rate down in 2016, but online scams remain a concern
  • Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:47

Overall crime rate in Singapore for 2016 largely due to a decrease in four of the six crime classes - namely violent/serious property, housebreaking,...

Taxis scams: From drugging passengers to dodgy meters
  • Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:46

Unsuspecting travellers have reported organised robberies while sitting in traffic, fake taxi drivers with mystery destinations, and even drivers drug...

Survival food calorie scams exposed by the Health Ranger: Are you buying genetically modified "filler" calories labeled as a "One Year Supply" of total junk?
  • Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:13

(NaturalNews) Today I’m issuing a consumer warning over deceptive survival food marketing and formulation practices witnessed across the prepare...

Amazon Scams On The Rise In 2017 As Fraudulent Sellers Run Amok And Profit Big
  • Tue, 03 Jan 2017 22:47

Part one of a series about how the Amazon marketplace is rapidly becoming a cesspool of fraud, counterfeit products, and all out scams. Forbes.com: M...

Banks told to combat payment scams
  • Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:44

Banks must do more to tackle scams where people are tricked into transferring money to a fraudster, the regulator says. BBC News - Business

Police warn of online binary option trading scams; more than S$1m lost to date
  • Thu, 15 Dec 2016 05:47

These investors - mostly local males aged between 31 and 50 - have lost more than S$ 1 million to unregulated binary options trading platforms. Chan...

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