Category Archives: CREDIT CARD FRAUD

SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION IS EASY PICKINGS FOR SCAMMERS WANTING TO ACCESS YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS

In my novel, my character has to deal with the consequences of identity theft, don’t you become a victim too. We all know about Phishing which is when hackers attempt to acquire information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by … Continue reading

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STOLEN CREDIT CARDS

If your identity has been accessed it is easy for criminals to quickly open multiple lines of credit and perpetrate “bust-out schemes.” The fraudster creates new credit cards and then immediately uses the credit cards to buy gift cards at … Continue reading

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TARGET IDENTITY THEFT CASE THREE TIMES BIGGER THAN REPORTED

11 January 2014 extract from  ABC Report Retailer releases new information that shows more consumer data was stolen than originally thought. Target first announced a hacking incident involving 40 million customers more bad news from the retail giant. The company … Continue reading

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CONSUMERS WARNED AS ONLINE FRAUD SOARS

  Date August 8, 2013 – 12:42PM Iain Gillespie Origional article Sydney Moring Herald IT PRo Watch out: The ACCC recently reported a 65 per cent jump in online shopping scams. Photo: iStock Imagine a huge crime wave is sweeping … Continue reading

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CREDIT-CARD FACTORY UNCOVERED

Credit-card factory uncovered: police July 26, 2012 – 3:57PM Ilya Gridneff The Sydney Morning Herald Police have arrested and charged a Sydney man, alleging he operated a sophisticated credit-card and fake-identity factory worth an estimated $5 million in fraudulent transactions.  The … Continue reading

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