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Fraud map of Britain reveals where you’re most likely to be scammed – and how

Norfolk has been named the heartbreak capital of Britain where lonely souls are most likely to get ripped off by dating scams.

A shocking report by consumer watchdog Which? has found 1.6 adults per 10,000 fall victim to bogus boyfriends or fickle girlfriends who con them out of cash.

The number looking for love who have their hearts broken and bank accounts hammered is far higher than the national average of 1.1 who are taken for a ride by fraudsters.

And the picturesque county is also a crime hotspot for lottery hustlers who dupe them into paying to enter a non-existent game that promises to make them rich.

Norfolk may be as pretty as a picture but it is the Heartbreak Hotel of the UK
(Image: Visit Britain)

Twice as many folk in the East Anglian county are taken in by lottery crooks than anywhere else in the

Read more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/fraud-map-britain-shows-you-10629317

Fraud map of Britain reveals where you’re most likely to be … – Mirror

Norfolk has been named the heartbreak capital of Britain where lonely souls are most likely to get ripped off by dating scams.

A shocking report by consumer watchdog Which? has found 1.6 adults per 10,000 fall victim to bogus boyfriends or fickle girlfriends who con them out of cash.

The number looking for love who have their hearts broken and bank accounts hammered is far higher than the national average of 1.1 who are taken for a ride by fraudsters.

And the picturesque county is also a crime hotspot for lottery hustlers who dupe them into paying to enter a non-existent game that promises to make them rich.

Norfolk may be as pretty as a picture but it is the Heartbreak Hotel of the UK
(Image: Visit Britain)

Twice as many folk in the East Anglian county are taken in by lottery crooks than anywhere else in the

Read more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/fraud-map-britain-shows-you-10629317

Fraud map of Britain reveals where you’re most likely to be …

Norfolk has been named the heartbreak capital of Britain where lonely souls are most likely to get ripped off by dating scams.

A shocking report by consumer watchdog Which? has found 1.6 adults per 10,000 fall victim to bogus boyfriends or fickle girlfriends who con them out of cash.

The number looking for love who have their hearts broken and bank accounts hammered is far higher than the national average of 1.1 who are taken for a ride by fraudsters.

And the picturesque county is also a crime hotspot for lottery hustlers who dupe them into paying to enter a non-existent game that promises to make them rich.

Norfolk may be as pretty as a picture but it is the Heartbreak Hotel of the UK
(Image: Visit Britain)

Twice as many folk in the East Anglian county are taken in by lottery crooks than anywhere else in the

Read more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/fraud-map-britain-shows-you-10629317

Online love scams costing Malaysians millions

KUANTAN: Online love scams have resulted in losses of millions by targeting individuals who easily “fall in love” with online predators.

Pahang Women, Family Development, Multimedia and Communication committee chairman Datuk Shahaniza Shamsuddin said women were the usual victims of the scam.

She said that online predators would change their profile pictures to a person who is handsome and would then prey on women who easily fall for them.

“Once the women have fallen for them, the predators then ask the women to bank in money to their accounts so that they can come here to see them,” said Shahaniza during the state assembly meeting at Wisma Sri Pahang here on Wednesday.

She added that phishing was another popular scam used by predators to get people to reveal personal information and resulted in loss of money.

From 2016 to Feb 2017, there were more than 1,400 phishing websites that have been blocked by the Malaysian

Read more at: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/04/19/online-love-scams-costing-malaysians-millions/

Online love scams costing Malaysians millions – Nation | The Star …

KUANTAN: Online love scams have resulted in losses of millions by targeting individuals who easily “fall in love” with online predators.

Pahang Women, Family Development, Multimedia and Communication committee chairman Datuk Shahaniza Shamsuddin said women were the usual victims of the scam.

She said that online predators would change their profile pictures to a person who is handsome and would then prey on women who easily fall for them.

“Once the women have fallen for them, the predators then ask the women to bank in money to their accounts so that they can come here to see them,” said Shahaniza during the state assembly meeting at Wisma Sri Pahang here on Wednesday.

She added that phishing was another popular scam used by predators to get people to reveal personal information and resulted in loss of money.

From 2016 to Feb 2017, there were more than 1,400 phishing websites that have been blocked by the Malaysian

Read more at: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/04/19/online-love-scams-costing-malaysians-millions/

UK cyber-crime exceeds £16 billion losses, with mobile malware a major threat

There is considerable under-reporting of targeted intrusion attacks in the UK, breaches are likely to increase significantly in scale and damage, then worsen once traditional crime groups exploit the availability of skills, while mobile malware will provide new criminal opportunities according to the latest National Crime Agency (NCA) report.

Cyber-crime and cyber-enabled crimes figure highly in the latest annual National Strategic Assessment (NSA), an analysis by the NCA of serious and organised crime threats affecting the UK.

The document ranges from metal theft to money laundering, but among the cyber-related themes highlighted in the 2015 assessment are an expectation that criminals will focus on mobile malware as the use of apps for financial transactions increases; that there is growing complexity in tracing online criminal activity as the next generation of IP addresses rolls out; and that child sexual exploitation and abuse live online is likely to become more widely available as

Read more at: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/uk-cyber-crime-exceeds-16-billion-losses-with-mobile-malware-a-major-threat/article/422510/

J-CAT operations to continue

Europol’s Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT), initially set up on 1 September 2014 to strengthen the fight against cyber-crime for a period of six months, is to continue operations following its success.

Hosted at the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol, the J-CAT is composed of cyber-liaison officers from EU Member States (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the UK), non-EU law enforcement partners (Australia, Canada, Colombia and the US) and EC3. All are located in one single office to ensure that they can communicate with each other in the most effective way, and all participating countries and agencies have agreed to continue with this cooperation model.

Work entails pro-active intelligence-led coordinated actions against key cybercrime threats and top targets such as high-tech crimes, crime facilitation, online fraud and various aspects of online child sexual exploitation. One of J-CAT’s biggest anti-cyber-crime operations to date is Operation Onymous (November 2014) which

Read more at: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/j-cat-operations-to-continue/article/422464/

FBI, Europol and NCA want global approach to fight cyber-crime

Law enforcement giants FBI, Europol and the National Crime Agency called for an international approach to fighting cyber-crime at a conference in London today, whilst also admitting the difficulties around encryption and attribution.

(L-R) Woodward, Archibald, Driscoll, Gemert, Honan

A high-level panel of law enforcement experts discussed cyber-crime policing during the ‘Know your adversary: Who is the cyber-criminal?’ keynote at InfoSec Europe in London today, which was moderated by BH Consulting’s Brian Honan.

Andy Archibald, deputy director of the National Crime Agency’s National Crime Unit (NCCU), started the conservation saying that cyber-crime is – and remains – a major challenge for law enforcement.

“The way cyber-crime has changed criminality is the biggest challenge for law enforcement, certainly during my time in law enforcement,” he said.

Cyber-crime challenges

FBI’s assistant legal attache Michael Driscoll agreed and said that there

Read more at: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/fbi-europol-and-nca-want-global-approach-to-fight-cyber-crime/article/418365/

Five Nigerian members of phishing ring nabbed

GEORGE TOWN: Penang police arrested five Nigerians in the Klang Valley believed to be members of a syndicate duping Internet users out of their personal details.

The men, aged between 21 and 24, were said to have entered the country on student visas and were enrolled in private colleges in the Klang Valley.

Penang Commercial Crime Depart-ment chief Asst Comm Azmi Adam said the five were detained follow-ing police investigations into a report by a college executive officer that she had been conned in a phishing scam.

“The 48-year-old victim said she received an email on April 9 pur-portedly from a Malaysian bank with an Internet link, and the link con-nected her to a website that appeared like a bank website. She was asked to update her data which include the username and password of her bank account.

“A few minutes after updating the information, she received a SMS from the bank informing that

Read more at: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2015/04/16/five-nigerian-members-of-phishing-ring-nabbed/

Abducted dog has Delhi cops barking up wrong tree

A south Delhi resident followed the scent doggedly after losing his beloved white Labrador, scouring websites that offer pets for sale, and finally leaving himself as well as cyber crime busters barking up the wrong tree.

Varun Chauhan, a 30-year-old banker, instinctively looked for four-year-old Bosco in OLX – the online marketplace for used goods – after four men reportedly whisked the adorable pooch away in an autorickshaw near Indraprastha Park on February 28.

He was jumping for joy after finding an advertisement for a Labrador that matched the physical details of Bosco, who he had bought for Rs 11,000 from a Khan Market pet shop. Bosco was a month-old pup then.

Chauhan immediately alerted Sarai Kale Khan police post and filed a complaint with the cyber cell of the economic offences wing (EOW). He even kept animal rights activists in the loop so that the case was not treated as

Read more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi/abducted-dog-has-delhi-cops-barking-up-wrong-tree/story-ktFrcOPLJo2rLjZS0zaq2M.html