White-Collar Crime: Helen Renee Ballard and Robert S. Ballard Plead Guilty In Nepotism Scheme

White-Collar Crime

Former GSA Official and Husband Plead Guilty In Nepotism Scheme ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former senior official with the General Services Administration and her husband pleaded guilty today to engaging in a nepotism scheme in which they conspired to fraudulently obtain employment from the U.S. government and private federal contractors. According to the statement of …

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White-Collar Crime: General Kenneth A. Blanco Speaks at the American Bar Association National Institute on White Collar Crime

White-Collar Crime

Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco Speaks at the American Bar Association National Institute on White Collar Crime Remarks as prepared for delivery Introduction Good morning, and many thanks for that kind introduction.  Thank you for the invitation to address you today, and congratulations for hosting the 31st annual American Bar Association (ABA) White Collar …

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Stopping Identity Theft Against Seniors!

White-Collar Crime

The Federal Trade Commission has reported identity theft as the top consumer complaint, affecting millions of Americans each year. Seniors are particularly vulnerable, and identity theft affecting seniors rose 200%. Seniors are appealing targets because they generally have higher credit lines, home equity, and more savings than young people. Seniors are also easy targets for …

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Violence and Violent Crime – The Gender Consideration

Violent Crime

Women and men both commit, and are victims of, crimes but are their perspectives, understandings and interpretations of crime (either as victim or perpetrator likely to be different)? How and why – or even if – is a matter of debate; theorising on these matters is difficult depending on the perspective of the researcher. Men …

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Stock Fraud Lawyer: How it Works, Prevention and Schemes

Stock Fraud Lawyer; Financial Fraid; Investment Fraud;

Investment Fraud is a personal financial action executed by a broker without your consent, and you can denounce it, with the help of a lawyer. Preventing Securities Fraud – How to Protect Yourself Investment fraud is not limited to stock frauds and securities fraud. Instead, it spans a wide spectrum of scams that include invention …

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Rio Olympics Cyber Crime: Top Mobile News And Security Edition

Cybercrime Mobile Security

Rio Olympics Cyber Scams, Hacking Election Polls: This Week’s Top Mobile News, Security Edition A Rio Olympics mobile travel advisory is in effect. Travelers to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, be on the lookout for free Wi-Fi network scams and malicious apps. Mobile security company Skycure identified fake Wi-Fi networks in Rio …

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Email Scam: Cyber Security Desk – Tech Support Scams

Tech Support Scams

From 2014 to 2015, tech support scams increased by 200%, according to cybersecurity leader Symantec in their 2016 Internet Security Threat Report. Throwing around scary cybersecurity terms like “malware,” scammers try to frighten victims on the phone and convince them that their computer and personal information are at risk. Acting like an expert from a trusted …

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INTERNET OF THINGS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR CYBER CRIME

INTERNET OF THINGS POSES

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to any object or device which connects to the Internet to automatically send and/or receive data. As more businesses and homeowners use web-connected devices to enhance company efficiency or lifestyle conveniences, their connection to the Internet also increases the target space for malicious cyber actors. Similar to other computing …

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Business E-Mail Compromise and Fraud Statistics From FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

BUSINESS E-MAIL COMPROMISE

BUSINESS E-MAIL COMPROMISE: THE 3.1 BILLION DOLLAR SCAM This Public Service Announcement (PSA) is an update to the Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) information provided in Public Service Announcements (PSA) 1-012215-PSA and 1-082715a-PSA. This PSA includes new Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) complaint information and updated statistical data. DEFINITION BEC is defined as a sophisticated scam …

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Cyber Crime: Leonid Momotok to Computer Hacking And Trading Scheme

Cyber Crime

Georgia Trader Pleads Guilty To Largest Known Computer Hacking And Trading Scheme More Than 150,000 Press Releases Stolen from Three Major Newswire Companies Used to Generate Approximately $30 Million in Illegal Trading Profits Earlier today, Leonid Momotok, of Suwanee, Georgia, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for his role in an international scheme …

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Cyber Crime: Ramon Batista, Edwin Fana and Jose Santana Charged For Cell Phone Fraud Scheme

International Cell Phone Fraud Scheme

Defendants Charged with Participating in Sophisticated International Cell Phone Fraud Scheme Criminal charges were unsealed against multiple defendants relating to their participation in a sophisticated global cell phone fraud scheme, involving the takeover or compromise of cell phone customers’ accounts and the “cloning” of their phones to make fraudulent international calls. U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. …

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Healthcare Fraud: SAJID JAVED Charged With Participating in a Health Care Fraud Scheme

Healthcare Fraud

New York City Pharmacy Owner Arrested For $8.5 Million Fraud As Part Of Largest National Medicare Fraud Takedown In History Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Diego Rodriguez, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Scott J. Lampert, the …

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Health Care Fraud Report 2016

Health Care Fraud

National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges against 301 Individuals for Approximately $900 Million in False Billing Most Defendants Charged and Largest Alleged Loss Amount in Strike Force History Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced today an unprecedented nationwide sweep led by …

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Cyber Crime – A Threat to Every Internet User

Cyber Crime

According to the Federal trade Commission (FTC), there are around 10 million reported cases of identity theft each year in the United States. A recent report by Eugene Kaspersky, founder and head analyst of Kaspersky Labs (a leading internet security company), indicates that the level of criminal activity on the internet has doubled in the …

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It’s Called Sexting and It’s a Crime

Sexting

The cell phone has revolutionized the way communications take place in today’s culture.The world of Star Trek has reached beyond the big screen to become a modern day technological tool that has made wireless communication a common day occurrence for millions of people. No longer are consumers bound to hard-wired telephones of years past, the …

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Identity Theft -10 Ways To Save Your Identity

Save Your Identity

Identity theft is on the increase. Fraudsters are continuously looking for ingenious ways to steal your identity and use this for fraudulent purposes. Sometimes without even realising, you might find yourself in circumstances and situations that put your identity at risk. Having someone else use your personal details, assume your identity, steal your money, and …

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The Story of Scams – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Story of Scams

Scams are an old story that’s written anew every day. Some scams have been around for at least a century, such as the Spanish prisoner scam, which has evolved into the Nigerian letter scam of today. Many newer scams utilize the latest in technological advancements to make it ever easier to part fools from their …

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White Collar Crimes – Charges and Penalties

White Collar Crimes - Charges and Penalties

White collar crime is a unique type of crime that is considered to be different in many ways from the more traditional, usually violent “blue collar” crimes. The term was coined by Professor Edwin Hardin Sutherland in 1939 to describe crimes committed by professionals in the workplace. “White collar” refers to the white, collared shirts …

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Cyber Frauds – Meaning, Definition and Preventive Measures

Cyber Frauds - Meaning, Definition and Preventive Measures

Technological advancements have always been a boon and a bane for human kind. There are always some people who misuse and exploit technology and create serious problems for the rest of the population. One such invention is the computer that has become an integral part of each person’s life in the recent years. There is …

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Cybercrime: Talk Talk hacked by Cybercriminals

Talk Talk hacked

What to do if you have been affected? The phone and broadband provider Talk Talk which has over 4 million UK customers have that said banking details and personal information could have been accessed by hackers in a recent cyber attack.  Credit card, bank account details, names, addresses, dates of birth, email addresses and telephone …

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Most Popular Fraud Schemes

Fraud Schemes

The following are some of the most common scams that the FBI investigates and tips to help prevent you from being victimized. Visit our White-Collar Crime and Cyber webpages for more fraud schemes. To report cases of fraud, use our online tips form or contact your nearest FBI office or overseas office. Telemarketing Fraud When …

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