By brittanyflohr in caught, Crime, Safety, scam, Security at June 17th, 2013 |
A midtown firm that billed itself as a security guard training company was actually a sham that bilked more than 15,000 customers out of $500 fees for jobs that didn’t exist, a new Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit charges.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman slapped 1st Security Preparation and Placement and its owner Allen Haft with the lawsuit Tuesday.
The company has been advertising in newspapers and on Craigslist since 2008.
People responding to the ads were falsely promised that they’d been selected for a position but must first fork over up to $670 for training, court documents claim. Read the full article »
Tags: fake jobs, Safety, scam, Security, security guard
By brittanyflohr in MSI Detective Services at June 17th, 2013 |
Edward Snowden sounds like a thoughtful, patriotic young man, and I’m sure glad heblew the whistle on the NSA’s surveillance programs. But the more I learned about him this afternoon, the angrier I became. Wait, him? The NSA trusted its most sensitive documents to this guy? And now, after it has just proven itself so inept at handling its own information, the agency still wants us to believe that it can securely hold on to all ofour data? Oy vey!
According to the Guardian, Snowden is a 29-year-old high school dropout who trained for the Army Special Forces before an injury forced him to leave the military. His IT credentials are apparently limited to a few “computer” classes he took at a community college in order to get his high school equivalency degree—courses that he did not complete. His first job at the NSA was as a security guard. Then, amazingly, he moved up the ranks of the United States’ national security infrastructure: The CIA gave him a job in IT security. He was given diplomatic cover in Geneva. He was hired by Booz Allen Hamilton, the government contractor, which paid him $200,000 a year to work on the NSA’s computer systems. Read the full article »
Tags: investigations, leak, NSA, Snowden
By brittanyflohr in Electronic Fraud, Electronic Theft, fraud, invasion of privacy, Privacy, Safety, scam at June 7th, 2013 |
A six-year-old virus that drains bank accounts is thriving on Facebook, reports Nicole Perlroth of The New York Times.
The virus is spread through phishing messages.
When someone has been phished , their account will automatically send messages or links to a large number of their friends.
These messages or links are usually ads telling friends to check out videos or products. Don’t click them. Read the full article »
Tags: Facebook, scam, virus