Rom‑con: How romance fraud targets older people and how to avoid it

Online dating scams often follow the same script – here’s what senior citizens should watch out for and how their younger relatives can help them avoid falling victim. Recently, we looked at how older people can avoid falling victim to various flavors of online scams. This time round, we’ll examine the costliest type of fraud to affect … More Rom‑con: How romance fraud targets older people and how to avoid it

European police bust major online investment fraud ring

The operation was carried out against an organized group that used online trading platforms to swindle victims out of US$36 million. Europol and several national law enforcement agencies have teamed up to take down an investment fraud and money laundering ring that caused losses of approximately €30 million (US$36 million) to hundreds of victims, according … More European police bust major online investment fraud ring

1 million risky apps rejected or removed from Apple’s App Store in 2020

Apple also claims to have foiled US$1.5 billion worth of potentially fraudulent transactions. Apple says that it thwarted more than US$1.5 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions and prevented almost a million vulnerable and otherwise risky apps from making their way into the App Store in 2020, according to a new report highlighting the company’s efforts to protect … More 1 million risky apps rejected or removed from Apple’s App Store in 2020