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Anti-Fraud Friday – Kidnap/Ransom Scam in Thousand Oaks

Anti-Fraud Friday – Kidnap/Ransom Scam in Thousand Oaks

During the last week, I have received reports of the Kidnap/Ransom Scam affecting several people in the Thousand Oaks area. Like all scams, the scammer preys on your fears and emotions in order to separate you from your money.  How it works You receive a phone call, generally from outside the area code, from someone […]

$400 Million: The Partial Price of Peace?

$400 Million: The Partial Price of Peace?

By Thomas L. Knapp When the US government sends $400 million in cash, stacked on pallets, to Iran on the same day the Iranian government releases four imprisoned Americans, it looks an awful lot like ransom. On the other hand, when the US government decides to keep $400 million sent to it by the Iranian […]

Ransomware outbreak: A tide of online fraud schemes

Ransomware outbreak: A tide of online fraud schemes