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2011-10-04 07:00:00

MONETT, Mo., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY), a leading provider of computer systems and electronic payment solutions primarily for financial services organizations, announced today the availability of the Gladiator NetTeller Enterprise Security Monitoring(TM) (ESM) online fraud solution, which is available through the company's ProfitStars® division. NetTeller ESM, designed for banks automated by Jack Henry Banking's...

Online Romance Scams Hit Hundreds Of Thousands Of Victims
2011-09-28 04:53:11

New study reveals scale and prevalence of new form of fraud New online research led by the University of Leicester reveals that over 200,000 people living in Britain may have fallen victim to online romance scams — far more than had been previously estimated. The study is believed to be the first formal academic analysis to measure the scale of this growing problem. In the 'online romance scam' criminals set up fake identities using stolen photographs (often of models or army...

2011-09-06 08:00:00

CHICAGO and MIAMI, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accertify, a leading fraud prevention and risk management provider, announced today that PriceTravel, a rapidly growing online travel agency based in Latin America, has signed an agreement to leverage Accertify's comprehensive risk management solution. This signing is the latest achievement in Accertify's successful expansion into Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Headquartered in Cancun, Mexico, PriceTravel provides an online portal...

2011-08-30 04:00:00

TrustDefender, a leading global provider of integrated security and fraud prevention solutions, today announced that Andreas Baumhof will take over the role of CEO from Ted Egan. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) August 30, 2011 TrustDefender, a leading global provider of integrated security and fraud prevention solutions, today announced that Andreas Baumhof will take over the role of CEO from Ted Egan. The companyâs management team has been working on a corporate-wide transformation...

2011-08-19 05:07:00

PHOENIX, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ripoff Report recently detected and successfully defeated an ongoing hack of its consumer advocacy website, RipoffReport.com. Earlier this year, a hacker, promising his customers "reputation management" services, had embedded code into the website to prevent search engines from recognizing certain postings. In some cases, website visitors were misdirected to a false message stating that the posting had been redacted. A RipoffReport.com...

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2011-07-17 05:50:00

Law enforcement officials from the US and Romania have teamed up to arrest more than 100 people in what is being called a year-old effort to curb online fraud schemes. According to Reuters, Justice Department officials announced the arrests on Friday. The schemes, they say, involved Romanian citizens pretending to be American and posting advertisements on popular websites such as eBay and Craigslist. Reuters said that those ads would promise a big-ticket item such as a boat or a car,...

2011-07-02 00:00:34

Head of FBI Cyber Squad talks to Phil Cannella about online defamation, Internet fraud that targets seniors, and the FBI's determination to track down "anonymous" cyber-criminals. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 On Saturday, July 2, the Crash Proof Retirement Showâ“ž¢ will air a one-of-a-kind interview with FBI Supervisory Special Agent Brian Herrick of the Philadelphia FBI Cyber Squad. Taped on June 22 at the show's world-class studio in King of Prussia,...

2011-06-25 00:00:32

How to keep your family from falling prey to vacation home rental con artists? Rent My Vacation Home offers a free 100% money back guarantee against vacation rental scams on the internet this summer of 2011, no other company offers this policy. Rental scams are up 51 percent this year according to the internet fraud division of the FBI in Florida and California. When traveling this summer of 2011 to your vacation spot be protected when reserving a rental home. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 23,...

2011-06-16 02:01:00

LONDON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today released findings of a survey* into an emerging form of Internet scam that targets English-language markets and costs victims on average $875 (U.S.). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) The scam works by criminals posing as computer security engineers and calling people at home to tell them they are at risk of a computer security threat. The scammers tell their victims they are providing free security...

2011-06-16 00:00:29

The New ThreatMetrix Fraud Facts Will Publish Charts and Commentary on What's Happening Across More Than 15 Million Daily Online Transactions Los Altos, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2011 ThreatMetrixâ“ž¢, the fastest growing provider of cloud-based fraud prevention solutions that do not require personally identifiable information (PII), today announced the launch of the new ThreatMetrixâ“ž¢ Fraud Facts. ThreatMetrix Fraud Facts, which is...