Fraud Alerts April – June 2018

FCC makes $120M robocall fine for Florida man official - CNET

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to impose a $120 million fine on a Florida man who allegedly made nearly 100 million robocalls to trick consumers into purchasing "exclusive" vacation deals from well-known travel companies.

*Source: www.cnet.com

40 detained in telecom fraud case in China

Chinese police have detained 40 suspects in connection with a telecom fraud case worth 43 million yuan.

*Source: https://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com

Phone spoofing: When your phone number is taken over by International scammers

Phone spoofing is when someone disguises the number they are calling or texting from by changing their caller ID. Some businesses do this legally and for legitimate reasons.

*Source: https://www.abc.net.au

The latest phone scam call that's targeting Canadians in Mandarin

Groups that work with newcomers say they are hearing from people who received suspicious phone calls asking for personal information.

*Source: https://www.cbc.ca/

BBC Warns about Cell Phone Porting Scams

Did you know that with a few easy steps someone could steal your phone number and phone service?

*Source: https://www.bbb.org

Singapore police seize S$590,000 in cash from Malaysian phone scammers

The police have seized S$590,000 (RM1.75 million) in cash after they arrested two men who dishonestly received the money by impersonating Chinese officials in phone scams.

*Source: https://www.malaymail.com

'Wangiri scam' hits UAE: Foreign gangs target residents with phone calls and phishing

Answering an anonymous call from South Africa or the tiny Pacific island of Nauru could end in a huge phone bill – and a criminal getting into your phone.

*Source: https://www.thenational.ae

Sim card distributor forges fingerprints for commission

A mobile SIM card distributor from Peddapally district was arrested by SR Nagar police for forging fingerprints through an ingenious way to activate over 6,000 SIM cards through eKYC system.

*Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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