Authorities say he installed spyware on computers in at least 25 hotels between 2004 and 2007, stealing the identities of at least 600 victims and using their funds and credit fraudulently obtained in their names to pay for a lavish globe-trotting lifestyle, the newspaper recounts. A former wife who is still at large allegedly cooperated in the scheme, helping Simbaqueba to conceal his whereabouts by allowing him to use her computer in Illinois as a base for his operations. The scheme reportedly was discovered only after 17 soldiers were fleeced of their payroll deposits and the Pentagon investigated, tracking an electronic evidence trail to him. … [Read more...] about ID Fraud Case a Cautionary Tale for Business Travelers
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Posted by Public Interest: “Yes, we use it as much as possible to reach out to the bar and clients about our work. My issue is the amount of time it takes to service all of the platforms. The interface and presentation a firm or lawyer has on social media communicates volumes about their practice. So yes to LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and two websites—a statewide and law firm site.” … [Read more...] about What hacks have you learned from years of business travel?
When in a hotel, employees should always leave the "do not disturb" sign on the door whenever housekeeping is not needed. This can deter a thief who will not want to take the chance of burglarizing an occupied room. On the same note, travelers should not put the sign on the door telling housekeeping to clean the room. … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for International Business Travelers
If a protest is being planned, travelers should understand the nature of the riot and the attitude toward Americans so they can assess the situation’s real danger. A teachers’ protest in Wisconsin is not the same as a riot in a Third World nation that is hostile to Americans. If travelers look through the U.S. Department of State’s website (www.state.gov), they can obtain more details on particular governments and regions of the world prior to their trips. … [Read more...] about Global Protests and Business Travelers
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets were in limbo early on Monday ahead of data likely to show the Chinese economy slowed at the end of last year, underlining the urgent need for more stimulus as Beijing wrestles with the United States over trade. … [Read more...] about Asia holds breath for China data, Brexit news