Local residents in Vietnam are being tricked into ‘selling’ their personal information and documents to ‘buyers’ who use them to open multiple bank accounts, unaware of the consequences if the accounts are utilized for illegal schemes. The situation has become so alarming that the State Bank of Vietnam has issued two warnings in the past five days. A probe by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper showed that these bank account ‘buyers’ often target manual laborers, college students, owners of small businesses, and housewives. In other words, they are residents who lack legal knowledge, have low income, or need some quick and easy money. With just a single ID, an individual can open multiple accounts at different lenders, each of which can later be sold to the ‘buyers’ for VND200,000 (US$9). Hang, a fresh university graduate in Ho Chi Minh City, agreed to open five bank accounts and then sold them to a buyer. The young woman was even given a quick … [Read more...] about Selling personal information for bank accounts comes with serious risks in Vietnam
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By Aaron Davis | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: May 21, 2018 at 7:36 pm | UPDATED: May 22, 2018 at 5:08 am CLAYTON — The Clayton Valley Charter High School announced a new interim executive director to replace outgoing executive director David Linzey, though the board has twice declined to take any action on his and his wife’s resignation or firing. On Monday afternoon, after nearly three hours in closed session, the Clayton Valley Charter High School governing board took no action on discipline or dismissal of a public employee, which marks the second time that an employee’s discipline or dismissal has been on the agenda for a special meeting. CVCHS had previously held a special meeting on May 14 in which employee discipline or dismissal was to be discussed. After governing board members returned from a closed-door meeting, they announced that no action would be taken. On May 15, the following day, after numerous requests for … [Read more...] about Clayton Valley Charter removes departed director from bank accounts, adds interim director
By Theresa Walker | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: March 30, 2018 at 8:02 am | UPDATED: April 3, 2018 at 7:10 am For seven years, Yeweinishet “Weini” Mesfin lived out of her Honda Civic. A night janitor at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Mesfin decided not to tell family and coworkers that she was homeless, outside of one or two people. When she died, barely a week after her birthday, she was alone in that same car — a 61-year-old woman, worn out, suffering from heart problems. A victim of her own secrecy, nobody in her life could be there to help her. Relatives and friends began a frantic search when she failed to show up at work on Nov. 29, 2016, or get in contact. Because they had no clue where to look, it took 20 days to discover Mesfin, dressed in exercise clothes and clutching her keys, in the driver’s seat of her dark green 1999 sedan parked at the gym where she showered. Her decomposing body remained undetected until a strong … [Read more...] about The homeless Disney worker who died alone in her car became the face of a public debate, but all she wanted was privacy
Gone are the days of the Nigerian Prince scam, which is often discussed anecdotally about how easy it is to recognize a scam and to joke about those that fall victim. However, complacently believing that email scams are easily discovered has opened the door for criminals to hone their craft and target unsuspecting and unprepared victims.What is the Human Factor?Criminals have recognized that the user behind the computer screen remains the most vulnerable security feature when attempting to compromise and defraud a company or individual. Exploiting the 'human factor' can be done simply and cheaply without using any special tools, malware, or technical knowledge. With only a small amount of research, threat actors can effectively impersonate a trusted source of a targeted company.'Human factor' vulnerabilities are exposed by the inadvertent and non-malicious actions of someone from inside a company, for example clicking on a phishing link, misplacing unencrypted devices, or tossing … [Read more...] about We’re Only Human: Why Business Email Compromise Scams Still Work
For five years, federal, state and county prosecutors combed through the campaign finance records of former State Sen. George D. Maziarz, looking for evidence of crimes. FBI agents scoured campaign funds and interviewed Maziarz's staff, campaign treasurer and his political associates about hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign spending. No one has been charged with stealing a dime. After years of review, a question remains: What happened to hundreds of thousands of dollars of questionable spending flagged by the state Board of Elections for prosecutors to review? Maziarz accuses his former chief of staff and campaign treasurer, and a few lower-level staff members, of stealing more than $350,000 in political contributions to his campaign. State and federal prosecutors passed on the case, however. So did the Erie County District Attorney's Office. But Maziarz, who pleaded guilty last month to an unrelated misdemeanor election law violation, is not giving up. His defense attorneys … [Read more...] about After Maziarz probe, a question: What happened to campaign funds?