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Trump Admits Misusing Trump Foundation Funds to Settle Lawsuit | Law & Crime
Donald Trump actually admits fault when settling a lawsuit over his misuse of Trump Foundation monies.
DonaldTrump  fraud  via:reddit 
november 2019 by mcherm
This Science Vigilante Calls Out Bogus Results in Prestigious Journals
A woman who makes practically a full time job of finding falsified scientific papers and reporting them. Many of the journals that published them do not follow up properly. She is trying to find how to get paid for doing this.
science  ScientificMethod  fraud  via:HackerNews 
november 2019 by mcherm
Credit card fraud warning signs | Hacker News
Could merchant purchase data help detect credit card fraud and save the merchants from shipping goods in cases of fraud?
creditcard  fraud  mypostings  via:HackerNews  banking 
april 2018 by mcherm
Amazon is complicit with counterfeiting | ElevationLab
Chinese make fake, low-quality knock-offs of a product, then sell it on Amazon, claiming to be the original. Amazon is ineffective at stopping this fraud.
amazon  fraud  via:HackerNews 
march 2018 by mcherm
Amazon was tricked by fake law firm into removing toothbrush head
Amazon took down a product when they received a complaint of some intellectual property violation (they're not saying what). But the complaint was from a FAKE law firm -- its purpose was apparently to hurt the seller (to the tune of $200,000).
law  amazon  fraud  via:cnbc 
september 2017 by mcherm
Update: Duped to wire money for a home sale : legaladvice
Capital One managed to NOT lose this person's entire mortgage down payment by properly implementing security procedures.
CapitalOne  blogworthy  security  fraud 
february 2017 by mcherm
The GRIM test — a method for evaluating published research. – Medium
Check for erronious (or faked) data in scientific papers by looking to see if the reported means are possible given the sample sizes.
ScientificMethod  fraud  via:DavidMacIver 
september 2016 by mcherm
Amazon orders subject to replacement fraud (still) :
"Replace it to a new address" fraud at Amazon and their fraud team is either clueless or very poor at communicating.
amazon  fraud  via:HackerNews 
june 2014 by mcherm
How I published a fake paper, and why it is the fault of our education system |
He demonstrated that a completely fake paper which was BLATANTLY obvious could be published in conferences.
science  ScientificMethod  fraud  via:Techdirt 
january 2014 by mcherm
Skype’s Worthless Employee Stock Option Plan: Here’s Why They Did It
An explanation of skype plan to gype its employees out of their stock options. Claims that it amounts too fraud because the contract was misrepresented and incomprehensible.
startup  skype  fraud  law  contractlaw 
june 2011 by mcherm
The Real Housewives of Wall Street | Rolling Stone Politics
As usual, Rolling Stone has a very slanted view, but their description of the US govt giving hundreds of millions to rich people is nevertheless accurate.
politics  finance  fraud  business  via:reddit  personal_net  RollingStone 
april 2011 by mcherm
Microsoft is cheating on a JavaScript benchmark < Rob Sayre's Mozilla Blog
This evidence almost certainly demonstrates that they hard-coded special behavior for the function used in the benchmark.
microsoft  fraud  performance  via:HackerNews 
november 2010 by mcherm
New Malware Re-Writes Online Bank Statements to Cover Fraud | Threat Level |
Malware hacks the browser to prevent customers from seeing the money that was stolen on their online statements. Just one piece of a very sophisticated scheme.
banking  fraud  security  antivirus  via:BruceSchneier 
october 2009 by mcherm
FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Comparison Study: Unusual Patterns in Strategic Vision Polling Data Remain Unexplained
Someone does an analysis and points out that the data from one particular US polling company appears as if it might be made up.
math  fraud  poll  statistics  via:HackerNews 
september 2009 by mcherm
Kaupthing’s loan book exposed and an injunction ordered against RÚV
Just before going under, Iceland's bank gave billions of dollars of loans to major shareholders. And now they're trying to cover it up with legal injunctions against the Icelandic news media after a document revealing it was released to wikileaks.
via:slashdot  censorship  wikileaks  banking  fraud 
august 2009 by mcherm
Benford's Law
You can use "Benford's Law" to catch frauds. Benford's law says that random numbers have a FIRST digit of 1 about 30% of the time, with larger digits occurring less frequently.
security  fraud  via:HackerNews  probability  math 
july 2009 by mcherm
Insiders: How Outsourced Call Centers Are Costing Millions In Identity Theft
Outsourcing the security department at Chase (and maintaining foolishly rigid procedures and policies) meant that when competent call center workers KNEW that fraud was being committed, they were not allowed to prevent it.
via:BruceSchneier  out  outsourcing  security  fraud  banking  identitytheft 
november 2008 by mcherm
LifeLock and Identity Theft: Schneier on Security
Bruce Schneier: The companies like LifeLock that renew fraud flags on your credit report aren't doing anything wrong, but they're also not worth what they charge.
credit  fraud  security  BruceSchneier  via:BruceSchneier  identitytheft  identity 
june 2008 by mcherm
Man Allegedly Bilks E-trade, Schwab of $50,000 by Collecting Lots of Free 'Micro-Deposits' | Threat Level from
If you can automate the process of creating tens of thousands of accounts, then you can make real money off of the LODT deposits.
via:BruceSchneier  banking  scam  fraud  hacking 
june 2008 by mcherm
Journals Find Fakery in Many Images Submitted to Support Research -
Some scientists are using Photoshop to alter their results (particularly gel images). Journals have to check up on it and find a disturbingly high frequency of "cheating".
science  fraud  via:boingboing 
may 2008 by mcherm
Jeremy Clarkson stung for £500 as fraud stunt gets punished | Money |
Man posts his financial data in a newspaper editorial saying people overreact about keeping such data secret. As a result, folks drain his account, and the bank says "they can't stop it".
banking  security  fraud  funny  privacy  via:boingboing 
january 2008 by mcherm
franklin_paxson_perrig_savage_miscreants.pdf (application/pdf Object)
A research paper into the market (particularly advertisements) for hacked or stolen financial data and hacked computers.
security  via:BruceSchneier  fraud  hacking 
october 2007 by mcherm

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