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July 25, 2013

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October 22, 2007

Identity Fraud Trends and Patterns

Utica College’s Center for Identity Management and Information Protection has published the results of what it is calling "a landmark study of closed U.S. Secret Service cases involving identify theft."


May 04, 2007

2007 National Money Laundering Strategy Released

The U.S. Departments of Justice, Treasury and Homeland Security have joined together to issue the "2007 National Money Laundering Strategy, a report detailing continued efforts to dismantle money laundering and terrorist financing networks and bring these criminals to justice."


May 03, 2007

2007 Counter-eCrime Operations Summit

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has announced that the financial services industry, Internet security companies and law enforcement have joined forces to co-host the first Counter eCrime Operations Summit (CeCOS) in San Francisco, California, May 30-31, 2007.


April 27, 2007

E-Gold Indicted for Money Laundering, Illegal Money Transmitting

The US Department of Justice has announced that a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C. has indicted two companies operating a digital currency business and their owners on charges of money laundering, conspiracy, and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business.


April 21, 2007

Card Skimmers Indicted in New York City

In an article titled '13 indicted in NYC for $3 million credit card fraud", Samuel Maull of the Associated Press reports on a group of people indicted for credit card fraud perpetrated by paying restaurant staffers to skim credit card magnetic stripe details.

December 26, 2006

Gift Cards New Currency Of Crime

Andrew Mayeda reports for Canada's Ottawa Citizen about increasing concerns by law enforcement officials about gift cards becoming a hit with crime syndicates - particularly open loop cards. According to Mayeda, "RCMP officers said such cards are now accepted as valid currency between crime syndicates. Instead of a suitcase of cash, operatives might show up for a drug deal with a fistful of gift cards."

September 06, 2006

Survey: E-Crime Incidents Declining Yet Impact Is Increasing

CSO Magazine has released the results of the 2006 E-Crime Watch survey, revealing a decline in security events, yet an increase in the financial and operational losses caused by such electronic crime incidents.


August 03, 2006

Concern Mounts Over Debit Card Fraud Case

KCRA Channel 3 reports from Sacramento that "hundreds of Sacramento and Modesto consumers who shopped at Dollar Tree stores said they later had money stolen from their bank accounts." This story is a follow-up on other stories reported earlier this week. The Sacramento Bee also reported this story yesterday

May 19, 2006

Meet The Hackers

Business Week takes an in-depth look at some of the "cybercrooks" it says are responsible for "stealing billions" in an article by Spencer E. Ante, Brian Grow, and Roman Olearchyk.

April 26, 2006

Annals of Financial Crime: Supernotes and North Korea

Michael Merritt, Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Investigations for the United States Secret Service testified yesterday before the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information and International Security of the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs in the US Senate. Merritt's prepared testimony (PDF) described the history of the so-called "Supernotes", high-quality counterfeit U.S. currency (Federal Reserve Notes) and the connections the Secret Service has made between the production and distribution of these counterfeit notes and the government of North Korea.


April 01, 2006

Identity Theft Affects 3.6 Million In U.S.

Robert McMillan of the IDG News Service reports that about 3 percent of all households in the U.S., totaling an estimated 3.6 million families, were affected by some sort of ID theft during the first six months of 2004 according to Department of Justice data from its annual National Crime Victimization Survey.


March 31, 2006

Update On Debit Card Fraud Investigations

Robert Lemos reports for on the Secret Service's Operation Rolling Stone that has recently made seven additional arrests related to the earlier debit card fraud incidents.

May 08, 2005

How MasterCard Fights Identity Thieves

Mitchell Pacelle reports for the Wall St. Journal on MasterCard's efforts to fight identity theft.

March 17, 2005

UK Police Foil Massive Bank Theft

The BBC reported today that police in London have foiled one of the biggest attempted bank thefts in Britain.

The investigation was started last October after it was discovered that computer hackers had gained access to Sumitomo Mitsui bank's computer system in London. They managed to infiltrate the system with keylogging software that would have enabled them to track every button pressed on computer keyboards.

The Guardian also reports the story:

"The rise of keyloggers poses a real threat to companies and this may be the first time we have evidence of organised criminals using the equipment to attack a bank," Alan MacDonagh, managing director of the fraud consultancy Hibis Europe told the Financial Times.

March 16, 2005

January 12, 2005

Identity Theft Sentencing

Monty Phan reports in Newsday on the sentencing of Philip Cummings to 14 years in prison after he admitted to contributing to the largest case of identity theft in U.S. history.

October 29, 2004

US Department of Justice Announces Internet "Carding" Arrests

The US Department of Justice has announced the the arrests of nineteen individuals "who are alleged to have founded, moderated and operated one of the largest illegal online centers for trafficking in stolen identity information and documents, as well as stolen credit and debit card numbers."

October 22, 2004

National Geographic Special: Inside the U.S. Secret Service

The National Geographic Channel will be airing a TV special this Sunday, October 24, at 8 PM ET/PT titled "Inside the U.S. Secret Service".

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