Monthly Archives: May 2017

RKN Global on Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage fraud occurs when someone obtains a mortgage through deceit or false pretences.  It can involve applicants claiming they earn more money than they do, using a number of different lenders for the same property, or changing a property’s deeds without the owner’s consent.   Another typical case involves convincing  a mortgage lender into providing […]

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RKN Global on Counterfeit Money

Fighting crime today involves the use of numerous impressive technological tools, from DNA analysis and CCTV footage to highly specialized cyber techniques.  While impressive forms of technology are likely to continue to play a large part in detecting criminal activities, “low tech” means remain useful.  One such area is in the detection of counterfeit money. […]

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RKN Global on Counterfeit Medication

Medicines are sold throughout the world to help treat a wide variety of conditions. Pharmaceuticals include a vast array of medicines that can work to combat ailments ranging from the common cold to some of the deadliest diseases. Even medicine, however, is not immune to fraud and corruption.  Fraudsters are more than happy to make […]

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RKN Global on Call Center Scams

Cases of call center scams appear to be on the increase as fraudsters look for new ways to make money. The typical scam involves fraudsters, often from overseas, impersonating government officials and calling victims in the United States or other countries in order to defraud them and demand payment. It is not just a matter […]

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RKN Global on Fingerprint Security & Mobile Phones

Two well-known electronics manufacturers recently developed a mobile phone that accepts users’ fingerprints as a pass-code which can be used to unlock their phones and make purchases. While this form of technology is certainly very impressive, security issues have been highlighted. We tend to think that our fingerprints are unique, and that no-one in the […]

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