Category Archives: Identity Theft

Incidences of Identity Theft at Epidemic Levels

Incidences of identity theft are believed to be at epidemic levels as fraudsters are alleged to be obtaining personal information so they can apply for store cards and loans in other peoples’ names. Nearly 90,000 cases of identity theft were reported in the UK in the first six months of 2017, a 5% increase over […]

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RKN Global on WiFi Hotspot Scams

More and more of us are relying on mobile-connected devices to help us bank, shop, play games, and order take-out. In fact, it’s thought that by the end of 2017, these devices will be responsible for more than 70% of worldwide internet traffic. With an increase in the amount of mobile-connected devices being used to […]

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RKN Global on Contactless Payment Fraud

As the world of technology continues to grow and change, so too does the way that we make purchases. The neatly written check that took a while to fill out gave way largely to the bank card that fits nicely in our wallets. These days, however, there’s a new method of payment that slowly seems […]

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RKN Global on Door to Door Sales Fraud

Door to door sales fraud is not new.  “The Music Man,” the 1957 Broadway hit about a door-to-door salesman ostensibly in the music business, reminds us that the salesman/con-artist was a familiar trope already sixty years ago, and undoubtedly was so long before that.   Many of us have at one time or another responded […]

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RKN Global on Ransomware

NHS services throughout the UK, along with computer systems in countries throughout the world, were recently subjected to an attack by a program known as ‘WannaCry’. The alleged attack in question involved hackers infecting the software used by the NHS and preventing NHS staff from accessing their files unless they receive $300 worth of Bitcoin […]

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