Category Archives: News

AlphaBay and Hansa Dark Web Markets Shut Down

AlphaBay and Hansa, two large websites on the dark web which enable the purchase of guns, drugs and other illegal things, were recently shut down in a move made by the U.S. Department of Justice. In July 2017, the Justice Department closed the websites down, with the US attorney general Jeff Sessions stating that he […]

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Airbnb scams

Airbnb is becoming an increasingly popular way to see the world without having to worry about booking a room in a hotel. Airbnb offers travelers the opportunity to stay in someone’s home, thereby saving money and enjoying a more personal touch to their vacation. Unfortunately, some travelers have fallen victim to Airbnb scams that result […]

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United States Placing a Ban on Americans Visiting North Korea

On July 21st, the U.S. State Department announced its implementation of a ban which means that no American citizen will be permitted to visit North Korea. Two travel agencies which operate tours in North Korea told news broadcasters that the ban will come into effect approximately 30 days later, making the ban effective around August […]

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Pension Scams: The Fleecing of Your Future

Pension scams seem to be on the rise, as people who hold pensions are encouraged to invest their retirement savings. The concern for scams centers on fraudsters who try to encourage those with savings to convert them into cash before they reach the age of 55. With more and more people claiming pensions, there is […]

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A Teeming Cloud of Illegality: The Sale of Illegal Cigarettes

Even though it has been illegal to smoke in some public places in England since 2005, the demand for cigarettes remains high, and with it, the sale of illegal cigarettes. More than 5 billion illegal cigarettes were sold and smoked in the UK in 2016. Criminals often buy cigarettes from other countries, such as France […]

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