Tag "Heather Wagenhals"

FL Police Laundered Millions in Drug Money Overseas to Enjoyed Lavish Lifestyle

A Miami Herald investigation revealed two local Florida police agencies engaged in a slick money laundering scheme ripped from a Hollywood movie, collecting $2.4 million for themselves in drug money. The Tri-County Task Force, which consisted of officers from two small police agencies,

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Protect Your Money from Banking Fraud

Carrying cash can cost you big time, with the risk of losing that paper money from getting robbed. Similarly, there are risks involved in digital and online banking as well. According to a June report by PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd (PwC),

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Do You Have to Respond to Fraud Alerts on Your Credit Card?

Several credit cards offer a variety of security options to better protect your finances, one of these includes a security alert notifying you that someone might have stolen your credit card. Whether you got the bad news via text, email or

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Announcing Guides for New Immigrants on Money Basics

Throughout the United States, people unfamiliar with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) financial marketplace are more likely to fall prey to frauds and schemes. Low English proficiency can make it even harder to manage money safely and effectively on a day-to-day basis.

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Five More Money Laundering Cases in Coal Scam Probe Registered by ED

NEW DELHI: Taking the number of coal scam cases under its investigation to over 40, Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered five fresh money laundering cases against firms in various parts of the country. The latest FIRs have been lodged by

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Fare Card Fraud Costing CTA $6.5 Million

Fraudulent use of CTA free-ride and reduced-fare cards at rail stations has cost the transit agency almost $6.5 million since a crackdown was launched late last year, but suspicious use of the cards was down more than 20 percent, CTA

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Science Behind Money Scams

Savvy consumers can even fall for money scams sometimes. That’s because thieves have honed their sophisticated con skills. Here’s what you need to know, so you don’t fall for 10 of today’s most popular scams. RELATED: Protect Your Money from Scammers

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Protect Your Money from Scammers

Financial advice can be like Longfellow’s little girl with the curl. It can be very, very good — but when it’s bad, it’s horrid. And in some cases, bad advice leads not just to a loss of money, but also to

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OPM Breach Exposes Agency’s Systemic Security Woes

Immediate thoughts from the security community when news broke of the data breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that exposed personnel files of four million federal workers were that this was yet another sign of the room for

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Mobile Fraud: Time To Start Paying Attention

According to mobile attribution company Apsalar, for every valid in-app purchase (IAP) made in China, there are 273 fraudulent ones.But China isn’t the only place with IAP problems. Taiwan sees 54 fake in-app purchases for every valid one, while Saudi

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