The Illustrated Primer

Category: Risk Management

Windows Live Credit Card Phishing

In many cases, the objective of phishing is to just recover your webmail credentials since the resale value of a legitimate web mail account on the black market can be as high as $2-$3—twice the amount one can get for a stolen credit card number.

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Mortgage Refinancing Shysters II

Now, I don’t know about most people, but I certainly don’t spend my free time posting positive comments on blogs trying to sway other readers to believe that allegations of fraudulent or contentious services are unfounded.

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The Financial Advisor

He’s a natural, standing out at every public gathering—in the fitness club, on the golf course, at church and synagogue. He is jovial and funny, the toast of the party, a real screamer. Always the first to introduce himself, reaching across the room with a friendly and firm handshake.

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Mortgage Refinancing Shysters I

In what is further proof of the principal of horror vacui, it seems that the legitimate banking mortgage industry has now given way to a new breed of entrepreneurial ventures. These con-corporations have smelled the blood in the water and are aggressively following Mr. Bigweld’s motto: “See a need, Fill a need”.

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An Afternoon with a Fraudster

It was only after I played back the recording and listened to it several times that I realized how sophisticated and polished the scam was. The planners had thought of everything and had prepared for even the minutest of details.

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It’s All About Trust

The concept of clearance-based security (that is, non-expiring clearance) is reminiscent of cheese, especially the cheap Swiss variety, the one with too many holes.

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Risking it All!

Unfortunately, the tide raises and lowers all ships. Regulating the financial industry mounts to little more than aromatherapy for the recently deceased.

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