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An Abney Associates Fraud Awareness Program: Mock email scam ensnares hundreds of bureaucrats

Mock email scam ensnares hundreds of bureaucrats at Justice Canada   OTTAWA – Many of the Justice Department’s finest legal minds are falling prey to a garden-variety Internet scam.   An internal survey shows almost 2,000 staff were conned into clicking on a phoney “phishing” link in their email, raising questions about the security of sensitive information.   The department launched the mock scam in December as a security exercise, sending emails to 5,000 employees to test their ability to recognize cyber fraud.   The emails looked like genuine communications... read more

Harver Health Insurance Counter Fraud Group: Advance directives clarify choices

Advance directives clarify choices, guide family   Pulmonologist Dr. Rick Blevins often sees patients and families grappling with a decision he says should have been made long before.   Blevins treats many patients in the intensive care unit who won't survive. If they do not have advance directives, their families are left to make hard decisions that they may not have answers to.   "It's a subject that comes up and (in the ICU) is the worst possible time for conversations to be initiated," Blevins said.                               Many times, the ICU patient... read more

An Abney Associates Fraud Awareness Program on IBM patents technique for killing fraud

IBM patents technique for killing fraud, using click patterns   A new technology would pick up on suspicious changes in people's online activity   Someday, if you use your non-dominant hand to control your mouse or touchpad when you're say, shopping online, websites might interpret your irregular scrolling and clicking as a sign of fraud and require you to prove your identity, thanks to an IBM fraud-detection patent.   The company has patented a technique for better detecting fraud online to prevent the theft of log-in credentials and other sensitive information,... read more

Finally, fitness trackers measure up by The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review

  There's a lot to love about the latest round of lifestyle tracking bands. The Jawbone UP24 is super simple and massively motivational. The newWithings Pulse O2 gives other bands serious screen-envy. And Shine, by Misfit Wearables, is a whole lot more than a pretty face. If you could put all three of these gadgets together with the Moves andMap My Run Apps, I would love it so much I would want to marry it.   I'm only half joking.   As standalones, each new fitness tracker has a few points to brag about, as well as a few weaknesses. Together, they've totally stepped... read more

The Koyal Group InfoMag New│Blood Test Has Potential to Predict Alzheimer’s

In March of this year, a team of Georgetown University scientists published research showing that, for the first time ever, a blood test has the potential to predict Alzheimer's disease before patients start showing symptoms. AACC is pleased to announce that a late-breaking session at the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago will expand upon this groundbreaking research and discuss why it could be the key to curing this devastating illness.   According to the World Health Organization, the number of Alzheimer's patients worldwide is expected to... read more

Hass and Associates Accounting Tax News and Tips: 'Tax office' e-mail scam is foiled by pensioner

THIS savvy pensioner was a step ahead of scammers who tried to access his details through a fake tax email.   Former railway worker Ken Fuller, 80, received an email claiming to be from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, inviting him to claim a 'tax refund' of £469, following 'annual calculations of his fiscal activity'.   To claim his rebate, all he had to do was fill in the attached refund form and submit it by the following day.   Like most scams, it sounded too good to be true, and it was. Mr Fuller, of Grimsby, suspected all was not as it seemed, and called... read more

Hass and Associates Accounting Tax News and Tips: U.S. Charges Credit Suisse Over Tax Fraud Scheme

Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to Federal criminal charges Monday, for helping clients avoid tax payment by sending money overseas. The global banking giant will pay a total of $2.6 billion in penalties   The Swiss bank Credit Suisse pleaded guilty Monday to helping U.S. citizens commit tax evasion over the course of several decades, the Department of Justice announced. Credit Suisse will pay the Department of Justice, the Federal Reserve and the New York State Department of Financial Services a total of $2.6 billion in penalties, the largest payment ever in a U.S.... read more

BP Holdings Tax Management - Balley Price Holdings:Tips for NRIs for filing tax

The income earned by non-resident Indians abroad is not subject to tax in India. However, if their income in the country crosses the basic exemption limit of Rs 2 lakh, they are required to file their returns. This income could be in the form of interest on deposits, rental income on property in India, etc.   Also, if NRIs carry out transactions in securities like shares and mutual funds, the capital gains are liable to tax and, hence, the return must be filed. The due date for filing returns by NRIs is 31 July.   When to file The returns have to be filed if the... read more

BP Holding Tax Management: Tax-free bonuses disappoint as Middle East bankers plan job hunt

Bankers and other financial professionals in the Middle East are seeking new jobs even as those reporting an increased bonus for 2013 were higher than in other global financial centers, according to eFinancialCareers.   Almost 60 percent of the region’s financial services employees plan to change position this year, with 45 percent saying they were disappointed with their bonus, eFinancial said in a report. Bonuses rose for half of Middle East finance professionals, compared with 49 percent in the U.K., 47 percent in the U.S. and Hong Kong and 42 percent in... read more

Dyman & Associates Risk Management Projects: Physical Security

Critical Infrastructure Protection   Essential infrastructures produce vital benefits and services, upon which various sectors of our society depend. Our professional and experienced groups comprehend the risks to these infrastructures arising from natural and man-made calamities. While the Department of Homeland Security has identified 18 critical infrastructures resources that must be safeguarded, most of these assets are owned by the private sector.   It is critical that you have a security expert to assess your risk and create risk-reduction measures for your... read more

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