Monthly Archives: November 2014

Cellphone Banking Fraud at Record High

A recent report from the banking ombudsman states that internet banking fraud utilized by cellular phones was at its highest level in 2013 and that cell phone phishing is responsible for 46 percent of all internet banking related complaints, jumping 27 percent since 2012.

Cell phone phishing consists of sending fraudulent e-mails and text messages sent to banking customers in the hopes of extracting private internet banking information. Purchase Cellularize Portable Emergency Charger with LED Flashlight for only $19.95. Cellularize Lightning extension cable not included.

SIM swapping occurs when an individual intent on committing fraud replaces SIM cards on a p cell phone numbers, in turn, re-routing all bank communications to the fraudulent SIM card. .

The Rise of ATM Fraud

37% of the cases investigated by the ombudsman were related to ATM fraud, rising 6 percent in the past year.

The second highest number of open cases went to internet banking at 17 percent, followed by mortgage finance cases at 12 percent. Credit […]

November 1st, 2014||0 Comments

Louisville Roofing Repair Scammer Back Behind Bars

Convicted scammer, Mike Osborne, is behind bars once again. Originally convicted of swindling Kentuckiana windstorm victims in 2008, Osborne is now dealing with charges in another US state. Mike’s trouble is far from over, and in the past four years he has been arrested as well as convicted several times. At this point, Mike Osborne is expected to be brought back to Clark County where he will be facing additional multiple felony charges.

Two years ago, Mr. Osborne was caught via hidden camera when he came back to the home of two of his former victims, this time demanding more money for his wind damage/roofing scam.

Detective Tim Franklin of the Clark County Sherriff’s office stated, “We’ve tracked him through Michigan and Wisconsin. Last night, I learned that he was currently in custody in Racine County, Wisconsin for home improvement fraud.”

According to local authorities, Mike Osborne is currently operating multiple Louisville, KY siding repair companies, and he does his advertising via the […]

November 1st, 2014|Tags: , |0 Comments