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It's incredible how many spammers lie, even those who fill in a webform and have to pass bot-resistant tools to submit it. This one makes an amazing lie: that he found our own Group company details on Facebook. Well, we don't have any Facebook page so that's not true. It's for that old figment of the imagination, SEO services, including on Instagram which, also, we don't use. Even the completion of the formal parts of the form show dishonestly and a willingness to mislead. Not bright at all.

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In an article for the World Economic Forum's website (How your 'thank you' emails are polluting the planet) it is argued that Britons " send more than 64 million unnecessary emails per day, a study by energy supplier OVO Energy found, with unactionable pleasantries such as 'thank you' and 'thanks' topping the list of most common offenders." So, the theory goes, we should be discourteous to save the planet. Are there other, more socially acceptable ways of reducing the carbon footprint of our internet use?

It's obviously fake. But anything that uses mail at AOL is bound to attract attention. And MoneyGram is used to further enhance the credibility of this fraud that uses the pressure points of IMF and offshore accounts, beneficiaries and.. oh, just read it.

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Arthur Yuen, Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, today set out Hong Kong's stall. Is today's statement an indication of success or a note being of not-quite competitive?

If it's got lies in it, it's got to be a fraud. And this one is stupid even by the low standards we often see.

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Just as every day leading up to an election, there are talking points and slogans this morning as the scale of the Conservatives' win in the UK General Election sinks in. The standard response from Labour is that they lost the election because of "Brexit." But did they?

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OFAC has issued a "Finding of Violation" in respect of breaches of the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations relating to the maintenance of Iranian-owned aircraft. The subject of the order no longer exists but OFAC has proceeded anyway.

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There are things that biased media push down our throats as they pretend independence but run a subversive agenda, from politics to social change. But there are some things that transcend the self-interest of media outlets, where the generally left-leaning press and politicians have got it absolutely right.

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Kenneth A. Blanco, Director, FinCEN (The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the USA's FIU and a division of the Department of the Treasury) sets out how Bank Secrecy Act data, including "convertible virtual currencies."

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In the northern hemisphere, above the tropical line, it's obviously winter. And as Christmas is just around the corner real or artificial snow is rapidly appearing as the Winter Equinox nears.

But in Australia, tinnies, barbies, thongs, surf, sun and sand are on the agenda. Hell, you can even roast a turkey in a sun-oven (it's a matt black box).

And with all of that comes risk: wear a hat, a shirt and sunscreen, scream the warnings. But there's another one, too, and this one is about things other than Aus's nasty wildlife that can kill you.

The extraordinary case of an elderly man who was forced into expensive legal proceedings to recover almost GBP200,000 accidentally paid into the wrong bank account could have been so easily avoided if UK banks operated, under the auspices of regulators, a simple cross-check of information. It happens elsewhere.

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"Owned and operated by Tasmanians for Tasmanians," says the website of the Tasmanian Ports Corporation. It's owned by the Tasmanian state government and, the website says "Over 99% of Tasmania's freight moves through our ports." In fact, TasPorts operates all but one port in Northern Tasmania. The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission thinks that TasPorts tried to stop a company entering the pilotage and towing business with a view to lessening competition. It's the first test of a 2017 version of an existing law.

A Russian national who runs Evil Corp has been indicted in the United States following unprecedented collaboration between the NCA, the FBI and the National Cyber Security Centre.

Do you know this man?

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