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2014 Marks Largest Online Fraud Losses EVER!

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Indeep Media | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on 2014 Marks Largest Online Fraud Losses EVER!

Romance scams led to biggest financial fraud losses in 2014, ACCC saysAustralians were scammed out of almost $82 million last year, with romance-based schemes accounting for the biggest losses, a report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has found.

The figures showed more than 90,000 scams were reported to the ACCC in 2014, with around one in nine successfully obtaining money.

The biggest losses were experienced by those who had been tricked by romance or dating scams, which accounted for $28 million.

The report found while fewer people were falling into the trap of sending money to a false admirer, the financial losses was far greater, with 3 per cent of contacts accounting for 34 per cent of losses.

In 14 cases, the losses exceeded $500,000. Investment fraud and computer prediction software was the next most popular type of scam.

More than $21 million was lost in scams where people were asked to invest in a scheme or work opportunity, or buy into computer programs that claimed to help the user make money :: Read the full article »»»»


Facebook Privacy Change unHides Profiles from Search

Posted: October 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid, Technology | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Facebook Privacy Change unHides Profiles from Search

Facebook Privacy ChangesFacebook has started removing a privacy setting that allowed users to prevent their profile from being searchable on the site. In a statement posted online, Facebook’s chief privacy officer Michael Richter says users who have enabled the feature will be informed of the changes on their Facebook profile and in emails.

Facebook says only a small percentage of users have enabled the setting and the changes will not affect the privacy settings on posts. Facebook says the change is part of an expansion of the search feature on Facebook.

All Facebook users used to have a setting called Who can look up your Timeline by name? controlling who could find you when people typed your name into the Facebook search bar :: Read the full article »»»»


Internet Addict Sentenced to 3 Years Jail for Possessing Child Pornography

Posted: July 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Internet Addict Sentenced to 3 Years Jail for Possessing Child Pornography

Child Sex OffendersA South Australian computer technician who downloaded child pornography and frequented internet chatrooms in order to fulfil his impaired sexual fantasies about toddlers has been jailed for 3 years. 38 year old Steven John Bolbot, pleaded guilty to an aggravated count of possessing child pornography as well as two counts of producing child pornography.

The Adelaide District Court heard that South Australia Police officers searched Bolbot’s home in February 2012, during the search they found Bolbot using an internet chatroom, they also discovered 2,280 chat logs – of Bolbot role-playing – and found 246 images of child pornography on hard drives in his possession.

The court heard Bolbot’s social isolation and internet addiction led him to use chatrooms to explore his sexual fantasies about young children. It heard Bolbot was employed as a computer technician in 2009, He was however sacked as a result of the criminal charges.

Several researchers have reported correlations between paedophilia and certain psychological characteristics, such as low self-esteem and poor social skills. While we’ve spent quite a large amount of time outing paedophile behaviour – Paedophilia – there is a gathering body of evidence that describes this abominable behaviour as an illness.

We accept that this an extremely complicated issue – as outlined in articles such as: Cohen et al  ‘Personality Impairment in Male Paedophiles‘ which outlines a view of paedophiles as having an illness, described as impaired interpersonal functioning, elevated passive-aggressiveness, as well as  an impaired self-concept.

According to the authors, pathologic personality traits in paedophiles lend support to a hypothesis that such pathology is related to both motivation for and failure to inhibit paedophilia behaviour. However, in Australia the sentencing of this most damaging anti-social behaviour is at best weak, in comparison: a US court has just sentenced a paedophile to 40 years jail :: Read the full article »»»»


New Australian Website Names and Shames Child Sex Offenders

Posted: October 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Australian Website Names and Shames Child Sex Offenders

New Website Names and Shames Child Sex OffendersOur distaste for child abuse of any form has been well penned on these pages, it now seems that the interweb is catching up! Australia’s first public sex offenders register will go online later today, publishing the names and faces of known child sex offenders in Western Australia.

The names and faces of about 50 paedophiles will be published on the State Government website, which is being set up in fulfilment of a 2008 election pledge.

The launch is being closely watched by other states, but there are concerns it will prompt vigilantism and cases of mistaken identity.

The website will provide information on some of the state’s most dangerous and repeat child sex offenders, including their photos, names and the suburbs in which they live, although it will not give out specific addresses :: Read the full article »»»»