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  • 2 Indian brothers indicted in US for supporting Al Qaeda [Muslims]

    11/05/2015 4:50:27 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 13 replies India News ^ | Friday, November 6, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Two Indian brothers are among four men who have been indicted by a US federal court on charges of providing material support to slain Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, prosecutors said. The two Indians are Yahya Farooq Mohammad, 37, and his brother Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, 36. The other two are Asif Ahmed Salim, 35, and his brother Sultane Room Salim, 40. All four men have been indicted on one count of conspiracy to provide and conceal material support and resources to terrorists, one count of providing material support and resources to terrorists and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice....
  • State's first transgender lawmaker charged in bomb threat

    03/13/2015 12:46:54 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | Mar 12, 2015 | wmur
    NASHUA, N.H. —A woman who in 2012 became the state's first openly transgender elected official has been charged in connection with a bomb threat called in to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center last month. Nashua police arrested Stacie Laughton, 31, of Nashua. No suspicious devices were found at the hospital. Laughton is believed to be the first openly transgender person elected to a state Legislature in the United States. She resigned after media reports about a prior felony conviction raised questions about her right to serve.
  • Analysis: Freed former al Qaeda operative was part of intelligence dispute

    01/21/2015 8:59:44 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 21, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    Last month, Senator Dianne Feinstein and other Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the executive summary of their final report investigating the CIA's controversial detention and interrogation program. As part of their study, the Democrats compiled twenty case studies, which were intended to address claims made by the CIA regarding the efficacy of its interrogations. One of those case studies focused on the identification and arrest of Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, who was freed from a US prison just days ago. Al Marri served as a "sleeper" operative for al Qaeda inside the US in 2001....
  • Obama Releases Convicted Terrorist al-Marri

    01/21/2015 7:33:06 AM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    nationalreview ^ | Jan. 20, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Long War Journal reports that the Obama administration has released Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri from a U.S. prison – not from Gitmo, but from a civilian jail after a federal terrorism conviction. Al-Marri is an al-Qaeda operative who was planted as a “sleeper” in the United States by Khalid Sheikh Mohamed to await instructions on carrying out a second wave of attacks after the 9/11 atrocities – against water reservoirs, the New York Stock Exchange, U.S. military academies, and other targets. The Justice Department quietly sprung him on Friday so he could return to his native Qatar, a country the...
  • Check Your Debit, Credit Card Statements For “BLS WebLearn” Scam Transactions

    03/27/2014 11:45:19 AM PDT · by topher · 24 replies
    Consumerist ^ | March 19, 2014 | Chris Morran
    A lot of times when someone gets a hold of someone’s credit or debit card info and decides to use it for illicit purposes, the ID thief makes as many charges as possible in a short period of time. But some scammers choose to chisel away at victims’ accounts in the hopes that the crime will go unnoticed.
  • 360 million newly stolen credentials on black market: cybersecurity firm

    02/25/2014 4:00:39 PM PST · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    reuters via yahoo ^ | 2-25-14 | Jim Finkle
    BOSTON (Reuters) - A cybersecurity firm said on Tuesday that it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets, though it is unsure where they came from or what they can be used to access. The discovery could represent more of a risk to consumers and companies than stolen credit card data because of the chance the sets of user names and passwords could open the door to online bank accounts, corporate networks, health records and virtually any other type of computer system. Alex Holden, chief information security officer of Hold...
  • Got a charge for $9.84 on your credit card? Beware

    01/27/2014 8:47:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    CBS ^ | January 27, 2014 | Kathy Kristof
    Wondering if your credit card number could be in the hands of a crook? Look for a charge for $9.84. The Better Business Bureau issued a fraud alert last week about a raft of consumer complaints all reporting the same niggling charge. The business levying this fee may purport to provide “customer support,” or it may simply identify itself as any one of a number of different websites.
  • Merry Christmas, Pro-Aborts. You've Been Hacked.

    12/20/2013 7:57:41 AM PST · by OrangeHoof · 24 replies
    self | 12-20-2013 | Orangehoof
    No doubt you have heard about the security breach that jeopardized possibly 40 million Target store customers' credit card accounts. But conscientious pro-lifers are probably not among them. Target has been owned by Dayton-Hudson Corporation, a big contributor to Planned Parenthood. Dayton-Hudson, which renamed itself Target Corporation and consolidated their upscale stores into Marshall Field's, still gives to Planned Parenthood through their foundation while claiming that Target does not give to Planned Parenthood. Several years ago, they decided to stop giving to the abortion provider and announced the change only to flip flop the next day after blowback from pro-aborts....
  • 160 million credit cards later, 'cutting edge' hacking ring cracked

    07/25/2013 1:59:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | By Bob Sullivan
    For nearly a decade, a band of cybercriminals rampaged through the servers of a global business who's who: Among the victims were 7-Eleven, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, JetBlue and JC Penney. Prosecutors say the hackers stole "conservatively" 160 million credit card numbers, and the dollar value of the crimes they helped facilitate is enormous — just four of the victims are out $300 million. The suffering caused to identity theft victims was "immeasurable," say prosecutors. On Thursday, five of the gang's members were indicted. One is in custody in the U.S., a second is awaiting extradition in the Netherlands, and three...
  • Coral Springs waitress skimmed customers' credit cards, police said

    05/05/2012 4:05:35 PM PDT · by dennisw · 56 replies
    .orlandosentinel. ^ | May 5, 2012 | By Erika Pesantes,
    A waitress was caught skimming customers' credit cards at a Chili's restaurant in Coral Springs and police suspect there are more victims. Germithe Geffrard, 23, was charged with possession of a scanning device, which she admitted to hiding in her apron and using as often as possible during each shift, police said. She obtained about 50 credit card numbers while working at the restaurant at 1650 University Dr., Coral Springs Lt. Joe McHugh said Saturday. Police investigated after several customers complained about the fraudulent activity taking place between February and April, he said. Geffrard admitted she had skimmed customers' credit...
  • Ron Paul Campaign Supporters Possibly Stealing Credit Card Numbers to Boost Fundraising? (2007)

    12/16/2011 9:20:02 AM PST · by mnehring · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Proof has surfaced that the Ron Paul campaign received monies from people resorting to some unscrupulous donation tactics – in short, credit card theft. According to Jaye Ruffino, a political contributor, identity thieves tried to run a test charge on her account and it was frozen.“I told them this doesn’t make any sense, because this isn’t a credit card, it’s a check card, and I’ve got plenty of money in there, so what’s the problem?” Ruffino said. A customer service representative for her bank informed her of a suspicious charge.The bank representative explained that someone by the name of Ron Paul has...
  • Morocco: State Breaks Up Terrorist Cell - Police Department

    10/03/2011 12:57:43 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    SNIPPET: "Rabat — Morocco's security forces have broken up a five-member terrorist cell that used to operate in the cities of Salé (near Rabat) and Casablanca, National Police Department said on Saturday in a statement. The statement added that the dismantled cell includes a member linked to the former emir of al Qaeda network in northern Iraq. The cell, which pledged allegiance to Ayman Al-Zawahiri, used Internet to forge close ties with al Qaida, especially in Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Yemen and Somalia, it said." SNIPPET: "To carry out their plans, the members of the cell contacted, via Internet, experts in...
  • How many names and emails wre stolen recently from CC companies?(vanity)

    04/04/2011 4:50:54 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    me ^ | 4-4-11 | The young and studly Dynachrome
    I have received notification of email breaches from Kroger, Best Buy and Home Depot so far. They seem legit as they are not asking for any info, just notifying me of probable phishing scams based on these breaches. so how many credit cards got info stolen recently?
  • FAC Filed in Lawsuit About Obama's Bogus Social Security Number...

    03/24/2011 9:50:08 PM PDT · by csd · 19 replies ^ | March 24, 2011 |
    As reported here and here, attorney Orly Taitz filed a Freedom of Information violation suit regarding Obama's questionable social security number reserved for Connecticut applicants and the continued stonewalling by the Social Security Administration on numerous FOIA requests. Attorney Taitz just filed her First Amended Complaint in the case. Attorney Taitz reports that she has obtained new documents that prove Obama lied about his days at Columbia University. Fullcomplaint with exhibits embedded below... Via Attorney Taitz: First Amended Complaint submitted today in DC. Newly uncovered documents show that Obama was defrauding the nation re his Columbia university records, he was...
  • Credit Card FRAUD reaching "epidemic" proportions !

    08/19/2010 9:51:07 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 88 replies
    18 August 2010 | David Osborne
    Greetings my fellow FReepers. Before anyone complains that this post in "unsourced" let me say that as a recent VICTIM of Credit Card Fraud as well as a law enforcement officer I am very concerned about this epidemic that is hitting our nation HARD ! My main concern about this is....... WHO is paying for it? When a victim of credit card fraud reports unuathorized transactions to their bank they are reimbursed immediately for the unlawful transactions. The bank then becomes the victim, but who reimburses the bank? Is it US the taxpayers? If so what is the DAILY cost...

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • Would You Have Spotted the Fraud?

    02/22/2010 4:55:13 PM PST · by beaversmom · 21 replies · 2,112+ views
    Krebs on Security ^ | January 15, 2010 | Brian Krebs
    Pictured below (see pics at link) is what’s known as a skimmer, or a device made to be affixed to the mouth of an ATM and secretly swipe credit and debit card information when bank customers slip their cards into the machines to pull out money. Skimmers have been around for years, of course, but thieves are constantly improving them, and the device pictured below is a perfect example of that evolution. This particular skimmer was found Dec. 6, 2009, attached to the front of a Citibank ATM in Woodland Hills, Calif. Would you have been able to spot this?...
  • EFTPOS attacks net gangs $50 million

    01/21/2010 4:48:04 AM PST · by myknowledge · 1 replies · 397+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 21, 2010 | Nick Tabakoff
    NSW is at the centre of an unprecedented attack by an international criminal gang on retailers' EFTPOS machines, fleecing $50 million. The wave of attacks on EFTPOS machines was yesterday described by NSW fraud squad head Detective Superintendent Colin Dyson as "the biggest I've seen". Fast-food, convenience and specialist clothing stores are bearing the brunt of the crime. McDonald's is among the outlets whose EFTPOS machines have been targeted. People commonly swipe both credit and debit cards through the in-store machines to pay for goods and services at these outlets.
  • Mysterious credit card charge may have hit millions of users

    01/11/2009 11:31:44 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 60 replies · 3,982+ views ^ | January 11, 2009 | Mitch Lipka
    ....The charge shows up on statements as coming from "Adele Services" in Melville, N.Y. There is no business by that name listed in Melville, or registered to any business anywhere in New York, for that matter. Two theories of what is going on have advanced on message boards and among consumer advocates: Someone is trying to find out whether an illegally obtained credit card number will work before making a bigger charge, or they're trying to rip off tiny amounts from tons of people.
  • Confirmed: Obama's website accepts unverified charges

    10/30/2008 11:38:49 AM PDT · by Zeddicus · 21 replies · 659+ views
    self-conducted experiment | 10/30/08 | self
    We've all seen the blogs claiming how Obama's website does not use any name or address verification to validate credit card charges, opening the door to fraudulent donations. Well fellow freepers, I just confirmed this myself. Last night I made a donation on Obama's website using my own credit card, but a totally bogus name, address, zipcode, and telephone number. His site did not challenge this information, and the transaction went through immediately and it posted today. His site also does not use the 3-digit security code on the back of the card, opening the door to more fraud from...
  • Credit-card experts explain the extent of Obama’s deception

    10/29/2008 10:24:50 AM PDT · by flyfree · 32 replies · 2,178+ views
    I have over 30 years of experience in investigating Credit Card Fraud and I can tell you, which you may or may not know, that the merchant acquirer that is conducting the collection of credit / debit card for the Obama campaign are responsible for the actions to be taken regarding the Address Verification System responses. The value of the AVS system is that the issuer of the card being used provides back to the merchant acquirer a response based upon the information provided during the authorization process. This response indicates to the merchant acquirer if the card information was...
  • Obama's $175,000 Donor?

    10/22/2008 11:31:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies · 1,954+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 21, 2008 | Matthew Mosk and Sarah Cohen
    There have been a smattering of incidents reported in which people have seen credit card charges surface suggesting they donated to Barack Obama when they did not. Now comes the story of Mary T. Biskup, of Manchester, Missouri. Biskup got a call recently from the Obama campaign, which was trying to figure out why she donated $174,800 to the campaign -- well over the contribution limit of $2,300. The answer she gave them was simple. "That's an error." Biskup, a retired insurance manager who occasionally submits recipes to the local paper, says someone used a credit card to donate the...
  • Northland Couple Warns of Political Credit Card Fraud (More Obama/ACORN Criminality)

    10/14/2008 4:41:03 PM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies · 1,361+ views
    Fox Kansas City ^ | 10/7/2008 | Megan Cloherty
    NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO. -- A North Kansas City couple has been left scratching their heads after they became the victims of a political scam. Steve and Rachel Larman say a strange credit card charge appeared on their statement this month -- a $2300 donation to Barack Obama's presidential campaign. The Larman's say they don't want this to be about their political affiliation, but they say they're not about to give the Obama campaign any help from their pocketbook. They said they notified Chase, their credit card bank, to report the fraud. "(They) said that they had seen-they were familiar...
  • Threat Matrix: April 2008

    04/01/2008 8:13:21 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,366 replies · 5,737+ views
    Afghanistan to Ask NATO for Bigger Army Afghan officials will go to the NATO summit in Romania Thursday with a request: pay to increase our national Army by 40 percent. A bigger Army, Afghan officials argue, will allow the US and other coalition members to scale back in the coming years. This appeal comes amid pleas from the US and Canada for other NATO members to commit more to the Afghanistan mission, which many analysts say has floundered over the past year for lack of resources and a coherent strategy. France is expected to contribute another 1,000 forces and...
  • Sri Lankan terror gang busted in ATM heist plot (Leader had 3 Jobs at Newark Airport: fake passport)

    10/16/2007 1:41:43 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies · 88+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | October 16, 2007 | BARBARA ROSS
    A band of men linked to Tamil Tiger terrorists - led by a Sri Lankan who used a fake passport to get security clearance at Newark Airport - has been busted in a massive plot to loot city ATMs. Manhattan prosecutors told the Daily News the eight men had ties to the terror group and were part of a scheme to use stolen credit card numbers to steal $250,000 in New York - and tens of millions from ATMs worldwide. Six were nabbed in January in a raid at the Chelsea Inn, a reputed lair for the ultraviolent Sri Lankan...
  • JetBlue employees arrested for credit card fraud

    05/01/2007 5:17:24 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 28 replies · 1,187+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 1, 2007 7:07pm ET | Edith Honan
    NEW YORK, May 1 (Reuters) - Four JetBlue (JBLU.O: Quote, Profile , Research) employees and a New York City corrections officer were arrested on Tuesday on charges of splurging with credit cards forgotten by passengers rushing to catch their flights, prosecutors said. The arrests come as the low-cost airline struggles to rebuild customer confidence after a February storm triggered the cancellation of some 1,200 JetBlue flights and left passengers stranded or fuming on grounded planes for hours. An probe by Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau found that the five, who included three customer service agents and a flight attendant, went...
  • Planning Another 9/11 - Sources: ‘Enemy Combatant’ Was Plotting New Round of U.S. Attacks

    06/24/2003 5:47:47 PM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 15 replies · 450+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 24, 2003
    June 24— The Qatari man designated an enemy combatant by the Bush administration was planning another Sept. 11 attack, sources told ABCNEWS. Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri, 37, was deemed an enemy combatant by the Bush administration on Monday after officials said he was positively identified by an al Qaeda detainee as being part of a planned second wave of terror attacks on the United States. Government officials said they believed al Qaeda's top leadership sent Al-Marri to the United States to coordinate a new round of attacks. "Al-Marri was sent to the United States as a facilitator for other al...
  • Cryptic Al Qaeda Tapes Hinted at Attacks

    05/29/2002 10:46:33 PM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 541+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/30/02 | JOHN TAGLIABUE
    ARIS, May 29 — Italian and German investigators have disclosed fresh information suggesting that hints of an attack involving aircraft and the United States were more widespread among European law enforcement agencies before Sept. 11 than previously suspected.The disclosures come after weeks in which the Bush administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which announced a shake-up today, have come under sharp criticism that they did not pay sufficient heed to signs of Al Qaeda plots in the United States that may have alerted them to the Sept. 11 attacks.A Central Intelligence Agency spokesman said today that before Sept....
  • HBO stars receive their first movie role offer

    12/02/2004 6:46:32 PM PST · by crybaby092000 · 1 replies · 698+ views
    12/2/04 | Sarah Frielink
    “Modern day Robin Hoods meet Modern day Bounty Hunters in the independent movie Plastic.” Tom and Flo Evangelista; Stars of the HBO. hit "Family Bonds" accepted their first movie role offer. The New York Bail Bondsmen / Bounty Hunters will be playing the roles of Young James' parents in the movie Plastic, which ironically is based on the true story of Mike and James; two high tech credit card bandits who are still on the run. The Evangelista's own and operate All City Bail Bonds; a New York based Bail Bonds and Bounty Hunter business, whose motto is "You can...
  • Looking for help with potential fraud / identity theft problem (VANITY)

    10/07/2004 6:10:46 PM PDT · by Alberta's Child · 9 replies · 439+ views
    Self | 10/7/04 | Self
    I'm looking for any Freepers out there who may have some experience investigating potential cases of credit card fraud and identity theft, or who have been victimized by one or both of these in the past. One of my credit card companies has alerted me to a fraudulent charge on my account that was rejected, but after investigating this matter a little further I've become concerned about something beyond this one case. General information can be posted to this thread, but any details about this particular situation will be shared via Freepmail.
  • PLASTIC the movie

    01/03/2004 11:36:07 AM PST · by crybaby092000 · 11 replies · 192+ views
    FOX 13 News ^ | 1/3/04 | Dominic
    There is a movie being made in Utah based on the true story of two criminals; Mike and James. Is this legal?
  • Guilty plea in credit card fraud operation (Jordanian illegal immigrant)

    10/24/2003 8:23:41 PM PDT · by dennisw · 5 replies · 376+ views
    jj ^ | Friday, October 24, 2003 | By Jeff Theodore
    <p>NEWARK - A Jordanian man admitted yesterday to a judge that he recruited dozens of others to commit credit card fraud over a seven-year span, said officials from the office of the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey.</p> <p>Ali Qaraeen, 49, an illegal immigrant from Jordan who has resided in Secaucus, Fort Lee, Clifton and West Paterson, conceded that since 1995 he recruited people to perpetrate credit card schemes resulting in about $6.8 million in fraudulent purchases of merchandise and cash advances, said Robert Kirsch, the assistant U.S. attorney handling the case.</p>
  • Al-Qaeda turns to crime due to cash crunch

    09/22/2003 9:52:54 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies · 153+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | September 22 2003 | Jon Boyle/Reuters
    PARIS (Reuters) - Al Qaeda and its associates are increasingly turning to counterfeiting and credit card fraud for funds as the war on terrorism squeezes their traditional sources of finance, officials and experts say. The very success of the global crackdown has made tracking extremists even more difficult, as al Qaeda operatives shun a global financial system more tightly regulated after the September 11, 2001, attacks on U.S. landmarks, they warn. The U.S. Treasury says nearly $200 million has been frozen in the global war on terrorism, but the bilking of Islamic charities and widespread use of informal networks to...
  • Indian held after 9/11 strikes sentenced

    08/16/2002 5:13:02 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 204+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Augustus 16 2002 | AP
    NEW YORK: Syed Gul Mohammad Shah, an Indian formerly suspected in the US government's terrorism investigation, has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for credit card fraud. Shah, 35, pleaded guilty in June. He was sentenced on Thursday in US District Court in Manhattan and ordered to pay restitution of about $415,000. Shah, who is from Hyderabad, admitted selling 15 fraudulent credit cards for up to $2,000 each in the black market. He and Mohammed Azmath, 37, were arrested on a train in Texas on September 12 after law enforcement authorities found two box cutters, hair...
  • Speeding Up The Checkout Line With Biometrics

    03/17/2002 5:17:19 AM PST · by brityank · 21 replies · 353+ views ^ | 13 March, 2002 | Jennifer Maselli
    Speeding Up The Checkout Line With Biometrics March 13, 2002 A Seattle supermarket next month will begin using a service that lets shoppers use fingerprints to authorize payment for groceries. By Jennifer Maselli Customers at the Thrift Way supermarket in Seattle next month can speed through the checkout, using personal ID numbers and their fingerprints to authorize payment for groceries. "It's really about customer convenience and security," says Paul Kapioski, president and owner of Thrift Way, which is using biometric E-payment software from Indivos Inc. to set up the service. "For one, you won't have to dig your credit...