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  • Hunter Biden suspected of smoking crack in DC strip club’s VIP room

    11/26/2019 6:10:11 PM PST · by McGruff · 130 replies
    Page Six ^ | November 26, 2019 | Joe Marino, Elizabeth Rosner and Bruce Golding
    Hunter Biden was suspected of smoking crack inside a strip club where he dropped “thousands of dollars” during multiple visits — at the same time he held a seat on the board of a controversial Ukrainian natural-gas company, The Post has learned. The incident, which took place at Archibald’s Gentlemen’s Club in Washington, DC, late last year, represents the most recent alleged drug use by Biden, 49, who has acknowledged six stints in rehab for alcoholism and addiction that included a crack binge in 2016. Workers at Archibald’s, located about three blocks north of the White House, said Biden was...
  • Credit Card Question

    06/23/2017 1:54:44 PM PDT · by johniegrad · 77 replies
    Myself | Today | Me
    Purchased gas on my credit card today. Several minutes later, I received a text message from my credit card vendor asking me to confirm other purchases, none of which I had made. Contacted credit card company and they froze the account. They are expediting me a new card which I will receive Monday.I've had this happen in the past also and things are always resolved quickly and to my satisfaction. But I wonder how often this happens to other Freepers. Basically, I'd like to know how often this should be expected to happen to see if I need to do...
  • Did US Ally Qatar Free Imprisoned Americans in Exchange for Al Qaeda Terrorist?

    01/29/2015 8:05:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/29/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Problematic, in a very big way even if the offer was made.Qatar’s ties to Al Qaeda and ISIS aren’t news. They’ve effectively served as intermediaries in everything from ransom exchanges for hostages to Taliban negotiations. But actually trying to secure terrorist swaps for prisoners on their own behalf would have been a new frontier. Before he was released from a U.S. maximum-security prison last week, a confessed al Qaeda sleeper agent was offered up in a potential prisoner swap that would have freed two Americans held abroad.According to two individuals with direct knowledge of the case, the proposition was...
  • 2 Indian brothers indicted in US for supporting Al Qaeda [Muslims]

    11/05/2015 4:50:27 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    Rediff.com 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
    wmur.com ^ | 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
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | March 24, 2011 | BirtherReport.com
    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...
  • 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/news2010/harrison.ind.htm 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?...