• Mar, 2024
  • Mar 22, 2024
  • Phone Co Employee Caught SIM-Swapping for Bribes - YouTube

    Imposters stealing Utah restaurant names to deceive drivers and customers on food delivery apps - YouTube
    Restaurant fighting with Doordash for a year.

    Nemesis Dark Web Market Gets Seized by German Federal Police - YouTube

  • Mar, 2024
  • Mar 15, 2024
  • BREAKING: Boeing Whistleblower FOUND DEAD After Stunning Testimony - YouTube
    62-year-old Boeing whistleblower John Barnett found dead in his truck after he didn't show up for a legal interview linked to a case against Boeing. Barnett worked for Boeing for 32 years and retired in 2017. After retiring, Barnett spoke out about how Boeing was cutting corners on their airplanes. : StrangeEarth/
    'If anything happens, it's not suicide': Boeing whistleblower's prediction to family before death - YouTube

    How The Shadowy World Of Organized Retail Crime Works - YouTube
    Boosters get a list from the boss, fencers list them on Amazon at discounts.
    People trust Amazon to check these things, but then when you consider it you think How can Amazon check this kind of thing? Would Amazon even want to? when they're undercutting the price of TJMax where the goods were stolen from. Online marketplaces profit from this. In the video, the theft ring had been operated on Amazon for over 10 years, reportedly. Amazon, commenting on the story, said they had not received signals the company was dealing in stolen goods, and that Amazon doesn't profit from stolen goods.
    This development is on the rise.

    The closest to a science fiction government is Singapore. Large investments coupled with technocratic, technological literacy. UK in the 1940s, with radar and computers, speed of breakthroughs. Rest of nations, scientific spending is by consensus, cutting a check for superconventional non-obejectional things built in China.

    Anti-Airbnb vandals hit Montreal building as advocates push for crackdown - YouTube
    Anti-AirBNB grafitti. Protests want total ban. ‘This new building could have been used for housing but instead it was used for tourists.’

    The rush in the door for ETFs such as the new Bitcoin spot ETFs is probably not stable long-term holders, but people wanting to make a profit. Bianco.

    If it is people putting in 1% and who have their money mostly in a mutual fund, they will be more tolerant of drawdowns.

    International Threat Actors are Targeting Children to Steal Money from Banks & Major Corporations - YouTube
    Because ‘automatic scanning doesn’t work.'

  • Mar, 2024
  • Mar 01, 2024
  • Protesting farmers 'bombard' riot police with manure as they clash in Brussels - YouTube
    How to make people stop supporting you in 1 easy step?

  • Feb, 2024
  • Feb 22, 2024
  • Romance scammers target Americans - YouTube
    The scammers have playbooks. They all target the same thing, love and money.

    CIA terminates whistleblower prompting flood of sexual misconduct complaints | NewsNation Prime - YouTube

    Alberta RCMP officer charged for allegedly sharing non top secret data with Republic of Rwanda - YouTube

    22-year-old woman Jailed for over 8 years after falsely accusing 3 men of trafficking and raping her. : AllThatIsInteresting/

    FBI agent, others warn of Venezuelan gang entering into US - YouTube
    Extortion of businesses run by Venezuela etc. They have no record keeping in Venezuela, so US authorities don't know if they have a criminal or not.
  • Feb, 2024
  • Feb 13, 2024
  • Migrants accused of robbery spree across NYC - YouTube

    Deepfakes Used to Trick Man into Sending $25M to Scammers - YouTube
    They did a fake video conference with an employee and had him send funds to 25 accounts.
    He was a week into the scam when he contacted people at his company and they said they didn't know what he was talking about.
    They used publicly available footage of the people they wanted to impersonate.
    Is the solution just passing a law? when the problem is people in another country? but you can do it from within the country anonymously.

    Nigerian man charged with sextortion of B.C. teen - YouTube
    The youth men what he thought was a girl on the net and after a couple minutes talk she asked for nudes and he sent them. Then she attempted to blackmail him for gift cards. He committed suicide. Mounties on project EPA were led to Nigeria.
    44% increase in sexual extortion reports last year. Most were male. 80% over age 18.

    Romance scams resulted in $60m leave Canadians' accounts in 2020. Last year $360.
    Investigating the con that combines romance scams and crypto fraud (Marketplace) - YouTube
    It's much easier to track large amounts of money when it's crypto than would be cash.
    ‘I have never had anyone call me honey and baby before. It’s really sweet.'
    It usually has attractive people's photos and nice treatment and seeing (fake) inital big gains, the promise of becomming rich. Sometimes the duped does the initial reachout when responding to an advertisement.
    It's called ‘pig butchering.’

    Officials: Mexican drug cartel targets Native American reservations with fentanyl - YouTube

  • Feb, 2024
  • Feb 05, 2024
  • ATM thieves use glue and 'tap' function to drain accounts at Chase Bank - YouTube
    New ATM scam.
    Go to ATM and card doesn't work when you put your card in the slot (they put glue in the slot). So someone behind you says ‘He you can just use the ’tap' against a chip on the ATM. So then, because it's not just active while your card is in it, but rather is active for a few minutes after it gives you your cash unless the customer taps a button to ‘log out’, the next person in line can keep withdrawing.
    Chase bank denied the fraud claims of the customers. Chase would not review surveilance video because ‘it was under $5000’.

  • Jan, 2024
  • Jan 31, 2024
  • Survivors of Vallejo 'Gone Girl' case respond after police apologize for calling them liars - YouTube

    Taxi fraudsters in Toronto scam people out of thousands of dollars - YouTube
    He thought it was a cab. They ask for a CC instead of cash. Then they steal or take off with the card. Authoritises are saying not to confront these people because they can be violent.

    False Accusation leads to Mans Death - YouTube
    He was accused of sexual assault to a 16-year-old's older brother on a bus. He beat the 62-year-old up as he got off the bus. Bus cameras show there was no sexual assault. Requests for the security video were denied news organization, so how can we know what happened?

    Kansas City Chiefs fans' deaths: Who is Jordan Willis? | Dan Abrams Live - YouTube
    One man works with international AIDS vaccine.
    The three were highschool friends and the became friends when he moved back to town. They went to KC Chiefs games he paid for. He hung out with them once in a while, but not really part of that crew of friends. He mostly stayed at home. This all according to reporters who went door to door knocking.
    He had 2 pitbulls.
    People know more than they're saying, reportedly assumedly.
    Everyone is waiting for tox reports.
  • Jan, 2024
  • Jan 22, 2024
  • Woman pleads guilty after making false rape claim in Florida - YouTube

    Here's What Really Happened on January 6th - YouTube (Tucker)
    2020 pandemic oppression, compromised election cycle Nov 2020.
    Proof of entrapment? or just condemining of the strategy employed by the government?

  • Jan, 2024
  • Jan 08, 2024
  • Campbell police department's package decoy program appears to be scaring off porch pirates - YouTube

  • Dec, 2023
  • Dec 29, 2023
  • New Fed Database Will Track Law Enforcement Officer Misconduct - YouTube

    US inmate freed after 48 years in prison for murder he didn't commit | BBC News - YouTube

    Careful with This New Way They are Targeting Tourist in Medellin Colombia 🇨🇴 - YouTube
    For recent years, the thing was girls would slip guys scope and walk off with his stuff, but recently it seems they think they can get more out of you by kidnapping you.
    One of the kidnappings took place on the popular tourist and local hike ‘Tres Cruces’.

  • Dec, 2023
  • Dec 19, 2023
  • Is It Even Possible to Avoid the Gift Card Scam? - YouTube

    Undercover surveillance teams cracking down on retail theft in LA - YouTube

    Lawsuit accuses fertility doctor of secretly impregnating woman with his own sperm - YouTube

    Frost Bank teller accused of taking $180K from 86-year-old who considered her 'like a daughter' - YouTube

    SF store owners are having a hard time because theft of property under (I think $5000) a certain value isn't a crime, according to a law passed a couple years ago. Can't they just put their price tags above that value and offer a discount at the till (if the government isn't going to help them)?

    Officer Violates Kid For "Disrespect" | Charges Dropped | Cop Investigated by IA - YouTube

    Cuidado con la nueva modalidad de robo mediante el 'cambiazo' de tarjeta SIM - YouTube
  • Nov, 2023
  • Nov 30, 2023
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A5fCN4I8Qw



  • Nov, 2023
  • Nov 04, 2023
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eDgSWQuUDA

    Is what is common in Colombia coming to (southern) US now? Americans, as in Colombia, would be easy targets it seems. Or is it the fake Uber driver thing that's been going for a while in Austin?




  • Oct, 2023
  • Oct 17, 2023
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDjrTMBxg2Y


    Organized crime on the rise, especially in NZ.

    Self checkout is helping criminals.

    NZ even high earners having a hard time making ends meet, inflation.



    Already knew the events, but didn't have evidence until 2018 when one of the culprit made admissions.

  • Sep, 2023
  • Sep 25, 2023

  • The front door, user access point, is way majority of malware is successful. Not the server or whatever. 75% through email. 35% of attacks bypass the network firewalls.

  • Sep, 2023
  • Sep 18, 2023

  • Wtf are unconscious people not on video monitoring to prevent this known risk?

    TSA Agents Caught Stealing From Luggage - YouTube 
  • Sep, 2023
  • Sep 04, 2023
  • Target and other stores losing a lot of money to theft. “The common thread or the consistency in that end of the barbell, is these stores tend to be located in cities where they're not prosecuting this type of crime. And so people are going in, and they know that I can steal X amount of dollars. And as long as I steal that amount, and not anything more, I'm not going to get prosecuted.” They lock more stuff up, leading to a less quality shopping experience. ... Does the word ‘shrink’ mean ‘theft’? ... In Cali, thefts up to $950 not treated as felonies but rather as misdemeanors, since a year or two ago. Will the stores leave, when they have to report lower earnings? or are the earnings still that good?

    Cop accused of stealing debit card on the job; How the victims tracked the LAPD officer down - YouTube 
  • Aug, 2023
  • Aug 21, 2023

  • Ecuador pres candidate assassinated using Colombian assassins.

    Mexican cartels said to rule narcos in Ecuador (and Colombia too).
  • Aug, 2023
  • Aug 05, 2023

  • It takes 7 minutes to walk 600 yards at 3 mph. Call was less than 3 minutes.
  • Jul, 2023
  • Jul 19, 2023
  • ‘I don't dial 911 anymore': Oakland's 911 crisis got a lot worse - YouTube 
  • Jul, 2023
  • Jul 03, 2023

  • Protests in France for days.
  • Jun, 2023
  • Jun 04, 2023
  • Lots of reports of retail theft.
  • May, 2023
  • May 18, 2023
  • 'Cartels control everything that happens here': Arizona rancher | Morning in America - YouTube 

  • One of the only recent headlines I've seen where police appear benevolent to society. They should stick to violent crime and important theft, and they might do a lot better.
  • May, 2023
  • May 12, 2023
  • A paper says governments aren't responding to private sector or voter demand with new (anti-globalism) trade restrictions, but are instead driving this trend.

    The data shows that right after Covid, firms were looking to add new suppliers to diversify supply chains but crucially trying to maintain their relationships with existing suppliers.

    Is the Global Economy Deglobalizing? And if so, why? And what is next? | NBER 
  • Apr, 2023
  • Apr 12, 2023

  • Juice jacking. If you use a cable that has 4 wires (which are fairly standard, the kind you can use to connect your phone to your computer), obviously data can be transferred through them, including malware. So use a power outlet and your wall charger for your phone. Technically speaking, you can use a 2-wire cable (only transmits power) even with a unit set up to send malware.

  • Apr, 2023
  • Apr 09, 2023

  • 1000 a month. 'Now not just the rich.'

    'These kidnappers know your every move.'

    'Men posing as police...'

    'Positive paranoid psychopaths.'
  • Apr, 2023
  • Apr 08, 2023
  • BREAKING NEWS: Florida Sheriff Announces Arrest Of 12-Year-Old And 17-Year-Old For Triple Murder - YouTube 
  • Mar, 2023
  • Mar 26, 2023

  • One idea presented is that this type of criminal feels more safe making threats (and maybe actions) from inside that he would if he were on the street where he would have to face repercussions for such things.
  • Jan, 2023
  • Jan 28, 2023

  • The problem that can arise when populations allow governments to grant professional licenses, which serve the purpose traditionally of giving clients accountability from their professionals.
  • Nov, 2022
  • Nov 20, 2022

  • Lots of people talking about these new couple ways to hack / scam phones and accounts (like bank accounts).

    Prevention: never tell anyone your email address you use for those accounts, have a phone number you use for them which no one knows, don't publish any information about yourself on social media so people can't just look you up and get it, never let your phone or computer be touched by anyone else ever, and never put anything in your computer (flash card, SD card) which has been out of your sight ever. You can also change your phone number frequently. You perhaps should change it when a spouse becomes an ex, or a friend becomes not a friend. Never click on links on any message sent to you ever, even if it's a job offer or a friend saying it's urgent. Don't open attachments either. (You can also check the domain in any link and the domain in the email very carefully, and know what you're looking for). Since you can't run a cursor over a linked text on phones (and on desktop you might accidentally click it when you hover over it) all email services should auto-print all links as the actual link).
  • Aug, 2022
  • Aug 18, 2022
  • Two judges ordered to pay $200M to victims of 'kids for cash' scheme - YouTube 
  • Jul, 2022
  • Jul 29, 2022

  • First use of term 'climate criminals' for celebs I've heard.
  • Jul, 2022
  • Jul 08, 2022

  • May, 2022
  • May 31, 2022
  • 7 wounded in Vegas biker gangs freeway shooting, police say - ABC News 
  • May, 2022
  • May 13, 2022
  • Catalytic converters being stolen from parked cars in US

    They saw the catalytic converters off (filled with platinum, rhodium, and palladium) by sliding underneath the vehicle.

    Fixing them costs about $1500 on some vehicles. To protect against this, people are covering them with metal grills.

    A guy used Apple Airtags under the cars he wanted to target so he could track where they park. He used security cameras to avoid apprehension.

    He found a loophole to sell more than the usual limit of 1 per day per scrap yard. He formed company with the Secretary of State's office, so he could sell as many as he wanted and without proving ownership.
  • Apr, 2022
  • Apr 23, 2022

  • Apr, 2022
  • Apr 12, 2022
  • US-Mexico border: More US citizen teens being used to transport migrants because they're minors and not likely to face legal consequences

    They can make hundreds of dollars per run.

    Authorities say they saw a rise in teens doing this work in 2021. They also say that the transporters know that if they drive fast enough the authorities will not pursue.

    People don't want to give these young people a record that might prevent them from being able to join the army or get certain jobs (especially if they are poor, it was said).

  • Apr, 2022
  • Apr 09, 2022
  • Hackers are now obtaining emails and contact stuff from PDs and gov offices, then using those to contact ISPs, tech giants, social media companies, with a fake "emergency data request."

    The companies being contacted often comply. They say the matter can't wait for a court order because it relates to an urgent matter of life and death.

    Police are allowed to bypass the need for a warrant if there's some urgent need.
  • Kidnapping ransom scam

    You get a call, and a female actress says "Dad, help me!" and the dad might say his daughters name ("Is that you, Mary?") and then they have the daughter's name.

    Or they might get the name and some other info from social media.

    They're probably not using this yet, because it's not tech that's so easily available, but be aware that DeepFake calls/videos can do this sort of thing, too. This is especially a risk if you or your loved one posts a lot of videos with them talking on social media. Henry from Techlore noted that this could even just become an automated thing one day after a data breach of phone numbers.

  • Dec, 2021
  • Dec 07, 2021
  • Israeli police caught again planting weapons

    After pulling a guy over for using his phone driving, they planted a gun and arrested him for it. He spent a month in confinement before he was released because a video came to light.

    An Israeli docudrama in 2018 was famous because the officers in it planted a rifle in a Palestinian man's home and depicted it as a discovery. The police in that show were accused of planting a few other weapons, too.
  • Nov, 2021
  • Nov 15, 2021
  • FBI's email was hacked and used to send emails

    Sent emails from the actual @fbi.gov email.

    Current proposed hacker: pompompurin.

  • Settler violence is a 'tool' Israel uses to take over Palestinian land - B'Tselem

    According to B'Tselem's recent report, Israel uses 2 techniques to take over land in the West Bank:

    1) Official annexation through the judicial system

    2) Acts of violence carried out by settlers

    B'Tselem called settler violence there systemic, organized and institutionalized.

  • Nov, 2021
  • Nov 13, 2021
  • Maybe UK special forces concealed unlawful killings of Afghan detainees

    Their word for it was 'failing to fix systemic issues.'

  • Nov, 2021
  • Nov 03, 2021
  • The Hill and others are talking still about the problem of labeling 'half of America' 'domestic terrorists'

    About 3 homicides per year in the US are possibly motivated by racial hatred. There are 15-20k homicides in the US per year.

    Below is a chart the Hill shared, which shows attacks and deaths for each year.

    The second image shows PayPal Park in San Jose, which has a capacity of 18k. So that many people are murdered per year (is that accurate?). Three of those guys on that bleacher over on the other side were possibly motivated by hate, ie possibly 'racial supremacists.'

    When they talk about the current attempt to create a political cause for 'domestic terrorism' critics talk about 'the war on terror' which they see as doing the same thing for the past 20 years.

    According to AP, this many people died in America's 'Longest War' in Afghanistan:

    American service members killed in Afghanistan through April: 2,448.

    U.S. contractors: 3,846.

    Afghan national military and police: 66,000.

    Other allied service members, including from other NATO member states: 1,144.

    Afghan civilians: 47,245.

    Taliban and other opposition fighters: 51,191.

    Aid workers: 444.

    Journalists: 72

    In the Iraq War (2003-2011), between 151k and 1m Iraqis died, estimated, and 4500 US troop deaths.

  • Oct, 2021
  • Oct 13, 2021
  • Netherlands struggles with drug mafia threats

    Earlier this year, a journalist covering the 'Mocro Mafia' trial of 17 members was killed. Now the PM of the country has to step up his security following threats.

    "This is completely undermining our rule of law, which has led many Dutch people to be terrified..." one of their suits said at Congress.

    Analysts drew comparisons with other drug cartel leaders, like ones in days gone by in Latin America: "It's them showing how powerful they are... saying, 'Look, we are even considering doing this.' The threats to (PM) Rutte show that in a way the Netherlands is descending into a narcostate. Not in the sense of that we have a lot of corruption at government level, or that police are crooked, but in the sense that organized crime is so big."

    Drugs in this story means cocaine and MDMA/ecstasy. These are the two drugs that follow at a distance marijuana as the most popular recreational substances there. Drug use is concentrated among young adults age 15-34.

  • Bow and arrow attack in Norway left some dead, others wounded

    First question that arises in my (everyone's?) mind: Was it a Muslim extremist or an anti-immigration native extremist?

  • Sep, 2021
  • Sep 28, 2021
  • Murders up 30% in US in 2020

    ... according to the FBI's annual report. Largest increase since the report started in the 60s.
  • Aug, 2021
  • Aug 26, 2021
  • Australian whistleblower's house attacked

    ... reportedly they smashed her windows in, and when she called local police they took 40 minutes to arrive, because when she called a second time while waiting she was told they were already there (they were at a different address).

    'Captain Louise' served in Afghanistan 2012-2013. She blew the whistle on a patrol who killed a group of farmers (10 civilians, goes the report) after the patrol commander accidentally shot one and they decided they couldn't leave witnesses.


    News reporting on this reference another story, from 2020, in which an Australian intelligence officer who said he had evidence of crimes in Afghanistan was found dead at a Canberra headquarters.

  • Aug, 2021
  • Aug 18, 2021
  • Nigeria governor tells locals to arm themselves against bandits

    For years there've been kidnappings of schools full of students in Nigeria. Sometimes they're held for years waiting for ransoms. Sometimes ransoms are paid, sometimes other strategies are used.

    Katsina State's governor has told people there to pick up guns and protect themselves, that they are not currently doing enough. He said it was morally wrong for people to sit back and allow bandits to take control of their lives.

    Katsina is the home state of the president of Nigeria. For many, if the pres can't secure that state he can't secure any part of the country, and last December bandits abducted around 300 students there. Those in charge have reportedly blamed the citizens, saying that because they're not fighting back, it's emboldening the criminals.

    Other officials have said the same thing in the past. The defense minister recently said the defense of the people should be in the hands of the people. They feel that because the government has problems protecting people, it sends the wrong message to the bandits.

  • Jun, 2021
  • Jun 12, 2021
  • Most disruptive infrastructure attack ever on U.S. soil

    Apparently. Colonial Pipeline hack. This pipeline sends a lot of the oil from Texas to New Jersey, from where it's distributed to other places. Hackers gained control of Colonial's system and are doing a ransomware action. Colonial took their all their operations offline because they didn't want the hackers to gain access to the IT that controls the pipes. They're currently handling some segments of the pipelines manually.

    We don't know too many details because Colonial hasn't given them to the DHS, reportedly.

    Some gas stations have run dry. Price of gas has already gone up 7 cents in the week, following the regular demand-supply equation. There's been panic buying and long queues, and the airline industry has been affected. Flights have been stopped and they've additional stops in order for planes to fuel up.

    The pipelines serve 90 U.S. military installations and 26 oil refineries, so the ripple effects are still to be seen.

    FBI is saying the hacker is Darkside from Russia, who usually works on big money ransom projects. They have a published list of things they won't hack, and don't seem to want to hurt normal people, although in this case gas prices effects everyone.

    A massive effort is expected to get things running again about a week after the problem started, involving the FBI and other government agencies and a task force assembled by the White House. But it depends whether they can resolve the ransomware situation.

    In recent years, the U.S. has scaled up its oil production and became a net exporter, but is now looking at returning to being an importer of oil.

  • Apr, 2021
  • Apr 30, 2021
  • Haiti, kidnapped priests, nuns and others

    All nine people have all been released - including the two Frenchmen. No word made public if the $1m ransom was paid. The local religious society of the kidnapped Haitians thanked the French and American ambassadors for their 'discreet and effective diplomatic support.' [RFI]

    Some have noted a rise in gang kidnappings for ransom in the country over the past year.

    #Haiti #Ransom

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