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Feds Announce First Arrests In Country Linked To PPP Loan Fraud

It appears that two New England businessmen took the concept of “free money” way too far.David A. Staveley (a/k/a Kurt D. Sanborn) of Andover, Massachusetts, and David Butziger of Warwick, Rhode Island, have been accused of conspiring to illegally obtain funds through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP offers billions of dollars in potentially forgivable loans to keep workers on the payroll, guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

May 10, 2020 : Forbes

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Canada hit by COVID cheque fraud; Webex, Teams under attack, more COVID email scams and three big data breaches

It didn’t take long for cybercriminals to take advantage of the Canadian government’s multi-billion dollar pandemic payments program for consumers. Cheques under the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, or CERB, began rolling out in early April.

May 8, 2020 : IT World Canada

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Coronavirus stimulus fraud arrest: How a small-town tip exposed a $500K fraud scheme

What started as a tip that landed on a small-town Massachusetts police chief’s desk led to charges against two men who allegedly tried defrauding the government of thousands of novel coronavirus relief dollars.

May 7, 2020 : Yahoo! Finance

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Tackling Surging Scams in 2020

It’s hard to miss the many reports and discussions around scams in the wake of Covid-19. Featurespace explores the current state of scams and how data science can respond to keep consumers and businesses safe. Steve Goddard, Fraud Market Expert, will discuss social engineering and the evolution of scams. Tom Flowerdew, Lead Data Scientist, will chime in with how adaptive modeling handles this evolving threat and the data and behaviors to focus on.

May 6, 2020 : Feature Space

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