On 5 January, an article in The Conversation is concerned with what is described as a less high-tech threat emerging in recent months.  Criminals are increasingly targeting US Postal Service and personal mailboxes to pilfer filled-out cheques and sell them over the internet using social media platforms.  The buyers then alter the payee and amount listed on the checks to rob victims’ bank accounts of thousands of dollars.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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