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REPORT OF THE SPECIAL BODY ON PACIFIC ISLAND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ON ITS 4TH SESSION : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
The potential damage caused by scams to the open and fragile economies of the Pacific island countries was recognized. It was noted that some scams had exposed such countries to contingent or actual liabilities many times the external reserves of the countries concerned. Generally, "get-rich- quick" operators who promoted such scams in the subregion posed as potential investors with substantial amounts of funds to invest.
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A PRIMER ON NEW TECHNIQUES USED BY THE SOPHISTICATED FINANCIAL FRAUDSTER, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO COMMODITY MARKET INSTRUMENTS : REPORT / PREPARED BY THE UNCTAD SECRETARIAT
This report focuses on the wrongful use of financial instruments for commodity trade; it does not cover other frauds perpetrated by commodity firms, such as the Bre-X scandal,2 nor scams targeted at individual investors such as bucket shops (scams under which phoney brokers pretend to undertake, for example, futures trades for customers).3 The focus here is on commodity-related cases, and similar cases in currency or stock markets (e.g. (...) (Peter Larson, “Crooked high and mighty - Enron is merely the latest chapter in the history of American scams”, Washington Post, 10 February 2002). A study reported in the February 1996 Journal of Business Ethics found that 47 per cent of senior executives, 41 per cent of corporate controllers, and 76 per cent of graduate business students were willing to commit securities fraud by failing to disclose write-offs that reduced corporate profits (quoted in Fred Huebner, “Fifty ways to scam your brother: a field guide to fraud”, Washington State Bar News, March 1998). 2 Bre-X was a Canadian company involved in a massive gold mining fraud in 1993-1997. (...) Some cargoes were shipped repeatedly between Solo in Dubai and Hamco (which was part of the scam) in India to inflate turnover numbers. All of this was facilitated by the fact that Solo had its own “captive” shipping agency, owned by a brother- in-law of Madev Patel.
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Score: 1446572 - daccess-ods.un.org/acce...n&DS=UNCTAD/DITC/COM/39&Lang=E
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AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRIME AND THE TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS : REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
Another project concerning scams in the Internet (CyberWatch) has been discussed with the African Development Bank and is under consideration. (...) The Institute has developed a study, in conjunction with the commercial sector, the banking and tertiary institutions, to explore the extent of the effects of the emerging scams on the Internet, which pose a new challenge to the legitimate use of that medium, in particular for financial transactions. (...) The project, which would first be implemented in Uganda and then replicated in the region, includes information campaigns for potential victims of the scams and the establishment of contacts with relevant legislative and law enforcement authorities at the national and regional levels to raise awareness, as well as to identify and prosecute those perpetrating the scams. 2.
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STATEMENT SUBMITTED BY INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ASSOCIATIONS OF THE ELDERLY
It pointed to an alarming increase in financial fraud against seniors, whether living at home or in an institution, and highlighted the notion of “scams”. Active financial abuse can take many forms: – Theft, in the street or at home E/CN.5/2017/NGO/22 3/4 16-19487 – Exorbitant pricing or unnecessary work – Skimping on work hours by home-care staff – Forced sales – Scams – Unjustified institutionalization – Misappropriation of bequests, etc. (...) In Italy, the national campaign against theft and scams carried out each year by the National Association of the Elderly and Pensioners of Confartigianato (ANAP), conducted in partnership with the Public Security Department of the Ministry of the Interior, is an example of collaborative work between civil society and the State.
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Score: 1326091.9 - https://daccess-ods.un.org/acc...n&DS=E/CN.5/2017/NGO/22&Lang=E
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REPORT OF THE JOINT INSPECTION UNIT ON THE REVIEW OF MANAGEMENT OF INTERNET WEBSITES IN THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM ORGANIZATIONS : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
There exists a practice, known as scam emails, in which the content falsely implies its association with a United Nations system organization. For example, some of these scam emails request detailed information and/or money from individuals, businesses or non-profit organizations with the promise that they will receive funds or other benefits in return. (...) This will lead to synergies and savings on technology investment, content maintenance and business process harmonization.
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Score: 1318558 - daccess-ods.un.org/acce...nsf/get?open&DS=A/64/95&Lang=E
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REVIEW OF MANAGEMENT OF INTERNET WEBSITES IN THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM ORGANIZATIONS / PREPARED BY NIKOLAY CHULKOV, YISHAN ZHANG, JOINT INSPECTION UNIT
There exists a practice, known as scam emails, in which the content falsely implies its association with a United Nations system organization. For example, some of these scam emails request detailed information and/or money from individuals, businesses or non-profit organizations with the promise that they will receive funds or other benefits in return. (...) This will lead to synergies and savings on technology investment, content maintenance and business process harmonization.
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Score: 1318558 - daccess-ods.un.org/acce...?open&DS=JIU/REP/2008/6&Lang=E
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LESSONS LEARNED IN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND ASSISTANCE FROM AN AGRICULTURAL INCIDENT - SUBMITTED BY THE UNITED STATES
APHIS officials believe the unsolicited packages are part of an internet “brushing scam.” Sellers carrying out brushing scams will often ship inexpensive items to increase transactions. (...) The nations involved in 2020 were fortunate that this incident proved to be only a brushing scam. Should the international community ever experience a deliberate attack on our shared agricultural sectors, the lessons learned from this incident and the policies that have been put in place could mitigate the attack’s potential severity. 12.
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Score: 1303430.9 - https://daccess-ods.un.org/acc...=BWC/MSP/2020/MX.4/WP.4&Lang=E
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Fraud Alert | United Nations Skip to main content Toggle navigation Welcome to the United Nations العربية 中文 English Français हिन्दी Português Русский Español Kiswahili Peace, dignity and equality on a healthy planet Search the United Nations Submit Search A-Z Site Index Toggle navigation About Us » Member States Main Bodies Secretary-General Secretariat UN System History Emblem and Flag UN Charter UDHR ICJ Statute Nobel Peace Prize Our Work » Peace and Security Human Rights Humanitarian Aid Sustainable Development and Climate Action International Law Global Issues Documents Official Languages Observances Events and News Get Involved Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fraud Alert Beware of scams implying association with the United Nations The United Nations has been made aware of various correspondences, being circulated via e-mail, from Internet web sites, text messages and via regular mail or facsimile, falsely stating that they are issued by, or in association with the United Nations and/or its officials. These scams, which may seek to obtain money and/or in many cases personal details from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent. (...) Financial loss and identity theft could result from the transfer of money or personal information to those issuing such fraudulent correspondence. Victims of such scams may also report them to their local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.
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Score: 1285014.5 - https://www.un.org/en/about-us/fraud-alert/
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Fraud Alert | United Nations Skip to main content Toggle navigation Welcome to the United Nations العربية 中文 English Français हिन्दी Português Русский Español Kiswahili Peace, dignity and equality on a healthy planet Search the United Nations Submit Search A-Z Site Index Toggle navigation About Us » Member States Main Bodies Secretary-General Secretariat UN System History Emblem and Flag UN Charter UDHR ICJ Statute Nobel Peace Prize Our Work » Peace and Security Human Rights Humanitarian Aid Sustainable Development and Climate Action International Law Global Issues Documents Official Languages Observances Events and News Get Involved Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fraud Alert Beware of scams implying association with the United Nations The United Nations has been made aware of various correspondences, being circulated via e-mail, from Internet web sites, text messages and via regular mail or facsimile, falsely stating that they are issued by, or in association with the United Nations and/or its officials. These scams, which may seek to obtain money and/or in many cases personal details from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent. (...) Financial loss and identity theft could result from the transfer of money or personal information to those issuing such fraudulent correspondence. Victims of such scams may also report them to their local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.
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Score: 1285014.5 - https://www.un.org/en/about-us/fraud-alert
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Fraud Alert | United Nations Skip to main content Toggle navigation Welcome to the United Nations العربية 中文 English Français हिन्दी Português Русский Español Kiswahili Peace, dignity and equality on a healthy planet Search the United Nations Submit Search A-Z Site Index Toggle navigation About Us » Member States Main Bodies Secretary-General Secretariat UN System History Emblem and Flag UN Charter UDHR ICJ Statute Nobel Peace Prize Our Work » Peace and Security Human Rights Humanitarian Aid Sustainable Development and Climate Action International Law Global Issues Documents Official Languages Observances Events and News Get Involved Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fraud Alert Beware of scams implying association with the United Nations The United Nations has been made aware of various correspondences, being circulated via e-mail, from Internet web sites, text messages and via regular mail or facsimile, falsely stating that they are issued by, or in association with the United Nations and/or its officials. These scams, which may seek to obtain money and/or in many cases personal details from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent. (...) Financial loss and identity theft could result from the transfer of money or personal information to those issuing such fraudulent correspondence. Victims of such scams may also report them to their local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.
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Score: 1285014.5 - https://www.un.org/en/node/133857
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