June 18, 2021

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FBI Memphis: International online dating scheme nets $10M worldwide, cost US residents $8M – WZTV

FBI Memphis: International online dating scheme nets $10M worldwide, cost US residents $8M  WZTV Read full article here: fox17.com...

Business

Gun violence, community outrage, threatens to impact 75th Street business corridor

CHICAGO — After nine people were shot and one killed in a mass shooting last weekend along a busy South Side business corridor, community members gathered Thursday in search of answers and change. Recent gun violence along the 75th Street Business Corridor have left dozen of South Shore community members outraged. Amid the ongoing viole...

General News

Who will move to the center and win back Americans’ trust?

All polls and current anecdotal experience confirm that Americans are very disappointed in government and in politics generally. Since the Great Depression 90 years ago, political discontent has been near this level only at the worst of the Vietnam era (1966-1971), the depths of the Watergate crisis (1973-1974) and the frustrations of the l...

Scam/Fraud

beware of tax scams — they’ll be everywhere this EOFY » Scammer News

The end of the financial year is near. So all of us — especially those scrambling at the last minute to get their receipts in order — should keep an eye out for the accompanying onslaught of tax scams. Posing as the Australian Taxation Office in particular has been a key vehicle for scammers to target victims, with considerable success o...

Business

Nanaimo hotels scammed for nearly $1,700 through fake ‘head office’ calls

(photo via Unsplash) Nanaimo RCMP are urging businesses to update their anti-fraud training and policy after two local hotels were scammed for almost $1,700. The incidents both took place in early June. In the first case, a hotel employee was contacted by a person calling himself John Davis. “Davis” said they were calling f...

Markets

Blockfint launches “Thinker Series”– a Thai FinTech Revolution

BlockFint, the Thai fintech start-up, is gearing up in business by launching “Thinker Series”, billed as a revolution in advanced financial solutions driven by blockchain technology, aiming at delivering services with enhanced speed and safet...

Analysis: China’s new crop of LNG buyers complicates Qatar’s long-term sales strategy

Highlights More LNG demand growth coming from short-term, spot market Qatar relies heavily on long-term deals, big customers China seeking to diversify

Economy

Opinion | Biden can boost America’s image but he can’t fix its democratic decline

In one fundamental way, things look worse now than in prior periods of crisis. After Watergate, many were surprised that the world looked up to the United States for facing and fixing its democratic failures. It was a sign of the country’s capacity to course-correct. But imagine if after that scandal, the Republican Party, instead of condemning Nix...

Real Estate

Real estate market remains hot across the state

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Looking for a home continues to be very challenging, due to a tight supply and low interest rates. So most homes are still selling for way above the asking the price.“This market price, it’s kind of crazy, when you look back at 2018 and 2019, like now it’s going really high,” said Bahin Battarin, a Springf...

General News

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill requiring moment for school prayer, meditation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visited a South Florida Jewish temple to denounce anti-Semitism and stand with Israel, as the Republican governor cloaked himself in religion Monday while signing a bill into law that would require public schools in his state to set aside at least one minute of silence for children to meditate or pray...