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How Did a Microsoft Font Catch a Fraudster?

If you are a regular Microsoft Office user, you’d know about default fonts. We don’t really think about them that much, but in a bankruptcy case in Canada, the courts were able to make their decision based on the fonts used in the documents provided. Gerald McGoey and his wife claimed that there were 2 …

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When Did the First Cyber Attack Happen?

Many would assume that the first cyber attack happened during the time computers were already in existence. Contrary to this assumption, the first cyber attack actually happened close to 2 centuries ago, back when there were no computers or internet at all. The first cyber attack happened in 1834 when two banker brothers François and …

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About a third of all fish and seafood eaten around the world is mislabelled, and the amount of fraud being committed is increasing.

Food fraud: Do you really know what fish species you are eating? A Taste of the Sea When you buy fish from a store, or when you are served a fish dish in a restaurant, you expect to get what the label says or to eat what you ordered. Unfortunately, the reality is sometimes far …

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DMX avoided a maximum jail term for tax fraud when his lawyer played his song “Slippin'” for the judge in order to show X’s struggles and how bad his upbringing was.

DMX avoids maximum jail term for tax fraud after playing judge ‘Slippin’’ DMX has been sentenced for committing tax evasion to the tune of $1.7 million. Prosecutors had been pushing for the 47-year-old rapper, real name Earl Simmons, to be handed the maximum jail term of five years, but before sentencing, DMX convinced the judge …

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Who is the Man Behind the Salad Bowl Hoax?

We all know how to season our cast-iron skillets, but does the same rule apply for salad bowls? In the 1930s, George Rector was able to convince the entire United States that having an unwashed wooden salad bowl will improve the taste of their salads. This method is a complete hoax, but people have been …

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