Net Crimes Newsletter - December 10, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Man posed illegal gun picture on Twitter

A New Jersey man was arrested after police said they spotted a picture of him holding an illegal weapon, a sawed-off shotgun, on his Twitter account.

Jersey City police said they arrested Khalid McClenton, 22, Nov. 28 after they saw the photo of him holding the gun online, The Jersey Journal, Jersey City, reported Wednesday.

McClenton was charged with unlawful possession of several prohibited weapons, including the shotgun, a handgun and two knives.

McClenton's bail was set at $40,000 cash or bond with a 10 percent option. His lawyer, public defender Alicia Lera, unsuccessfully argued for the bail to be lowered to $35,000 cash or bond with a 10 percent option.

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Cybersquatters cashing in on Kate's pregnancy by registering websites linked to Royal baby - 12/09/12
Opportunistic cybersquatters are attempting to cash in on the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy by registering websites associated with the Royal baby. In the past week, and have been taken by savvy web users and littered with adverts. These mirror twitter feeds such as @Royal Foetus which were registered within hours of the public announcement.

Unmasked: The Indian text pest bombarding Britain with 500,000 spam messages a day - 12/08/12
This is the man who plagues half a million Britons a day with illegal spam texts telling them they are entitled to a refund for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI). The IT boss makes millions by selling the numbers of British mobile phone users who respond to his spam messages to claims management companies for as little as 90p each. The claims firms then pursue banks for PPI refunds on behalf of the customer, but take a hefty fee.

Woman arrested on suspicion of harassment - 12/08/12
Ouachita Parsih deputies arrested a woman late Friday accused of harassing a man. Tamara Foster, 40, of 314 Cedarbrook Drive, Monroe, was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on charges of stalking and cyberstalking. According to an arrest affidavit, a victim told deputies Foster had been sending him harassing text messages, voice mails and emails for about two years.

Facebook: Italian police raid HQ in tax crackdown - 12/07/12
The investigation comes just weeks after Google faced similar action. In that case the internet group was suspected of having failed to declare millions of euros in income. Google denies any wrongdoing, stating that it “complies with tax law in every country in which it operates and we are confident we comply with Italian law”.

Man claims he was blackmailed after visiting porn website - 12/07/12
A Cottonwood Heights man learned a lesson about visiting porn websites in a unique way. The man says he got scammed after some online surfing and police are now involved. The man was surfing a porn site, and then went on to a Skype session with a woman that ultimately ended with the alleged extortion.

Woman 'lied about being raped because she "didn't enjoy" the bad date and consensual sex she had with a man she met online' - 12/05/12
A Tennessee woman was charged with filing a false rape claim after she admitted to police that she only did so because she 'didn't enjoy' their date. Twenty-seven-year-old Lynette Lee told detectives in Clarksville, Tennessee that the unidentified man never actually raped her, and that she made the whole story up to get back at him for what she thought was a bad date.

Biddeford man gets 5 years for cyberstalking - 12/05/12
A Biddeford man who uploaded sexually explicit images of his ex-fiancée to the Internet and created a social media account in her name, inviting men to her home for sexual encounters, has been sentenced to five years in federal prison. Shawn Sayer, 43, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland by Judge D. Brock Hornby to the statutory maximum sentence, along with three years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to cyberstalking Aug. 13. Court records show Sayer used the Internet in 2009 to harass his ex-fiancée, who had changed her name and moved to Louisiana. He posted sexually explicit video clips of her to adult pornography websites using her real name and actual street address; created a Facebook account in her name in which he posted her photographs and hyperlinks to the videos, and wrote that she was interested in a number of sexual activities.

European students set to sue Facebook over its privacy policies - 12/04/12
A Europe wide student group plans to launch legal action claiming Facebook has not done enough to protect the privacy of its hundreds of millions of members. Privacy campaign group europe-v-facebook, which has been lobbying for better data protection by Facebook for over a year, said it planned to take legal action in Ireland, where Facebook has its international headquarters.

Jailed: London-based Nigerian fraudsters who ran £2.7million lotto scam which led to a murder-suicide - 12/04/12
Two Nigerian fraudsters, whose global £2.7m scam had deadly consequences for one family they mercilessly ripped off, were jailed today. Police identified a total of thirteen victims all over the world, who each lost an average of £207,000, after the duo convinced them they were due an Australian lottery pay-out, inheritance, investment benefit or were sold non-existent heavy plant machinery.


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