June 2021 3rd Edition

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The new breed of criminals: Bank staff probed over links to cyber fraud 

Criminals targeting people in financial and IT sectors to act as ‘money mules’ Many of today’s fraudsters have migrated online Employees at three major financial institutions are under investigation over suspected links to crime gangs involved in cyber frauds and money laundering. The three young adults — a woman and two men — separately came to the attention of gardaí investigating the rising phenomenon of online frauds and scams. The three are unconnected, but all have third-level qualifications and are

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World Powers Meet on Nuclear Deal After Iran Hardliner Wins 

World powers meet Sunday in Vienna in their first attempt to revive a nuclear deal with Iran following the Islamic Republic’s election of a new hardline president. While Ebrahim Raisi’s win is not expected to derail efforts to return the U.S. to the accord, the change in administration in Tehran

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Colombia Drug Trafficking Money Laundered Through Modified Gold

A criminal group in Colombia is turning dirty money into adulterated gold, in the latest addition to a long list of laundering schemes using the precious metal. The Gaitanist Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia – AGC), also known as the Urabeños, have been linked to front companies that

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