August 2021 4th Edition

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Where Are the Taliban Getting Their Money?

The Taliban’s sudden surge across much of Afghanistan, resulting in the capture of about half of the country’s provincial capitals, may have stunned some officials and international observers, but it has been driven in part by extensive fundraising that has given the insurgent group access to millions, and perhaps billions, of dollars. Intelligence agencies say while it is impossible to accurately gauge exactly how much money the Taliban have been able to raise, a newfound focus on financial independence appears

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Social media fraud: The influencers promoting criminal scams

On social media, there’s a new type of influencer. But instead of promoting clothing lines and lifestyle products, they promote fraud.  They flash stacks of cash, hide their faces, and some even lure new recruits by selling guides on committing fraud. You’d think these scammers and their illegal products would

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