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South African State charges EFF leaders Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu

It’s great to see heads finally starting to roll in the fight against injustice and corruption in South Africa. The EFF has been hit with a double blow on the legal front, this after the State charged both their commander-in-chief, Julius Malema, and his deputy, Floyd Shivambu. https://blog.fraudcracker.com/the-state-charges-eff-leaders-julius-malema-and-floyd-shivambu/


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The cryptoqueen: the hunt for a multi-billion-dollar scam artist

Jet-setting fraudster Dr Ruja Ignatova created the perfect scam: a multi-billion-dollar con, her own fake cryptocurrency OneCoin, a cult–like recruitment drive and a lucrative pyramid scheme. OneCoin attracted over $4,5bn. But within a few months, Ignatova vanished. She is wanted by the FBI for one of the biggest frauds in financial history https://blog.fraudcracker.com/the-cryptoqueen-the-hunt-for-a-multi-billion-dollar-scam-artist/


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ANC MP Bongani Bongo arrested for corruption

It’s taken a long time, but corrupt politicians involved in South Africa’s state capture are finally getting punished. The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team arrested ANC MP Bongani Bongo, a strong Zuma supporter. He appeared in court today on corruption charges, after he tried to bribe an advocate on the parliamentary commission of inquiry into Eskom’s state capture. https://blog.fraudcracker.com/anc-mp-bongani-bongo-arrested-for-corruption/ #corruption #arrest #BonganiBongo #bribery


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Facebook deletes 3.2bn fake accounts and millions of child abuse posts

Facebook Inc took down 3.2bn fake accounts in Q3 and Q4/2019, plus millions of posts showing child abuse and suicide. Yes, it’s great to see Facebook deleting these. But it still raises a number of questions. Find out more at https://blog.fraudcracker.com/facebook-deletes-3-2bn-fake-accounts-and-millions-of-child-abuse-posts/ #Childabuse #terrorism #fakeaccounts


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Facebook and YouTube block spread of supposed whistleblower’s name and photo. Twitter allows both.

Facebook and Youtube are blocking users from sharing the name and photo of a CIA officer who allegedly filed the damning whistleblower complaint that sparked impeachment hearings against President Trump. But Twitter is allowing both. https://blog.fraudcracker.com/facebook-and-youtube-block-spread-of-whistleblowers-name-and-photo-twitter-allows-both/ #whistleblower #victimisation #impeachment


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Strong leadership and punishment of corruption wrongdoers: steps to rebuilding confidence in South Africa

The Springboks’ decisive win in the Rugby World Cup has boosted every South African’s spirits (thank you Bokke, we needed this!) However, it’s a short-term boost, and our country’s long-term path will be determined by raising confidence in the long-term. To do this, we need to see 2 things:1. strong leadership, and2. punishment of corruption perpetrators. https://blog.fraudcracker.com/prosecution-of-corruption-wrongdoers-and-great-leadership-rebuilding-confidence-in-south-africa/ #greatleaders #punishcorruption


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Is there a place for humans in digitally disrupted accounting?

AI, IoT, blockchain… more and more, integration of financial data, intelligent software and vetting systems are leaving humans out of the picture – including the shady ones cooking the books. If bean counters are no longer needed to check and balance the books, are they still needed? And if so, what is their new role? https://blog.fraudcracker.com/is-there-a-place-for-humans-in-digitally-disrupted-accounting/ #accounting #digitaldisruption