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Coquitlam man narrowly avoids being scammed
An 80-year-old Coquitlam man was almost bilked out of $2,000 after someone claiming to be his grandson phoned crying and requesting the money to pay for bail.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
The Western Union Foundation Continues to Support Global Education...
The Western Union Foundation today announced its third quarter 2013 grant commitment of more than US$2.8 million, which will be distributed across 35 nonprofit, non-governmental organizations around the world.
My name is ALEC "It is too late"
It is often considered treason to attempt or conspire to overthrow the government, even if no foreign country is aiding or involved by such an endeavor.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Silicon Alley Insider
Chart of the Day: Bitcoin Can Be The New Western Union
In his new note on Bitcoin , Bank of America Merrill Lynch currency analyst David Woo buys into the argument from Bitcoin evangelists that the digital currency can be both.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
82 Years Before Edward Snowden, There Was Herbert O. Yardley
The rogue surveillance bureaucrat revealed a trove of American secrets, cracked Japanese code, coerced Western Union into turning over cables, and won big at poker.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Quiz: Which famous cricketer worked as a stockbroker?
Do you know that Al Capone never got convicted for any of his crimes except one.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Bitcoin Service Targets Kenya Remittances With Cut-Rate Fees
BitPesa Ltd., a Kenyan start-up, will take on remittance providers like Western Union Co.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Western Union Foundation and Discovery Education open doors for high...
The Western Union Foundation, Discovery Education and the Association of Educational Publishers have announced the launch of Open Doors: Unlock Your Future, a new online destination providing high school students, educators and families with high-quality tools and resources to help students prepare for their future through in-depth career ... (more)
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Sources: C.I.A. Tracks Money Like N.S.A. Tracks Phone Calls
Sources: the C.I.A. tracks international transactions looking for terrorist activity, including Western Union transfers into and out of the country.
US News & World Report
CIA Spying on Money Transfers Could Stifle U.S. Business
The Central Intelligence Agency is using the same Patriot Act powers that grant the National Security Agency broad spying abilities for national security purposes to monitor international money transactions.
The Motley Fool
Growth From India Can Propel Western Union and Xoom
According to a report by the World Bank, India's inward remittances are estimated to surge to a record $71 billion this year.
CIA monitors Americans' financial activities
The Central Intelligence Agency is collecting bulk records of international money transfers, including the financial and personal data of millions of Americans.
CIA 'spying on international money transfers'
As part of the programme, the FBI collaborates with the CIA to gather information on international transactions made by Americans and others from money-transfer firms including Western Union.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Western Union expects remittances to India to grow significantly
Western Union Malaysia expects remittances to India to grow 'significantly' with the introduction of a new direct-to-bank money transfer channel that allows consumers here to send money to bank accounts in India, said its country director Chew Mei Ling.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
The Williams Lake Tribune
Facebook romance scams a heartbreaking danger
By Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune Published: November 13, 2013 8:00 AM Updated: November 13, 2013 8:58 AM Internet romance scams are taking in millions of dollars a month in Canada alone, said Dan Williams, senior call taker at the Canadian Fraud Centre.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Ends of the Earth: Nigerian E- Mail Scams Get Their Dramatic Due
If you have an email address, then Scamoramaland , a world premiere by Performers Under Stress, will be deeply personal to you.