City of New York Seeks $20 Million for Airbnb Fraud Scheme

City of New York Seeks $20 Million for Airbnb Fraud Scheme

Airbnb currently has around 50,000 listings within New York City, making the tourism capital its largest market in the U.S. As Airbnb has experienced a steady climb in short-term rentals within NYC, the municipal and state governments have grown more keen on curbing Airbnb’s permissions for local rentals to keep more living spaces available for New York City residents, who already face a tight rental market. According to the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law, buildings with three or more units cannot offer rentals for fewer than 30 days at a time unless the owner or tenant of the unit is present while the guest is renting.

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5 Infamous Fraud Cases Throughout the Centuries

5 Infamous Fraud Cases Throughout the Centuries

While the internet serves as a large platform for a considerable number of scams, fraudsters have always been able to find creative outlets for their schemes, long before the advent of modern technology. The names Charles Ponzi and Victor Lustig may be well known among audiences tuned in to the history of con men, but here are stories of lesser known swindlers, going as far back as the fourth century B.C.

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The Dark Side of Romance

The Dark Side of Romance

Valentine’s Day offers couples in the U.S. the chance to unabashedly revel in their romantic happiness. You might spot posts from friends and family online, wherein they wax poetic about the incredible, amazing person they love. Or you might notice several individuals walking out of the grocery story with balloons and roses and chocolates, their head held high because—oh!—they are in love. You might find it hard to get a table at a restaurant because they’re all occupied by couples muttering sweet nothings to each other. It’s a great day to be alive and in love.

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Data Breaches: How to Make a Difference in 2019

Data Breaches: How to Make a Difference in 2019

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has been analyzing data breaches since 2005 to better understand the importance of cybersecurity and to assist victims of these incidents. Consumers and companies are suffering from these breaches in the business, travel, financial, healthcare and more industries. In their most recent report analyzing the data from 2018, they evaluated more than 1,200 data breaches that were publicly disclosed. Last year large corporations, government agencies and online businesses all fell victim to data breaches. These breaches exposed more than 446 million records of consumer personal identifying information (PII). With companies and consumers suffering from the impact of these incidents, it’s time to focus on what professionals in the industry can do to help.

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