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- A Scam With Possibilities? Landolt, Sara Cox; Gilpatrick, Kristin // Credit Union Management;May99, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p6
Reports on a scam that involves phone calls informing customers about the unreadiness of financial institutions for Year 2000 (Y2K). How the scam works; Advice for dealing with this problem.
- Cashing in on Y2K. Middleton, Saundra // Alaska Business Monthly;Nov99, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p47
Identifies products related to the year 2000 computer problem or Y2K and common Y2K-related fraud. Y2K computer software; Non-computer products; Examples of scams focusing on the Y2K issue.
- Fraud among exposures in Y2K, consultants warn. Milligan, Amanda // Business Insurance;03/15/99, Vol. 33 Issue 11, p3
Focuses on the risks for corporate fraud arising from year 2000 date conversion problems of computer systems. Opposing views of industry observers regarding the possibility that the Y2K may provide an opportunity for dishonesty; Importance of using cautionary measures in order to prevent the...
- Year 2000 scam artists use new schemes to bilk victims. // Hudson Valley Business Journal;09/13/99, Vol. 10 Issue 11, p16
Reports that two year 2000 scams have surfaced in the United States.
- Millennium bug may open door to thieves. // Best's Review / Property-Casualty Insurance Edition;Oct99, Vol. 100 Issue 6, p122
Focuses on the report `Year 2000 and the Expanded Risk of Financial Fraud,' released by Gartner Group Inc. Report's warning on companies to take precautions against Year 2000 computing crisis-related thefts.
- Maco: Small issuers must heed antifraud laws in Y2K reports. Kruger, Daniel // Bond Buyer;03/29/99, Vol. 327 Issue 30608, p5
Reports on United States Securities Exchange Commission official Paul Maco's comments on the importance of reporting securities issuers' level of preparedness to the year 2000 computer problem or Y2K to avoid violating anti-fraud provisions of federal securities laws. Maco's advice to issuers;...
- Y2K near? No fear! Boothe, Richard M. // DollarSense;Fall99, p16
Warns Americans against con artists and thieves trying to take advantage of fears about the Year 2000 computer date conversion (Y2K) issue. Strategies used by con artists to defraud people; Impact of the Y2K on the public; Y2K preparedness of businesses and service industries in the United States.
- Millennium bug creates scam opportunities; know the con. Gavin // Business Press;09/10/99, Vol. 12 Issue 20, p21
Reports that the Y2K situation has created opportunities for swindlers because confusion about the problem is widespread. Three major scams targeting bank consumers; Tips on how to avoid being swindled; Web sites that can help consumers avoid being swindled. INSET: Beware!.
- Exam Council Offers Guidelines To Head Off Y2K-Related Fraud. // American Banker;7/7/1999, Vol. 164 Issue 128, p2
Reports on the United States Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's issuance of new guidelines to prevent Year 2000 computing crisis-related fraud. Enhancement of internal controls and security procedures; Limiting of access to computer systems; Need to review procedures covering...