MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Fraud, Normandie Boulevard: A woman applied for a job earlier this month via an email. The responding businessman sent her a check for $3,885 via the U.S. Postal Service to book flights and hotels. She deposited the check into her bank on May 16. The bank found the check to be fraudulent and removed the money from her account. She later received a letter from her bank stating that the check was bad and that it planned to close her account. The bank did close it May 3. The victim, who realized the transaction was a scam, tried opening a new checking account with another bank, but was denied due to her involvement in the fraudulent check. She had to obtain a police report to have her name removed from the ban list and to open a new account. Theft, Engle Road: A patron at Pump It Up on May 20 placed her wallet inside the glovebox of her unlocked car. She had removed cash and a credit card from it prior to placing it there. She returned to her car about two … [Read more...] about Scam affects victim’s ability to open new bank account: Middleburg Heights Police Blotter
Opening new bank account
NICOSIA, Cyprus Cyprus' finance ministry is allowing savers to open new accounts at the country's banks for the first time since the nation was bailed out in March. The move to allow new accounts is seen as a bid by authorities to woo savers into putting their money back into the banks. Cyprus' bank accounts have been under strict controls since March, when the country negotiated an international bailout. Many Cypriots have steadily withdrawn their cash from the island's commercial banks and cooperative institutions amid the uncertainty that has lingered over the banking system. The ministry said in a statement Friday that the new, fixed-term accounts must be opened with at least 5,000 euros ($6,618) cash and can't be closed for three months. Also, the new current accounts can be used only to pay off loans at any Cypriot bank. The restrictions on the country's accounts, which include a daily cash withdrawal limit of 300 euros, were originally imposed in March to prevent a bank run … [Read more...] about Cyprus eases restrictions on new bank accounts
(CBS News) The most pernicious computer virus ever known wasn't out to steal your money, identity, or passwords. So what was the intricate Stuxnet virus after? Its target appears to have been the centrifuges in a top secret Iranian nuclear facility. Stuxnet showed, for the first time, that a cyberattack could cause significant physical damage to a facility. Does this mean that future malware, modeled on Stuxnet, could target other critical infrastructure -- such as nuclear power plants or water systems? What kind of risk do we face in this country? Steve Kroft reports. The following script is from "Stuxnet" which originally aired on March 4, 2012 and was rebroadcast on July 1, 2012. Steve Kroft is the correspondent. Graham Messick, producer. For the past year, the nation's top military, intelligence and law enforcement officials have been warning Congress and the country about a coming cyberattack against critical infrastructure in the United States that could affect everything from … [Read more...] about Stuxnet: Computer worm opens new era of warfare
Finding money you didn’t know you had is like discovering lost treasure. For many people, there’s treasure to be found in old, forgotten bank accounts. Las Vegas resident Michael Catania was surprised when he plugged his name into MissingMoney.com, a website for unclaimed-property searches, and learned that Massachusetts was holding money for him from a forgotten bank certificate of deposit. The adjunct music professor had lived in four states over the past decade, including Massachusetts, where he had opened the $1,500 CD that had long since matured. “I’m embarrassed that I forgot about an account with that much money,” he says, “but I was moving around a lot and the bank didn’t know how to reach me.” According to the National Association of Unclaimed PropertyAdministrators, a group of state officers, nearly $42 billion is sitting in state coffers, having come from financial institutions and other businesses with dormant accounts. In … [Read more...] about Are you owed money from a forgotten bank account?