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WARNING OVER MASS MARKETING SCAMS

Mass marketing frauds worth over £3 billion per year says SOCA. So…Theyre having an international day of action. How about nicking a few people, SOCA?! It must be possible to trace these scams to their source, surely? Didnt we once have a Fraud Squad, tasked to deal with this?

TERRORIST ATTACKS DECREASE IN EUROPE

Figures from Europol
Only one attack by an Islamic group. The majority of the 294 were by separatist groups in Spain and France. Left wing extremist attacks were also up again to 40.
But a word of caution. The figures dont include the UK, because of different recording methods. A further 124 attacks by dissident republican groups occured in Northern Ireland.

ECO-ANARCHISTS: A NEW BREED OF TERRORIST?

Somewhat alarmist piece. The Lib-Dem spokesperson quoted halfway down Is a voice of reason…”Domestic extremism” is not [yet!] a recognised offence in UK law. Il Silvestre, who allegedly planned to attack IBM in Switzerland because they oppose nano-technology, are worth studying, but to turn them into a coordinated European movement is something of an exaggeration. On the other hand, scholars of terrorism have been waiting for something new to come over the horizon for a while. This may or may not be it…watch out for the instant experts!

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