(TUSTIN, Calif.) SCAM REPORT: A California veteran fell victim to a phishing scam, losing thousands of dollars in an account meant to pay for his daughter’s college tuition and, almost a month later, is still frozen out of his Chase Bank account.

#AceNewsReport – Oct.29: The scam started with a text message, allegedly sent from Chase Bank, and continued with a phone call from a woman claiming to work for the bank: It was later confirmed that the text message was a phishing scheme, which is a cyber crime.

#AceDailyNews says according to CBSLocal Veteran Falls Victim To Phishing Scam, Loses $19,000 From Chase Bank Account Meant For Daughter’s College EducationIt’s a custodial account for my daughter’s education. It was cleaned out,” said Navy veteran and Laguna Niguel resident Eric Cletcher, who insisted that the more than $19,000 was lost through no fault of his own……

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“I even verified that phone number and it went right to Chase Bank,” Cletcher, a customer with Chase Bank, said. “An agent on the line, Barbara, called me by name, stated my name, ‘Good morning, Mr. Cletcher.’ She knew my name. She knew the last four of my social security number. She knew the last four digits of my debit card and of the account number in question, which was my checking account.”

The Navy veteran claims he didn’t give out any of his personal information and that the phony bank employee was notifying him about fraudulent charges, saying that his debit card was going to get cancelled. At the time, Cletcher said he didn’t suspect anything criminal, but minutes later, when he logged onto his account, he was locked out. He’s still locked out nearly a month later.

“It’s been a nightmare, to say the least. I feel like I’m in the twilight zone,” he said.

When Cletcher reached a legitimate Chase Bank employee on the phone, he was told there was no fraud on his account, but there had been wire transfers to someone in Florida. Every penny in his daughter’s college account was gone.

He has since had multiple calls with law enforcement and Chase Bank.

“I’ve been on vacation, pumping gas for $80 and gotten a call from Chase Bank asking if that’s really me at the gas pump. I mean, where was the security from Chase Bank on an almost $20,000 wire transfer. I didn’t authorize any of these charges,” Cletcher said.

(credit: CBS)

Chase Bank did confirm that it is still working on Cletcher’s case, but wants customers to know, “Chase will never contact a customer asking them to share account details to prevent or stop fraud on their account via check, wire transfer or an electronic platform.”

Officials at Chase also want customers to be careful about scams happening in the form of texts or phone calls from someone asking for personal information, and added that the bank will not contact you to ask for a personal identification number (PIN) or threaten to close or suspend an account.

Furthermore, Chase said that customers would not be asked to give up account or credit card information either.

#AceNewsDesk report…………………Published: Oct.29: 2021:

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(SUDAN) LATEST: At least 12 people have been injured during clashes in the capital Khartoum on Monday after an apparent coup attempt, according to the Sudanese Doctors Committee #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.26: Sudan’s information ministry said on Monday that protesters rejecting an apparent military coup were facing gunfire near the military’s headquarters in the capital Khartoum.

#AceDailyNews says according to Al Alarabiya News Report: At least 12 injured in Khartoum clashes after apparent coup attempt according to a source

25 October ,2021: 01:26 PM GST

Sudanese protesters burn tyres to block a road in 60th Street in the capital Khartoum, to denounce overnight detentions by the army of members of Sudan's government, on October 25, 2021. (AFP)

AFP Report: Sudanese block roads with burning tyres in protest against arrests

Mon, October 25, 2021, 10:19 AM

Sudanese block roads with burning tyres in protest against arrests

Sudanese citizens take to the streets and block the roads with burning tyres in protest against the military and the arrest of Sudan’s prime minister. Armed forces detained Omar al-Bashir on October 25th over his refusal to support their “coup” after weeks of tensions between the military and civilian figures sharing power since the ouster of the autocrat.

It had said earlier on its official Facebook page that tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets heeding calls by the country’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok to reject the coup.

Defiant protesters remain on the streets of Sudan after the country’s armed forces launched a military coup.

Chanting and waving flags, they have blocked roads in the capital Khartoum and around the country following the takeover.

On Monday coup leader Gen Abdel Fattah Burhan dissolved civilian rule, arrested political leaders and called a state of emergency.

Soldiers opened fire on crowds and reportedly killed ten people.

The coup has drawn global condemnation. Diplomats told AFP news agency the UN Security Council is due to meet on Tuesday to discuss the crisis. 

Gen Abdel Fattah Burhan sought to justify the takeover by blaming political infighting. Troops are reported to have been going house to house in Khartoum arresting local protest organisers.

The city’s airport is closed and international flights are suspended. The internet and most phone lines are also down. 

Central Bank staff have reportedly gone on strike, and across the country doctors are said to be refusing to work in military run hospitals except in emergencies.

EXPLAINER: Sudan coup: What you need to know 

ANALYSIS: Sounding the alarm for Sudan’s democracy

Civilian leaders and their military counterparts have been at odds since long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in 2019.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the military’s actions “are a betrayal of Sudan’s peaceful revolution”. The US has halted $700m (£508m) in aid. 

After a night of protests, demonstrators remained on the streets on Tuesday morning, demanding the return of civilian rule.

“Civilian rule is the people’s choice,” they chanted as they set up barricades of burning tyres. Many women are also taking part, shouting “no to military rule”.

The protests continue despite troops opening fire on demonstrators on Monday. 

One wounded protestor told reporters he was shot in the leg by the army outside the military headquarters, while another man described the military firing first stun grenades, then live ammunition.

“Two people died, I saw them with my own eyes,” said Al-Tayeb Mohamed Ahmed. Sudan’s doctors’ union and the information ministry also wrote on Facebook that the fatal shootings had happened outside the military compound.

SuppliedThousands of people, including many women and children, protested outside the military compound in Khartoum

World leaders have reacted with alarm to news of the military takeover.

The US has joined the UK, EU, UN and African Union, of which Sudan is a member, in demanding the release of political leaders who are now under house arrest in unknown locations.

Among them are Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and his wife, along with members of his cabinet and other civilian leaders.

BBC Arabic’s Mohamed Osman reported from the capital that a special security unit of the military went to the prime minister’s home early on Monday morning, and tried to persuade Mr Hamdok to agree to the coup, but he refused.

The agreement between civilian and military leaders signed in 2019 was designed to steer Sudan towards democracy but has proven fragile with a number of previous coup attempts, the last just over a month ago.

Gen Abdel Fattah Burhan, who was head of the power-sharing council, said Sudan was still committed to the transition to civilian rule, with elections planned for July 2023.

Sources: Al Alarbiya/BBC Arabic/

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Oct.26: 2021:

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(PARIS) JUST IN: France says its killed the leader of the #IslamicState group in the Greater Sahara, French officials said Thursday, calling him “enemy No. 1” in protracted anti-terrorism efforts in the region #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.21: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday on France-Info radio. He urged African governments to fill the void and seize back ground taken by the extremists.”

#AceDailyNews says that France says it killed #IslamicState jihad leader who is said to be behind deaths of U.S. soldiers, hails big victory,” Associated Press, September 16, 2021:

French President Emmanuel Macron announced the death of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi overnight.

According to Macron’s office, al-Sahrawi personally ordered the killing of six French aid workers and their Nigerien colleagues last year, and his group was behind a 2017 attack that killed U.S. and Niger military personnel.

He was killed in a strike by France’s Barkhane military operation “a few weeks ago,” but authorities waited to be sure of his identity before making the announcement, French Defense Minister Florence Parly told RFI radio Thursday.

She did not disclose details of the operation or where al-Sahrawi was killed, though ISIS is active along the border between Mali and Niger.

“He was at the origin of massacres and terror,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday on France-Info radio. He urged African governments to fill the void and seize back ground taken by the extremists.

Rumors of the militant leader’s death had circulated for weeks in Mali, though authorities in the region had not confirmed it. It was not immediately possible to independently verify the claim or to know how the remains had been identified….

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.21: 2021:

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(TUNISIA) Truth & Dignity Commission Report: Prosecutors have launched an investigation into allegations of illegal foreign campaign funding and anonymous donations to the Islamist Ennahda political party #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.30: The probes follow President Kais Saied’s dismissal of the prime minister and key Cabinet members, and the 30-day suspension of parliament, which is dominated by Ennahda.

#AceDailyNews says Tunisia launches probe into funding of Ennahda party as investigations have also been opened into the national anti-corruption agency — which is itself suspected of corruption — on July 24th 2020, the Truth and Dignity Commission’s (IVD) final report has finally been published in a special issue….here Official Gazette of the Tunisian Republic created to confront abuses during Tunisia’s decades of autocratic rule July 28, 2021 23:45:

Truth & Dignity Commission Report:

ARAB NEWS: Ennahda and two other political parties are accused of obtaining illegal funding before elections in 2019. The investigation will focus on “the foreign financing and acceptance of funds of unknown origin,” said Mohsen Dali, spokesman for the financial prosecutor’s office.
Rachid Ghannouchi, the Ennahda leader and parliamentary speaker, admitted that his party was a perfect target to blame for Tunisia’s raft of economic, health and other problems.
Ghannouchi conceded that Ennahda, which has been accused of focusing on its internal concerns instead of managing the coronavirus, “needs to review itself, as do other parties.”
The Islamist party has accused the president of carrying out a coup, but the claim has attracted little support in the international community. The US, EU and other world powers have stopped short of condemning Saied’s actions, and instead urged him to rapidly appoint a new prime minister and government.
Saied said he would assume executive power “with the help” of a government whose new leader he would appoint himself. Names of possible candidates circulated on Wednesday after Saied met representatives of civil society.
“President Saied will be very careful in choosing the future head of government, because he wants a trustworthy and loyal person who will adopt the same policies as him,” said political scientist Slaheddine Jourchi. “He is faced with a great challenge — to show Tunisians and the world that he made the right decisions.”
Saied said his actions were necessary to stabilize a country in economic and health crisis, and they have received widespread support among ordinary Tunisians.
Omar Oudherni, a retired army brigadier and security expert, said the president’s moves, coming after a day of nationwide protests, “put an end to the development of anger … This decision calmed the situation and protected the state and citizens, and even the ruling political parties, from the people’s wrath.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: July.30: 2021:

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