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[New York, North Carolina, Virginia] Bronx cigarette smuggling could be financing more than just fancy houses and jewels; police worry about terror funding

Jean Walsh told PIX11 her office is still working to track all the money, but she and the NYPD, along with state investigators and federal agents, are well aware of how cigarette smuggling has been tied to terror funding in the past. Going way back to 1
WPIX-TV (New York, NY)
added Jun 19, 2017 16:37

[UK] The fake cigarette that could steal your files: Experts warn e-cigs can be altered to turn them into hacking tools when charged by their USB ports

By adding a hardware chip with a pre-written script, cyberthieves can meddle with traffic or trick the computer into thinking it is a keyboard to carry out commands.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 17, 2017 16:11

[West Virginia] Attorney General Morrisey Alerts Consumers to Misleading Tobacco Settlement Promotion

The end goal involves a pitch for consumers to buy a subscription to a monthly report in order to learn more. Subscribers are charged approximately $5 for the first month and $100 for a one-year subscription. It is difficult to cancel once an individual
West Virginia Attorney General
added Jun 17, 2017 16:11


Laxalt warns Nevadans of a recent set of deceptive advertisements related to the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. These advertisements mislead consumers into believing they are eligible to receive tobacco settlement money.
Nevada Attorney General
added Jun 17, 2017 16:11
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[UK] Secret stash of illegal tobacco discovered in Cheltenham

More than a thousand pounds worth of illegal tobacco and cigarettes has been seized in Cheltenham. Over 182 packets of 20 cigarettes and 62 pouches of 50g rolling tobacco were found in the shop which can’t be named due to ongoing investigations.
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Jun 17, 2017 16:10

Beware Scams Promising Payouts From Tobacco Settlement

These ads are just a big, fat scam. Attorneys general for Washington state, California, Nevada, and West Virginia have all issued warnings recently about the online scam, which offers consumers “guaranteed” tax-free payments of $2,300 every month from th
The Consumerist (blog)
added Jun 17, 2017 15:39

[California] Attorney General Becerra: Beware Of Tobacco Scam Circulating On Internet

The scam suggests individuals can sign up to receive payments under the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. This is false, as individuals are not entitled to receive payments under the Agreement, which is between state governments and tobacco companies.
California Attorney General's Office
added Jun 17, 2017 15:37
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From tea to tobacco - which everyday products are most at risk of modern slavery links?

In research released on Friday, it found tea, coffee, coal, sugar and tobacco are among the top eight products that have an increased risk of slavery links....
added Jun 16, 2017 21:43

[New York] Convenience Store Crackdown: Sheriffs Bust City Bodega Clerks Peddling Contraband

Deputies with the New York City Sheriff’s Office are out in force ... looking for hiding spots that often conceal tens of thousands of dollars in contraband. “The city is losing out on millions in untaxed cigarettes,” one officer said.
CBS New York - Ch. 2
added Jun 16, 2017 21:43

[Estonia, Sweden] On the hunt for contraband cigarettes

the Tax and Customs Board (MTA) has managed to reduce the market share of contraband cigarettes by half...The following is an account of one of their most successful operations—involving a contraband cigarette factory in Tartu County.
Estonian Public Broadcasting [Eesti Rahvusringhääling] (ee)
added Jun 16, 2017 14:20
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