Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) 2011 Circular

Posted On Jul 12 2021 by

first_imgUnifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2011 circular For more information about Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw)  2011 circular Company ProfileUnifreight Africa Limited is a transport holding company in Zimbabwe, offering services in logistics, freight and passenger services to clients in sub-Saharan Africa. The company was re-named after the successful acquisition of Pioneer Corporation Africa Unifreight Africa Limited services include inter-city freight, distribution of general goods and an international courier service. Its brands include Skynet Worldwide Express, Swift and Bulwark. The engineering division operates in two sectors; maintenance of its Unifreight fleet and sales and procurement of parts for Yutong busses, aswell as heavy haulage and abnormal freight transport. Skynet Worldwide Express offers international and domestic courier and airfreight services. Unifreight Africa Limited owns a fleet of vehicles which are available on a contract agreement or for once-off hire. Unifreight Africa Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more


Michael Cheika Under Pressure To Keep Wallabies Job

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

first_imgIt seems unlikely that Cheika will lose his job a year out from the World Cup but what cannot be ignored is Cheika’s record as Wallabies coach, which is pretty poor.In 49 tests he has won 25 of them, and drawn two which works out as a winning ratio of 51%. Against the All Blacks they have won only twice in ten matches, they have one in seven against England, one in five against Ireland and Scotland have won twice in four Tests against them.To make matters worse, Cheika has only won once in his last six Tests.Those numbers do not make for good reading if you are an Aussie fan. After a poor run of form, Wallabies coach Cheika is under pressure to keep his job. Collapse What do you make of Michael Cheika? Do you think he should lose his job a year out from the World Cup?Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter. Expand “At the end of the day we’re the guys out there on the field and only we can control what the plays are at hand.“If anything he is also a great motivator and gets us upbeat about every single session that we take.”Article Continues Below Take a look at the squad Steve Hansen… New Zealand Rugby Championship Squad Australia Rugby Championship Squad Australia Rugby Championship Squadcenter_img Rugby Championship Fixtures Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS New Zealand Rugby Championship Squad Michael Cheika has named his Australia squad for… With only a few days to go before… Michael Cheika Under Pressure To Keep Wallabies Job“If Rugby Australia is serious about a productive 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign as well as regaining the faith of thousands of disenchanted Wallabies supporters, they must get rid of Cheika, and all of his backup coaching and managerial staff now. Not at the end of the year, or after the World Cup. Right now.”These striking words are from ESPN Rugby writer Greg Growden who clearly has had enough of the poor run of form shown by the Wallabies under Michael Cheika.It appears as if many green and gold fans also feel the same way. After Australia’s loss against the All Blacks last week, many fans stayed after the game to let their criticisms be known to Cheika.The calls for his sacking have been growing louder and more confident, which has lead to responses from both players and Cheika himself.“I think it’s fair for people to have a negative response. We got beat, they wanted us to win. There’s nothing wrong with that,” Cheika said to The Canberra Times. “When my team loses, I want them to win, I’m negative as well.“I’ve always had a plan about what I want to do. Sometimes you get bumps that take you a different course, you lose players, different things happen along the way and you’ve got to be able to adjust to that.“For me, I feel no matter who is throwing rocks, I’m in a good place because I’m always the hardest critic on myself.”Defence: Tatau Polota-Nau has backed Michael Cheika (Getty Images)Hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau was quick to defend the head coach on rugby.com.au.He said: “He’s definitely the best man for the job,” Rugby Championship Fixtureslast_img read more


Support for Ag Trade Hard to Find Among Candidates

Posted On Jun 14 2021 by

first_img Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 4, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News Support for Ag Trade Hard to Find Among Candidates Support for Ag Trade Hard to Find Among Candidates SHARE Support for Ag Trade Hard to Find Among CandidatesOnly one of the candidates that Hoosiers voted for in yesterday’s primary supports the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, even though the Hoosier State would benefit from it. According to an analysis by the Indiana corn and soybean organizations, only John Kasich is in favor of the TPP even though, according to President Obama, the deal is a good deal for US farmers, “What we are going to see is that American farmers and ranchers are going to be able to sell their products in ways that they have never been able to sell before.”But, not all of agriculture supports the trade agreement that is now before Congress. Roger Johnson, with the National Farmers Union, said, “We are not against trade; we just want fair trade.” Johnson and a handful of smaller farm and labor organizations are opposed to the negotiated agreement and have sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers not to ratify one of the largest such agreements ever constructed.The President claims that American farmers will benefit from TPP, “We are a massive beneficiary of this agreement; and, under this deal, we are definitely going to be better off than under current law.” Currently, most of the nations of the TPP have trade tariffs against U.S. agricultural products ranging from 16% to over 300%.Johnson, however, is not a believer, “The U.S. has 23 trade agreements, and the benefits have not been what we were promised.” Yet, Indiana farmers have benefited from NAFTA and CAFTA, a large part of Indiana farm production goes into the world market, and export growth has occurred. Today, Mexico is a larger importer of U.S. corn than Japan.The lack of support for trade by the majority of Presidential candidates has many farmers  and farm leaders worried about the future of U.S. trade policy when it comes to agriculture. SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleNew Smithsonian Exhibit to Tell Hoosier Farming StoryNext articlePurdue and CME Group Announce New Monthly Ag Sentiment Barometer Gary Truittlast_img read more


Attacks by ruling party activists on journalists in south

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_img Follow the news on Bangladesh February 22, 2021 Find out more News RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today said it was extremely shocked by a campaign of violence and intimidation by members of ruling party BNP against journalists in the southern districts of Jhalakati and Barisal.The organisation said it had registered 10 physical attacks on journalists, two attacks against newspapers, ten abusive complaints against journalists and four threats against families of journalists in the past six days. The dailies Janakantha and Dakhinanchal are still banned in the region.”The BNP’s activities against journalists in Jhalakati and Barisal is threatening the ability of the press to freely cover key issues such as the collusion between politicians and organised crime,” Reporters Without Borders said in a letter to Prime Minister Khaleda Zia.The organisation called for the immediate arrest of Mir Ziauddin Mizan, the alleged leader of those carrying out the violent attacks. It also offered to provide the authorities with the names of some 20 other ruling party activists who have been implicated.Both the justice minister and interior minister were elected from these two districts and the activists involved in the violence claim to be acting on their behalf and to be protected by them.Although 2003 is not yet over, the information so far available suggests that Bangladesh is this year yet again the world’s most dangerous country for journalists.Dozens of members of the BNP and its youth wing, Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal, prevented the Jhalakati Press Club from holding a meeting on 8 December and attacked at least six journalists. The reporters had gathered to protest against an attack two days earlier on Humayun Kabir of the regional Dakhinanchal in Jhalakati, in which BNP members clubbed and stabbed him to “punish” him for a report about Mizan, the local head of the BNP and Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal. He was hospitalised for several days.In the attack on the press club, five reporters for local newspapers were injured. They were Manabendra Batobayal of Dainik Sangbad, Azad Alauddin of Daikinanchanl, Shamim Ahmed and Shamim Azad of Bhorer Kagoj, and Akkas Sikder of Dainik Arthaniti. Mominul Islam Mehdi, the chairman of the Barisal Lawyers Association, and a driver who works for the journalists were also hurt.In the same incident, some 10 journalists were trapped for several hours inside the press club premises because the BNP activists barred the doors. The activists also damaged the vehicles used by journalists from Barisal to come to the meeting with their colleagues in Jhalakati. The police, who had asked the journalists to cancel their demonstration, did not intervene to stop this violence.The offices of the local daily Shatakantha were ransacked the same day, and BNP members threw stones at the home of the newspaper’s editor, Zahangir Hossain Monju, and cut his telephone lines. Monju had helped organise demonstrations in support for journalists who have been attacked.Leaders of the BNP’s youth wing filed a complaint against 10 Jhalakati journalists on 9 December, accusing them of “extortion” on the bases of false testimony. Anisur Rahman Swapan, the president of the Barisal Reporters Unity (BRU), said the police had become an accomplice to the violence by registering these false complaints.Those in charge of the press club filed a complaint against their assailants but the police has not yet made any arrests. The same day, BNP activists ransacked a shop belonging to the family of journalist Akkas Sikder of Dainik Arthaniti.Activists and police searched dozens of homes on 10 and 11 December in an attempt to arrest the ten journalists cited in the trumped-up extortion case. Some of the homes were ransacked. The wanted journalists, who had received death threats by telephone, decided to go into hiding. BNP activists have meanwhile banned local distribution of the dailies Janakantha and Dakhinanchal and their local correspondents, especially Shawkat Milton, have been told they cannot come to the district.Journalists in the region have stepped up their protests as a result of the violence and black flags have been put up at the offices of news organisations. BangladeshAsia – Pacific Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention RSF_en May 19, 2021 Find out more News to go furthercenter_img Organisation Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News News BangladeshAsia – Pacific February 26, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists December 11, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Attacks by ruling party activists on journalists in southlast_img read more


Final Operation Freewheel case struck out

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_imgFacebook TAGSMusic Limerickoperation freewheelprostitutes Print THE LAST man to contest a prosecution for soliciting two undercover Gardaí for sex as part of a covert Garda operation succeeded in having the case struck out “for want of prosecution”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Operation Freewheel was set up to tackle prostitution in Limerick by targeting those who pay for sex and operate brothels.27 men, including the defendant in last week’s case, were arrested after four female Gardaí took up posts at street corners at various locations in the city centre, including Mallow Street, Catherine Street and Barrington Street where they posed as prostitutes during November and December 2011.The men approached the undercover Gardaí and engaged in conversation before, in some cases, making enquires as to purchasing services.21 of the defendants pleaded guilty to a breach of Section 7 of the Criminal Law Sexual Offences Act 1993 and were ordered by Judge Eamon O’Brien to pay €470 to Doras Luimni, a support organisation for victims of human trafficking and the sex industry.Of the six cases adjourned, two were fully contested and the defendants were fined after being found guilty of the offence.Three more “took a certain course” following disclosure orders while the last man, who is in his late 20s, sought to represent himself at court.He told Judge Eugene O’Kelly that he didn’t need a solicitor to tell what happened on the night because he could do that himself if he was allowed to be heard.“There is a very simple explanation as to happened”, he said.As the case was adjourned twice before last week’s sitting because the prosecution Garda was unavailable, Judge Eugene O’Kelly said that he didn’t need to hear the explanation and directed that the matter be struck out “for want of prosecution”. #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Email Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin Previous articleWarden to be informed of aggressive dogNext articleWorld Club Rugby 7’s set for Thomond Park Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img New Music: 40Hurtz NewsCrime & CourtFinal Operation Freewheel case struck outBy Staff Reporter – February 25, 2014 699 WhatsApp Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more


Mauritius jury views controversial CCTV footage

Posted On May 27 2021 by

first_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Mauritius jury views controversial CCTV footage Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Google+ The jury in the trial of two men accused of murdering Michaela McAreavey has been shown CCTV images from the Legends Hotel Reception area in Mauritius, from the day the 27 year old Co. Tyrone woman was killed.The court saw a images of a couple arriving at the desk and becoming involved in discussions with personnel for more than 2 minutes.A police officer told the court he was 100 per cent satisfied that the people featured were not Michaela McAreavey and her husband John. Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – June 15, 2012 Previous articleMayor wishes competitors and visitors a successful and safe rally weekendNext articleFull list of road closures for the Donegal International Rally News Highland 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly last_img read more


Borrowing Money On Interest Without Informing Husband, Stealing Ornaments And Valuables,Levelling Allegations Against Him Etc. Amount To Cruelty: U’khand HC [Read Order]

Posted On May 26 2021 by

first_imgNews UpdatesBorrowing Money On Interest Without Informing Husband, Stealing Ornaments And Valuables,Levelling Allegations Against Him Etc. Amount To Cruelty: U’khand HC [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay27 Aug 2020 7:37 AMShare This – xWhile hearing an appeal filed by the wife against the Judgment and order dated 7.12.2016 passed by the Principal Judge, Family Court, Dehradun, in Suit No. 446/2014, the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday (24th August) affirmed the said Judgment and order noting that “the wife, by her own conduct, brought the relationship to a point of irretrievable breakdown.”In the said Judgement, the suit of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile hearing an appeal filed by the wife against the Judgment and order dated 7.12.2016 passed by the Principal Judge, Family Court, Dehradun, in Suit No. 446/2014, the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday (24th August) affirmed the said Judgment and order noting that “the wife, by her own conduct, brought the relationship to a point of irretrievable breakdown.”In the said Judgement, the suit of the plaintiff-husband (respondent herein) for dissolution of marriage was decreed by the Family Court.A division bench comprising Justices Narayan Singh Dhanik and Ravi Malimath dismissed the said appeal noting that the wife, without informing her spouse, borrowed money on interest from many persons made purchases on credit, used to steal ornaments and valuables from her own house and levelled so many allegations against her spouse which she failed to substantiate.Notably, when the money was not paid, the lenders, who were gangsters, started threatening the Husband who had to ultimately wind up his business in Mumbai and return to Dehradun.The background of the caseThe marriage of Rajesh Gaur (plaintiff-respondent) was solemnized with Anita Gaur (defendant-appellant) on 12.5.1999 as per Hindu customs and ceremonies. Immediately after the marriage, the couple shifted to Mumbai where the plaintiff-respondent was running his business.On 3.6.2014, husband (plaintiff-respondent) instituted a suit under Section 13 of the Hindu Marriage Act against the wife (defendant-appellant) seeking decree of divorce on the ground of cruelty.In his plaint, it was alleged by the husband that about five years ago, there came a sudden change in the behaviour of her wife and the valuable articles, jewellery, cash etc. started missing from the house.It was alleged by him that 2-3 years thereafter, he started receiving telephone calls of crooked persons asking him either to return the money else he would be abducted.On being asked, his wife informed him that she had borrowed money on interest @ 10 per cent per month and she had also purchased ornaments and clothes on credit.The wife started quarrelling with the husband and she also threatened that she would get him abducted. Also, those who had lent money started chasing the husband and also threatened to capture his flat.Apprehending the threat to his life and liberty, the plaintiff-respondent along with his wife (defendant-appellant) returned to Dehradun on 11.12.2013, thereafter, a Panchayat was held in the village in which the defendant-appellant had admitted her mistakes.On the other hand, the defendant-appellant (the Wife) contested the suit by way of filing the written statement, wherein she denied the allegations of the plaintiff-respondent.However, she admitted that she had borrowed money amounting to approximately rupees ten lakhs on interest as the plaintiff-respondent had stopped giving money for household expenses.She submitted that she was being badly harassed by the plaintiff-respondent; and that she made a complaint in the Women Cell and also lodged a case under Section 494 IPC against the plaintiff-respondent.The Court below, after examining the evidence, decreed the suit for divorce holding that the reasons stated for instituting the suit and the acts alleged by the plaintiff against his wife does come under the category of cruelty.The observation of the High CourtThe High Court took note of the fact that the word ‘Cruelty’ has not been defined under the Act, and that the same could be physical or mental.In this context, the court remarked,”In the matrimonial life, cruelty may be of unfounded variety. But before the conduct called cruelty, it must touch the certain pitch of severity and conduct should be such that no reasonable person would tolerate it. It should be wilful and unjustifiable conduct. The enquiry, therefore, has to be whether the conduct charged as cruelty is of such a character or not?” (emphasis supplied)The court relied on the Judgment of the Supreme Court delivered in the case of Raj Talreja v. Kavita Talreja, (2017) 14 SCC 194 , wherein the Hon’ble Apex Court had observed that cruelty can never be defined with exactitude. What is cruelty will depend upon the facts and circumstances of each case.Further, the court took note of the fact that the defendant-appellant also made allegations against the plaintiff-respondent which she failed to substantiateIn fact, the wife had alleged that her husband was a characterless person and he had illicit extra-marital relations with another woman and subsequently, he married to yet another woman.[Note: The Supreme Court in the case of Ravinder Kaur v. Manjeet Singh (Dead), 2019 SCC OnLine SC 1069 , has held that bald allegations of illegitimate relationship made by a husband against the wife amounts to mental cruelty.]Further, the court in the present matter observed that all these were unfounded allegations against the plaintiff-respondent (the Husband). Consequently, the bench said,”All these acts and conduct, in our considered view, constitute cruelty. Further, as is evident, it was not a solitary instance of cruelty on the part of the defendant-appellant. The defendant-appellant indulged in repeated acts of cruelty and misbehaviour with her husband.Apart from this, the court also remarked,”Moreover, the conduct of the defendant-appellant also caused danger to the life, limb or health of the plaintiff-respondent and there was reasonable apprehension in the mind of the plaintiff-respondent that it would be harmful or injurious for him to live with the defendant-appellant.”The bench was of the view that Marriage, like every other human relationship – perhaps more so than others – is based on mutual trust, confidence and mutual respect.The court further observed that, while differences may exist – oftentimes serious ones – as long as respect for each other remains, the marital bond will survive.In this context, the bench said,”The above acts on the part of the defendant-appellant (wife) and levelling unfounded allegations about her spouse constituted actionable mental cruelty under the Hindu Marriage Act.”It may be noted that in the year 2018, the Uttarakhand High Court had allowed a wife’s plea for divorce on the ground of cruelty, noting that the husband had repeatedly taken loans on the wife’s name knowing well that she had no source of income, and had failed to repay them, putting her in trouble.Case Details:Case Title: Smt. Anita Gaur v. Sri Rajesh GaurCase No.: First Appeal No. 115/2016Quorum: Justices Narayan Singh Dhanik and Ravi MalimathAppearance: Advocate Kaushal Sah Jagati (for the defendant-appellant/Wife); Advocate B.D. Pande (for the plaintiff-respondent/Husband).Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more


Husband arrested in killing of pregnant wife, 2 young kids; her body found

Posted On May 18 2021 by

first_imgABC News(DENVER) — A Colorado man is facing charges in connection with the killing of his pregnant wife and two young daughters after the mother and their little girls went missing earlier this week.Shanann Watts, who was 15 weeks pregnant, and the couple’s daughters, Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4, were reported missing Monday by a family friend, according to police in Frederick, about 35 miles north of Denver.A body believed to be Shanann Watts has been recovered, officials said Thursday.Authorities have a “strong reason to believe” they know where the girls’ bodies are and recovery efforts are underway, officials added.Watts’ husband, Chris Watts, who initially spoke out to the media when his family went missing, was taken into custody Wednesday.Chris Watts, 33, was booked on three counts each of first-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence. He is set to appear at a bond hearing Thursday afternoon.“I’m pissed, raged, miserable,” Shanann Watts’ brother, Frankie Rzucek, told ABC News.“I just want to know why,” he wrote on Facebook. “My precious family my one and only sibling, my sister Shanann, 2 adorable nieces Bella and Celeste and her soon to be found out unborn son Niko.”“May Satan have mercy on his soul,” Frankie Rzucek wrote.Family friends who stood by the husband said they were shocked to hear of his arrest.Chris Watts had initially told reporters that his wife, 34, disappeared without a trace, leaving her purse and keys at home.“When I came home and then walked in the house, nothing. Vanished. Nothing was here,” he told ABC Denver affiliate KMGH-TV Tuesday. “My kids are my life. … I mean, those smiles light up my life.”Friends who spoke with Chris Watts after his family’s disappearance said the only thing missing in the house was his daughter’s treasured baby blanket.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


‘SIM swapping’ indictment in Manhattan spotlights tech-savvy fraud targeting crypto-currency owners

Posted On May 18 2021 by

first_imgBronek Kaminski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A tech-savvy bank robber wore no mask and carried no gun — but used the little chip inside a smartphone to steal untold thousands of dollars in what is becoming an increasing popular strain of e-fraud, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.A grand jury in New York returned a 52-count indictment Friday against Dawson Bakies, 20, of Columbus, Ohio, charging him with grand larceny, identity theft and computer tampering among other charges.Bakies is accused of “SIM swapping.”He impersonated the owners of smartphones, convinced their wireless providers to port phone numbers over to iPhones he owned and then accessed victims’ online accounts by completing two-factor authentication, according to court records.“This isn’t a new type of fraud, per se, but it has certainly become more popular as crypto-currency has become more widely adopted,” said Elizabeth Roper, chief of the cyber-crime bureau in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. “People who are users of crypto-currency often access those funds using information that is on their cell phones.”Bakies targeted at least 50 different victims across the country who were not chosen at random, according to the indictment. “The victims targeted in this case were publicly-active in the crypto-currency space,” Roper told ABC News. “There’s a belief that people who are out there writing about or talking about crypto-currency are going to have holdings in one or more crypto-currencies. They’re attractive targets.”Bakies is charged with stealing more than $10,000 in crypto-currency from three Manhattan victims, plus much more from the others, in what is the first-ever prosecution of SIM swapping in New York and among the first in the nation.“Today my office is putting the small handful of sophisticated ‘SIM Swappers’ out there on notice,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance. “We know what you’re doing, we know how to find you, and we will hold you criminally accountable, no matter where you are.”Bakies pleaded not guilty and was released on $100,000 bail.When investigators searched his home in Ohio, according to court records, they found several devices used in the scheme, including a laptop with encrypted drive containing a document named “Hacker [expletive]!” The document had the names of “finished targets” including the three Manhattan victims, according to a court affidavit.Prosecutors said wireless carriers should wake up to an increasingly common scheme.“Carriers need to rethink the way they authenticate people,” Roper said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Scammers are posing as law enforcement and immigration officials to steal personal information

Posted On May 18 2021 by

first_imgChainarong Prasertthai/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Scammers posing as immigration officials have attempted to extort victims for personal information and money, according to a new warning from the Homeland Security inspector general’s office.The perpetrators change the caller ID that appears on a victim’s phone, making it seem as though they are receiving a call from a Department of Homeland Security office.“[The inspector general] takes this matter very seriously,” the office said in a statement. “Individuals receiving phone calls from these numbers should not provide any personal information.”While these appear to be legitimate numbers from actual offices, the inspector general notes that DHS would never ask for personal information in this way.Pretending to be law enforcement or immigration officials, the scammers tell victims they will be arrested unless they send the scammers money. In some cases the fraudsters use an email address ending in “uscis.org.” USCIS is the abbreviated name for U.S. Customs and Immigration Services.Once they make contact with a target, scammers use different tactics to obtain personal identifying information. In some cases, they falsely claim the person has already been a victim of identity theft.The inspector general reminds the public that it’s still safe to call DHS headquarters. Anyone who thinks they may have been targeted by the scam can call the inspector general hotline or file a complaint on the department’s website. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more