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Sep 08, 2014

Just five gangs in Nigeria are behind most Craigslist buyer scams

Five Nigerian criminal gangs are behind most scams targeting sellers on Craigslist, and they’ve taken new measures to make their swindles appear legitimate, according to a new study. In a new innovation, they’re using professional check-writing equip...

Sep 15, 2014

Prevent identity theft with this interactive site

Preventing identity theft starts with you—making sure you’re aware of the threats out there, and how to avoid them. Choice Loans, a financial lending service based in the UK, has put together a site that can help. It’s an interactive guide to various...

Sep 01, 2014

Roles on police shows don't help Pat Crowley avoid grandparent scam

"Please Don't Eat the Daisies" wasn't the most important TV show from my childhood in terms of life lessons...

Sep 16, 2014

Kreyos smartwatch: We're not a scam, just a trainwreck

With its smartwatch efforts in tatters, Kreyos has become a textbook example of how crowdfunding should not work. The company, whose disastrous Indiegogo campaign led to a full-blown backer revolt last month, is now attempting to vindicate itself wit...

Sep 16, 2014

Three warning signs that email is malicious

Email spam filtering is far better than it used to be. There was a time when nearly every scam email would land in your inbox. Thankfully that's not the case anymore—especially if you're a Gmail user. But no system is perfect. Every now and then a sc...

Sep 11, 2014

Man pleads guilty to telemarketing scam that targeted elderly Woodland residents

SACRAMENTO >> A man has pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud in connection to a telemarketing scam that targeted elderly throughout California, including in Woodland . Wladimir Rocha, 35, a Cape Verde national and resident of Winchester, Virgini... #California #Virginia #Cape Verde #Winchester, VA

Sep 04, 2014

Did Kate Upton, other celebs fall for a phishing scam?

TMZ reports the FBI is investigating if a phishing scam could have caused the massive leak of celebrity nude photos... #Federal Bureau of Investigation #Kate Upton

Sep 12, 2014

Ex-police union official cops plea in $20 million Social Security disability scam

John Minerva, 62, pleaded guilty to grand larceny in Manhattan Supreme Court for his role in leading the huge scam where former cops and firefighters pretended to have mental health problems in order to collect disability checks... #Federal Bureau of Investigation #Kate Upton

Sep 12, 2014

Gonzalez: Beware surge in Green Dot, Con Ed scams

Use of these MoneyPaks has exploded in low-income communities. They’re used to transfer cash into prepaid debit cards or to directly pay the bills of certain participating companies... #Federal Bureau of Investigation #Kate Upton

Sep 02, 2014

Why Microsoft needs to solve the Windows Store 'crap app' crisis before Windows 9

Two years into the creation of the Windows Store, Microsoft is facing up to the mess. This week, the software giant removed 1,500 "misleading apps" from the Windows Store . New apps now face tighter guidelines, and Microsoft says it's putting more re... #Federal Bureau of Investigation #Kate Upton