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Facebook hit by another viral copy-and-paste privacy scam

Another Facebook privacy hoax is currently going viral on the social network, asking users to copy and paste a "privacy notice" to their profile if they want to avoid the social network charging $5.99 to retain access to private posts.

Hacker earns $100k a month sending one million spam emails a day

A hacker has been found to be earning as much as $100,000 a month while doing nothing more than using automated botnets to send nearly one million spam emails per day. The attack is based around the recently exposed RIG exploit kit.

New banking malware scam targets 20,000 in three days

A new form of banking malware discovered in the UK could have infected 20,000 customers in the past week. The malware is distributed in an email and can allow the attackers to remotely control the targeted user's system, stealing their bank details.

Scam dating sites leads to the arrests of Japanese executives

A group of Japanese executives were arrested because of dating sites they ran. Millions of users were members, but only one was a woman.

Op-Ed: A bar of chocolate a day helps you lose weight. Really?

There is plenty of good science out there, and there is plenty of bad science. A scientist and journalist, John Bohannon, has highlighted how quickly 'bad science' can circulate with a spoof feature on chocolate and weight loss.

Google targets annoying browser toolbars with new web protection

Google has enhanced its search protection algorithms to provide more protection against websites harbouring unwanted software designed to hijack a user's computer with unwanted browser settings or intrusive adverts on webpages.

'Anonabox' Tor router pulled from Kickstarter

The anonymising "Anonabox" broadband router has had its successful crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter pulled within just days of it starting amid complaints about the device's legitimacy.

Game of Thrones phone scam nets thousands

Ibiza - It was recently announced that scenes from season five of the popular HBO series Game of Thrones would be filmed in Seville and Osuna in Spain. Fraudsters saw the ideal opportunity to make a few illegal euros from the news.

Company fined $306K for charging a couple $3,500 on a bad review charged a couple $3,500 for a bad review on a product the buyers never received. They are now having to repay the shoppers with additional damages to the tune of $306,750.

Massive gift card scam by Southwest employee

Crimes related to money and embezzlement involve a variety of mediums, and some people become more resourceful as they go along the way.

Op-Ed: Scam artists are everywhere! How do you protect yourself?

Scam artists are making their move. They are found in every industry type and their skills are on the rise with the growing sophistication of technology.

Op-Ed: Website scams UK motorists to part with more money Special

London - A website has been set up for U.K. motorists who are paying their annual driving tax. The problem is, the site charges a handling fee, unlike the official government website, and it can take multiple payments, according to one concerned reader.

Were you 'goxed'? Might want to add this term to your vocabulary

Bitcoin experienced a significant rise, and now an even faster fall. One of the world's largest exchange for bitcoins was shut down and now filed for bankruptcy.

Bomb threat at SANRAL rounds off 2 anthrax scares this week

Johannesburg - A bomb threat was reported at the SA National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral) operations centre in Samrand, near Midrand on Sunday.

ANC government & SANRAL's e-tolling causing chaos and dismay

From dead people to people who don't travel on toll roads, to people who don't even own cars to people who don't even live in South Africa, the ANC government's SANRAL seems hell-bent on squeezing money out of whomever they get the details of.

Op-Ed: Your check is in the mail, but don't cash it

It's that time of year again. You know what I mean, when unsuspecting people are inundated with scams involving everything from free gifts to free money, and all the victim has to do is give out their personal information.

Telephone jury duty scam making the rounds…again

Jury duty scams have been making the rounds for years. Recently, this type of fraud has made a comeback in many states. Scammers typically call their victims by telephone.

Beware — Yet another YouTube scam!

How many times have you heard the saying "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is?" Alas, some people never learn. Most of us, actually.

Scammers exploit Boston Marathon bombings by sending out malware

As past history indicates, after a tragedy occurs, sadly the scammers are not far behind. Shortly after the horrific Boston Marathon bombing, the scammers began to try to exploit it.

Beware of scammers running rampant on Craigslist

A site created originally for use by the general public has become the hub of scams and Internet fraud. By posting an ad or responding to one, chances are you are likely to become a target for fraud.

Study: Offline schemes are top causes of identity fraud

A new study conducted by an insurance company says, despite the increased use of the Internet being used to conduct business, that offline schemes are the top known causes of identity fraud.

Facebook scam promises free $100 McDonald's gift card

Another survey scam has recently surfaced on Facebook and is making the rounds across the network. The scam promises users a free $100 McDonald's gift card.

Man cons kids of summer fun with faux camp program

New York - A story is being reported by the New York Post this morning that a man conned dozens of families through the illusion of summer camps that turned out to be non-existent. Parents had paid up to $1,000 for their kids to attend the faux camp.

Indian emu farmers arrested for embezzlement

Several emu farm owners in Tamilnadu (A state in India) have been arrested for embezzling huge amounts of investors' money.

Op-Ed: Shoppers react to company selling tap water in bottles Special

Shipley - Asda supermarkets are selling mains tap water as bottled water. The multinational giant prides itself on providing customers with great value for money. Yet, its "Smartprice" bottled water has a 2500 percent mark-up.

Email scam: Fake Verizon bills duping customers

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning of a new phishing scam that is finding its way into the email inboxes of many people.

Facebook video scam claims U.S. attack on Iran and Saudi Arabia

A new scam is making the rounds on Facebook, reports one security company. Not unlike previous scams, this one uses the lure of an attention grabbing "breaking news" story in order to try and snare victims.

New phishing scam targets Apple customers

There is a well-crafted phishing scam that targets Apple users, and tricks them into giving them their AppleID billing information.

Trio faces prison time for toilet paper scam

West Palm Beach - Three men in Florida could face up to 20 years in prison for taking part in a $1 million toilet paper scam. They conned elderly customers into buying unnecessary toilet paper products.

You've Been Scammed — The BBC on fake courses and share scams

This morning saw another well-researched 45-minute documentary aimed at educating the general public, and keeping their money out of the hands of crooks.
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