Tag: Scams

Fake German Heiress Anna Sorokin Convicted Of Fraud After Fooling Banks And Scamming New York's Elite

A New York court has convicted Anna Sorokin on several counts of heft of services, grand larceny and attempted grand larceny. The Russian-born German national managed to fraud several friends and businesses by pretending to be a wealthy heiress.

Life & Style April 28, 2019

Hidden Video Ads Could Be Draining Battery Of Your Android Phone

An anti-fraud firm has discovered a scam by some advertisers to stack multiple video ads in a single ad placement. These fraudsters would often hide these clips behind normal banner ads that appear on Android apps.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 23, 2019

Apple Removes Malicious Fitness Apps That Tricked Users To Make Touch ID Payments

iPhone users reacted negatively after being scammed for downloading two malicious apps from the Apple store. Fitness apps, Fitness Balance app' and 'Calories Tracker' app reportedly swindled hefty sums of money after getting fingerprints from users using iPhone's touchID sensor.

Apple December 4, 2018

WhatsApp To Combat Spam, Scams, And Fake News With New 'Forwarded' Label

WhatsApp introduced a new feature aimed to curb the spread of fake news, spam, and scams. Look for the new 'forwarded' label and think twice whether to pass the message along.

Apps/Software July 11, 2018

T-Mobile Port Out Scam Alert Is Real: Here's What To Do To Protect Your Account

T-Mobile warned customers of a port-out scam that can have dire consequences. Here's what to do to protect your account.

Security February 6, 2018

Don't Buy 'Cuphead' For iOS, It's Fake: Apple Working On Removing It From The App Store

A version of 'Cuphead' for iOS hit the App Store at a $5 price point, but it's fake. Game developer StudioMDHR warns that this iOS version is a scam and it's working with Apple to remove it.

Apps/Software December 19, 2017

New Phishing Scam Targets Netflix Subscribers: Here's How To Keep Your Account Safe

Millions of Netflix subscribers became targets of scam emails containing links to phishing websites last week. As hackers become more skilled in identity theft, subscribers should be more wary of these various schemes.

Security November 15, 2017

WhatsApp Scam Tells Users To Pay For Subscription

WhatsApp is charging for lifetime subscription in the UK but experts say this is a new scam. WhatsApp users are advised to ignore the message.

Apps/Software June 4, 2017

26 Doctors, Medical Professionals Charged In $40 Million Health Scam In California

More than a dozen medical professionals were charged in an alleged California health scam that got doctors getting kickbacks over unnecessary prescriptions and tests. Learn more about the suspected $40 million health scam.

Public Health April 21, 2017

T-Mobile Rolls Out Tools To Help Users Automatically Block, Avoid Scam Calls

T-Mobile is rolling out two new features that’ll help users avoid calls from spammers. Starting April 5th, T-Mobile subscribers will be able to take advantage of Scam ID and Scam Block, two foremost tools to avoid scammers from reaching users.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 25, 2017

FCC Cracks Down On Billions Of Robocalls Every Month, Allows Phone Companies To Easily Block Them

In its new proposed rules released March 23, FCC said it would push for phone companies to target as well as block illegal robocalls. There are about 2.4 billion of these calls every month, many of which are fraudulent.

Business Tech March 24, 2017

Warning: The Latest Phone Scam Asks ‘Can You Hear Me Now?’

Robocalls asking, “Can you hear me now,” is the latest phone scam that steals the victim’s identity to make charges.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 1, 2017

Dumb WhatsApp Scam Spreads Malware, Touting 'Free Internet' Without Wi-Fi: Beware

A new WhatsApp scam is making rounds, touting 'free internet' without Wi-Fi. The scam requires users to forward the message to 13 friends or 5 groups to activate the offer, but it just brings malware.

Security January 15, 2017

Torrentz Returns As Kickass Torrents Scams And Clones Appear: One Alternative Mirror Site Is Really Pirate Bay

In the wake of the demise of top torrent sites Kickass Torrents and Torrentz, more new clones and scam sites are popping up. One recent mirror site is scamming users for credit card details, another is really just The Pirate Bay in disguise, but a new version of Torrentz appears to be the real deal.

Internet August 11, 2016

AT&T To Pay Out $7.75M For Enabling Phone Bill Scam That Charged Customers $9 Per Month For Nothing

AT&T enabled a phone bill scam that charged customers about $9 per month for fake directory assistance services. The FCC has now ordered the telecommunications firm to pay out $7.75 million, $6.8 million of which as refunds to customers.

Business Tech August 8, 2016

Scammers Use Social Media To Promote Fake Trey Songz Concert

Scammers in New York City used social media to advertise a phony concert starring Trey Songz and Julien Believe. Callers to a posted number were directed to a house where over 600 bogus tickets were sold for up to $100 each.

Internet July 31, 2016

Attention, 'World Of Warcraft' Gamers: A Script Going Around Will Steal All Your Gold

A scam going around different realms in 'World of Warcraft' will cause victims to lose their hard-earned gold. The scammer requests targets to run a script, with victims also sending whispers to their friends to run the same command.

Video Games July 8, 2016

Want To Donate To Victims Of Orlando Shooting? Here's How To Avoid Scams

Donations have started to come in to the families of the deceased and the injured from the Orlando shooting tragedy. To avoid scams, here are a few tips that donors should follow.

Viral June 15, 2016

Users Beware: WhatsApp Gold Upgrade Is Nothing But A Scam

Don't be fooled by an invitation to join the exclusive WhatsApp Gold, because this is a scam that will install malware on your device.

Apps/Software May 25, 2016

Beware Of Fake IRS Requests: How To Avoid Phishing And Tax Scams

With the tax filling season nearly over, scammers are high at work. We've compiled a list of the most common techniques that con men use to trick sensitive personal information out of you and show how to counter them.

Internet March 19, 2016

'Tough Lock': Man From Malaysia Orders Unlocked iPhone 6s Online But Gets A Padlock Instead

A man in Malaysia received a package containing a padlock instead of the unlocked iPhone 6s smartphone he bought from an online store. He shared about his bad experience through a post on Facebook.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 9, 2016

Florida Teen Pretends To Be Licensed Doctor, Performs Exams In Own Medical Office

An 18-year-old from Florida was arrested and booked for practicing medicine without a license. His scheme involved an actual clinic website and a fake medical clinic, according to authorities.

Life February 17, 2016

Forget The Nigerian Prince, LOL At This Nigerian Astronaut Email Scam

Con artists have come up with a new ploy to scam people of their hard-earned money. This time they are posing as a scientist seeking financial aid to have a relative who is stranded in space be brought safely home to Earth.

Space February 16, 2016

Authorities Warn Public About IRS Phone Scam: What You Should Know

Government officials have issued a warning to residents regarding con artists posing as IRS agents over the phone. The scammers often use scare tactic, such as threatening a person with imprisonment, unless they pay supposed tax balances or reveal their personal information.

Business February 2, 2016

Make A New Year's Resolution To Stay Scam-Free In 2016: The Better Business Bureau Has These Tips For You

The Better Business Bureau has these tips to help keep you and your money safe this 2016. See how you can stay scam-free this new year with these resolutions.

Internet January 1, 2016

Facebook Hoax Exposed: Mark Zuckerberg Isn't Giving You Money

A hoax on Facebook is currently circulating. The post promises that members who share it will be eligible to receive part of the billions of dollars being given away by CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Internet December 29, 2015

ShopRite Facebook Holiday Web Scam: 40 Percent Off ShopRite Coupon On Facebook Is A Fake

Beware a new Web scam purporting to take a big discount off your holiday ShopRite shopping order. The 40 percent off coupon circulating on Facebook is a fake.

Internet December 22, 2015

Valve To Introduce Trade Holds To Keep You From Falling Victim To Scams

Valve is fighting the good fight against scammers as the company aims to release a new Steam feature called Trade Holds. This should allow honest Steam account owners to fight back.

Video Games November 28, 2015

Valve Tweaks Steam's Trade Scams Policy: What You Should Know

Valve has changed its policy regarding Steam trade scams and some users may not like the change. The company explains its decision to cease reimbursing scam victims.

Video Games June 30, 2015

Be Careful Which Games You Buy On The Windows App Store, It Might Be A Scam

A number of games available on the Windows Store sound too be good to be true -- and they are.

Internet Culture February 23, 2015

Sneaky Gamers Are Scamming Wal-Mart Into Selling PlayStation 4s for $90

It's the ultimate fantasy for gamers: scoring a brand new console for a rock-bottom price. Unfortunately, some consumers are willing to exploit a big loophole in Wal-Mart's price-match promotion to get a PS4.

Geek November 20, 2014

Top 5 Facebook scams cyber criminals use to lure you

Bitdefender has published a whitepaper revealing the psychology of an online scam victim, plus 5 popular Facebook scams.

Internet Culture November 5, 2014

Clicking on eBay listings may put you at risk. What you need to know

Hackers have tapped into a vulnerability on eBay to wage a cross-site scripting attack and steal user data. The phishing scam exposes the underlying weakness in eBay's site.

Internet September 21, 2014

Cybercriminals steal data using fake video of missing MH370 on Facebook

Think before you click. Hackers and scammers have found the ongoing crisis on the missing Malaysia Airlines an opportunity to attack users and invade data.

Internet March 19, 2014

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