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Malware May be Using Real GPS Data to Scam Speeders

There is a new malware scam hitting computers in Pennsylvania posing as an email containing a speeding ticket and containing a link that loads malicious software onto the user’s computer. The emails claim to be from…

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Seller of Indian $4 Smartphone Accused of Fraud

Recently an Indian company revealed that they would be selling a smartphone for only $4, however, 30,000 unit sales later, it has turned out that it may just be too good to be true. The company…

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“Pay The Ransom” Says FBI Ransomware Advice

Ransomware is a significant threat to huge corporations as it is to you and me, the notion of every single byte of your personal files being locked up is a frightening thought to those who have…

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At Least 30 Managers Behind VW Emissions Scam

The Volkswagen emission saga continues, as German news company Spiegel reports that at least 30 VW managers are suspected to be involved with the VW emissions scandal, as a result of the ongoing internal investigation. Up until…

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Roaming The Open World Of GTA V Money Generator Scams

Grand Theft Auto is a franchise which has captured the imagination of fans with an engrossing open player world and also regular updates which never fail to entertain. But, with every tech development lays the reality…

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Tax Credit Refund Scam Is affecting UK Based Individuals

Tax credits are a hot topic at the moment, this is in part to the Conservative death by a thousand cuts, I said cuts, plans which are set to reduce the income of many of the…

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Windows 10 Ransomware Discovered

Well this didn’t take long! A new form of ransomware has been discovered which if downloaded, will automatically encrypt your files before demanding a fee to unlock them. The distributors of this malicious code are attempting…

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Google Ex-Employee Claims “Theft of Money From the Publishers by Google”

Pull up a chair, get your favourite drink, because you’re in for a long read here! A supposed ex-Google employee has spilled the beans on what may be a huge scam. To make matters worse, it…

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FTC About to Mail out 55 Thousand Checks Worth $1.9 Million

Multi-level marketing, or MLM for short, is an old scheme rarely used anymore because people aren’t stupid enough to fall for it now. It isn’t that long ago that it wasn’t the case and BurnLounge made…

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Scammers Find New Way of Stealing Facebook Users’ Credentials and Money

Scammers will never stop finding ways to try to steal your accounts and money. The latest points to a method involving Facebook messages sent out to random users, stating that their account will be disabled if…

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Mars One Colonising Mission a Scam, According to Finalist

Non-profit Mars colony mission Mars One, currently in the process of narrowing down the candidates it intends to send to the Red Planet, is a scam, according to finalist Dr. Joseph Roche. Roche, an assistant professor…

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Phone Tech Support Scammer Threatens to Kill Sceptical Mark

Ten years ago, the most common internet-related scam was the infamous “419” confidence trick, e-mails promising vast wealth in exchange for a small investment. So infamous, in fact, that few people fall for it anymore. So,…

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Guy Calls Shameless Internet Scammers Pretending to be an Elderly Person

We’re all aware of those fake virus webpages that say “your computer is at risk”. Sometimes you get a big pop-up pretending to be some anti-virus, telling you that you’ve got millions of viruses on your…

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Thieves Attempted to Use An iPod nano to Take Credit Card Information

We’ve all been warned of the many ways thieves can take our card information from ATMs. There’s all the elaborate card readers, cameras and other devices that criminals secretly attach to cash machines in an attempt…

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Woman Buys PlayStation 4, Gets Box of Bibles

In a repeat of a story from last week, a woman from California bought a PlayStation 4 as a Christmas gift for her boyfriend discovered, when her boyfriend opened the gift on Christmas morning, that the…

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Man Buys PlayStation 4, Gets Bags of Rocks Instead

A man from Denver, Colorado who bought a PlayStation 4 from his local Walmart was shocked to find upon opening the box that the console was missing, its place taken by two taped-up bags of rocks.…

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Wal-Mart Duped Into Selling PS4s For Just $90

Just a few days ago we reported on Wal-Mart’s price matching scheme, with which they have decided to match the price of a number of retailers, including Amazon. Well some customers have taken advantage of this already,…

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Razer CEO Warns of Fake Nabu eBay offerings

As announced on his Public Facebook page yesterday, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan warns of fake Razer Nabu smart bands becoming available on eBay. His official statement reads: I’ve been informed that there have been eBay, Craigslist,…

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Don’t Fall for the GTAV Beta Scam

It wouldn’t be the first time people have fallen for a scam relating to the release of a AAA game. Grand Theft Auto V is no exception and has made many eager gamers the target with…

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Facebook Scammers Exploit Robin Williams’ Death

Not too long ago, we reported on the tragic and unfortunate death by suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams. Some people have now decided to utilize this tragedy for their own personal gain. You may…

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Beware of Flight MH17 Facebook Scams Scumbags

The world suffers another tragic event and once again the scum of the earth crawl out of the darkness to take advantage of those who want to help others. The latest scam on Facebook, of which…

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Half-Life 3 Kickstarter Launched… Then Cancelled, Doh!

This week has played host to something truly cruel in the world of gaming, a Kickstarter was launched to crowd fund the development of Half-Life 3 and no sooner was the campaign started as it was…

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Anti-Scam Website Founder Agrees to Pay Millions in Scam Settlement

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will collect more than £5.8 million in assets from two men that were a part of a mobile phone text messaging scam that tricked millions from users. Sending “fun facts,”…

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Scamming Site Offering ‘Free’ Origin Game Keys Discovered

A site offering free game keys for Origin users has been discovered, where users have the freedom to browse through all the games available on Origin and request a ‘free’ key which will be delivered to…

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Microsoft Cold Call Virus Scammer Jailed

If you haven’t had one of those stupid phone calls telling you your computer has a virus, I bet you’ve at least heard from a friend or relative that has. Personally, I have had a couple…

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Fake Flappy Bird Apps Are Spreading Android Malware

The creator of Flappy Bird took the game down for moral reasons but that hasn’t stopped people trying to exploit that decision for immoral ones. First we saw people selling phones loaded with Flappy Bird on eBay…

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Floor Tile iPads And Wooden TV’s Sold In Latest Scam

Getting ripped off can be a pretty awful idea, scammers use increasingly sophisticated techniques to con people out of their money. With the popularity of devices such as the iPad, it’s not uncommon to hear of…