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Don't fall for fake IRS scam calls

When we say "scam," you probably think of phishing emails or malicious Facebook posts, but the most common type of scam in America is actually...
Happening Now November 22, 2015

MetroPCS data breach: 10 million exposed

In mid-October, security researchers found a glaring flaw on the payment page of MetroPCS, a contract-free cell carrier owned by T-Mobile with 10 million...
Happening Now November 16, 2015

College loan scams fish for targets on Facebook

If you're sitting on a stack of unpaid student loans, or you have a child who has racked up tens of thousands of dollars...
Happening Now September 13, 2015

381 Wikipedia editors banned over extortion scandal

Need another reason not to trust Wikipedia when it comes to the unvarnished truth? At least 381 editors have been banned for running so-called...
Happening Now September 2, 2015

Beware of LinkedIn's dark side

Think LinkedIn users are all on the up and up? Find out why they might not be and how it could put you at...
Small Business August 22, 2015

5 rules to avoid the #1 scam in America

If I asked you what the number 1 scam in America is right now, you might say phishing email scams, Facebook scams, Nigerian 419...
Columns August 1, 2015

#1 scam on the increase

Phone scams are an old but growing threat. Find how to detect and avoid them before it's too late.
Tips July 25, 2015

Facebook loses appeal, must turn over incriminating photos

A five judge appeals court in New York has decided that your Facebook photos MAY be protected by the Fourth Amendment, but not ALL...
Happening Now July 22, 2015

Watch out for these fake airline ticket giveaway scams on Facebook

Summer is only halfway over, which means there's still plenty of time to travel. If you're looking at airline prices, though, you might be...
Happening Now July 20, 2015

Phone scams spreading like wildfire

The latest Phone Fraud came out and it has some disturbing facts. Check here to see if you've fallen victim to these vicious scammers.
Happening Now June 17, 2015

Facebook scam promises free groceries

Facebook has more than 1.44 billion users, which makes it a hacker's paradise for posting scams. Even if only 1% of users fall for...
Happening Now June 16, 2015

The #1 target of Internet fraud is …

Scammers never stop scheming to find new ways to separate people from their money. Last year, they succeeded to the tune of $800 million. But...
Happening Now May 22, 2015

Do NOT fall for this tricky credit card scam

There's a dangerous new credit card scam taking off right now that you need to know about. Fall for this con game and your...
Happening Now May 1, 2015

Here's a weird story about facial recognition and faking one's own death

Another Florida man has made headlines. You might be familiar with the "Florida man" stories, since it seems to be a news trope. Every...
Happening Now March 26, 2015

Disgraceful: Police officer busted for scamming crime victims

A Brooklyn cop was just arrested for taking advantage of crime victims. He swore to protect and serve, but instead he allegedly hacked and spied. And...
Happening Now March 20, 2015

Counterfeit Apple Watches are out already

No sooner had Apple rolled out its much-anticipated Apple Watch on Monday morning than counterfeiters were already hawking fake knockoff versions on the streets...
Happening Now March 11, 2015

Scammers use Apple Pay to steal millions

The latest Apple Pay scam doesn't involve any high-tech card-stealing gadgets. In fact, the scam doesn't directly involve Apple Pay. All that scammers have...
Happening Now March 3, 2015

You should start double-checking your ultrasound photos

When a couple finds out that they're expecting, it can be a tumultuous time. There are so many things to do, supplies to get,...
Happening Now February 17, 2015

Syrian rebels fall for the oldest trick in the book

In the hacking world, as in the spy world, the oldest trick in the book is the honeypot. I'm sure you know what it...
Happening Now February 3, 2015

Alert: Newspaper subscribers targeted by fraudsters

Another scam has been exposed. This time, however, the company being targeted by scammers is heading the criminals off at the pass. People subscribed to...
Happening Now February 2, 2015