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Top 5 scams and rip-offs for unsuspecting tourists

Traveling can be fun, unless you get your wallet or other possessions stolen. We tell you some popular scams and how you can avoid...
Tips April 14, 2016

Online dating scams: The FBI's alarming new warning

The FBI has a new warning about online dating. Find out how you can protect your loved ones (and yourself) from being heartbroken, and...
Happening Now April 2, 2016

3 hilarious stories of clever people who scammed their would-be scammers

Scams and scammers are everywhere. Most of us just try to avoid them, but some people like to scam the scammers back.
Tips March 8, 2016

A new way cybercriminals are scamming you for money, and how to stop them

Cybercriminals are using several scams to steal money from online gamers. Here are seven scams to be on the lookout for, and tips on...
Happening Now February 21, 2016

Top Story: Pyramid schemes are dominating Facebook, but don't take the bait

Warning. Don't let Facebook friends pressure you into selling products. You get suckered into paying for starter kits, and they get a cut every...
Happening Now February 21, 2016

Watch out for convincing Fitbit knockoffs

You've heard of "counterfeit," but have you heard of counterFitbits? If you haven't heard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials recently seized around $35,000...
Happening Now January 16, 2016

Watch out for automated Russian dating scams

If you are having a romantic online relationship, or you're thinking about it, you need to be aware of the potential dangers. A lot...
Happening Now January 10, 2016

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

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

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