Washington Post jobs site hacked

Jul 8, 2011
The paper says that an "unauthorized third party" hacked into its jobs database and absconded with 1.27 million user ids and email addresses. No...
Posted In: hacking, phishing, scams, spam, spear phishing, washington post

Beware the Google + scam hoax

Jul 5, 2011
If you see an invite to the still-exclusive service in your inbox, proceed with caution.
Posted In: google +, google plus, hoax, scams, spam

Warning: Beware fake check scams

Jun 14, 2011
Scamsters profit from hard times. A growing criminal enterprise is luring consumers into accepting genuine-looking but genuine-phony checks or...
Posted In: scams

Scamsters target the elderly

Jun 6, 2011
Question: Very recently we had a problem with my mother-in-law being hooked in with a scam where she wired a total of $6000 to Jamaica all for the...
Posted In: scams

Warning: The psychology of an investment scam

May 27, 2011
At a recent panel discussion on financial literacy at Boston University, John Gannon quickly grabbed our attention. He remarked that the personal...
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Verizon cracks down on text message fraud

Mar 10, 2011
Verizon is suing individuals and small companies who have been running a scam on cell phone users. Works like this: user gets an offer to be sent...
Posted In: gadgets, scams, security, sms, text messages, Verizon

Protecting the vulnerable from scamsters

Feb 14, 2011
The list of scams seems endless. Pump-and-dump swindles. Deceptive charities. Ponzi schemes. Foreign lotteries. Foreclosure scams. Telemarketing...
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Fake Nigerian princes aren't all bad, maybe they're just bored

Jan 25, 2011
That's what Nigerian internet entrepreneur Oo Nwoye is saying in a recent blog post. She says the people trying to pull those email scams are not...
Posted In: business, email, scams, security, world

OMG! You've fallen for a Facebook hoax!

Nov 29, 2010
The security firm Sophos has issued a warning to Facebook users that another scam is on the loose. If you see a link that says "OMG OMG OMG... I...
Posted In: Facebook, OMG, privacy, scams, social media, sophos, Web Culture

What good is technology if it can't get you tickets to Dancing with the Stars and The Boss?

Nov 19, 2010
On Thursday, the US Department of Justice announced the latest in the case of the CAPTCHA ticket snatchers. Three men have pleaded guilty on...
Posted In: Bulgarians, business, Foxtrots, scams