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AARP Survey: Certain Profiles at Higher Risk of Online Fraud AARP Survey: Certain Profiles at Higher Risk of Online Fraud

A new report by the AARP has collectively identified the key behaviors and life experiences that cause a certain group to fall victim to online fraud. According to a recent report titled  “Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” 34 million people are …

Could “Bad Ads” Destroy the Web’s Revenue Model? Could “Bad Ads” Destroy the Web’s Revenue Model?
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It’s no secret that most consumers aren’t exactly fond of online ads, especially pop-up ones. While there are some very “bad ads” that could result in serious damage to consumers, a lot of online advertisements are perfectly safe and actually …

Online Dating Tips To Prevent Scams And Broken Hearts Online Dating Tips To Prevent Scams And Broken Hearts
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The Internet has made dating so much easier than in years past. Before one had to go to one of those happening clubs and hit on everything within a five mile radius before they found someone desperate enough to agree …

FTC Cracks Down On Online Payment Scam
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At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has halted an online scam that used identity theft to place more than $10 million in bogus charges on consumers’ credit and debit cards, pending a trial.

More than a million consumers were hit with one-time charges of $10 or less, and their payments were routed through dummy corporations in the United States to bank accounts in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Bing Ads Warn Consumers Of Online Scams
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Microsoft has partnered with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and Western Union on a series of online public service announcements (PSAs) aimed at protecting consumers from a number of scams.

Bing Warns of Scams

Google Warns Users Of Google Scams
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Google is warning users about an increase of spammers promoting Google scams.

"We’re seeing disturbing cases in which websites, emails and advertisements claim that you can make large amounts of money from home with very little effort using Google products and services," the company said on the official Google Blog.