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Tax Advice: 5 Dirty Tax Scams to Watch Out for This Year

Tax Advice: 5 Dirty Tax Scams to Watch Out for This Year

By Mike Tuttle March 10, 2015

Some tax advice is not worth the hot air that pushes it out of a crooks mouth. The IRS has put together a list of a dozen tax season pitfalls that Americans need to be on the lookout for. Some …

Weight Loss: What Is That One Weird Trick Anyway? Weight Loss: What Is That One Weird Trick Anyway?

Weight loss is still the pot of gold at the end of the Internet rainbow. If a casual perusal of offers on the Internet is to be believed, Al Gore’s invention is mainly useful for selling three things: – Penis …

We Sure Hope This Red Hot Chili Peppers Fan Likes Bagpipes We Sure Hope This Red Hot Chili Peppers Fan Likes Bagpipes

Buying concert tickets online is always a scary proposition. Sure, most of the time it works out – most people out there are honest, right? But sometimes you’re left with a pair of tickets to see The Beagles. What, you …

Scammer Sells Online iPhone-Shopper Two ‘Apples’ Scammer Sells Online iPhone-Shopper Two ‘Apples’
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Someone basically pulled the ol’ “Oh, so you want a new Apple for Christmas” dad trick on an unsuspecting online shopper in Brisbane, Australia last week. According to police, a 21-year-old woman was shocked to find that the two new …

Rite-Aid Scam Targets Elderly In “Sweepstakes” Rite-Aid Scam Targets Elderly In “Sweepstakes”

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Pennsylvania state police have issued an alert to residents about a phone scam that appears to be targeting the elderly. Officials say the scam involves the caller informing the victim that they’ve won $18,000 in a sweepstakes but have to …

Chili-Finger Lady: Wendy’s Scammer Is Going Back to Jail Chili-Finger Lady: Wendy’s Scammer Is Going Back to Jail

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An infamous fraudster is going back to jail for once again attempting to deceive law enforcement. Anna Ayala, better known as the “chili-finger lady,” is about to spend another two years in prison after lying to police to protect her …

Teacher Faces 44 Years for Fake Facebook Sex Scam Teacher Faces 44 Years for Fake Facebook Sex Scam
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An Anaheim high school teacher is set to be arraigned on 60 felony counts stemming from charges that he used Facebook to obtain sexually explicit photos from over 100 underage boys over the past 3 years. 30-year-old Zachary Joshua Reader, …

‘Craigslist Killer’ Convicted of Murdering Victims of His Phony Labor Ad Scheme ‘Craigslist Killer’ Convicted of Murdering Victims of His Phony Labor Ad Scheme

In the conclusion to one of the stranger homicide cases to spring from a classifieds website that you’ll ever hear, 53-year-old Richard Beasley from Akron, Ohio, has been convicted of kidnapping and murdering three men that he found using a …

Facebook Phishing Scam Poses as Message from Mark ‘Zurckerberg’ Facebook Phishing Scam Poses as Message from Mark ‘Zurckerberg’
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Facebook CEO Mark Zurckerberg is not sending out privacy notices, requesting that users verify their accounts. That’s because no such messages would ever come from the Facebook CEO. There’s also that pesky little detail that the CEO of Facebook is …

Rihanna Sex Tape Scam Travels Around Facebook Rihanna Sex Tape Scam Travels Around Facebook
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If you’re strolling through your Facebook news feed, bored by all of your friends’ lame breakfast statuses and baby pics, and you happen to see something about a Rihanna sex tape – keep on strolling. Sophos Naked Security blog tips …

Facebook ‘Gold’ Hoax Returns with the Added Bonus of a Privacy Scare Facebook ‘Gold’ Hoax Returns with the Added Bonus of a Privacy Scare

A new Facebook hoax that’s circulating around the network suggests that users need to upgrade to a “Gold” level membership status in order to avoid having their private info leaked for all to see. Hoax-Slayer first spotted the hoax. Here’s …

If You Get an Unsolicited Email from the FBI, It’s Not the FBI If You Get an Unsolicited Email from the FBI, It’s Not the FBI

The FBI does not send unsolicited email. That’s the simple message behind a press release just issued by the government agency. They were forced to put out this release because many residents in the state of Mississippi have received a …

These Phony Twitter Accounts Can’t Verify You (Hint: They’re Not Even Verified Themselves) These Phony Twitter Accounts Can’t Verify You (Hint: They’re Not Even Verified Themselves)
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I know that it would be really cool to be verified on Twitter. It would mean that you were important – important enough to need a verified account because of all the jokers out there that want to create fake …

Facebook Phishing Scam Claims You’ve Violated Policy Facebook Phishing Scam Claims You’ve Violated Policy
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Another day, another Facebook-based phishing scam looking to snatch all of your personal information (including bank account info) and use it for nefarious purposes. The latest scam to hit the network comes in the form of messages sent to users’ …

Facebook Scammers Pose as Security Team to Phish Your Info Facebook Scammers Pose as Security Team to Phish Your Info
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Facebook users should be cautious if confronted by a message from the “Security Team,” as they could be unwittingly giving up their private info to scammers. It’s the latest phishing attack on the network, which sees its fair share of …

Facebook Powerball Hoax Guy Says It Was Just a Social Experiment, No Harm No Foul Facebook Powerball Hoax Guy Says It Was Just a Social Experiment, No Harm No Foul
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The guy that shopped a Powerball ticket earlier this month and duped millions of people into thinking he would split his winnings is finally speaking about the hoax. Nolan Daniels, a software developer, says that he never shared or liked …

Powerball Winners Don’t Offer People Millions on Facebook, Stop Being So Gullible Powerball Winners Don’t Offer People Millions on Facebook, Stop Being So Gullible
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If we’ve learned anything about Facebook users in the past few weeks it’s that “knee jerk” doesn’t even begin to describe the lack of thought that goes into the decision to share some piece of content. Facebook users will like …