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Identity Theft A Serious Problem During The Holidays

Identity Theft A Serious Problem During The Holidays

By Toni Matthews-El November 24, 2014

Nothing puts a serious damper on holiday shopping quite like identity theft. Identity theft is what happens when a person obtains your personal information and then uses it without your permission. This action can result in stolen money or severely …

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 Hoaxer Going Back to Jail Chili-Finger Lady: Wendy's Hoaxer 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 Phony Ad Killings 'Craigslist Killer' Convicted of Phony Ad Killings

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 Scam Poses as Message from 'Zurckerberg' Facebook Scam Poses as Message from '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 a New Privacy Scare Facebook Gold Hoax Returns with a New 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 …

Unsolicited Emails from the FBI Aren't from the FBI Unsolicited Emails from the FBI Aren't from 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 These Phony Twitter Accounts Can't Verify You
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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 Facebook Scammers Pose as Security Team
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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 Lottery Hoax Guy: It's a Social Experiment Facebook Lottery Hoax Guy: It's a Social Experiment
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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 Millions on Facebook Powerball Winners Don't Offer Millions on Facebook
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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 …

Fake Verified Accounts Aided by Twitter Header Photo Fake Verified Accounts Aided by Twitter Header Photo
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It’s nothing new for Twitter users to fake verification status, but Twitter’s recent profile redesign is making it easier and more convincing. Reddit user replicated spotted the trick, which uses Twitter’s new header photo layout to mimic the look of …

You Don't Have a New Facebook Profile; It's a Scam You Don't Have a New Facebook Profile; It's a Scam
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Another day, another email scam that uses Facebook to trick unsuspecting users into visiting a shady pharmaceutical site. If the word “another” is confusing you, let’s just say that this style of scam isn’t making its first lap around the …