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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Scams’

‘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 phony Craigslist ad. We first told you about this case back in November of 2011 when the Beasley and his …

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Facebook Phishing Scam Poses as Message from Mark ‘Zurckerberg’

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 not Mark Zurckerberg. This one should immediately throw up some red flags, considering that the scammers can’t even spell “Zuckerberg” …

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Rihanna Sex Tape Scam Travels Around Facebook

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 us to a new type of a very classic style of Facebook scam – the celebrity sex tape. This time …

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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 the message that some users are seeing: It’s official. Communication media. FACEBOOK has just published its price. fee of $? …

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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 scam email which claims to be from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI says that they don’t send out …

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These Phony Twitter Accounts Can’t Verify You (Hint: They’re Not Even Verified Themselves)

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 accounts because they want to be you. You’re that cool. At least it would be cool to have the illusion …

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Facebook Phishing Scam Claims You’ve Violated Policy

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’ inboxes. These are not simply spam messages that will get caught up in that “other” inbox that Facebook reserves for …

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Facebook Scammers Pose as Security Team to Phish Your Info

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 such deceptions. Some users are currently receiving messages from pages called Security Team, which ask users to verify their accounts …

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Facebook Powerball Hoax Guy Says It Was Just a Social Experiment, No Harm No Foul

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 any likebait posts and never asked anyone to – until he logged on to Facebook to see a surprising number …

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Powerball Winners Don’t Offer People Millions on Facebook, Stop Being So Gullible

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 anything and share anything. Like this photo and this baby gets a new heart? Sure, CLICK. Copy and paste this …

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Fake Verified Accounts Aided by Twitter’s New Header Photo

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 official verified accounts. And here’s a real verified profile: You can easily distinguish a real verified account from a fake …

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No, You Don’t Have a New Facebook Profile; It’s a Scam

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 track. Sophos’ Naked security blog is tipping Facebook users to a new email spam campaign that’s promising them something new …

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