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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Scams’

No, Facebook Black Isn’t a Real Thing; You’re Being Scammed

As more and more people join social networks like Facebook and Twitter, it only gets easier for scam artists to pick off a few non-discerning users. The latest scam that’s making its way across Facebook offers to change your user interface to a cool, new color if you’re sick of the boring old Facebook blue. Users are now seeing images …

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Fake Apple Store Rewards Email Snags Your Info

You can never tell people to watch what they click enough, and as a general rule it’s safe to assume that anything that seems too good to be true online usually is.  The danger, of course, is not just that you won’t receive the incredible deal or discount that you’ve been offered, but that it will lead to your financial …

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Who Falls For Nigerian Email Scams? The Gullible, of Course

We’ve all gotten them. The emails from someone purporting to have a lot of money that needs help sailing through the tricky waters of international banking. The ones that need us (me!) to do the important work of banking for a prince, or deceased magnate. Those messages from Nigeria. Those scam emails. But why do those scammers write that they …

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Fake Facebook Emails Claim You Have Missed Notifications

When browsing your inbox, be cautious around any email you receive claiming that you have Facebook notifications pending. That’s because a new email scam is on the loose and it’s targeting Facebook users. This new email scam comes packaged in a highly convincing fashion and claims to come directly from Facebook. The subject line will tell you that “you have …

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Facebook: Despite Alarmist Statuses, We Still Don’t Own Your Content

Facebook has taken it upon themselves to comment on a recent viral status update that you may or may not have seen floating around your parts in the past couple of days. The status varies a bit, but usually takes the form of accusing Facebook of being unfriendly towards privacy now that they are a publicly traded company. The status …

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Remove Facebook Timeline Scams Still Target Dissatisfied Users

When Facebook makes a big change, a good portion of the user base freaks out for a little while. This has happened for years and if I thought myself a betting man, I’d bet that Facebook users will remain resistant to change until Facebook crumbles or the world ends, whichever comes first. The change over to the Timeline has been …

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Tis Better To Have Loved? Online Romance Scams Cost Victims Million Last Year

Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all – Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1849 Do you think Lord Tennyson was also talking about loving and losing in the realm of online dating? Based on figures from a recent study by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), we highly doubt it. According to their new study, …

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Twitter Scam Preys On Draw Something Fans

Twitter scams are nothing new, and their level of sophistication can vary. Sometimes, a scam user will just send out links to multiple other users offering some prize or ware. Sometimes, scam users will flood users with random links, with no explanation. The latest scam to hit Twitter is notable because it involves one of the most popular games currently …

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Facebook “Sick Baby” Scams Running Rampant

Social Media giant Facebook is often a tool for the dishonest, who use the forum to gain access to private information, run money-making scams, and solicit funds and sexual favors from people by tugging at their heartstrings. According to an open letter from Privacy and Security Guide, the latter is exactly what’s trending now on Facebook, and they are urging …

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Fake Pokemon Yellow Is On The iTunes App Store

Apple strictly monitors the App store to make sure that nobody uploads content that infringes on any other group’s copyright, but sometimes things get through. Somebody may want to tell Nintendo about this one then. In what may be the most hilarious oversight on the part of Apple yet, a user by the name of Home of Anime has uploaded …

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Twitter, Wikipedia ‘Squatter’ Sites Fined For Posing As Twitter, Wikipedia

Typos happen. They’re inescapable if you use a computer. This is why keyboards come with a Delete key. Given then that typos are expected, it was inevitable that someone out in the internet would find a way to profit from those typing mistakes. Here’s an example: You’ve unwittingly mistyped the name of a website and ended up somewhere that is …

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Deactivate Facebook Timeline Scams Prey On Unhappy Users

Facebook’s new Timeline feature isn’t going away (I mean, did you see Mark Zuckerberg talk about it at f8 – he was absolutely giddy). And once you opt in to it, you can’t go back to the old profile format. Soon, the Timeline will become mandatory for all Facebook users so that whole opt-in thing won’t even be an issue. …

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