VMware Agrees to Settle With SEC Over Fraud Charges

VMware has agreed to a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over fraud charges.

Amazon Sues to Stop Fraudulent Text Scams

Amazon has announced it is launching a lawsuit to tackle text scams that purport to be from the e-commerce giant.

Google Expands Advertiser Identity Verification Policy

Google has announced it is expanding its advertising identification policy in an effort to improve transparency.

Symphony Technology Group Buys RSA From Dell Technologies

RSA currently has 12,500 customers and provides “risk, security and fraud teams with the ability to holistically manage digital risk, including threat detection and response, identity and access management, integrated risk management and omnichannel fraud prevention.”

Beware of Watching ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ On Streaming Sites

While it may be tempting to watch the latest Star Wars installment from the comfort of home, the International Business Times (IBT) is warning that doing so could be dangerous. According to the IBT report, security firm Kaspersky Labs has…

It Would Take You 25 Years to Look At All The Bad Ads Google Killed Last Year Alone

Google says it has a global team consisting of over a thousand people specifically dedicated to fighting bad ads. Over the course of 2015, those people (along with Google’s technology) disabled over 780 million ads that violated Google policies. To…

DoubleClick Adds Payment IDs to Ad Exchange For All Buyers

Google’s DoubleClick announced that it is currently in the process of applying for TAG Registration and that its version of Payment IDs is available in the DoubleClick Ad Exchange to all buyers globally. This is an effort to support the…

Wasn’t A Man Supposed To Be Eaten Alive By A Snake?

Back on November 5th, Discovery Channel uploaded a video titled “Eaten Alive Sneak Peek”, which glimpsed at the promising voyage of a man seeking to be eaten alive by an anaconda. “We’re gonna get me inside of a snake,” said…

Penny Stocks: Will They Make Or Break You?

Are you familiar with the phrase, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is?” If not, allow me to introduce you to the perilous penny stock. The penny stock is a popular choice among con artists looking…

ComScore Buys MdotLabs To Battle Non-Human Traffic

ComScore has acquired MdotLabs in a move aimed at battling fraud in online advertising, or as the company puts it, to “augment its non-human traffic detection methods.” MdotLabs specifically uses its technology to identify bots, click farms, pay-per-view networks, and…

Phaedra Parks’ Husband Gets 8 Years in Prison

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks’ husband Apollo Nida was handed an eight-year prison sentence by a federal judge for defrauding over 50 people of roughly $2 million over a four-year period. Nida, who had spent time behind bars…

Teresa Giudice: “Me Without You Doesn’t Work”

Last year, Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe were charged with 39 counts of fraud which included conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications, and bankruptcy fraud. “Today is a most difficult…

Nguyen Duc Kien Jailed for 30 Years Due to Fraud

On Monday, a Vietnamese court sentenced Nguyen Duc Kien to 30 years in a state prison for his role in a series of financial scams which robbed people and corporations of more than $1.1 billion – an act which was…

Two Chicago Men Charged For Rolling Back Odometers

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that two men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for tampering with car odometers. The men, who are brothers, are alleged to have rolled back the odometers of nearly 150 different…

Cynthia Bailey Accused of Photo Contest Fraud, Defends Agency

Yet another Real Housewives of Atlanta star is coming under accusation for fraud. When we thought Phaedra Parks and her cunning husband, Apollo Nida, were the biggest schemers on the show, former model Cynthia Bailey is now in the hot seat.…

Kevin Trudeau: Prosecutors Want 10-Year Sentence

Kevin Trudeau, the TV pitchman known for touting his book The Weight Loss Cure They Don’t Want You to Know About could face 10 years in prison if prosecutors have their way. Convicted back in November for criminal contempt, he…

Kevin Trudeau: Prosecutors Want Him To Serve At Least 10 Years In Jail

Kevin Trudeau, a fraud and infomercial host, was convicted of lying in infomercials about subjects tackled in his book regarding food and calorie restrictions. Trudeau has been in jail since November 12 of last year. The Federal Trade Commission has…

Identity Theft is Top Complaint of Consumers in 2013

Each year, the Federal Trade Commission collects data on consumer complaints and analyzes said data in order to improve consumer experiences in the United States. And for the 14th consecutive year, identity theft tops the charts as the most reported…

Google Acquires Spider.io To Get Better At Fighting Ad Fraud

Google announced on Friday that it has acquired spider.io, an ad fraud-fighting technology company. Google will include this technology in its video and display ad products as a complement to measures it has already taken. Google VP of Display Advertising…

Sara Ylen Fakes Cervical Cancer, Sentenced to One Year for Fraud

On Wednesday, a 38-year-old Michigan woman was sentenced to one year in prison for money fraud against a healthcare insurance company and generous local supporters. Sara Ylen of Lexington, Mich., accepted thousands of dollars in donations for years by publicizing…