IRS Warns of New Stimulus Scam

The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers of a new scam that uses promise of a stimulus payment to get bank information.

FCC Sets Deadline For Carriers to Fight Robocallers

The FCC has set a deadline for phone carriers to support the STIR/SHAKEN protocol, in an effort to fight robocalls.

PSA: Beware of FedEx Tracking Texting Scam

Gizmodo is warning of a new scam involving text messages posing as FedEx tracking notifications. Android and iOS users (including this writer) have received text messages including what purports to be a FedEx tracking number and a link to set…

Sophos Warns Of ‘Fleeceware’ Apps On The Google Play Store With 600 Million Downloads

Security firm Sophos has once again warned of the dangers of “fleeceware” on the Google Play Store. Fleeceware is a term for apps “where users could be charged excessive amounts of money for apps if they don’t cancel a ‘subscription’…

19 Kids and Counting: Duggar Petition Site a Scam To Collect Email Addresses?

When the Duggar’s show 19 Kids and Counting was finally officially cancelled by TLC, fans of the show were livid. They took to comment sections of blogs, Twitter accounts, and Facebook pages by the score to vent their displeasure that…

Unlimited Data Plan Scam Causing FTC To Sue AT&T

AT&T is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for misleading their customers into believing that they were receiving an “unlimited data plan” when they were really having their internet speeds decreased by up to 90 percent. On Tuesday,…

ATM $37,000: A Man’s Get Rich & Lose it Quick Scheme

A Maine news website tells us how a homeless man in South Portland, Maine– with an ATM card and 140 dollars in his account –somehow found a way to make a quick profit and had his hands on $37,000 all…

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…

Cancer Scammer Brittany Ozarowski Pleads Guilty

Turns out Brittany Ozarowski was not suffering from cancer at all. The drug addict shocked the Long Island community back in April when it was revealed that she had been scamming sympathetic folks out of their money to buy heroin. Ozarowski…

Teen Pays $735 For A Photo Of An Xbox One On eBay

For only £450 ($735), Peter Clatworthy, a 19-year-old student of Bilborough, Nottingham, United Kingdom, thought he was going to get an Xbox One. He didn’t. Instead, Clatworthy ended up paying the hefty price on eBay for a picture of the…