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Failed Scam Artist Tries To Scam Shop Three Times In A Row

This failed scam artist had the audacity to try and scam the same shop three times in a row. Not once, not twice, but three times! Absolutely absurd.
Marvel movie actor busted by FBI for selling fake coronavirus medicine

Marvel movie actor busted by FBI for selling fake coronavirus medicine

FBI agents busted a man who claimed to be selling coronavirus cures and treatments. The man turned out to be Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, an actor who has had small roles in multiple big-budget
Rise of Scams After Coronavirus Outbreak

Rise of Scams After Coronavirus Outbreak

Due to the surge of Coronavirus victims worldwide, scammers and hackers are availing this golden opportunity to scam people. The hackers (including a cough) and scammers are always ready to pounce.

New York orders Craigslist to remove ads for fake COVID-19 treatments

It's no secret that coronavirus-related scams are flourishing (the FCC put out a guide to avoiding them), and New York is now applying legal pressure to stop them. State Attorney General Letitia James
5G Doesn’t Cause Coronavirus, but Coronavirus Might Cause 5G

5G Doesn’t Cause Coronavirus, but Coronavirus Might Cause 5G

Public Domain: NIAID Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML), U.S. NIH 5G doesn't cause cancer. It doesn't cause coronavirus, either. The post 5G Doesn’t Cause Coronavirus, but Coronavirus
New report connects Trump organization with the largest tax fraud case in New York City history

New report connects Trump organization with the largest tax fraud case in New York City history

The Trump Organization, not unlike the Trump administration, is rife with stories of corruption and grift, incompetence due to the cutting of corners, and general crapulence. ProPublica and New York
It's a Fraud: Televangelist Jim Bakker Ordered to Stop Selling False Coronavirus Cure

It's a Fraud: Televangelist Jim Bakker Ordered to Stop Selling False Coronavirus Cure

The grifter/scammer/absolute fraud seems to always pop up in the event of a crisis. They typically come through with the one magical fix to cure whatever ailment is plaguing society. The novel

Facebook reveals the AI tool it used to ban 6.6 billion fake accounts

Today, Facebook unveiled a machine learning tool that, in the last year, has removed more than six billion fake accounts. That's in addition to the millions of new fake accounts that Facebook blocks
Shark Tank host just lost nearly $400,000 in an email scam

Shark Tank host just lost nearly $400,000 in an email scam

Barbara Corcoran's bookkeeper was tricked into wiring the cash to fraudsters

FTC refunding $1.7 million to consumers tricked by tech support scams

The United States Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday it is sending refund checks totaling more than $1.7 million to almost 58,000 people who were victims of a nationwide tech support scam
The Play Store has a problem with sleazy apps that overcharge for basic functionality

The Play Store has a problem with sleazy apps that overcharge for basic functionality

A Google Lens wannabe charges $300 a year Google is right to be proud of how well it keeps a vast majority of malware and scams out of the Play Store, but there is one particular kind of misleading
Instagram influencer scams followers out of $1.5 million

Instagram influencer scams followers out of $1.5 million

She convinced them to hand over debit cards. The post Instagram influencer scams followers out of $1.5 million appeared first on The Daily Dot.

Puerto Rico's government lost $2.6 million to a phishing scam

An email phishing scam duped the government of Puerto Rico into transferring more than $2.6 million into a fraudulent account, The Associated Press reports. A government agency transferred the funds
Men Posing as Rap Industry Figures Scam Luxury Hotels Out of Thousands

Men Posing as Rap Industry Figures Scam Luxury Hotels Out of Thousands

A group of men posing as rap industry bigwigs finessed more than $100,000 from luxury hotels in Georgia, according to the 'Associated Press.'

Woman Dodges Car Flipper Scam By Bringing Friend Along

Always love to see a scammer fail at selling their BS to the world.
Google prevented 1.9 billion Android malware installs in 2019, still has a long way to go

Google prevented 1.9 billion Android malware installs in 2019, still has a long way to go

With recent scam apps incidents in mind, it might look like Google isn't very good at keeping malware and fraud out of the Play Store, but the company is hard at work to allow as little in as
The top free app on the UK Play Store is scamming users into paid subscriptions (Updated)

The top free app on the UK Play Store is scamming users into paid subscriptions (Updated)

Update 1: 2020/02/05 2:45am PST Miniplexy is now the top free app on the UK Play Store Google isn't good at keeping malware out of the Play Store. Even though the company has announced an App