News tagged with fraudsters

Credit card fraudsters quickly exposed

Most people feel safe from fraudsters if their credit card is safely tucked away in their wallet. But they shouldn't: in most cases, thieves only need card numbers and information. A new software can provide ...

May 15, 2013
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Hackers stole $45 million in bank card breach (Update)

A worldwide gang of criminals stole $45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining cash machines around the globe, federal prosecutors said—and ...

May 09, 2013
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Government closes mortgage scams tied to Google

(AP) -- The federal government has shut down dozens of Internet scam artists who had been paying Google to run ads making bogus promises to help desperate homeowners scrambling to avoid foreclosures.

Nov 17, 2011
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Jackson's death unleashes barrage of online scams

(AP) -- Minutes after any big celebrity dies, Internet swindlers get to work. They pump out specially created spam e-mails and throw up malicious Web sites to infect victims' computers, hoping to capitalize on the sudden ...

Jun 30, 2009
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