News tagged with scam

Target says be wary of phishing emails

Target says it has learned of some incidents of scam emails related to its recent data breach and is setting up a section of its corporate website to post copies of all official communication.

Dec 25, 2013
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UK warns of ransom scam targeting 10s of millions

(AP)—British officials issued an unusually stark alert about a cyberscam that locks users out of their computers unless they pay a ransom, saying Friday that tens of millions of people may soon be targeted.

Nov 15, 2013
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Scammers fleece Australians out of $90 mln

Australians were fleeced out of more than Aus$93 million (US$90 million) last year by scammers, and officials on Monday said they believe it was just the tip of the iceberg.

Jun 17, 2013
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Text spam messages on the rise

Lesley-Ann Thompson's cell phone buzzed the other week with a text message telling her she had won a $1,000 gift card from Best Buy.

Oct 12, 2012
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US charges firms with deception on computers (Update)

(AP)—U.S. regulators have charged 14 firms and 17 people with impersonating major companies to trick consumers into thinking their computers were plagued by viruses so they could charge hundreds of dollars to fix the problems.

Oct 03, 2012
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Cybercrimes (via cell phones) up in 2011

Addicted as we are to our online life and our mobile devices, it's no surprise that a growing number of cyber-criminals are lurking out there with us.

May 16, 2012
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'Sabpab' Trojan seeks out Mac OS X

(Phys.org) -- Three compelling reasons that Mac loyalists say justify their love for Macs have been that Macs are 1) the prettiest computers around (2) ideal for any new-age brain that prefers visually rich ...

Apr 17, 2012 report
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Online dating scammers looking for money, not love

Online romance scams, a new form of cybercrime, is under-reported and increasing, and has victimized an estimated 230,000 people in England, costing them nearly $60 billion a year, according to an article ...

Mar 28, 2012
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