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FTC issue refunds to scam victims

internet The Federal Trade Commission in the US are to help consumers who fell victim to “scareware” and ensure they receive refunds from the companies responsible. Scareware is a fake anti-virus product.. more
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Six arrested in student phishing scam case

internet Police have arrested four men and two women in connection with a scam which targeted students, purporting to be from the Student Loans Company. The scam invited students to update their.. more
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Facebook scams still top security threat

malware Security experts at AVG have published their latest weekly threat update, which sees the usual Facebook survey scams continuing to top the charts of the most prevalent threats. This week has.. more
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Bumper Xmas for e-tailers and scammers alike

More and more people are shopping online and this Christmas is expected to be a bumper one for online retailers, as cash-strapped Brits hunt out bargains wherever possible. Reports predict that by 2014, online shopping will increase by 78% as consumers shop with a variety.. more
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Xbox Live scams average £100

That great bastion of video games journalism (or any journalism for that matter) The Sun has today run an “exclusive” high profile piece on the Xbox and gamers who have been stung by cyber-fraud. The paper claims that online crooks have “hacked” into thousands of.. more
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Facebook Starbucks scam targeting mobile users

One of the latest Facebook survey scams to pop up has also witnessed the launch of an email spamming campaign, both leading users to unwittingly sign up for premium rate mobile services. In both forms, the scam appears to be a promotional offer from Starbucks... more
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Facebook dealing with pornography issue

Facebook seems to have got a handle on yesterday’s avalanche of pornographic and violent images that were inundating user newsfeeds, and say that it was due to users copy and pasting a malicious code into their browser. The social network describe the problem as “a.. more
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Gadaffi’s death photos cyber-scam

With every major worldwide event – be it a disaster like the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, or the death of a celebrity or dictator – cyber-criminals are now looking to immediately cash in on curious surfers. When the Japanese quake hit, that was a prime.. more
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Spam and scams emerge in wake of Steve Jobs’ death

Cybercriminals are once again making the most out of sad news, as a spate of scams and spam has emerged in the wake of the death of Apple’s Steve Jobs. The first to emerge, just hours following his death, was a Facebook scam that promised.. more
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Google Earth scam doing the rounds

Recently, I’ve noticed that I am receiving at least one message a week from Google Earth and the latest this morning was thanking me on the GE anniversary. Yesterday GE celebrated reaching the milestone of 1 billion downloads, not an anniversary. All of the mail.. more
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