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Con artists take advantage of a revived Chrome bug to spread tech support scams

July 4th, 2018

Scammers never sleep, not even on national holidays. According to Ars Technica, con artists have once again been found taking advantage of a bug in Google’s Chrome browser to spread tech support scams to unwitting users. Back in February, Malwarebytes warned of a technique that scammers were using freeze browsers while simultaneously trying to convince …

ICO scam 2018: Worst crypto investments

Non-bombshell report finds 4 out of every 5 ICOs are a scam

March 29th, 2018

Crypto billionaires-in-waiting, it’s time to brace yourselves. A new research paper has found that of all the large ICOs that have tried to raise funds recently, a solid 81% were frauds, 6% were failed, 5% had gone dead, and 8% actually made it to market. Yes, I’m equally surprised that 8% of ICOs were legitimate. …

Samsung, LG and others fined $40 million in Korean price-fixing scam

March 15th, 2012

Korean regulators on Thursday fined domestic mobile phone manufacturers and carriers 45.3 billion won (roughly $40.2 million) for price-fixing and consumer fraud. According to the Fair Trade Commission, the companies secretly agreed to inflate the prices of cell phones while advertising offers with considerable incentives. The companies’ actions apparently tricked consumers into thinking they were …

AT&T and T-Mobile victims of $22M handset scam

August 20th, 2009

Funny, usually it’s the carriers doing the robbing. According to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, eight men were indicted yesterday for allegedly using customer data to swindle AT&T and T-Mobile USA out of roughly $22 million worth of cell phones. Two former cell phone shop owners from Brooklyn, NY and six others …

Reports of a Gmail security flaw are proven false

November 29th, 2008

A recent rumor of a Gmail security vulnerability that reportedly led to people having their domains hijacked was proven to be false on Wednesday. The rumor claims that a flaw in Gmail allowed unauthorized users to access a user’s Gmail account and create a forwarding filter without their knowledge; effectively stealing all incoming email. The …

Pirate Bay to offer video streaming service? No, its a scam.

September 23rd, 2008

This rumor has been floating around since May 2007 when Pirate Bay’s own Brokep announced that Pirate Bay would launch a video streaming website (videobay.org) much like YouTube but without all the censorship. That website never came to fruition. This rumor reared its ugly head again today when an article on TechCrunch said The Pirate …