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Internet Fraud

What You Need To Know About Scams And Why Scammers Have You On Their Radar

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

The number of different types of scams is limited only by the scammers' imagination to concoct them. Here are some common scams to watch out for.

The 15 Things That Make You More Susceptible To Online Scams

Nancy LeaMond | Posted 05.05.2014 | Fifty
Nancy LeaMond

Who fits the profile of a scam victim? Roughly 34 million people -- according to a just-released AARP report, Caught in the Scammer's Net. The report finds that 15 online behaviors and life situations may significantly increase a person's vulnerability to online fraud -- and nearly one in five American adults engage in at least seven of them.

Katie Bindley

Why So Many Women Fall For Online Romance Scams | Katie Bindley | Posted 07.02.2012 | Women

After a divorce, dates that didn't go anywhere, and the continued hope that she might meet someone online whom she could marry, Jodi Bourgeois met the...

Online Romance Scams Cost Victims $50 Million

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.17.2012 | Money

Being the victim of Internet fraud is a tough pill to swallow no matter how it happens. But to be a lonely and vulnerable person who thinks they've fo...

How To Avoid Scams On Craigslist

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.23.2012 | Money

Craigslist can be an exciting marketplace of steals and deals or a gateway to a sold out show. But the site is also ripe with scammers who are looking...

Identity Theft Is Really No Big Deal. Idiot.

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

It bothers the heck out of me when someone looks me straight in the eye and tells me that identity theft is no big deal, that I should get over it.

The Internet and Voting: Worth Doing Right

Barbara Simons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Simons

We should focus on improving our elections using innovations that build upon mature and well-understood technologies.

Romanian Fraudsters Are Thorn In eBay's Side

Los Angeles Times | Ian Wylie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This small industrial center in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains is not Albena Spasova's favorite destination. Driving the twisting highway m...