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Online Fraud

Online Scams: How Can You Protect Yourself and Your Family?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 02.22.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

In this age of social media, be cautious about what you put online via social media. Your vacation plans, purchases, identity of family members, birthdays, or special interests can all be fodder for enterprising fraudsters. Also avoid clicking on links on social media sites.

Retiree, 71, Loses Almost $200,000 In Online Romance Scam

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.16.2015 | Crime

She was looking for love, but ended up losing her home and entire life savings. Florida senior Catherine Short was swindled out of an eye-watering $18...

A Culture of Cheating at the University?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.31.2016 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I will never justify any student engaging in cheating, I also must ask what we as educators and educational policy maker are doing that lowers students' zest for learning.

Protect Yourself Against Credit Card Fraud by Clients and Customers

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 08.13.2016 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

The credit card scam that has not received much attention is the one where clients and customers obtain products and services by charging a card and later claiming fraud to get their money back.

Worrying About Cyber Warfare on Cyber Monday

John A. Tures | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

As most Americans log on after a long holiday weekend from work, they are eager for all kinds of sales and savings. They probably aren't thinking about cyberterrorists, rogue states, and great powers eager to take the U.S.A. down a peg or two. But maybe they should.

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.

Why Your Marketing Campaign Will Fail Before It Even Starts

Tanis Jorge | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Tanis Jorge

In today's "big data" world, businesses are increasingly basing corporate and marketing decisions on the information obtained through social and behavioral data. However, should this data be outdated, inauthentic or fraudulent, serious and detrimental results can occur.

5 Lessons from the Snapchat and Target Hacks

Michael Gregg | Posted 03.08.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

It's not just small companies that have security breaches. Even Fortune 500s and government agencies are regularly breached. As a consumer, make sure that you understand the risks to your personal and financial data.

Am I the Face of a Nigerian Online Romance Scammer?

Luke O'Neil | Posted 01.20.2013 | Technology
Luke O'Neil

After all, wasn't it my fault in a way, for making this woman fall in love? Here was this poor heartbroken woman who had convinced herself she was in love with a man -- a man that looked exactly like me. Did that implicate me in her predicament?

Cyber Crime: That's Entertainment!

Dori Hartley | Posted 01.09.2013 | Crime
Dori Hartley

The only thing that prevents a person from committing Internet fraud is conscience, and between cyber crime and TV networks that seek to base afternoon talk shows on this topic, there seems to be very little of that going around.

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...

What One Woman Did For A Louis Vuitton Purse

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.27.2012 | Los Angeles

Some people in SoCal just can't live without a Louis Vuitton purse, like 28-year-old Judy Nguyen of Anaheim. She was arrested Tuesday after allegedly ...

Google Admits Profiting From Illegal Ads

BBC News | Adrian Goldberg | Posted 01.10.2012 | Technology

Google is profiting from ads for illegal products generated by its flagship automated advertising system, the BBC has found....

Scam Alert: Tips To Avoid Holiday Hoaxes Online | Posted 11.28.2011 | Fifty

Despite a Grinch-like economy last holiday season, Internet shoppers spent $33 billion in November and December 2010 — and, for the first time ever,...

Former Mrs. Nevada Used Online Scam to Steal From Thousands Of Americans

Daily Finance | Loren Berlin | Posted 12.19.2011 | Crime

When Juliette Kimoto took to the stage to accept her crown as Mrs. Nevada in 2006, she seemed an obvious fit for the coveted pageant title. Blond and ...

Online Dating Fraud Claims '200,000' Victims, Research Suggests

PA | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home

Dating site fraud is vastly under-reported and may have claimed more than 200,000 victims in the UK, research suggests. The "online ...

Are You Too Smart for an Internet Scam? I Thought So Too.

Julie Gray | Posted 11.08.2011 | Home
Julie Gray

I have always thought myself way, way too smart for an internet scam.

Senior 'Surfers' Vulnerable to Internet Scams

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology
Jason Alderman

Even the most tech-savvy among us sometimes fall prey to online scammers, so if your parents or grandparents have recently taken the online plunge, here are some safety tips you can share.

One Investing Idea: Issue Phony Online Press Releases and Tout Them

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

The SEC alleged that Lambros D. Ballas engaged in a fraudulent scheme to manipulate the stock price of multiple publicly traded companies by disseminating phony press releases and then hyping them on Internet bulletin boards.

Fake Websites Shut Down By Police In Biggest Takedown Of Its Kind

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

More than 1,000 websites that claim to sell cut-price designer goods have been shut down in the biggest police operation of its kind in the UK. The...

Cyberattackers Winning The Online Security War

New York Times | JOHN MARKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Internet security is broken, and nobody seems to know quite how to fix it. Despite the efforts of the computer security industry and a half-decade st...