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So, my Gmail inbox started getting these weird emails...

When a pattern of bizarre messages began piling up in my inbox, I turned to the source for answers: Google.

By February 4, 2016

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Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program: What you need to know

The Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program from HDMI Licensing aims to help consumers locate cables that pass 4K content. Except, don't they all do that already?

By October 30, 2015

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IRS calling? Nope. It's a scam

CNET's Charlie Cooper got a call one day from the IRS -- or so the caller claimed. But it was an all too common social-engineering scam. And you could be next.

By August 31, 2014

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Use reverse image search to avoid Craigslist scams

Does that apartment or vacation rental seem too good to be true? Do some snooping with Google’s reverse image search tool to find out.

By May 15, 2014

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ACCC cracks down on online payment phishing scam

The ACCC is warning Australians about a phishing scam calling for payment of bogus gas or electricity bills, as part of a crackdown on online fraud.

By April 30, 2014

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Top-five paid app on Google Play was an antivirus scam

Before it was flagged and removed, one of the most successful apps on Google Play for over a week was an "antivirus" app that did nothing other than change an image.

By April 8, 2014

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Spot and avoid the latest online scams

Among the recent targets of Web criminals are students, renters, and romance-seekers; everyone is at risk though, so keep your defenses up, up, up.

By March 6, 2014

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Australians lost $25m to romance scams in 2013

The ACCC has warned Australians not to give their personal details out over the internet as the incidence of romance scams rises.

By February 13, 2014

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Anatomy of an eBay scam

Despite the feedback system and safety net of PayPal, scams can still go down on eBay. Craig Simms dodges the bullet and so can you.

By January 22, 2014

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Woman scammed out of $500K on Christian dating site

A 66-year-old Californian meets a man claiming to be Irish. Before she knows it, she is embroiled in a Nigerian scam.

By January 16, 2014