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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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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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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

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Microsoft combats tech support scammers with lawsuit

The software giant is trying to crack down on scammers that allegedly took advantage of consumers by claiming their PCs were infected with malware.

By December 19, 2014

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County Durham woman jailed for £450,000 iPad scam

A woman scammed hundreds of people out of hundreds of thousands of pounds by offering cheap iPads she couldn't deliver.

By January 4, 2014

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How to shop online safely

With some simple tips, make shopping online a safer experience this holiday season.

By November 24, 2014

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Computer engineer Barbie needs men to code for her

Mattel apologizes for a book in which Barbie needs programming help from men, Walmart stores are scammed into price-matching fake Amazon listings, and Facebook launches yet another app.

By November 19, 2014