In a scheme designed to prey on the poor and defenseless, scammers working in a Colorado Apple store persuade them to sign up for phones in exchange for cash. The phones are resold. The contracts, however, belong to the disadvantaged.
Bristolian Edd Joseph, having been bilked out of £80 on Gumtree, decided to enact revenge by DDoSing the conman's phone with thousands of texts.
It seems the latest method to scam money from the innocent is to use cute doggie pics to entice vulnerable dog lovers.
Google Play has updated its content policy to tighten its rules around in-app advertising, in-app payments and misrepresentation.
An analysis from Microsoft Research suggests that Nigerian scammers need to sound as ridiculous as possible, so that only the most gullible will reply to them.
It may take more than an ounce of prevention to avoid falling prey to the growing number of online criminals and their increasingly sophisticated deceptions.
Japanese researchers aim to protect potential victims of phone scams by identifying "overtrust" in their voices when they interact with the bad guys.
If you were brought crashing down to Earth by the ending of Mass Effect 3, don't go downloading a new ending yet: it's probably a scam.
Computers running McAfee service are found to be acting as open proxies for spammers, customers report.
Sony has unveiled its latest add-on for the PS4, Project Morpheus, while Google has made waves with a new wearable OS and the UK release of the Chromecast.