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iPhone scammers allegedly use homeless to profit in Apple stores

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.

By April 27, 2014

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Brit gets revenge on scammer by texting him all of Shakespeare

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.

By March 18, 2014

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Web scammers go too far: They're using cute doggie pics

It seems the latest method to scam money from the innocent is to use cute doggie pics to entice vulnerable dog lovers.

By January 21, 2014

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Google Play cracks down on scammers and spammers

Google Play has updated its content policy to tighten its rules around in-app advertising, in-app payments and misrepresentation.

By August 25, 2013

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Are Nigerian scammers' crazy e-mails actually very clever?

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.

By June 20, 2012

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Android Wear, Project Morpheus and UK Chromecast in podcast 381

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.

By March 21, 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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Don't be the next victim of Internet scammers

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.

By June 11, 2012

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Mass Effect 3 ending targeted by scammers

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.

By March 23, 2012

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Phone scammer or trustworthy solicitor? Software calls it

Japanese researchers aim to protect potential victims of phone scams by identifying "overtrust" in their voices when they interact with the bad guys.

By March 20, 2012