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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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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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The 404 Show 1,584: Google Contributor, JFK has a drone problem, San Francisco's poo map (podcast)

We're back in the studio today! Join us for a very special episode complete with a full tour and the start of our Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Xbox One bundle!

By November 21, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,583: Uber controversy, wearing Oculus Rift for 28 days, no more Jobs movie (podcast)

Jeff and Iyaz are joined by Stephen Beacham over Skype today while the New York crew irons out the last of the studio bugs. The guys discuss this week's Uber controversy, Walmart's PS4 price-matching loophole and deconstruct a London artist's attempt to wear an Oculus Rift VR headset for 28 days straight. All this, plus the lastest news on the Steve Jobs biopic!

By November 20, 2014

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Jimmy Kimmel tops McAfee's list of 'most dangerous celebrities'

In the firm's annual report on the celebrity names most likely to lead to virus-laden pages from Web searches, the late-night host beats out Chelsea Handler and Bruce Springsteen.

By October 1, 2014

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Bitcoin-mining company Butterfly Labs shut down by FTC

Company marketed specialized computers designed to produce the cryptocurrency but delivered useless machines, according to an FTC complaint.

By September 23, 2014

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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