It seems the latest method to scam money from the innocent is to use cute doggie pics to entice vulnerable dog lovers.
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.
In the week since the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, Americans have already donated more than $87 million to the ravaged country. But if you're looking to open your wallet, beware--not all solicitors are legitimate or safe. Kara Tsuboi has the story.
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.
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.
Criminals posing as PC security experts are calling people with offers of free scans in order to gain access to their computers, Microsoft says.
Computers running McAfee service are found to be acting as open proxies for spammers, customers report.
Within hours of the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed, malware was found on sites optimized to show up on Web searches related to the event and in scams on Facebook.
After disasters like last week's Japanese earthquake and tsunami, Internet scammers love to take advantage of people's vulnerabilities and generosity. Kara Tsuboi reports on schemes to look out for when you're online.
Yet unknown is whether the feds will try to hold Google accountable for accepting ads from alleged rogue mortgage companies.