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.
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.
Company marketed specialized computers designed to produce the cryptocurrency but delivered useless machines, according to an FTC complaint.
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.
In an effort to stop spammers, the web giant rejects emails that include "highly restricted" character combinations.
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.
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