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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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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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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

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Google cracks down on Gmail phishing with spam filters

In an effort to stop spammers, the web giant rejects emails that include "highly restricted" character combinations.

By August 12, 2014

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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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Shopping for items in Instagram pics: The joy of instagratification

"Brandicted" is a service that crawls all the most popular branded items on Instagram and helps you obtain them. Now. This instant. Because your needs are desperate.

By April 30, 2014

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Hacker shouts at baby through baby monitor

An Ohio family is asleep when a man's voice reportedly is heard coming from baby's room. It turns out to be someone who thought it funny to hack into the device.

By April 29, 2014

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Florida man uses iPhone to film arrest -- and gets arrested

A Miami DJ says he followed police instructions to back away, but ends up in custody and facing charges. "I was threatened," the police officer says, "by his presence."

By April 29, 2014

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Microsoft gets it right with Nokia Lumia ad (clumsily)

The new Microsoft ad for the Lumia shows the company knows it needs to differentiate itself. The question, though, is how can it do that without being prosaic. (Like this ad.)

By April 28, 2014