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From: Geekosystem | By: Jill Pantozzi | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Apple, Ripoffs & Scams, Internet Fraud, iPhone Charles Sykes/Invision for MasterCard/AP Images By Cadie Thompson Criminals are finding ways around Apple Pay's safeguards. Banks are reportedly getting hit with a growing...
From: Daily Finance | By: CNBC | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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An unsparing portrait of an office temp and scam artist near the bottom of the economic food chain....
From: New York Times | By: STEPHEN HOLDEN | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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By Trevor Mogg Luxury hotel chain Mandarin Oriental confirmed Thursday it’s been the victim of a point-of-sale scam resulting in the theft of credit card data by as yet unidentified hackers. The post Luxury hotel chain Mandarin Oriental hit by hackers...
From: Palestine Telegraph | By: PT Editor | Friday, March 6, 2015
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There are two things very wrong with our country. First, basically everyone is getting free healthcare meaning that our emergency rooms are choked to the gills with every man, woman and dog trying to scam the system for a mercury-laden autism vaccine....
From: Jezebel | By: Mark Shrayber | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Drake started from the bottom and now he's dealing with THIS bag of nightmares! There's a promoter that's been advertising an 8 city Drizzy tour in May, except they forgot one very small, minor issue: Drake didn't give permission, and he's actually not...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Friday, March 6, 2015
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I think Scott Lemieux's example of conservative movement hackery and scamming is right on point:Let’s consider another of Scalia’s talk radio soundbites: “This is not the most elegantly drafted statute. It was ­­ it was...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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My take on yesterday’s oral argument is up. The first main point is that unlike many smart observers I’m not really much more optimistic than I was yesterday.  And second, it’s like how much more hackish could Scalia be?  And the answer is none. ...
From: Lawyers Guns and Money | By: Scott Lemieux | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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That call you got probably isn't actually from the IRS
From: Time | By: Martha C. White | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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If you run Windows on your PC and someone with an Indian accent calls your landline phone claiming to know something about your computer, read on. Here’s the basic outline of what’s called the “tech support scam”:  Someone calls you from an...
From: Balloon Juice | By: constitutional mistermix | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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A deadbeat scam artist with a Freddy Krueger glove takes on The Man in a ruthless, confrontational indie satire...
From: Salon.com | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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I am selling a sofa on Craigslist. Someone claiming to be military has contacted me via email and wants to buy it but they are on assignment. This is where it gets weird and a little scammy and I am not sure what to do.They emailed and said they would...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Foam Pants | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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...Natasha, Nathan, Jessica, Amanda, Ashlee, Deanda, Dawn, Makenzie, and Tasha. These are the names of the Corinthian 15, as signed to an open letter to the US Department of Education stating their refusal to repay their federal student loans. Their...
From: MetaFilter | By: Bentobox Humperdinck | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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We already know that scammers use a variety of unsavory tactics when trying to take advantage of consumers; from impersonating federal agents to threatening jail time. But an alleged fraudster of the so-called “Microsoft Tech Support” scam took things...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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While people at various points on the political spectrum may disagree about many topics, one sentiment many of them share is a distaste for prerecorded phone calls from political organizations. Like them or not, they’re generally legal even if the...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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If you could watch a replay of James Somers building a program that lets us see our own writing played back to us, you’d need to start seven years ago. You’d catch a glimpse of him sending drafts of his essays to a college professor, who said the...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Chadwick Matlin | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Five people connected to disgraced Hong Kong-based Bitcoin marketplace MyCoin are reported to have been arrested Thursday. The South China Morning Post claims that the five arrested may not have been running the scam, but were promoters of it, saying...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Duncan Riley | Friday, March 6, 2015
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It’s high time I updated the APGMI part of the saga of Virgin Gold Mining Corporation. Here’s a round-up of the relevant parts of this sprawling series. In our first post, we introduced a vast Far Eastern pyramid fraud ($2Bn?), Virgin Gold Mining...
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Richard Smith | Friday, March 6, 2015
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HSBC's top brass have "no idea" about Mossack Fonseca. Here's a primer.
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Richard Smith | Friday, March 6, 2015
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The registry behind the Somalian .SO TLD has banned more "Kickass" related domain names, citing illegal activities. The actions target Kickas.so, Kickasstorrents.so, Kickassmovie.so and several others domains, even a parked one. The owners, who are not...
From: TorrentFreak | By: Ernesto | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Phony Promoter Sells Bogus Drake Concert Tickets Fans were shocked earlier this week as the announcement came out that Drake is going on 8 tour dates in the month of May. Presumably in promo of his surprise release “If You’re...
From: Bossip | By: theruffwriter | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Rahm’s red-light redux. . . Click! Flash! Pop! Sneed has that learned countdown timers and extra transparency will be part of a batch of reforms to the city’s red-light camera program Mayor Rahm Emanuel is green-lighting. • Translation: Expect...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Michael Sneed | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Apparently, natural foods stores are ready to compete with the big grocery chains. No, not on price–Natural Grocers, a small chain of about 93 stores in 15 states that’s based in Colorado has decided to compete with the big chains by possibly having...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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The JEA is warning customers, especially those with commercial accounts, of a nationwide phone scam recently ramped up in the Jacksonville area in which people are being threatened with being disconnected for not paying their bills and are offered ways...
From: Florida Times-Union | By: Jim Schoettler | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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A California man convicted of operating a multi-million dollar mortgage scam that bilked more than 1,000 homeowners has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Have you been looking for a personal loan? Do you have bad credit? Fortunately, options do exist. Cash advance loans are good if you can’t get money anywhere else. The piece that follows includes terrific advice for anyone seeking cash … Continue...
From: The Blog that Ruth Built | By: Kate Pierce | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Social media has been exploding over the last year with claims that essential oils have cured all sorts of diseases and illnesses. Obviously, this is a total scam. Even worse, essential oils are being pushed through multi-level marketing (also a scam)...
From: Fraud Files | By: Tracy Coenen | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Only $399!...
From: Break | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Yesterday we learned that Kickstarter is trying to hire someone to make sure scammy crap doesn't slip onto the crowdfunding page. Not a moment too soon: One of the grandpappies of all pseudo-science marketing scams recently raised over $210,000 and has...
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Drake is currently warning fans of a scam involving some pretty janky promoters, as a non-existent, 8-city tour beginning in May has already done damage to many of his fans' bank accounts....
From: VladTV | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Banking, Consumer Protection, Ripoffs & Scams, Internet Fraud S1001/Shutterstock Identity theft is rampant and responsible for 13 percent of all consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission in 2014, according to...
From: Daily Finance | By: Erik Sherman | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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This scammer fancies himself a real-life Tampa Bay buccaneer....
From: New York Daily News | By: Sasha Goldstein | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The U.S. Justice Department report on the Ferguson Police Department -- which among other things alleged police targeted blacks and used arrests as a revenue-generating scheme -- echoes some incidents that occurred over the last decade in southeast Los...
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Shelby Grad | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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A promoter is running a scam, falsely claiming Drake will perform concerts in eight cities starting in May. It's NOT true. An unidentified phony promotion company has tricked fans and venues into believing the rapper had scheduled shows in Houston, Miami...
From: Gossip Cop | By: Daniel Gates | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Backers of an Indiegogo campaign promising to create “the world’s first invisible hearing aid” have accused the project’s creators of scamming them out of more than $293,000. The hearing aid, which its creators dubbed the Nanoplug because it...
From: Pando Daily | By: Nathaniel Mott | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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It has been over one month since SiliconANGLE reported exclusively on the intricate web behind one of the biggest Bitcoin scams since Mt. Gox, the tale of Tadas Kasputis and his related Bitcoin companies, EgoPay, Virtex.com and PaymentBase. Since...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Duncan Riley | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Technology crime detectives have arrested four men and a woman in connection with a suspected Bitcoin scam. This followed the recent closure of a B...
From: The Standard Hong Kong | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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JBT scam: HC upholds 10-year jail term of ChautalasDelhi HC upheld the 10-year jail term awarded to Om Prakash Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala and three others for corruption in a teachers' recruitment scam case.
From: The Economic Times | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The Supreme Court had last month rejected his plea for a further probe into the role of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the alleged corruption behind the import of palmolein from Malaysia in 1992.
From: Khaleej Times | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Margot Robbie and Will Smith look like they really should be together.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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When Jeff Parish signed on to his TurboTax account recently, he was surprised to see that the popular online filing service had already calculated a federal refund — to the tune of more than $5,000. But there was a problem. The 61-year-old marketing...
From: Washington Post | By: Jonnelle Marte, Craig Timberg | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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If you're thinking of adding some money to your rainy-day fund, then there are a few ways to make a quick buck. But making money isn't always easy, and some of these tasks are time-consuming, so be sure to pick ones that you don't mind doing. Here are...
From: SavvySugar | By: Emily-Co | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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SimCity was a disaster . Cities XXL was a scam . Cities: Skylines must be thinking, hey, hopefully third time's a charm.Read more......
From: Kotaku | By: Luke Plunkett | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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by Sherilyn Connelly Joel Potrykus' Buzzard is a wrist-slashingly dark comedy. Marty (Joshua Burge, in what once would have been the Steve Buscemi role) is a greasy-haired horror aficionado who makes most of his living running scams, including at the...
From: SF Weekly | By: Sherilyn Connelly | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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We all cringe when you walk in that door, holding your stack of coupons, salivating at the mouth. You're nothing more than a worthless coupon scammer and will work the system at anybody's expense. The cashiers give you the best service, knowing damn...
From: OC Weekly | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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A step up from the sad-ham body-kit hucksters at the Geneva auto show are the guys with a dream to build a supercar and the wherewithal to cobble at least one example together. Sometimes, it’s a scam. Other times, somebody dares to go out on a limb...
From: Car and Driver | By: Davey G. Johnson | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Tax season is in full swing, which means IRS scams abound. These scams have become more sophisticated, too. Watch out for them by knowing their common characteristics.Read more......
From: Lifehacker | By: Kristin Wong | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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A former governor of Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu, who is being prosecuted at a Federal Capital Territory High Court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, for his alleged involvement in a contract scam to the tune of eleven billion naira,...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: adekunle | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Raja, Kanimozhi and others, facing trial in a 2G scam, will have to answer 400 queries during recording of their statements in the matter before a special court.
From: The Economic Times | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Counter-terrorism police say "vulnerable and elderly victims" were called at home by a person claiming to be a police officer.
From: Sky News | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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