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Let’s see what scams are making the news around the world. Weekly collection of news.

Holiday Scams in the News (11/23/2009)

Holiday season is here. No doubt, many of you will start shopping for gifts for loved ones and yourself. There are many deals to be had, many stores to visit online and offline.
I’ve already put together a Holiday Shopping Tips list. Everybody will give you advices regarding holiday shopping, and some of those are listed below.

Online Shopping Tips from ESET… Continue reading
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Scams in the News (11/16/2009) – Just a Couple

Models: Beware of Internet Scams
Modelling ‘scams’ are everywhere, and due to the easily anonymous nature of the internet it’s a scam artist’s perfect place to start! Here are a few tips on what you should be wary of if you’re searching for a modelling agency on the web.
Anyone can make their own website, and one of the major problems is that they could easily… Continue reading

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Scams in the News (11/09/2009) – Bill Would Force ISPs To Block Scams

Are You Getting Scammed by Facebook Games?
- Facebook games — Mafia Wars, FarmVille, Restaurant City — have become surprisingly effective at diverting time wasters among the social-networking crowd. More than 63 million people alone play FarmVille. But now accusations have surfaced that the games can lead some more gullible players, including children, into Internet scams, especially if they have a cell phone.
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Wish Bell Gets the Same Treatment – Scams in the News (11/02/2009)

In the Spot Light:
NJ telemarketer admits role in big Internet scam – A former telemarketing company official admitted Friday that he scammed small businesses out of millions of dollars by duping them into paying for Internet services without their consent. Neal Saferstein, 36, of Mount Laurel, N.J., pleaded guilty Friday to mail fraud and tax-evasion charges. His company, GoInternet, defrauded up to 400,000 small businesses… Continue reading

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Scams in the News (10/30/2009) – Facebook Wins $711M, Man Loses His Pants in a Scam

Facebook Wins Spam Lawsuit Against “Spamford” Wallace – Facebook was awarded $711 million in damages by a judge in San Jose, California, yesterday in the social network’s lawsuit against Sanford “Spamford” Wallace, who may also face criminal charges for violating a restraining order. Wallace, a self-proclaimed “spam king” who broke into Facebook user accounts to spread spam Wall posts and messages, was sued by Facebook in… Continue reading

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Scams in the News (10/19/2009)

We seem to have skipped Fall and gone straight to Winter here in Ontario.
This blog is almost three months old now. Time sure passes by fast, huh? Only thing exciting this time of the year is the start of another NBA season. I’ve been a little busy with other businesses, but didn’t want to skip a Scams in the News article.
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