Fraud Alert! Phishing scams see a dramatic increase.

We have some really fascinating phishing info to show you, but first you need to know what phishing is, how it functions and how to protect yourself from it. Many will already be aware of what phishing is and a small minority will have already acted to tackle this growing issue. Phishing is now [...]

Notorious Hong Kong Kwok brothers exposed in Australian refugee camp scandal via Panama Papers.

Two billionaire brothers from Hong Kong named Thomas and Raymond Kwok were charged for bribery in 2012. After their arrest, only one of the brothers was found  guilty. That brother, Thomas Kwok received a sentence of five years in prison in 2014. Raymond Kwok was acquitted of all charges. After the sentencing of Raymond [...]

Apple phishing scam seeks users’ personal information

Apple users were the target of an online phishing scam that occurred in late 2017. When scammers send fraudulent emails asking for personal information it is called phishing. This particular scam took place around the holiday season. The scam claimed that customers had bought something at Apple. The email went on to say that [...]

World of Warcraft users promised in-game pets in phishing scam

Users of the online game, World of Warcraft have been targeted in a phishing scam. A phishing scam is when scammers send fake emails to customers in hopes of obtaining their personal information. The scammers behind the World of Warcraft scam sent emails about free in-game pets. The email said that the customer received [...]

21 million victims in Google Play malware attack

The Google Play store was targeted by a vicious malware software. Malware is a software that scammers use to perform different types of fraud. This malware was named ExpensiveWall because it was found hidden in wallpaper apps. This scam affected more than 21 million Google Play users. It is to be the second-biggest attack [...]

Phishing scam targets Office 365 users

New York company by the name of Avanan discovered a phishing scam that targeted Office 365 users. The scam used the attack method known as Punnycode. Scammers behind Punnycode have been able to hack Office 365 users by sending them fraudulent emails. The emails they sent included a link to a fake Microsoft website. [...]

LifeLock pays $100 million settlement over false advertisement and weak data security.

All human beings have identities, so anyone can be vulnerable to identity theft. As a result, several companies have formed to help users protect their identities. LifeLock is one of these companies. LifeLock is among the most recognized ID theft monitoring services on the market. Its ads can be seen on television, in magazines, [...]

Tennessee woman scams nearly 100 people of travel vacations.

A travel agent is supposed to take the burden and fear out of travel. Can you imagine running out of money on your anniversary trip? Or being left stranded in an international country? These are just a sampling of the situations that clients at Rhonda’s Travel Corner had to endure. And it wasn’t just [...]

Who are you calling a (price) gouger?

  In June 2008, Electronic Arts, Inc (EA) was the subject of a national class-action lawsuit. EA is the company behind popular sports games such as Madden NFL, NCAA Football, and Arena Football. The lawsuit claimed that EA violated antitrust laws. Antitrust laws protect customers from unfair competition tactics by businesses and corporations. In [...]

E.A. sued for false advertising, fraud, and theft.

E.A. investors are now suing the gaming giant, Electronic Arts, for false advertising. EA supposedly promised great results for Battlefield 4, their new game. This raised the E.A. stock but E.A. did not do their job well. After Battlefield 4 came out, problems with the game were seen right away. Players hit the internet [...]