Arizona fraudster blames opioid addictions for his telemarketing scams against the elderly.

In July 2018, Kyle Dennis received 7.5 years in prison for a telemarketing scam. This particular scam targeted the elderly. Dennis said that the reason behind his scam was his addiction to opioids. He also claimed that he used the scam to fund other personal expenses. Dennis operated the telemarketing scheme through Red Mountain [...]

Fortnite Fraud Frenzy

How the latest freemium game craze has created multiple fraud scams within a fraud. “Fortnite Battle Royale is the completely free 100-player PvP mode in Fortnite” trumpets Microsoft marketers. So, if something is “completely free” then one should expect not to pay anything. Assuming this to be true, then how can something pitched as “free” [...]

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 [...]

Research finds ad fraud on Google and Microsoft search engines

A study found that web browsers are the target for many fraudsters. The study showed that Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Google Chrome had the most fraud activity. Browser fraud happens when a person's web browser is manipulated. When this happens, whoever is manipulating the browser can go to websites without the user knowing about [...]

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. [...]

Brain app Lumosity fined $2 million for deceptive advertising.

Brain training app "Lumosity" has been fined $2 million for using deceptive advertising. The app claimed that it could help its users perform better at work and at school. The app also told customers that it could decrease the effects of many brain disorders. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) did a lot of research [...]

Gamers find fraudulent charges on their Origin’s accounts.

Over a three year period from 2012 to 2015, gamers were complaining that hackers were accessing their Electronic Arts (EA) Origin accounts. Origin is the EA online store and was launched in 2011. As of 2013, more than 50 million users had accounts on the site. Users took to, a social discussion site, [...]

Massive Apple ID theft on hacked websites.

On March 18, 2014, the Electronic Arts website, was hacked. The site was used as a host for a fake Apple ID website. The phony Apple website targeted users who were attempting to access an online calendar application on the site. Users were first asked to provide their Apple ID and password. [...]

Illegal storefront gambling—Florida Police Union Chief took over $570,000.

Nelson Cuba, the former president of the Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police, helped himself to revenues generated by Internet café gambling operations in the northern part of Florida. Cuba used a military veterans’ charity as a conduit for his illegal income. Participants in the ring skimmed a total of around $300 million until they [...]

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