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Woman Purchases $1,300 Worth Of iPhones, Receives Apples Instead

08/04/2013, Now here is some depressing news to start off the week with – a woman in Australia picked up a couple of iPhones after she posted an advertisement on a website, only to find out after dropping $1,300 for what she thought were two iPhones, ended up...

FTC shuts down telemarketing scammers posing as tech support

10/03/2012, The FTC today froze the assets of 14 companies involved in a long-term scam. These companies, usually based in India, cold-called up English-speaking consumers posing as a representative of a major tech company, such as Microsoft, Symantec (makers of...

Xbox Live users target of phishing scam

11/22/2011, “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” I guess plenty of people fall under the first category each and every single minute with the number of phishing scams and e-mails that are sent to inboxes worldwide, and if you are an...

Twitter phishing scam pretends to be concerned about you

10/11/2011, A new Twitter phishing scam has been on the rise recently, and this time it takes the form of a direct message from hijacked accounts sending out concerned messages to its followers. The messages are something along the lines of: “I saw a real bad...

Scammers exploit Steve Jobs’ death

10/06/2011, Tragedy struck yesterday when the tech world lost an iconic visionary known as Steve Jobs. While most of the world paid respects and held tributes to the man, heartless scammers decided to take advantage of the situation with a brand new ploy. Some...

iPhone 5 email scam in full swing

10/03/2011, The new iPhone is less than a day away from being announced and many people will be keen on picking one up. Well, some folks have decided to take advantage of this fact and have been sending out emails with a link to download malware in the form of an...

Diablo 3 beta invitation email phishing scam

09/23/2011, Yes, the closed beta for Diablo 3 has started, and it’s no secret that everybody is interested in getting an invite. Well, some scammers have decided to use the Diablo 3 hype as an opportunity to phish for some account details of Battle.net users....

“Lady Gaga found dead in hotel room” is a scam

09/22/2011, If you’ve recently noticed links on Facebook or Twitter about the death of Lady Gaga in a hotel room, don’t start panicking – she’s not dead. However some scammers have decided to use her fame as a way to spread a new scam. Clicking on...

Police warn of iPad scam in Texas

08/30/2011, If you’re living in Grand Prairie, Texas, or plan on visiting, police are warning those in the area to keep an eye out for a scam involving Apple’s iPad. Given the popular nature of the iPad 2, it’s really no surprise that there would be scams...

MobileMe/iCloud phishing scam on the rise again

08/26/2011, Apple announced its intentions to replace MobileMe with iCloud earlier this year at the WWDC 2011, and not long after that, phishing scams taking advantage of this update started to rise. While it wasn’t so huge back then, it looks like those...

Skype Vishing: a new form of phishing on the rise

07/01/2011, AVG has just issued new warning to all Skype users, informing them about the recent rise in Vishing attacks. In case you were wondering what “Vishing” was (don’t worry, I was too before I read the warning), it is a new form of attack that’s been...

Free iPad offer on Facebook and Twitter is a scam

08/26/2010, Every generation has its fair share of people who are gullible enough to believe that there is a free lunch – only to find out the painful way later on that they have been conned. Well, you might have spotted a message on Facebook or Twitter which...

iTunes/Paypal Scam Siphoning Thousands From Bank Accounts

08/24/2010, It’s not uncommon to hear of scams going around the Internet, and now reports have surfaced that a new web scam is affecting many iTunes users who have linked their accounts to PayPal. The trick is pretty much your standard phishing scam in which...