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2014-07-26 23:02:06

Nigeria has long been a hotbed for cyber scammers notorious for preying on individuals to steal funds using social engineering techniques, but according to a new report, now businesses are becoming their targets and data theft their objective. Global Digital Forensics’ founder talks about the importance of social engineering awareness for businesses, how that critical awareness can be raised, and why regular testing is vital. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 As reported in this...

2014-07-22 16:29:42

AARP Fraud Watch Network Alerts Consumers to be Cautious of Scams and Frauds CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent investigation by the Cook County Sheriff's Department resulted in authorities busting up a fake sports and concert tickets ring that may have defrauded countless individuals in the Chicago area, and highlighted the fact that it's getting easier and easier for scammers to work online, and for consumers to fall prey to scams and frauds and lose their money....

2014-01-04 23:02:02

Company will help make sure customers do not become scam victims. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 04, 2014 VehicleHistoryRecord.com is launching a new effort to help their customers avoid becoming scam victims, the company announced yesterday. “Whenever you go on the Internet, you are at risk of becoming a scam victim,” a VehicleHistoryRecord.com spokesman said. “The way the Internet is connected makes everyone vulnerable. But if you are prepared, you can make it much less likely...

2013-06-12 23:20:30

As part of its continuing effort to fight fraud and scams, Scambook is urging consumers to end the negative stigma often associated with being a scam victim. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 As part of its continuing effort to fight fraud and scams, Scambook is urging consumers to end the negative stigma often associated with being a scam victim. Many individuals are in denial that they would ever fall for a scam, distancing themselves from scam victims and framing victims' misfortune...

2013-05-29 23:20:56

Scambook, the Internet's leading complaint resolution platform, is issuing an advisory in response to new statistics showing that women over the age of 50 are most likely to be victims of online dating scams. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)'s 2012 Report found that 51% of victims who reported romance scams were women over the age of 50, losing more than $34 million in total damages* last year alone. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Scambook, the Internet's leading complaint...

2013-05-21 23:02:25

Hopes that educating consumers will keep them away from scam artists. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 PropertyHistory.us.org has launched a large scale campaign to help their customers avoid becoming scam victims, the company said yesterday. “We want our customers to be aware of all the different types of crooked deals scam artists try to pull in the real estate market,” he said. “When people know about scams, they are less likely to become victims.” The campaign...

2013-05-10 23:26:11

Real estate scams can cost people thousands of dollars. PropertySearch.us.org advises consumers on how to avoid becoming a victim of these scams. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 PropertySearch.us.org wants to educate people so they do not become the victims of a tax lien scam. “Our company was founded to protect people who buy and sell homes,” a company spokesman said. “We believe that involves making sure consumers are educated and don't become real estate scam...

2012-10-19 04:00:14

Calllocato's phone scam survey reveals that the grandparent scam is the most frequently occurring scam in the U.S. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 18, 2012 A recent survey conducted by Calllocato a reverse-phone-number-lookup company, reveals that the most frequently occurring phone scam in the U.S. this year, is the ℠relative in distress´ scam. Senior citizens are targeted most often, and hence this scam has also come to be known as the ℠grandparent scam´. The...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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