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2012-04-19 10:33:41

University of Leicester scientist presents research findings at British Psychological Society Annual Conference Online dating scammers groom their victims by developing 'hyper-personal' relationships which can leave victims feeling doubly traumatized. This is one of the findings of a study by Professor Monica Whitty, of the University of Leicester, who presents her research at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference today (19 April), held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London...

Online Romance Scams Hit Hundreds Of Thousands Of Victims
2011-09-28 04:53:11

New study reveals scale and prevalence of new form of fraud New online research led by the University of Leicester reveals that over 200,000 people living in Britain may have fallen victim to online romance scams — far more than had been previously estimated. The study is believed to be the first formal academic analysis to measure the scale of this growing problem. In the 'online romance scam' criminals set up fake identities using stolen photographs (often of models or army...

2011-09-01 07:00:00

Water Damage Local.com, a nationwide network of water restoration provider warns about the proliferation of scam artists seeking to prey on unsuspecting homeowners following natural disasters. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 01, 2011 Water Damage Local.com, a nationwide network of water restoration providers, is advising people to beware of scam artists in the wake of Hurricane Irene. The recent storm sideswiped the Eastern Seaboard, causing devastation from the Carolinas to New England....

2011-05-27 00:00:28

FreePRF.com offers help to targets of computer-savvy scam artists. Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 FreePRF.com knows officials are concerned that scam artists are taking advantage of senior adults who seek companionship through online social media sites and dating websites. Scam artists are taking advantage of technologies, and seniors tend to be a target because of their wealth bracket. This latest financial scam plays on the emotions of their victims. Unfortunately the Internet...

2010-09-02 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With 2010 drawing to a close, PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, has released a ranking of the most widespread scams on the Web from the past 10 years. These include the infamous Nigerian scam, ploys involving beautiful foreign women and money mule schemes based on too-good-to-be-true job offers. According to Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs, "As with all the classic scams that predate the Internet, many of the...

2010-06-23 07:06:00

PALM DESERT, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- (Scamraiders) - Scamraiders.com was inaugurated one year ago on June 23, 2009, after three years of development, research and creation. Scamraiders is a free, pro-active social network that allows people who have become victims of injustice or fraud to post their stories and connect with each other. At Scamraiders, members not only post their own stories of scammers, we provide discussion forums, informative articles on current scams and swindles...

2010-06-23 02:00:00

PALM DESERT, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- (Scamraiders) - Scamraiders.com was inaugurated one year ago on June 23, 2009, after three years of development, research and creation. Scamraiders is a free, pro-active social network that allows people who have become victims of injustice or fraud to post their stories and connect with each other. At Scamraiders, members not only post their own stories of scammers, we provide discussion forums, informative articles on current scams and swindles...

2010-06-14 02:00:00

PALM DESERT, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Scamraiders.com, a proactive social network offering help and advice to victims of scams and corruption, is pleased to announce a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of one of several known scammers profiled on Scamraiders.com. These individuals have caused severe harm to many innocent victims, corrupted judges and court officials, and continue to evade law enforcement. Anyone providing evidence and proof leading to an arrest or...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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