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2011-10-21 21:15:00

Healthhound.org is set expose internet marketers everywhere who promote false, misleading and dangerous health products online with the help of Henry, âœthe health houndâ. Similar watchdog sites are welcoming the news. Houston, TX. (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 Internet scam artists are quivering in their boots this week or at least they should be, as there is a new sheriff in town with a hungry hound at his heals by the name of Henry,...

2011-10-19 13:50:00

The Joint Study by ThreatMetrix and The Ponemon Institute Reveals Consumers Trust the Federal Government Least, Local and Municipal Government Most. LOS ALTOS, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 ThreatMetrixâ“ž¢, the fastest growing provider of cloud-based fraud prevention solutions that do not require personally identifiable information (PII), today announced results of a joint study with The Ponemon Institute, âœMobile Payments & Online...

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...

2011-08-30 04:00:00

TrustDefender, a leading global provider of integrated security and fraud prevention solutions, today announced that Andreas Baumhof will take over the role of CEO from Ted Egan. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) August 30, 2011 TrustDefender, a leading global provider of integrated security and fraud prevention solutions, today announced that Andreas Baumhof will take over the role of CEO from Ted Egan. The companyâs management team has been working on a corporate-wide transformation...

2011-08-19 05:07:00

PHOENIX, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ripoff Report recently detected and successfully defeated an ongoing hack of its consumer advocacy website, RipoffReport.com. Earlier this year, a hacker, promising his customers "reputation management" services, had embedded code into the website to prevent search engines from recognizing certain postings. In some cases, website visitors were misdirected to a false message stating that the posting had been redacted. A RipoffReport.com...

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2011-07-17 05:50:00

Law enforcement officials from the US and Romania have teamed up to arrest more than 100 people in what is being called a year-old effort to curb online fraud schemes. According to Reuters, Justice Department officials announced the arrests on Friday. The schemes, they say, involved Romanian citizens pretending to be American and posting advertisements on popular websites such as eBay and Craigslist. Reuters said that those ads would promise a big-ticket item such as a boat or a car,...


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