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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,...

2011-07-02 00:00:34

Head of FBI Cyber Squad talks to Phil Cannella about online defamation, Internet fraud that targets seniors, and the FBI's determination to track down "anonymous" cyber-criminals. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 On Saturday, July 2, the Crash Proof Retirement Showâ“ž¢ will air a one-of-a-kind interview with FBI Supervisory Special Agent Brian Herrick of the Philadelphia FBI Cyber Squad. Taped on June 22 at the show's world-class studio in King of Prussia,...

2011-06-25 00:00:32

How to keep your family from falling prey to vacation home rental con artists? Rent My Vacation Home offers a free 100% money back guarantee against vacation rental scams on the internet this summer of 2011, no other company offers this policy. Rental scams are up 51 percent this year according to the internet fraud division of the FBI in Florida and California. When traveling this summer of 2011 to your vacation spot be protected when reserving a rental home. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 23,...

2011-06-16 02:01:00

LONDON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today released findings of a survey* into an emerging form of Internet scam that targets English-language markets and costs victims on average $875 (U.S.). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) The scam works by criminals posing as computer security engineers and calling people at home to tell them they are at risk of a computer security threat. The scammers tell their victims they are providing free security...

2011-06-16 00:00:29

The New ThreatMetrix Fraud Facts Will Publish Charts and Commentary on What's Happening Across More Than 15 Million Daily Online Transactions Los Altos, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2011 ThreatMetrixâ“ž¢, the fastest growing provider of cloud-based fraud prevention solutions that do not require personally identifiable information (PII), today announced the launch of the new ThreatMetrixâ“ž¢ Fraud Facts. ThreatMetrix Fraud Facts, which is...

2011-06-02 00:00:04

OfficeSuppliesLane.com, an online office products retailer, proactively pursues online criminals who try to steal your money and identity. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 Fraudulent orders have plagued online retailers since the first e-commerce site was created decades ago, resulting in billions of dollars in losses for online merchants. The good news is that due to ever-evolving fraud risk tools available to merchants, online fraud has decreased over the past several years. The better...

2011-05-21 00:01:25

As Behavior in the Mobile Channel Changes, so Will the Concept of Risk Los Altos, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2011 ThreatMetrixâ“ž¢, the fastest growing provider of cloud-based fraud prevention solutions that do not require personally identifiable information (PII), today announced that a joint study with the Ponemon Institute examined how comfortable consumers are with sharing their mobile location with a company. More than half of respondents said they would be willing...

2011-05-18 07:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Survey findings released today by CyberSource Corporation, a Visa company (NYSE: V) show that while airlines are gaining in their war against fraud, much work remains to be done. Airlines reported a loss of about $1.4 billion USD to online payment fraud in 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/19990513/CYBRSOURCELOGO) Dr. Akif Khan, CyberSource's Director, Products and Services said: "The good news is that in terms of fraud...

2011-05-13 00:00:30

Based on Consumer Perception Around Successful Online Fraud Prevention Practices, Online Businesses Considered Worst; Banking Industry Named Best Los Altos, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2011 ThreatMetrixâ“ž¢, the fastest growing provider of cloud-based fraud prevention solutions that do not require personally identifiable information (PII), today announced that a joint study with the Ponemon Institute reveals consumer sentiment surrounding industry ability to safeguard...


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