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2013-05-09 23:37:11

PropertyOwner.us.org, a public records database, encourages consumers to always request a property report in order to avoid getting scammed. Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 PropertyOwner.us.org hopes to educate people about the latest real estate scams so they can protect themselves, company officials said yesterday. “Our core business is protecting potential real estate buyers,” a company spokesman said. “Part of that is keeping up on what scam artists are doing in the...

2013-05-09 23:02:32

Will Help People Protect Themselves from Common Scams Including Identity Theft San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 DMV.us.org has upgraded their public records reports to help make sure that people don't become victims of easily avoidable scams. “We want people to have access to the most easy to understand and complete information,” a company spokesman said. “There are too many scams out there that people can avoid when they have the right information. We want to provide...

2013-05-07 23:02:53

CarHistory.us.org has optimized the information on their vehicle history reports in order to provide customers with easier-to-understand scam avoidance information. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 CarHistory.us.org has changed the format of their public-records vehicle history reports to provide customers with more details in an easier-to-read format so they can avoid becoming the victim of a used car scam, company officials said yesterday. “We realized that when it comes to...

Alaskan Teens Hack Into School System
2013-05-03 10:28:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online At least 18 Alaskan students are accused of using a phishing scam to gain control over the computers at their middle school. According to the Anchorage Daily News, these students hacked into the school-owned laptops after tricking a teacher into giving them an administrative password. Once inside, the unnamed students accessed their classmate´s laptops remotely using a feature built for teachers to monitor their students....

2013-05-02 12:31:33

Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing leads to announcement that Jamaican authorities will extradite lottery scammers to U.S. PORTLAND, Maine, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications today praised Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bill Nelson, (D-FL) for their efforts leading to the Jamaican government's recent decision to extradite lottery scammers to the U.S. Last week, U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Pamela Bridgewater notified Sens. Nelson and Collins that Jamaican...

2013-05-01 12:30:27

United Reservation Services Scam Team is a cutting edge department that was established by this travel club so that members could have peace of mind while on vacation from popular scams like those of the "Front Desk" travel scam. DALLAS, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- United Reservation Services Scam Team is one of the most acclaimed departments in the industry because of this staff's dedication to providing members with the most current scam information to avoid popular travel...

2013-04-29 12:32:26

Cybercrime Prevention Leader Offers Tips to Prevent Fraud and Malware When Accessing Sensitive Information via Public Wi-Fi at Coffee Shops and Other Public Locations SAN JOSE, Calif., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ThreatMetrix(TM), the fastest-growing provider of integrated cybercrime prevention solutions, today announces several fraud scenarios associated with accessing sensitive information such as online banking or personal files via public Wi-Fi at coffee shops and other public...

2013-04-10 16:29:13

Lloydshare and their scam prevention team are urging people to be on the lookout for scam artists exploiting caller ID systems, as infamous "ID Spoofing" becomes trending among con artists. LAS VEGAS, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In recent months there has been a particular uptick in the amount of people registering complaints involving getting obnoxious calls from particular companies. When confronted, the companies are completely oblivious, as there is no record of them ever...

2013-03-14 12:26:14

CHICAGO, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Foreign lottery frauds is one of the fastest growing, most damaging forms of financial abuse targeting older individuals. The so-called "Jamaican lottery scam" could be bilking older Americans out of as much as a $1 billion a year, according to federal estimates. AARP, who is working with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service to fight foreign lottery fraud, reminds older residents and their loved ones and caregivers that they must be aware of...

2013-03-13 23:04:30

Don't be like the people on MTV's new show "Catfish." PublicRecords.us.org shares the rise in this type of cyber relationship behavior on the Web. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 13, 2013 Internet dating can be fun and exciting when meeting a potential boyfriend or girlfriend, but one never knows when this person could be fake. MTV's "Catfish" has explored the phenomenon of how people in virtual relationships are claiming to be someone else or are hiding to full truth. Accord to Mashable, 83...