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2013-09-09 23:23:30

As phishing scams and spam messages continue to capitalize on the “spoofing” technique to fake their sender information, Scambook has noticed the increased need to warn consumers about how to avoid such schemes. Spoofed emails can lead to computer viruses or even more serious threats such as identity theft. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 As phishing scams and spam messages continue to capitalize on the “spoofing” technique to fake their sender information, Scambook has...

2013-08-26 23:24:32

Online dating has increased in the US and with that brings the increase of online dating frauds. WeGoLook, a third-party verification company has revealed a solution to ensure Mr. or Mrs. Perfect is truly who they appear to be online. Nationwide, USA (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 Over 40 million people stated that they have tried online dating and internet scammers are targeting this multi-billion industry daily. While it is common that most online profiles overstate one’s attributes, many...

2013-08-21 23:25:16

Nationwide third party verification company, WeGoLook, has added Online Date Verifications to services. The company will dispatch a local agent to meet with an online date to take current photos and verify said identity. Nationwide, USA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Nationwide verification company WeGoLook has expanded services to include Online Date Verifications. The company utilizes a database of over 10,000 independently contacted Agents to verify the existence of your online date through...

2013-08-19 23:18:36

As phishing attempts increase, Internet security awareness training firm KnowBe4 warns businesses and individuals against believing the naysayers—security training is not only effective, but is a requisite in today’s technologically advanced world. Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Cybercriminals have become the perpetual thorn in America’s side—cybercrime is now estimated to cost the U.S. economy $140 billion and half a million jobs each year (1). As IT professionals...

2013-08-14 23:21:54

Scambook, the Internet's leading complaint resolution platform, is alerting the public to the increased risk of financial fraud and other online money scams facing senior citizens. Scammers frequently target the elderly more than other demographics due to perceptions that older Americans are more easily confused by technology, more trusting and more likely to have a nest egg. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 Scambook, the Internet's leading complaint resolution platform, is...

2013-08-06 23:01:16

Initiative will teach people how to avoid becoming a victim of an online dating scam. SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 ArrestRecords.us.org is launching a program to make sure that people don't become a scam victim while dating online, the company said yesterday. “We've learned that one of the main reasons people use our background check service is when they're online dating,” an ArrestRecords.us.org spokesman said. “This made us realize that we could create an...

Apple Developer Website Online Again Following Cyberattack
2013-07-28 09:12:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Apple's developer website was back online Friday, more than a week after it was targeted by a hacker who reportedly attempted to steal personal information, various media outlets have reported. According to Bloomberg's Jordan Robertson, the website used by engineers who write Mac and iOS device applications was said to be active as of 5pm Pacific time on July 26. The attack had forced it offline for a total of eight days....


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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