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2013-06-13 23:27:29

PropertySearch.us.org launches free service to make sure that consumers are not the victim of a real estate scam. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 PropertySearch.us.org has launched a customer service blog that is designed to help people in the real estate market avoid scam artists, the company announced yesterday. “We are seeing an increase in real estate scams,” a company spokesman said. “So we feel it is our obligation as a good corporate neighbor to help our...

Google Warns Iranian Gmail Users Ahead Of Presidential Elections
2013-06-13 13:39:54

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just days before an Iranian presidential election, Google is warning Gmail users in the area to take extra precaution when accessing their account or clicking on links from incoming messages. Google in a blog post said they´ve noticed an increase in phishing attempts against tens of thousands of Iranian Gmail users. Given the time and other details of these attacks, Google says they believe them to be political in nature....

2013-06-13 12:33:29

Company singles out Senator Susan Collins for her work bringing attention to the lottery scheme PORTLAND, Maine, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP), a leading telecommunications provider in northern New England, today praised Senator Susan Collins for her support in exposing Jamaican lottery scammers who are robbing Americans of millions every year. On Tuesday, a Jamaican national pleaded guilty for his role is a telemarketing...

2013-06-12 23:20:30

As part of its continuing effort to fight fraud and scams, Scambook is urging consumers to end the negative stigma often associated with being a scam victim. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 As part of its continuing effort to fight fraud and scams, Scambook is urging consumers to end the negative stigma often associated with being a scam victim. Many individuals are in denial that they would ever fall for a scam, distancing themselves from scam victims and framing victims' misfortune...

Complex Trojan Takes Advantage Of Previously Unknown Android Exploit
2013-06-09 08:45:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Security researchers have discovered a new Trojan program that exploits previously undetected flaws in the Android operating system and utilizes techniques more commonly found in Windows malware to remain undetected as it executes rogue commands on infected mobile devices. The Trojan has been named Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a (Obad.a) by representatives of computer security firm Kaspersky Lab, who has dubbed it the most...

2013-06-06 12:30:34

The Virus is Similar to the FBI Moneypak Virus, which Demands Money from Computer Users to Get their Systems Working Again COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- YooCare, a company that offers round the clock computer care services to its clients, and YooSecurity, a security brand of the company, have just announced a new service that can effectively remove the United States Courts virus from computers. (Photo:...

Old Bank Account-Draining Virus Found Spreading On Facebook
2013-06-06 11:31:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An old virus is gaining some new life on Facebook, infecting users on PCs and even Android and BlackBerry mobile operating systems. The Trojan virus “Zeus” steals passwords and banking information before emptying out entire accounts. Zeus has been floating around the Internet for nearly six years and now security experts at TrendLabs say it´s been picking up steam by infecting Facebookers and their friends....

2013-05-29 23:20:56

Scambook, the Internet's leading complaint resolution platform, is issuing an advisory in response to new statistics showing that women over the age of 50 are most likely to be victims of online dating scams. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)'s 2012 Report found that 51% of victims who reported romance scams were women over the age of 50, losing more than $34 million in total damages* last year alone. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Scambook, the Internet's leading complaint...

2013-05-28 23:28:08

Latest Consumer Reports´ data shows nearly 60 million Americans had at least one malware infection on their PC in the past 12 months, without any virus removal steps being taken. San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 In its latest State of the Net Annual Report, Consumer Reports´ disclosed that malware repairs affecting nearly 60 million Americans are costing a mind-boggling $4 billion per year. The report, published in Consumer Reports´ June, 2013 issue also mentioned...

2013-05-28 23:00:50

RecordAccount.com discovers new perspective on how to protect consumers from scam artists. (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 RecordAccount.com is going to use their social media platforms to educate people about real estate scams, the company announced yesterday. “There are more and more scam artists entering the real estate industry,” said Karmen Jones, the Customer Service Manager. “That means there will be more scam victims unless people educate themselves about the problem.”...