Tag: scams


The pandemic may be the greatest environment for business fraud in decades

November 12, 2020

Via: Fortune

Trying to defraud the president of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners was probably never going to work, and it didn’t. When Bruce Dorris got an email saying, “Your antivirus software is not up to date!” he knew it was […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Bing bans tech support ads—because they’re mostly scams

May 13, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

There’s a thriving industry of tech support scammers that take advantage of unsuspecting Windows (and occasionally OS X) users, persuading them that their systems are broken or misbehaving in some way and then charging them extortionate fees to “repair” their […]


Businesses pay $100,000 to DDoS extortionists who never DDoS anyone

April 26, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

In less than two months, online businesses have paid more than $100,000 to scammers who set up a fake distributed denial-of-service gang that has yet to launch a single attack. The charlatans sent businesses around the globe extortion e-mails threatening […]