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SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

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Scams News for 11/29/11

News10 new results for internet scams
Cyber Monday an Invitation to Internet Scams
Detective Sawyer, aided by a computer called "FRED" (for Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device), hunts down the internet scams. Victims send him links to the phony shopping websites. Can they fool people? Are they that legit-looking? ...
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Cyber Monday Ripe with Opportunities for Scammers
Annenberg TV News
Online retailers offer major deals and discounts during Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year, but shoppers should be wary of internet scam sites. By Jordan Lee After the exhaustion of standing in Black Friday lines and fending off ...
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Annenberg TV News
FBI Offers Tips for Safe Cyber Monday Shopping
The shopping season isn't over yet - today is Cyber Monday, the day bargain hunters turn to the internet rather than the malls to look for greats deals. The FBI offers some tips to avoid internet scams while shopping. Internet criminals post classified ...
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Housing Scam Alert
ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- This is a heads up on an Internet scam aimed at victimizing renters. It's a deal that dozens of Rockford residents just couldn't pass up. Rent a three bedroom house on Rockford's east side for 700 dollars a month with all utilities ...
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Cyber Monday Provides The Perfect Environment For 'Package Not Delivered' Scams
Security Management
Fraud on the internet is a continuing global issue for the shipping industry, UPS spokeperson Susan Rosenberg told Security Management by phone. Package tracking scams have been a weapon of choice for malware attacks since as far back as 2008. ...
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Facebook Login Scam Threatens Users
Social Barrel
The phishing scam comes in the form of an email purporting to be from Facebook, and is convincing because it mimics security procedures used by many websites to prevent bad behavior online, or protect from internet trolls. ...
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Social Barrel
'Cyber Week' a reminder of fraud risks
Spencer Daily Reporter
We are on high alert for email scams and are very speculative about those deals that are too good to be true." Robinson cited a estimate that 50 percent of Americans purchased something online while at work Monday, while ComScore projected ...
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BBB Reports Phishing Scam
"This is a scam - BBB does not send complaints as attachments via email," the BBB stated. The fake e-mails appear to come from "," "" and "" "The e-mail appears to direct the recipient to the BBB website, ...
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Police Say Beware of Cyber Monday Scams, Identity Theft
By Shauntel Lowe Cyber Monday may just be the Thanksgiving for Thieves, mouse-wielding Internetcriminals who wait for deal seekers to enter their credit card information on fake shopping sites, or click to buy gift cards not even worth a lump of coal. ...
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Beware of online scams on Cyber Monday
By Rebecca Varilek, Multimedia Journalist - email Monday, many folks turned to the internet for holiday shopping. That's because it's Cyber Monday. After record breaking sales on Friday, retailers look to be on the same track today. ...
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Blogs1 new result for internet scams
People Selling Things On The Internet In D.C. Are Frauds - City Desk
By Shani Hilton
City Desk is Washington City Paper's blog about D.C. news, politics, media, the arts, and more.
City Desk

Web2 new results for internet scams
Internet Scams - Peters, PA Patch
Today is Cyber Monday, the day that people who did not find all their holiday gifts over the Black Friday weekend turn to the Internet for other shopping deals. ...
Internet Scams - Dormont-Brookline, PA Patch
The FBI offers some tips to avoid internet scams while shopping. Fraudulent Classified Ads or Auction Sales Internet criminals post classified ads or auctions for ...

News1 new result for text scams
Online shoppers beware of holiday scams
Mills says scams like that can also come in the form of text messages or e-mails that claim they're from a shipping service like Fed-Ex or UPS -- hoping you did buy something and will click on the fake link thinking your tracking the item you just ...
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Web1 new result for text scams
Police: Text message claiming to be from credit union is a scam ...
The Jamestown Police Department is warning residents of a possible scam involving text messages from an alleged credit union.

News1 new result for SMS scams
How To Secure Mobile Devices
SMS or VM Phishing: SMS and voicemail are common vectors of attack for phishing scams. Always call the institution directly and verify the information ...

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