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Singapore police to webcam users: Keep your clothes on; it's a scam

Police in Singapore have warned men to be more careful regarding to whom they talk using webcams, reporting an alarming increase in the number of men who've been lured into nude conversations with "foreign" women, only to be blackmailed with video-chat recordings.


Investigators expose global soccer fixing scam

Hundreds of soccer matches have been fixed in a global betting scam run from Singapore, police said on Monday, in a blow to the image of the world's most popular sport and a multi-billion dollar industry.


FDA warning public of risks of online pharmacies


The Food and Drug Administration is warning U.S. consumers that the vast majority of Internet pharmacies are fraudulent and likely are selling counterfeit drugs that could harm them....


Jailed for faking cancer to pay for breast implants

A Phoenix woman accused of pretending to have cancer to raise money for breast implants was sentenced on Wednesday to one year in jail, local media reported.


India may have lost $210 billion in 'mother of all scams'

India's government may have lost $210 billion in what one opposition politician described as the "mother of all scams".


Feds seize 150 websites in counterfeit crackdown

Federal authorities have shut down 150 websites accused of selling knock-off or pirated merchandise to unsuspecting online bargain hunters. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton and Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer announced the results of the ICE and FBI three-month investigation on "Cyber Monday," the day that for many shoppers kicks off the online holiday shopping season.


Teen charged with attempted murder in Craigslist job scam

Teen charged with attempted murder in Craigslist job scam

A 16-year-old high school student has been charged with attempted murder in connection with an alleged scheme to lure jobseekers by posting a fake job ad on Craigslist, The Columbus Dispatch reports.


Bogus IRS Email Turns More Sophisticated

Here we go again. About two weeks ago, I reported that a new version of bogus IRS email was making the rounds with a notice about EINs and Home-care Service Recipients. Now, there's another version - and this one may trap a few unsuspecting taxpayers since the wording is a bit more sophisticated ...


Drug gangs kidnap cyber pros to hack into banks

It’s not the subplot to a Jerry Bruckheimer movie: drug dealers in Mexico really are kidnapping computer whizzes and forcing them to hack into bank systems and program credit card fraud scams in order to acquire additional funds on top of what they haul in from selling drugs.


US charges 17 over '$42m theft' of Holocaust funds

Seventeen people have been charged in the US with the theft of $42m of Holocaust compensation funds provided by the German government. Prosecutors alleged the 17 fooled a non-profit-making group that distributes the funds into making 5500 false ...


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