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Airport Security Director Fired After Falling For A Scammer’s Trick, Buying Him Gift Cards

Milwaukee airport’s security manager has been fired after falling for a scam, buying gift cards and sending them to someone in Saudi Arabia posing as her boss. She's the security director and she's not careful dealing with online scammers. That's not a good look, and she was let go for "substandard or careless job performance." However what she ran into is very common and part of a multi-billion dollar scam that I've run into many times over the past three years. Continue reading Airport Securi...
Tags: Travel, Airports, Saudi Arabia, Milwaukee, Scam


Sharp Increase in Exposed Records by Third-Party Applications

Sharp Increase in Exposed Records by Third-Party Applications Businesses are finding themselves at severe risk from Third-party applications and services.  Vetting of these services and restrictions on what data they can access is the primary reason.  Cybercriminals will always go for the weakest...
Tags: Security, Updates, Cloud, Business, Technology, Privacy, Internet, Sem, Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Hacking, Hacks, Applications, Scam, Data Sharing, Data Storage


Scammers have found a fertile field in Airbnb

Scammers have found a fertile field in Airbnb How many of you have used Airbnb as an alternative to a hotel or for an extended stay option?  Many times it works out well but like everything once successful the bad guys get into the game and scams begin and it all goes downhill from there.  Some sc...
Tags: Travel, Security, Business, Technology, News, Internet, Social Media, Sem, Scams, Cybercrime, Airbnb, Scam, Threats, Rentals, Hospitality, Vrbo


Wu Tang Clan Luxury Hotel Scam Foiled By Suburban Fairfield Inn

A group of identity thieves posed as Wu-Tang Clan to scam hotels out of more than $100,000. They also scammed a Rolls Royce. They stiffed The Georgian Terrace Hotel for $45,000 and Hyatt Regency Atlanta for $39,000. But they were no match for a suburban Fairfield Inn. Continue reading Wu Tang Clan Luxury Hotel Scam Foiled By Suburban Fairfield Inn...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Wu Tang, Scam, Fairfield Inn, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Fairfield Inn Continue


More than 50 closeted business execs from the same city fell victim to the same Grindr scheme

Dozens of closeted male business executives, including several CEOs from top international companies, have reportedly fallen victim to a sophisticated Grindr scheme, police say. According to the Hindustan Times, the men live in Delhi NCR, which has a population of approximately 46 million people. Many of the men are married with children and are not out to their families. Police say a gang of six men ran a months-long operation in which they would target these men on Grindr. After chatting for ...
Tags: Crime, Life, India, Lifestyle, Delhi, Scam, Grindr, Hindustan Times, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Delhi NCR, Akil, Gurugram, Muhammad Akil


Roseville Cab Driver Stops Elderly Woman From Being Scammed Out Of $25K

ROSEVILLE (CBS13) – Police are crediting a diligent Roseville cab driver with helping stop an elderly woman from getting scammed out of thousands of dollars. Roseville police say Raj Singh, the owner of Roseville Cab, was recently booked to pick up a 92-year-old woman for a trip to the bank from her home in Sun City. During the ride, the woman told Singh that she was going to the bank to take out some money. The reason? Someone claiming to be from the IRS had contacted her and said she owed $25,...
Tags: News, Local, Roseville, Scam, Sun City, Irs, Singh, Raj Singh, Roseville News, Roseville Cab, Roseville Police Station


Photographer ordered to pay $200,000 after not delivering images to 54 clients

While many photographers struggle to pick up clients, some photographers have no shortage, but struggle to deliver. And some intentionally don’t deliver, as seems to be the case with Arkansas photography company Jonathan Funk Photography, LLC. After failing to deliver photographs to clients who had paid upfront for his services, circuit court judge Tim Fox […] The post Photographer ordered to pay $200,000 after not delivering images to 54 clients appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Business, Photography, News, Fraud, Arkansas, Scam, Wedding Photography, Tim Fox, Unprofessional Photographer, Photography Scam, Jonathan Funk Photography LLC


Details emerge of ‘sophisticated’ new Grindr scam called “DiCaprio”

A new scam utilizing has managed to trick major media outlets including PBS, Fox and CBS into buying fake ads. Dubbed the “DiCaprio” scam–no relation to Leo–the fraud works like this: Hucksters bought a regular ad on Grindr, then modified the code to look like an empty channel slot on a Roku device. They then sold the fake slot to potential advertisers, who thought they were bidding on Roku ad space. Instead, the con artists just pocketed the funds. It’s been called “DiCaprio” because the nam...
Tags: Feature, Life, Lifestyle, Palo Alto, Cbs, Leo, Homophobia, Scam, Grindr, Ad Friendly, PBS Fox, Jalal Nasir, BuzzFeed News OTT


Passenger Scams An Upgrades To Business Class Using An Orthopedic Boot He Bought At The Airport

A man posted a video of himself where he explains how he scammed a business class upgrade. He bought an orthopedic in an airport pharmacy and looked like he'd hurt himself and needed assistance to walk. Then he feigned difficulty sitting in his coach seat with the boot on. Cathay Pacific moved him up to business class. Continue reading Passenger Scams An Upgrades To Business Class Using An Orthopedic Boot He Bought At The Airport...
Tags: Travel, Upgrade, Airlines, Scam, Cathay Pacific


Phishing scam costs a Texas school district more than $2 million

A Texas school district has revealed it was recently tricked into handing over more than $2 million in an email phishing scam. The FBI is now investigating the incident.
Tags: Texas, Crime, News, Trends, Fbi, Computing, Scam, Phishing, Online Scam


Man pleads guilty to 6-year gay sex scam that netted $250K

After scamming gay men for over half a decade, Tyler Buchanan, 28, now faces up to 10 years in prison. Buchanan pleaded guilty to using Craigslist and other websites to place ads offering gay sex services and blackmail respondents out of roughly $250,000. Related: Inside the $125,000 gay prison dating scam targeting straight men AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); Using the name “Thuler O’Naill” (there’s got to be a story behind that name…), Buchanan p...
Tags: Craigslist, Life, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Scam, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Buchanan, Crime Watch, Tyler Buchanan


Court rules in favor of FTC in mortgage relief scheme

The FTC originally halted the operations of 13 companies accused of falsely promising consumers it could help them stave off foreclosure.
Tags: Regulations, Scheme, Radio, Mortgage, Scam, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Select


Scam Involving Notice Of Parcel On Hold Popping Up In The Sacramento Area

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – With gift-giving and online shopping on the rise, a mail scam appears to be making the rounds again. The scam involves fake notices of parcels on hold. The often postcard-sized, official-looking notices say the shipper was not able to deliver a package to your home. They’re official-looking and similar in appearance to notices you might find from a legitimate shipping company. When you call the number on the card, if you don’t remember ordering anything, the caller may try t...
Tags: News, Sacramento, Usps, Reddit, Postal Service, Scam, Ftc, BBB, U.S. Postal Service, Consumer


Scam Involving Notices Of Parcels On Hold Popping Up In The Sacramento Area

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – With gift-giving and online shopping on the rise, a mail scam appears to be making the rounds again. The scam involves fake notices of parcels on hold. The often postcard-sized, official-looking notices say the shipper was not able to deliver a package to your home. They’re official-looking and similar in appearance to notices you might find from a legitimate shipping company. When you call the number on the card, if you don’t remember ordering anything, the caller may try t...
Tags: News, Sacramento, Usps, Reddit, Postal Service, Scam, Ftc, BBB, U.S. Postal Service, Consumer


Watch Out for This Gift Card Scam

If you’re still on the hunt for a gift, here’s why you might want to avoid those grocery store gift cards, as tempting as they are when you’re desperate. Over for the Colorado Springs Gazette, several consumers reported having purchased gift cards from places like Walmart and local groceries—only to find the balance…Read more...
Tags: Privacy, Walmart, Lifehacks, Scam, Gift Cards, Colorado Springs Gazette


Photographer scammed after selling her camera due to a PayPal loophole

When buying and selling gear online, you can run into all sorts of scams. UK-based photographer Joanna Rose Hufton recently fell victim to one that makes use of a Paypal loophole. She sold her £1,300 camera through eBay, but due to the scam, she was quickly left without both the camera and her money. Joanna […] The post Photographer scammed after selling her camera due to a PayPal loophole appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, UK, News, Ebay, Paypal, Scam, Joanna, Internet Scam, Photography Scam, Joanna Rose Hufton


NAR warns members about conference email scam

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) warned its members Wednesday about an ongoing scam that fraudulently asks recipients to register for an upcoming conference.
Tags: Technology, Fraud, Fbi, Radio, Comcast, Scam, Phishing, NAR, National Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors NAR, News Brief, Email Phishing Scams


Why You Should Be Suspicious of Flattery and Listen Closely to Criticism

--> A year or so ago, a film producer called me and told me he was going to make me quite famous. He had been reading my columns and believed that my interest in writing, combined with my “look”, would translate into national greatness. He told me that he anticipated getting me a talk show on a major network in a few years, and that this could lead to roles in movies, an important career in politics (he told me he believed I would soon be a United States Senator) and other great honors and nat...
Tags: Hollywood, Featured, Craigslist, California, Matt Damon, Careers, Los Angeles, United States, Arizona, Life Lessons, Leonardo Dicaprio, Detroit, Scam, Phoenix, Santa Monica, Tucson


How to Avoid Airbnb Scams

Last week, a couple spent nearly $11,800 on a two-week stay at an Airbnb in Ibiza, Spain—only to discover the listing was a fraud. Upon check-in, they learned that the property didn’t even exist and found themselves scrambling to find a hotel last-minute while struggling to communicate with Airbnb.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Listing, Hotel, Vacation, Airbnb, Lifehacks, Scam, Rental, Ibiza Spain


Avoid These Red Flags While Booking an Airbnb

Last week, a couple spent nearly $11,800 on a two-week stay at an Airbnb in Ibiza, Spain—only to discover the listing was a fraud. Upon check-in, they learned that the property didn’t even exist and found themselves scrambling to find a hotel last-minute while struggling to communicate with Airbnb.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Listing, Hotel, Vacation, Airbnb, Lifehacks, Scam, Rental, Ibiza Spain


‘Father of Identity Theft’ Gets 30 Years after being Convicted Of Mail Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft

‘Father of Identity Theft’ Gets 30 Years after being Convicted Of Mail Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft     James Jackson refers to himself as the “Father of Identity Theft.” He preyed upon the recently deceased and using their identities to take over financial accounts and establish new credit...
Tags: Sem, Arrested, Scam, Convicted, Identity-Theft, Radio_Show, Senior, Consumer, Deceased, ID theft, Credentials, Mail Fraud, Father of Identity theft, Mail Tampering


How to Detect Scam Spam Email

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Tags: Email, Spam, Fraud, Scam


Photographers, beware of this magazine photoshoot scam

Online scams are a pretty common occurrence, and many of them are aimed at photographers and other creatives. Lately, a scam has been going around targeting particularly portrait and fashion photographers. It’s pretty elaborate and it can be difficult to notice red flags, but it’s the details that will reveal that you should stay away […] The post Photographers, beware of this magazine photoshoot scam appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Scam, Internet Scam, Photography Scam


Don't Return Robocalls Unless You Like Losing Money

I receive at least six calls a day from area codes in cities I’ve never been to—San Angelo, Texas, say, or Warrenville, Illinois. Occasionally, I’ll receive a call from my hometown in California and worry it’s some kind of emergency.Read more...
Tags: California, Phone, Lifehacks, Scam, Robocalls, Don, SAN ANGELO TEXAS, Voicemail, Warrenville Illinois


Falling For Phone Scams Could Be An Early Sign Of Dementia, Study Says

Falling For Phone Scams Could Be An Early Sign Of Dementia, Study Says The woman lives alone, but she’s rarely lonely. Friends stop by most mornings, and a niece looks in weekly. Still, most of her afternoons and evenings are spent sitting in her chair, looking at the clouds and s...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sem, Dementia, Scam, Radio Show, Telephone, Phone Scam, Scam Awareness Questionnaire


FBI Raids Microbiome Testing Startup uBiome and Boy, Its Online Reviews Sure Aren't Gonna Help

On Friday, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the uBiome Inc. offices in San Francisco for what is reportedly an investigation into the biotech startup’s billing practices.Read more...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Scam, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ubiome, FBI Investigation, uBiome Inc, FBI Raids Microbiome Testing Startup


How to protect yourself from GoFundMe scams before donating

Can you spot a GoFundMe scam? While the fundraising platform says scams make up less than a tenth of one percent of campaigns, some do try to take advantages of others' charity -- like a case last year that made national news. The post How to protect yourself from GoFundMe scams before donating appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, Crowdfunding, Trends, Social Media, Web, Scam, Gofundme


Students reportedly scam Apple out of nearly $1 million with fake iPhones

Chinese students living in the United States managed to scam Apple out of nearly $1 million by abusing Apple's return policy and exchanging the busted counterfeit iPhones for real working ones. The post Students reportedly scam Apple out of nearly $1 million with fake iPhones appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, United States, Scam


After its digiFilm fail, Yashica launches a 35mm film. Photographers are furious

As if the digiFilm’s epic fail wasn’t enough, Yashica is now launching its own 35mm film. Yes, that Yashica, the company that trashed the iconic Japanese brand’s name by launching a plastic piece of junk version of the Electro 35. The new 35mm film has been promoted on Yashica’s Facebook page, and it’s bad from […] The post After its digiFilm fail, Yashica launches a 35mm film. Photographers are furious appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Film photography, Scam, Analog Photography, Yashica, Analog Film, 35mm Film, Photography Scam, Yashica digiFilm Y35


After digiFilm fail, Yashica now launches 35mm film. Photographers are furious

As if the digiFilm’s epic fail wasn’t enough, Yashica is now launching its own 35mm film. Yes, that Yashica, the company that trashed the iconic Japanese brand’s name by launching a plastic piece of junk version of the Electro 35. The new 35mm film has been promoted on Yashica’s Facebook page, and it’s bad from […] The post After digiFilm fail, Yashica now launches 35mm film. Photographers are furious appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Film photography, Scam, Analog Photography, Yashica, Analog Film, 35mm Film, Photography Scam, Yashica digiFilm Y35



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