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Be On High Alert For Scammers Taking Advantage Of SOPA Blackout Protests

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As many have noticed today the Internet is buzzing about sites blacking out in protest of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Wikipedia, Reddit, TheOatmeal.com and many other sites have gone black for the day in protest while sites like Google, TwitPic, WordPress, and Cheezburger Network (along with thousands of others) are speaking ... Read More »

Multi-Billion Dollar Securities Scam Surfacing On LinkedIn

As of November 3, 2011 more than 135 million professionals around the world utilize LinkedIn.com and more than 14 million students and recent college graduates around the world are LinkedIn members as of October 2011 (Source). Many internet users don’t recognized LinkedIn as a major social networking site because users don’t utilize the site daily to connect with friends and ... Read More »

Nobody LIKEs A Scam: Facebook Timeline Deactivation Scams On The Rise

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I’d like to have a show of hands of how many of our readers use Facebook. ::slowly raises hand:: Ok, good. Now that we’re all sitting at our desk/couch/phone raising our hands to a screen, put them down, you look pathetic. ::slowly puts own hand down:: On a serious note, a LOT of us use Facebook and whether you shoot ... Read More »

Your 2012 New Year’s Resolution: Don’t Get Scammed!

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History repeats itself. Fact. George Santayana once stated, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This fact holds true with every aspect of one’s life, especially in one’s financial life. And especially in the world of scams. If you’re not up to date and familiar with the latest scams and schemes circulating the financial world, chances ... Read More »

Founder of Internet Consumer Electronics Company Sentenced For Fraud

Back in May of 2008 David Whitaker pled guilty to an information charging him with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering and commercial bribery to which Whitaker admitted to defrauding around 83 business account customers and a credit card processing company of over $10 million. Earlier this month he was finally sentenced to 70 months in federal ... Read More »

Second Annual Small Business Saturday Could Mean Deal For American Express Cardholders

November hosts Small Business Saturday! Never heard of it? Me either. But apparently in honor of the day which is dedicated to small businesses on the busiest shopping weekend of the year the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging consumers to support the day and attempting to spread awareness. “For the second year in a row, American Express OPEN has ... Read More »

BBB Warns of StubHub E-mail Scam

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) announced last week that a new phishing scam could be hitting an e-mail inbox near you! False e-mails are being sent from what appears to be ticketing sales site, StubHub (you know, the Ryan Secrest endorsed ticket site), and are tricking many victims into turning over personal information. Apparently it’s been reported that the e-mail ... Read More »

Is Your Child A “Bieliber”? Parents Bieberware: Justin Bieber Twitter Scam!

Justin Bieber, @JustinBieber, has nearly 13.5 million followers on popular micro-blog site, Twitter.com, and he follows just over 116 thousand accounts. If your child has been hit with “Bieber Fever” chances are you’ve heard ALL about Bieber’s updates and happenings in his life. You should “bieberware” (that’s “beware” in the cryptic language of Bieber-nease) though because a new Twitter scam ... Read More »

Do You “Like” To Travel? Southwest Ticket Scam Hits Facebook Again

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I always know that a year has passed, not by the months on a calendar or the weeks in a year but by when the “Two Free Southerwest Airline Tickets” scam hits Facebook. I believe it was this time last year when the scam circulated via a mass tag of names on a photo advertising the “deal.” They’re at it ... Read More »

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