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Mar 20
2013

The Devil is in the Details

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Scams

Robert Siciliano

In unwanted credit card charges, the details are the fine print—and the fine print often results in devilish “grey charges.”Grey charges are those credit card charges that appear on your statement from out of the blue, charging us small or large fees—or sometimes a single charge—monthly or annually.

Mar 05
2013

Just One of Many Internet Scams

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Scams

Robert Siciliano

A good friend of mine called me recently to ask what I knew about scams from online sales. He had placed an ad on CraigsList for something he was trying to sell and had asked for $150 for the item. He had received a call from a woman and she offered to send him a check for the item.

Dec 19
2012

3 Scams To Be Aware of – Lookout for These Nastygrams

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Scams

Robert Siciliano

Natural disaster scam: Sadly, scammers seem to come out of the woodwork during a natural disaster such as Hurricane Sandy to catch consumers when they’re in a panic, looking for answers, and when they’re most vulnerable.

Apr 30
2012

Merchants at Greatest Risk For POS Skimming Fraud

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Skimming Fraud , Scams

Robert Siciliano

Over the past 5 years a scam known as electronic funds transfers at the point of sale (EFTPOS ) skimming. People commonly swipe both credit and debit cards through the in-store machines to pay for goods and services and hackers have figured out how to skim customer cards.

Apr 08
2012

Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2012

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Seasonal Security , Scams

Robert Siciliano

The Internal Revenue Service today issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud. Here are 4:

Mar 11
2012

Shipping Scams Go After Small Business

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Scams

Robert Siciliano

A colleague with a small business was cleaning out his warehouse of tools and supplies and decided to list many items on Craigslist. I have lots of experience in this process and I can tell you “It’s always something”.

Jun 17
2011

Scam Artists Sell Over $4 Million in Fake Tickets Every Month

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Scams

Robert Siciliano

Second-hand ticket retailer viagogo has revealed that scam artists that have been selling fake tickets are collectively reeling in just over $4 million a month, or $49 million a year.

Apr 14
2011

Twitter Scam Hooks Thousands

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Twitter , Social Media , Scams

Robert Siciliano

Twitter’s numbers are astounding. In the physical world, when communities become larger and more densely populated, crime rises. The same applies to online communities.


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