Criminals use 3D-printed skimming devices on Sydney ATMs

A gang of suspected Romanian criminals is using 3D printers and computer-aided design (CAD) to manufacture “sophisticated” ATM skimming devices used to fleece Sydney residents. NSW Police recently arrested and charged a Romanian national with fraud after a money transfer officer contacted police over a suspicious transaction. Police ...

FCC defends Lifeline phone subsidy program

The Federal Communications Commission is defending its efforts to tighten up the rules for its Lifeline program, which subsidizes cellphones for people on low incomes.

Male scientists commit more fraud than women

Men, and particularly senior men, are more likely to commit scientific fraud than women, say researchers - who we have to hope we can trust on the matter.

Man who claimed half of Facebook charged with fraud

Paul Ceglia - the man who tried to claim that he owned half of Facebook - was arrested on Friday and charged with mail and wire fraud that could see him spending 20 years behind bars.

Most scientific retractions involve fraud, not error

There's been a ten-fold increase in the number of fraud-related retractions of biomedical papers since 1975, putting paid to the idea that it's usually just a case of owning up to an inadvertent error.

Government accuses AT&T of cheating it out of millions

AT&T's been accused of cheating the government by letting fraudsters  take advantage of a subsidized phone service intended for deaf people.

Google accused of raiding start-up's database

A Kenyan start-up has accused Google of scraping its database as part of an effort to undermine its business.

FBI nabs Estonians for massive net advertising fraud

Six Estonians and a Russian have been accused of hijacking millions of computers worldwide to carry out a massive advertising fraud.

Visa wants to battle fraudsters

A recent survey confirms identify theft and fraud is of top concern to consumers when using a credit card.

FBI in online poker crackdown

The FBI has seized the domains of four popular online poker websites - PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, UB.com and Absolute Poker - claiming bank fraud, money laundering and illegal gambling offenses.

Webcam notarizations get the legal go-ahead

Have you ever spent a weekend frantically running around, trying to find an open notary to authorize a document?

Ex-Apple manager faces 20 years for fraud

The ex-Apple manager accused of taking kick-backs from Asian suppliers could face 20 years in jail after reversing his previous plea and admitting to the charges.

Fake receipts target Amazon retailers

Fraudsters have been circulating a piece of software that generates fake Amazon receipts, allowing fraudsters to scam Amazon retailers.

US medical scientists commit most fraud

US scientists are significantly more likely to publish fake research than scientists from elsewhere, a study of officially withdrawn  studies shows.

Apple iTunes plagued by nefarious scammers

Cyber criminals are exploiting an alleged iTunes security breach to steal thousands of dollars from unsuspecting victims.

Apple con man pleads not guilty in face of huge evidence

Paul Devine has taken the easy step in his attempt to avoid jail time and heavy fines, by pleading not guilty, but now comes the hard part: explaining how his wife was wired more than $1,000,000 from Asian companies that work with Apple.

Government sues Oracle over contract fraud

The US Justice Department has accused Oracle of fraud, and has filed a suit claiming hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

Judge bewildered by fraudster who swallowed USB drive

Brooklyn Magistrate Viktor Pohorelsky heard a piece of testimony yesterday that isn't exactly common in federal court: he heard details of a man who swallowed a USB Flash drive in order to try to destroy criminal evidence contained therein.

Butterflies' wings could cut bank fraud

Banknotes could get a lot prettier, thanks to a new nanotechnology technique which mimics the iridescent colors found on butterflies' wings.

Is the FBI winning the war against cybercrime?

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) was established in May 2000 as a partnership between the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.