The big, ugly affiliate marketing scam

After CES 2013 in Vegas, I stayed on after the show finished for a few days. An “Affiliate Summit” converged in Las Vegas. I was shocked to see the number of shysters involved in this growing trend. And I don’t use that term lightly.A while ago, one of ...

FTC nabs more scareware scammers

Flushed with success from successfully closing a 'scareware' case on Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission has succeeded in getting six more such outfits closed down.

Massive phishing scam targets Apple users

A plausible phishing scam is making the rounds, aimed at Apple customers, particularly those who have just received a gadget for Christmas.

Security firms warn of UPS scam

Online shoppers are being warned to beware of a phishing scam which exploits this week's shopping frenzy by sending an email purporting to come from UPS.

Black Friday scam offers fake iTunes freebie

Scammers are exploiting Black Friday shopping enthusiasm with fake iTunes electronic gift certificates.

Google 'profited from illegal mortgage ads'

The federal government has shut down 85 websites it says were preying on vulnerable homeowners by offering dodgy mortgage deals through ads on Google.

Facebook scammers exploit Steve Jobs' death

With the internet lighting up to express sadness at the death of Steve Jobs, security experts are warning of scammers attempting to take advantage.

iPhone 5 'pre-order' is a scam

Scammers are exploiting the excitement over today's iPhone 5 launch to spread malware via a fake email.

IT support scam hits millions of users

An astonishing one in seven computer users may have received phone calls from scammers posing as support engineers, Microsoft is warning.

Facebook "tattoo" is just really lame body art

Yesterday, the Internet was all a-twitter about some wacky woman who claimed to show her love for Facebook by tattooing no less than 152 so-called "friends" on her arm.

'Dislike Button' scam sweeps Facebook

It's probably something we've all wished for at one time or another. It's all very well being allowed to express our approval of a Facebook post, but sometimes you just want to be, well, a bit more negative.

Scammers 'steal' university website

A fake university created to scam Asian students out of fees found a novel way of making itself look legitimate - it stole another college's website.

Romanian pleads guilty to $2.7 million online auction scam

A Romanian man has admitted taking part in a scam that netted $2.7 million from online purchasers on auction sites such as eBay, Craigslist and AutoTrader.

Bogus app says it shows who's viewed your Facebook profile

It's designed to appeal to both the vain and the paranoid, which is presumably why a new piece of Facebook malware is spreading so fast.

Another click-jacking scam hits Facebook

Yet another click-jacking scam has been spreading across Facebook, leading unsuspecting users to sign up - and pay for - a $5 per weekphone service.

Warning: Microsoft Windows scam alert

No, this article isn't accusing Microsoft Windows of being a scam. *Cough*

Three charged over massive fake anti-virus scam

Three men have been charged over a $100 million scam involving fake anti-virus software.

Serial ticket scammers indicted on 43 counts

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has indicted four individuals who allegedly made more than $25 million by fraudulently acquiring and reselling over 1.5 million entertainment tickets.

iPad scams spread on Facebook and Twitter

Facebook  and Twitter scams are sweeping the net, offering users the chance to beta test an Apple iPad.

British politicians caught by Twitter sex scam

It's always pleasant to get a sexy message from your heart-throb, and Twitter followers of British energy minister Ed Milliband had a nice surprise this morning.