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Kentucky man charged with using scans of checks to double-dip funds

Kentucky man charged with using scans of checks to double-dip funds

The crime was allegedly carried out with the help of mobile remote deposit capture, which entails sending a scan or photo of your check to your bank, leaving the original paper copy to, evidently, burn a hole in your pocket, given that there's currently no real-time duplicate detection databases in place.

Australia's National Consumer Fraud Week starts today - the motto is, "Outsmart the scammers!"

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Do you know someone who's been scammed online?

Chances are that you do - or you may have been scammed yourself.

The National Consumer Fraud Week aims to spread the word about how to avoid becoming a victim online.

Cybercrooks use photo-sharing to plant malware in online auto ad scams, FBI warns

Cybercrooks use photo-sharing to plant malware in online auto ad scams, FBI warns

Beware the auto seller on Craigslist who says he'll send photos on request - he could well be a crook who sends files packed with malware, the FBI has warned.

Android malware in pictures - a blow-by-blow account of mobile scareware

Fake anti-virus is mostly for Windows, with OS X a long way back in second place. But other operating systems aren't exempt from the depredations of cybercriminals.

Paul Ducklin shows you round some recently-discovered Android scareware...

Phishers try flattery with Facebook Page owners

Phishers try phlattery with Facebook fan page owners

Facebook phishers are targeting Page owners with a bogus message supposedly sent from Facebook Security. They've had such a trying time with stolen Pages, the posers say, that they simply must delete them all. Except yours! Yours has High Quality Content - initial capitalization and all!

An unholy alliance - Fake Anti-Virus, meet Bogus Support Call!

What happens when a scammer decides to marry fake anti-virus and bogus support calls?

Paul Ducklin has a bit of a weekend chuckle at the result...

Anatomy of a phish - how to spot a Man-in-the-Middle attack, and other security tips

Even if you are used to phishing scams, it still pays to take the occasional look at a scam campaign, just to remind yourself not to let your guard down.

Paul Ducklin digs into a recent "tax refund" phish with an added Man-in-the-Middle attack...

A QQ-loving US soldier in Iraq is offering $120 to every reader of Naked Security

A QQ-loving US soldier in Iraq is offering $120 to every reader of Naked Security

Apparently Sgt Jack Lenz is looking for a "loyal and trusting person".

Well, that's *us* - right?

"We apologise for the previous apology" - NZ gov dept in email CC: double-blunder

A government department in New Zealand has had to apologise twice after mixing up CC: and BCC: when apologising for mixing up CC: and BCC:.

It's a really easy mistake to make, so take a moment to remind yourself why it's a bad idea...

Rihanna sex video event scam spreads on Facebook

Rihanna sex video event scam spreads on Facebook

Be on your guard if you see any of your Facebook friends post a message about an alleged Rihanna sex video.

"STOP CONTACTING THOSE B*!%£RDS"

"STOP CONTACTING THOSE B*!@#RDS"

Although you may not be duped by email scams, it's perfectly possible that you know someone elderly or vulnerable who might be. Always be on the lookout on their behalf, as a surprising number of easily exploited people have become financial victims in the past.

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

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It's weekly roundup time.

Here's everything we've written in the past seven days.

Arsenal Lotto scam spammed out via PowerPoint file

Arsenal Lotto scam spammed out via PowerPoint

Scammers use desperate measures in their attempt to trick you into believing you have won a lottery run by Arsenal Football Club.

Smart octogenarian foils scammer who said he would buy item via PayPal

Smart octagenrian foils scammer who said he would buy item via PayPal

A man in his eighties tries to sell a generator for his friend online.

When a potential buyer asks to send his payment through via PayPal - what could possibly go wrong?

Budget airline impersonated by Facebook hoaxer and malware spammers

Australian airline Jetstar in double cybertrouble - impersonated by Facebook hoaxer and malware spammers

Budget Australian airline Jetstar is suffering a double dose of cyberpain today.

First up was a hoaxer who managed to create a Facebook persona called "Jetstar Australia". Next came a malware spam campaign masquerading as a Jetstar flight itinerary...

Share via email "Friends" spam via The Daily Mail leads to 419 scam

Share via email "Friends" spam via The Daily Mail leads to 419 scam

Spammers seem not to realise that Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey and Ross stopped being Friends years ago.

TNS24 - a fake courier company website, used by online scammers

TNS24 - a fake courier company website, used by online scammers

Look out for Photoshop disasters by fraudsters and scammers.

Facebook Black? Beware widespread scam hitting social networkers

Facebook Black? Users told to be wary of widespread scam

Want to change your Facebook from blue to black?

Maybe it's time to exercise a little self-restraint, because scammers are hard at work tricking users into completing their money-making scams.

"Free $100 McDonald's Gift Card" is a Facebook scam

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Hungry for a few dozen hamburgers? Your stomach will continue to rumble, plus your blood pressure will likely go up, if you click on a Facebook survey scam offering "Free $100 McDonald's Gift Card".

A million dollars, the Internet Crime Complaint Center and Naked Security - the ingredients for a scam

A million dollars, the Internet Crime Complaint Center and Naked Security - the ingredients for a scam

An email scam is using a Naked Security news story about the arrest of a gang of suspected credit card fraudsters, in an attempt to scam innocent internet users.