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Another day, another "post this message" hoax!

Not Apple's best week ever! 60 Second Security

Watch the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute security news video...

Find out why this wasn't such a great week for Apple.

Malware in the App Store? You CANNOT be SERIOUS! [Chet Chat Podcast 215]

Take a listen to the latest Chet Chat podcast, our fun-but-informative weekly commentary on the latest computer security issues.

Guess what? Facebook "Dislike" scams are back...

Facebook mentions "Dislike"...and back come the Dislike scams!

Don't get caught, and don't let your friends fall for it, either.

Why it's not a good idea to leave your fiancée for someone you met online


Good job that the jilted fiancée was on the ball. Rebecca Lewis managed to save Paul Rusher £2,000 AND their relationship.

Facebook tax refund scam earns Arizona woman 6 years in jail

Facebook tax refund scam earns Arizona woman 6 years in jail

An Arizona woman has been sent to jail for six years for masterminding a tax rebate scam which used Facebook to find and target unemployed people for identity theft.

Women posed as fake brides to scam ISIS out of $3000

Women posed as fake brides to scam ISIS out of $3000

Even if you pull one over on the world's most fearsome terrorist army, it's still illegal.

Watch out for Acai Berry scams on Facebook

Imagine a friend sends you a link, and you end up on a scammy diet site...

Could that cause any harm? What should you do?

IC3 urges social media users to beware: scams and fraud are surging

Scams and fraud are surging on social media, says IC3 annual report

12% of the 269,422 complaints received in 2014 had a social media aspect, be it doxing, clickjacking or pharming. Here's how to stay safe.

SSCC 183 - It's Data Privacy Day! Do something! [PODCAST]

From Apple's latest OS X and iOS updates to Data Privacy Day - listen, learn and enjoy!

Beyond "fake invoice" scams - crooks can get money out of real invoices, too!

If I told you to change your record of a supplier's bank account so I got all the payments, would you do so?

1000s of companies did, and didn't spot the misdirected payments until an average of $100,000 had gone west...

"Obamacare" phishing email leads to banking malware‏


Unfortunately, official emails and web bulletins are a handy source of believable content for scammers.

This time, it's a Department of Labor bulletin "borrowed" to help distributed a variant of the infamous Vawtrak banking malware.

Dirt-cheap PS4 Amazon listings in Walmart price-match scam

Scam. Image courtesy of Shutterstock

Who needs to wait until Black Friday for doorbuster, price-slashing, Insanely! Low!! Prices!!! when you can instead defraud price-matching policies with bogus Amazon listings showing whatever crazy-low price you dream up?

FTC smackdown! More fake support scammers taken out...


The FTC has taken out more fake support scammers who are said to have badgered consumers into parting with more than $120 million.

In return, the consumers received technical smoke and mirrors that was worth absolutely nothing.

SSCC 171 - Are you SURE that "1234" is a bad password? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest Chet Chat podcast for your listening pleasure...


FTC takes down fake support scammers, upbeat about "getting consumers’ money back" [POLL]


Just paying the money back isn't really a punishment for fake support call scammers.

So, what do *you* think the courts should do to punish these guys?

Have your say in our poll...

5 Nigerian gangs and their US accomplices are behind most Craigslist buyer scams

5 Nigerian gangs and their US accomplices are behind most Craigslist buyer scams

Research has found a new, more profitable twist on the same old 419 advance fee fraud scam. It involves real checks, printed on real check paper, using real routing numbers, and being handled with lots of US accomplices to cover up the Nigerians' tracks.

Online dating scammer targeted elderly victims out of $1.1million

$1.1 million online dating scam targeted elderly victims

32-year-old Kris Koranteng has been arrested and charged with 11 separate counts, including conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. He and his crew are thought to have sought out vulnerable love-seekers on popular dating sites including and

Facebook iPhone 6 scams - how NOT to get sucked in


We "do the math" to help you explain to your friends and family why they are NOT getting a free iPhone 6 for clicking Like!

Jailed Apple phishing duo also imported pickpockets and cloned credit cards

Constanta Agrigoroaie and Radu Savoae. Images courtesy of Metropolitan Police.

How's this for irony? A pair of fraudsters phished bank account details out of over 150 Apple users by sending them hairy-scary messages about their accounts having been compromised.