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Scammers are cashing in on Telegram’s upcoming ICO

Desperate for an opportunity to jump aboard in the next big thing, cryptocurrency owners are losing money by investing blindly in fake Telegram ICO websites. Chat app Telegram’s upcoming ICO p

Bitconnect, which has been accused of running a Ponzi scheme, shuts down

Bitconnect, the lending and exchange platform that was long suspected by many in the crypto community of being a Ponzi scheme, has announced it’s shutting down. In a release on its website the p

Tracking Instagram’s money-flipping scammers

Trying to get more followers on Instagram? If you follow a few verified banks and financial institutions, you'll suddenly end up with dozens of new followers. There's just one drawback: Your new follo

A Tinder bot scam is promising users Verified accounts

A new bot scam on Tinder is tapping into users' desire to become "verified" on the popular dating service - a process that would allow them to confirm their identity, and legitimize their account for

How One Scammer Manipulated Apple’s Top Charts To Earn Tens Of Thousands Daily Using A $10 GameSalad Template

Something fishy has been going on with Apple's App Store top charts. No, I'm not talking about "Flappy Bird" (well, maybe that too), but rather how on earth two different developers used a $10 GameSal

Bitdefender Launches Anti-Malware Protection For Twitter

<em>"Did you see this photo of you?" "Look on your face in this pix is priceless!" "LMAO this video of you is funny!" </em> If you're a regular Twitter user, you've probably see tweets like those

Fraudsters Drain PayPal Accounts Through iTunes

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/hackeditunes.png"> Reports are <a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/action-line/ci_15817189?nclick_check=1">appearing</a> this morning about a

Beware the fake WoW beta invite emails

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/logo_1024x0768.jpg" />Despite the fact that Blizzard has warned us, there have been some fake beta invite emails starting to go out for t

Now you too can buy all your mobile apps on SD cards. Wait, what?

Best Buy announced today that they are going to start selling Smartphone software applications from their in-store “Mobile Genie” system. They also announced that Handango’s In-Hand

Circuit City scamming people on "liquidation" sales

Circuit City is hurting right now and apparently that is justification for ripping people off under the umbrella of a liquidation sale. These so-called sales are within the 155 stores that are being s

Little hope for victims of Olympic ticket scam

The International Olympic Committee has filed a lawsuit in California accusing at least six websites of selling illegitimate or nonexistent tickets. Reuters has reported that the ticket scam is intern

Dangers of hype: $650 empty iPhone box sold on eBay

In a not-too-surprising turn of events, someone has taken upon himself to purchase the new iPhone 3G, and then turn around and sell (some of) it on eBay . Figuring the hype would shoot up the bid, the