• Tracking Instagram’s money-flipping scammers

    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 followers are trying to scam you. Instagram has become a hotbed for so-called “money flipping,” according to a study by the social media security firm ZeroFox. Read More

  • A Tinder bot scam is promising users Verified accounts

    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 the purposes of trust and safety. According a recent report from security researchers at Symantec, scammers are now using verification as a lure to sign up people to… Read More

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

    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 GameSalad template to send their respective apps — one free, and one paid — into the App Store’s top charts. And more importantly, how did that paid app keep… Read More

  • Bitdefender Launches Anti-Malware Protection For Twitter

    Bitdefender Launches Anti-Malware Protection For Twitter

    “Did you see this photo of you?” “Look on your face in this pix is priceless!” “LMAO this video of you is funny!”  If you’re a regular Twitter user, you’ve probably see tweets like those come through as @replies or direct messages at some point. And you probably know not to click on the accompanying link. After all, there is no picture of you… Read More

  • Fraudsters Drain PayPal Accounts Through iTunes

    Fraudsters Drain PayPal Accounts Through iTunes

    Reports are appearing this morning about a major security hole in iTunes accounts linked to PayPal. At least one group of scammers has found a way to charge thousands of dollars to iTunes accounts through PayPal. One targeted customer told us, “My account was charged over $4700. I called security at PayPal and was told a large number of iTunes store accounts were compromised.” … Read More

  • Beware the fake WoW beta invite emails

    Despite the fact that Blizzard has warned us, there have been some fake beta invite emails starting to go out for the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm. In fact, they tried to catch the CrunchGear crew this morning with their little fake email and site. Read More

  • 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 client will be custom branded for Best Buy, and automatically downloaded into each device so customers can continue to purchase apps with Handango and Best Buy after they leave the store. In… Read More

  • 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 shut down immediately, but a few reports have indicated that prices are being marked up and then receive a magic 10% off, resulting in a “sale.” In fact, these in-store prices are… Read More

  • 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 international with victims in multiple countries. While the IOC is taking action, it appears unlikely that replacement seats will become available. Tickets for events in the host city of Beijing… Read More

  • 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, they were right, and the auction finished off at $650.00 with a ton of bidding. Well, now that its over, the winning bidder is the proud owner of an “iPhone 3G Black 16 GB Box and… Read More