Archive for month: June, 2013

Vatican official arrested in fraud case

28 Jun
June 28, 2013

A Vatican official was arrested on Friday whilst he is under investigation for money-laundering within the Vatican bank.

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71 year-old ex-politician pleads guilty to Facebook share scam

27 Jun
June 27, 2013

Craig Berkman, who once ran for governor in the US, pleaded guilty to charges of scamming investors in selling non-existent shares of Facebook Inc. and other technology companies.

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Diet scams – bad for you, bad for your wallet

26 Jun
June 26, 2013

An internet diet scam is making millions of pounds by using made-up endorsements from celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Adele.   Read more →

Facebook scams to avoid

25 Jun
June 25, 2013

One of the easiest places to be targeted for an online scam is Facebook. Facebook encourages sharing, which means certain scams can travel far and wide.

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Summer holiday? Watch out for 5 Travel Scams to Avoid

24 Jun
June 24, 2013

As the summer holidaying season kicks-in to full swing, scammers start coming up with new ways to empty your wallet. Here are five tips to keep you on the lookout:

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How to avoid debt elimination scams

20 Jun
June 20, 2013

TV and radio are rife with adverts promising to eliminate your credit card debt. However, these adverts can lead to consumers facing more financial woes, terrible credit ratings and even legal trouble.   Read more →

Phishing scams

19 Jun
June 19, 2013

Three men were jailed on Tuesday for a total of 20 years for trying to steal £59 million from UK bank accounts – using a phishing scam. But what exactly is a phishing scam and how can you guard against it?   Read more →

Simple steps to avoid Internet scams

18 Jun
June 18, 2013

The basics of internet safety include keeping your antivirus software updated and having a firewall installed on your computer. However, you must also take precaution against another kind of danger – internet scams.   Read more →

Mobile phone scams

17 Jun
June 17, 2013

Many of us use smartphones these days, and although they come with great advantages, their massive range of functions mean you have to be as watchful for scams as when you are when using a personal computer.   Read more →

Car sales scam

17 Jun
June 17, 2013

You’re shopping around for a new car online when you spot an ad for a car that seems perfect, and much cheaper than you’ve seen elsewhere.  But there aren’t any photos, so you email the sender, telling them to send you a few pictures. The seller sends you an email with the photo, as well as a link to a website. And here’s where the trouble starts.    Read more →