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Zynga to Face Lawsuit Alleging Fraud Tied to IPO
Legal Issues

Zynga to Face Lawsuit Alleging Fraud Tied to IPO

The 'FarmVille' maker is accused of defrauding shareholders about its prospects before and after going public in 2011.
Learn Nontraditional Ways to 'Know Your Customers'
Fraud

Learn Nontraditional Ways to 'Know Your Customers'

Take steps to prevent fraud, like checking the quality of your payment-processing provider.
Peter Daisyme
Protect Your Company From Resume Fraud
Hiring

Protect Your Company From Resume Fraud

Unfortunately, fraud extends to job candidates, so make sure to do due diligence and verify the details.
Doug and Polly White
Snuggie Maker Wrapped Up in Not-So-Cozy Advertising Fraud Charges
Fraud

Snuggie Maker Wrapped Up in Not-So-Cozy Advertising Fraud Charges

Turns out Allstar's 'buy one, get one free' ad hook was allegedly cloaked in trickery. Now the as-seen-on-TV giant is forking over $8 million to settle charges that it hoodwinked customers.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Hong Kong's Central Bank Warns Against Investing in Bitcoin in Wake of Alleged Pyramid Scheme
Bitcoin

Hong Kong's Central Bank Warns Against Investing in Bitcoin in Wake of Alleged Pyramid Scheme

When MyCoin suddenly shut down, some $387 million in investor cash bit the dust. Officials suspect that the exchange scammed customers all along.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Monster Sues Apple's Beats Over Alleged Fraud
lawsuits

Monster Sues Apple's Beats Over Alleged Fraud

Audio-equipment maker Monster, which helped create Beats by Dre headphones, says it was unfairly cut out before Beats was sold to Apple last year.
EMV, CNP, OMG: Big Things Are on the Way in 2015 for Financial Tech
Technology

EMV, CNP, OMG: Big Things Are on the Way in 2015 for Financial Tech

Credit and debit cards may get a little safer, but theft online will grow. And Bitcoin still won't gain big traction.
Matt Rothstein
Oh, Snap! Instagram Has More Users Than Twitter.
Instagram

Oh, Snap! Instagram Has More Users Than Twitter.

The photo-based social network announced a verified user feature, taking a page from Twitter, which it has just surpassed in user numbers.
Catherine Clifford
How Bitcoin Could Make Voter Fraud and Stolen Elections Impossible
Bitcoin

How Bitcoin Could Make Voter Fraud and Stolen Elections Impossible

The same technology that makes Bitcoin an alternative currency could be adapted to make elections impervious to cheating at a fraction of the current cost.
Matt Odell
5 Simple Steps to Prevent Expense Fraud
Finance

5 Simple Steps to Prevent Expense Fraud

Whether intentional or not, a few misappropriated dollars here and there can easily add up and can be hard to detect.
Chris Farrell
Deter the Inside Job. 5 Ways to Avert Employee Theft and Fraud.
Crime

Deter the Inside Job. 5 Ways to Avert Employee Theft and Fraud.

Stave off white-collar crime in your workplace with these precautionary measures.
Keith Mueller
U.S. Says Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Digitally-Stored Data
Legal Issues

U.S. Says Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Digitally-Stored Data

A drug trafficking case in which the government is demanding Microsoft hand over emails stored in a Dublin datacenter has called into question Fourth Amendment rights in a digital era.
Geoff Weiss
Why Your Credit Card Company Wants to Replace Magnetic Strips With Microchips
Security

Why Your Credit Card Company Wants to Replace Magnetic Strips With Microchips

Magnetic strip credit cards will soon be extinct in the U.S. Here's the technology that will replace them and what you need to know about it.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Why Fraudsters Won't Sink Equity Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

Why Fraudsters Won't Sink Equity Crowdfunding

As the SEC works on final regulations for equity-based crowdfunding, one of the pervasive fears has been that non-professional investors will be swindled by fraudsters. But is there really reason to worry?
Catherine Clifford