News and Articles About Fraud
The Internet has flattened the world, but also is fraught with danger. Luckily, the Web has tools to protect yourself and your business.
A project creator was charged with using 'unfair or deceptive acts' to raise more than $120,000 on the crowdfunding platform, which he allegedly spent on personal expenses.
While its main computer was unaffected, the agency has shut down the breached application.
Josh Newman is known for his work in venture capital, film and fitness – and now, allegedly, for defrauding investors.
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Putting these strategies in place will discourage bad behavior.
Point of sale systems
Later this year, the more secure point-of-sale terminals will be required by law and most likely expected by consumers.
The 'FarmVille' maker is accused of defrauding shareholders about its prospects before and after going public in 2011.
Take steps to prevent fraud, like checking the quality of your payment-processing provider.
Unfortunately, fraud extends to job candidates, so make sure to do due diligence and verify the details.
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.
When MyCoin suddenly shut down, some $387 million in investor cash bit the dust. Officials suspect that the exchange scammed customers all along.
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.
Credit and debit cards may get a little safer, but theft online will grow. And Bitcoin still won't gain big traction.
The photo-based social network announced a verified user feature, taking a page from Twitter, which it has just surpassed in user numbers.