Fraud

Spam

Facebook 'Spam King' Sentenced to More Than 2 Years in Prison

Sanford Wallace compromised 500,000 Facebook accounts and sent more than 27 million spam messages.
Fraud

U.S. Judge Rules Texas Tycoon Committed Tax Fraud

Judge Barbara Houser ruled that there was 'clear and convincing evidence' Sam Wyly committed tax fraud, rejecting his arguments that he relied on professional advisers to vet the offshore system.
Startups

Startup Looks to Connect Breached Data With Those Facing Likely Fraud

The idea behind what is being dubbed the Compromised Identity Exchange is to charge those most likely to be hit with follow-on fraud for access to information that reduces their risk.
Cyber Attacks

Global Financial Network SWIFT Warns Customers of Multiple Cyber Fraud Cases

This is the first acknowledgement that the Bangladesh Bank attack was not an isolated incident.
Scams

American Company Lost $100 Million in Largest Email Scam Ever, Government Says

According to the lawsuit, the perpetrators carried out the scam by creating a fake email address that resembled that of one of the company's vendors in Asia.
Cybercrime

Cyber Fraudsters Reap $2.3 Billion Through Email Wire-Transfer Scams

The cases involved some 17,642 businesses of all sizes scattered across at least 79 countries, according to the FBI.
Starting a Business

5 Challenges Nobody Warns You About When Starting a Business

Unforeseen expenses, fraud and loneliness are a few problems you'll inevitably have to deal with.
Ecommerce

5 Lesser-Known Challenges of Running an Ecommerce Store

Problems in shipping, inventory management and taxes can sneak up on you.
Fraud

Google Leads $75 Million Investment in Phone Fraud Startup

Pindrop, founded in 2011, is a voice security company that combats fraud by analyzing and assigning risk to phone calls.
News and Trends

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Arrested on Securities Fraud Charges

The CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals became infamous earlier this year when he drastically raised the price of a drug taken by AIDS patients.
Holiday Shopping

5 Ways to Have Yourself a Secure Little Online Shopping Season

As criminals continue to evolve their tactics to steal personal and private information, it's becoming more difficult to identify holiday fraud.
Pay-Per-Click

4 Ways Advertising Agencies Can Protect Themselves From Click Fraud

When click fraud strikes, it runs rampant, devouring budgets and negatively impacting performance. Here's how to protect yourself.
Holiday Shopping

Study: Online Fraud Is About to Kick Into High Gear

A new study forecasts a spike in attempts by criminals to steal payment card information.
Identity Theft

Make Your Businesses Invulnerable to Corporate Identity Theft

Failure to keep up-to-date with corporate compliance chores can put your business, and you personally, at the mercy of criminals.
Entrepreneurial Spirit

Meet the Rebels Who Bend the Rules and Play to Win

Rejection -- who cares? Naysayers -- screw 'em. Entrepreneurship isn't just about business. it's about rebellion.

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