Fraud

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Is More Like 'Crowd-Frauding'

As crowdfunding becomes more popular, there is a risk that most people will lose money in the rush.
Fraud

Paging Cindy, If She Exists. (And Why It's Important If She Doesn't.)

The Internet has flattened the world, but also is fraught with danger. Luckily, the Web has tools to protect yourself and your business.
Crowdfunding

In Landmark Move, FTC Takes Action Against Kickstarter Campaign Fraud

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.
Security

IRS Hack Affects More Than 100,000 Taxpayers

While its main computer was unaffected, the agency has shut down the breached application.
Fraud

Serial Entrepreneur Arrested for Scamming CrossFit Investors

Josh Newman is known for his work in venture capital, film and fitness – and now, allegedly, for defrauding investors.
Ask the Money Guy

4 Ways to Protect Your Business Against Employee Fraud and Theft

Putting these strategies in place will discourage bad behavior.
Point of Sale Systems

4 Reasons Merchants Should Make the Switch to EMV Now

Later this year, the more secure point-of-sale terminals will be required by law and most likely expected by consumers.
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.
Fraud

Learn Nontraditional Ways to 'Know Your Customers'

Take steps to prevent fraud, like checking the quality of your payment-processing provider.
Hiring

Protect Your Company From Resume Fraud

Unfortunately, fraud extends to job candidates, so make sure to do due diligence and verify the details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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