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American Company Lost $100 Million in Largest Email Scam Ever, Government Says
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.
After Raising $4 Million, a Bladeless Razor Gets Cut by Kickstarter
Crowdfunding

After Raising $4 Million, a Bladeless Razor Gets Cut by Kickstarter

The Skarp Laser Razor was supposed to take care of hairy situations, not create one.
Lauren Covello
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
Holiday Returns Scammers to Cost Retailers Billions
Holiday Shopping

Holiday Returns Scammers to Cost Retailers Billions

An industry group's survey estimates scammers making returns will cost retailers $3.6 billion this holiday season.
Phil Wahba
6 Warning Signs You May Be Dealing With an SEO Scam Artist
Marketing Bootcamp

6 Warning Signs You May Be Dealing With an SEO Scam Artist

Not only can these firms waste time and money -- they can actually hurt your website in the long run.
Jon Rognerud
7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property

7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property

Misunderstandings about patents and copyrights can cost your business. Avoid these traps.
David G. Oberdick
What Not To Do: Lessons From 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
Leadership

What Not To Do: Lessons From 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

While lying and swindling may have scored entrepreneur Jordan Belfort fame and fortune, it ended up costing him everything. Here is how to make sure you stay on the right side of the tracks.
Rebekah Iliff
For Scammers, Obamacare Rollout a Fresh Opportunity to Strike
Finance

For Scammers, Obamacare Rollout a Fresh Opportunity to Strike

Consumer advocates and security experts warn that the implementation of the new health-care changes will create opportunities for fraudsters to steal consumers' money and personal information.
iPhone Software Glitch Puts Users at Risk for Scams
Performance Ignited

iPhone Software Glitch Puts Users at Risk for Scams

Security researcher identifies software flaw that enables scammers to send fraudulent text messages.
Jason Fell
Social Media Con Artists a Rising Problem
Marketing Bootcamp

Social Media Con Artists a Rising Problem

Entrepreneurs that host online networking communities must be especially vigilant to protect their customers from scammers and spammers.
Catherine Clifford
How to Keep Your Online Social Network Safe
Marketing Bootcamp

How to Keep Your Online Social Network Safe

Here are five things online business owners can do to help protect their users.
Catherine Clifford
How to Avoid One of the Biggest Email Hacking Threats
Performance Ignited

How to Avoid One of the Biggest Email Hacking Threats

Consider this advice to identify and avoid 'spear phishing' email -- cons designed specifically to target you and your business.
Riva Richmond
How to Scam-Proof Your Business
Finance

How to Scam-Proof Your Business

When a prospective tax scheme or business strategy sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Here are four of the most common cons that target business owners.
Mark J. Kohler
Think You Can Save Big by Incorporating in Nevada or Delaware? Think Again
Finance

Think You Can Save Big by Incorporating in Nevada or Delaware? Think Again

Before you pay for an out-of-state registration for your business, consider the pitfalls.
Mark J. Kohler