Consumer Fraud Forum Blog

Study Links Consumer Overconfidence And Phishing Scam Success

POSTED: William PinilisJanuary 17, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Identity theft, Cyber Fraud

Think you’re too smart to fall for a phishing scam? Well, according to a new study, that overconfidence may make you the perfect victim for scammers and identity thieves.

New Malware Infects 13K Android Phones Each Day

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 2, 2016 at 11:15 AM / Identity theft, Cyber Fraud

A new report says more than a million Android phones have been compromised by a new malware strain since August. What’s more, experts say the virus, called Gooligan, is spreading at an alarming rate with an additional 13,000 phones becoming infected each day.

Don't Fall for Multi-Level Marketing Scams

POSTED: William PinilisJune 24, 2016 at 12:00 PM / Fraud, Cyber Fraud, Scams

Fake online multi-level marketing (MLM) businesses are trying to sell their victims gold bars and investments in property overseas. Frequently these sophisticated scammers claim to be legal MLM companies (businesses that employ a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales...

Tis The Season For Cyber Fraud

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 3, 2015 at 1:12 PM / Fraud, Consumer News, Cyber Fraud

Cyber Monday has come and gone but that does not mean that the holiday shopping is over. Retailers are continuing to tempt shoppers with various online deals. You've probably been getting a lot of promotional emails from retailers or have downloaded an app offering amazing holiday savings. But with every...

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