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Do you have a website, a blog, app, or a small business that needs exposure online? You've heard about the SEO tactics and secrets to push your product to the top of the search engines, but do you know the scams that come along? Read here. read more


Police comes across and confiscates various goods regularly, such as items that were stolen, bought with drug money, etc. Every so often they organize an auction where they sell these items, but beware of the Online Police Auction scam! read more


Beware of the Exclusive Items Scams happening on online auction websites, especially if you you've become a junkie for Craigslist, Kijiji, Gumtree or eBay. read more


Does your phone battery die fast? Well, scammers found a way to take advantage of that, too. The Juice Jacking scam can happen when you plug your USB charger into a public charging station. Watch the video here. read more


If you wonder "Why is my computer so slow?" and even a notification saying that shows up on your screen, you may be close to become a victim of the Computer Running Slow aka How To Fix A Slow Computer scam. Watch video here. read more


Did you just receive a notification on your computer screen that says: "Your IP address was selected to participate in an anonymous survey about your experiences with your Internet service provider"? read more


QR codes (Quick Response Codes) are scannable barcodes that direct smartphone users to certain websites or other downloadable content. Unfortunately, criminals are taking advantage of the situation and get victims to access the wrong page. read more


There are many reputable online casinos out there, however some are fraudulent. The scams occur at payout time. Reports say that players who want to cash out their winnings are locked out of the system, over-charged, or deprived of the payout funds. read more


This one is the scariest scam of this year. Imagine this: while you're using your computer, tablet or mobile, the screen freezes. Watch the video in this article to see in action the scary Ransomware Computer Hostage scam exposed. read more


Have you heard of the WhatsApp Gold version? In the latest scam, WhatsApp users are reporting receiving a message encouraging them to switch to a premium version of the app named WhatsApp Gold, initially made for celebrities. read more


Your Computer Has Been Locked scam hits again. Beware of this ransomware scare aka the Locked out of Computer trick. Here is how it works, exposed with a video: read more


Similar to the Bank Account Upgrade scam, this comes as an e-mail requesting you to update your Western Union account. Watch the video in this article to see the scam exposed. read more


There are a few variations of the Google Foundation Grant Scam, but first let's take a closer look at how to verify if the emails you receive are actually coming from the real Google headquarters. read more


Beware of two new scams created around the loopholes in the PayPal and Amazon policies. These shipment scams are pulled using changed addresses and removed feedback. Watch video here. read more


If you are from Miami, Nashville, Edmonton, Calgary, Pittsburgh, Orlando, or Minneapolis and hoping for Justin Bieber tickets for sale, you better pay attention to this article, so you don't waste your money and energy for nothing. read more


Here are five scary Pokemon Go scams exposed with a video here. As Pokemon Go has become one of the most downloaded game apps in history of gaming, scammers are banking on people’s naivety and are making thousands of victims in the community. read more


Amazon has over 200 million monthly users, offering also a little paradise for scammers. Here are four Amazon shipment scams, from the "Can't ship to your location" approach to the "Wrong shipping address" email. Read here: read more


In the Avoid Restriction on Google Scam, you receive an email claiming to be from Google, with the title subject: "Hacker Restriction Illegal Activity". You are informed that your account would be temporary disabled, due to some reported abuse. read more


Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are helpful as they help business people to set particular goals on their business. In the process, one may have a chance to counteract or agree with the direction of their businesses. Here are 10 KPIs to consider. read more


If you are an Apple user you might receive a message on your iPhone informing you that your iCloud ID has been deactivated. Read how the scam works here. read more


Are you thinking of putting your used Playstation 3 for sale? Beware of the latest scam and watch the video in this article! read more


Wondering how and where to complain online? Here are six steps to give your complaint online credibility and get efficient feedback to your concerns. read more


Watch the video in this article to see how Zodiac Casino lures people into signing up on their program "Mega Moolah", by using fake websites and testimonials. It starts with the geo-tagged ads on the 'Suggested Articles' section of other articles. read more


If you are an Apple user you might receive a phishing messages on your cell phone meant to trick you into handing over your Apple ID password and other pieces of personal information. read more


Beware of the iPhone 7 Tester Scam, exposed with a video here. While browsing the Internet on your computer or smartphone, a pop-up comes out of nowhere and states that Apple needs testers for the new iPhone 7. read more


Beware of the coupon sale scams. Crooks make a habit of selling fake coupons or vouchers on Facebook, Craigslist, Instagram or Twitter. The coupon fraud comes in many ways - watch the video in this article. read more


Since its launch, the Pokemon Go app game has been making a lot of waves, from a witnessed murder to a fake upgrade and a string of armed robberies. Read here. read more


You just won an online eBay auction on for a sweet item, whether a bike, a laptop, or even a car. The piece isn't cheap, so you're being incredibly cautious about checking out the owner. To prove he's serious and reliable, the seller suggests a... read more


Looking for used tablets for sale? Watch out for the latest scam, exposed with a video here. Whether they are Craigslist tablets for sale or laptops on Gumtree or Kijiji, be extremely careful. read more


Online reputation is critical nowadays but beware. One of the biggest scams this month is the Fix Online Reputation Management scam, questionable companies taking advantage of businesses and individuals. read more


Beware of the Domain Name Trademark Certification scam aka the Trademark Domain Name rip-off. It happens when a broker wants to buy your domain name on behalf of an investor. Also known as the Domain Name Trademark Infringement scam. read more


There are new scams about iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 deals making rounds this month. The most prevalent has a new twist. Watch the video in this article. read more


Watch the video in this article to see full explanation of the Spying Flashlight scam. read more


The Child Pornography Notice Scam has two variations: as a text message on your cell phone and as an e-mail. Let's take a look at both and see how to prevent ourselves. read more


Scammers take advantage of that and create traps called cross-site scripting and target your eBay account. Read this article and educate yourself. read more


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WeChat (or Weixin) is an iOS and Android app that has gained popularity around the world, with 438 million users worldwide. read more


Online Poker Scams. Be aware of these 5 variations of fraud when playing on the Internet: The Cash Out, Deposit, Affiliate, Employee, and Anonymous. read more


uShip is a great company that helps people all over the world with their shipping needs. However, if you are just about to ship your item, be very careful. Online fraudsters often use repetitive tactics like these ones: read more


If you're trying to sell your laptop these days, watch out for the Sell My Laptop For Cash or Cheap Laptops For Sale scam. With video below. read more


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Sudoku is the fun puzzle game involving completing grids of numbers which, when completed, each line has only the numbers one thr read more


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Many of us use Google Drive every day to share documents with work colleagues. The user-friendly interface and file sharing capab read more


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It seems that everyone has a website today, be it for their businesses or personal use. And of course, as is the case with any fo read more


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There are many app developers out there and this scam relates directly to their livelihood, so if you aren’t an app developer b read more


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You want to get rid of a big personal item, such as a couch, fridge, oven, boat, car or bike. You post it for sale online, on Gum read more


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Google Glass is a perfect example of the next wave in computer technology. Currently in the beta testing phase, Wikipedia describ read more


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You might receive an email that seem to be coming from iTunes. The name and email address used are: 2014 iTunes Store and support read more


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You log on to Facebook and see something liked by your friend: PlayStation 4 is giving away 200 games for free because they were read more


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(with video) GameOver Zeus is bank-credential stealing malware that works in tandem with Cryptolocker to extort money from victim read more


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(with video) Tyupkin is a virus that allows criminals to withdraw money—up to 40 banknotes—from an ATM. The malware is very d read more


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