scams

The Weakest Link

How Hackers Sell Luxury Hotel Rooms for Next to Nothing

From Bangkok to New York, fraudsters have an established, underground market of selling dirt cheap rooms at 5 star hotels as well as international flights.
Joseph Cox
2 days ago
scams

The Skinny Tea Scammer that Stole a Cam Model’s Photos Is Respawning

Just as Twitter suspended one fake scam account for impersonation, more started popping up.
Samantha Cole
9.20.18
scams

A Viral Tweet Stole Fetish Model's Photos, Told Fake Domestic Abuse Story to Sell Skinny Tea

Twitter suspended the account, but not until it got 77,000 retweets and 330,000 likes.
Samantha Cole
9.18.18
Nothing Is Sacred

Some Absolute Madman Is Trying to Phish Neopets Users

You remember Neopets. You probably had an account. A hacker was recently still trying to steal Neopets accounts with a phishing login page.
Joseph Cox
6.15.18
Under the Influence

Take This Test to See How Gullible You Are

In the era of fake news and questions of election interference, these researchers wanted to find out if a person’s susceptibility to persuasion could be quantified.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.19.18
scams

Ethereum Scammers Posing as Tech Celebrities Are Running Rampant On Twitter

Not even Ethereum's founder, Vitalik Buterin, is immune.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.23.18
scams

Cryptocurrency Scammers Took At Least $1.7 Million From Canadians Last Year

Cryptocurrency scams doubled from 2016.
Jordan Pearson
12.11.17
scams

PlexCoin Scam Founder Sentenced to Jail and Fined $10K

The Canadian scam made international headlines.
Jordan Pearson
12.8.17
scams

SEC Blasts Canadian Cryptocurrency Startup As 'Full-Fledged Cyber Scam'

ICO funds were used to pay for home decor.
Jordan Pearson
12.4.17
don't get pwned

I Uncovered a Group of Scammers Posing as Apple Support Technicians

When I tried calling their number, a woman told me Apple has a second headquarters in Virginia. It doesn’t.
Louise Matsakis
9.20.17
onions

Users Freak Out After Dark Web Market Goes Down And Funds Go Missing

Never a dull moment in the world of dark web marketplaces.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.13.17
publish or perish

There Are Now 8,000 Fake Science ‘Journals’ Worldwide, Researchers Say

Researchers from high-profile institutions are falling for these scams.
Bryson Masse
9.6.17