Scams

Retailer calls rivals' bluff on "HDMI scam"

"These stores are trying to trick people into thinking they need an HDMI lead costing over £100 after buying a Full HD TV. This is simply not the case. You shouldn't be spending more than £4 on an HDMI cable," it said. "An HDMI cable is an HDMI cable," Kogan added. "It's a digital cable. You either get a picture or you don't. Don't get conned into buying a 'fancy' HDMI cable because it will make no difference!"

Microsoft rings alarm bell on fake Windows support calls

"Microsoft today warned that scammers have taken to the phone lines to dupe Windows users into putting malware on their machines or paying for worthless help.

The ploy isn't new -- security experts have seen it in circulation for at least a year -- but Microsoft was the first to quantify the problem.

According to Microsoft, which sponsored surveys in the U.S., the U.K., Ireland and Canada, 15% of the people polled said they had received unsolicited calls from fraudsters posing as computer support technicians who claimed they were offering PC security checks.

Top Web Scams Of The Decade

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Bluetooth at heart of gas station credit-card scam

Thieves are stealing credit-card numbers through skimmers they secretly installed inside pumps at gas stations throughout the Southeast, using Bluetooth wireless to transmit stolen card numbers, says law enforcement investigating the incidents.

3 men charged in $100m scareware scam

Federal prosecutors have accused three men of running an operation that used fraudulent ads to dupe internet users around the world into buying more than $100m worth of bogus anti-virus software.

Credit Card insurance is a scam! We are getting raped.

Everyone's pinching pennies in these tight times — so now might be a good time to double-check your credit card bill for any unexpected charges.

You might find you're paying for something known as "credit balance insurance." Depending on your credit card, it could be called "BalanceProtector" or "Account Protector," but the idea is the same: for a fee, credit balance insurance promises to cover your monthly minimum credit card payments in case of loss of income to due job loss or extreme illness.

Nigerian politician pledges to end scams

A top Nigerian official has decided to end the stain on his countries overseas reputation by breaking the scam gang's power for good.

Sunday Olu Agbi, who is a Nigerian high commissioner has teamed up with Aussie coppers to create an "online reporting system". Australians who believe they have been targeted by a scam can report it directly to Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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