Dec 122012
 
Estonian Spammer Forges CBS and The Guardian

Last updated on November 22nd, 2015 Get Rich Quick Scam Forges Genuine News Agencies Web Pages I recently received two emails from a friend’s old Hotmail account, but to two of my email addresses. Probably, the account has been hacked as I could detect no spoofing in the emails’ headers.  These are the emails, with […]

Sep 122012
 
Good News on Google Scams - Consumers Get Money From FTC

Last updated on November 20th, 2015 Google Treasure Chest Pay Back to Innocent, Duped, Scammed Consumers It was over three years ago that I first came across a scam, centred around Pacific Webworks (PWW), mainly under the Google Treasure Chest and Google Money Tree monikers.  As I delved deeper, along with other folks, we came […]

Jan 262012
 
FTC Take Action:  Is This The End of The Fake News Site?

Last updated on November 21st, 2015 FTC Permanently Stops Six Operators from Using Fake News Sites that Allegedly Deceived Consumers about Acai Berry Weight-Loss Products Above is the FTC’s own headline from a news release yesterday.  The story is that they’ve hammered six operators of fake news sites into making settlements that surrender their assets.  […]

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