The Hatha Jodi root is believed to bring good luck, allegedly because it looks like two praying hands. You know what also looks like two praying hands? Dried lizard penis. And poachers have noticed.
Have you gotten a call from the number 1-800-323-8603? Does it say on Caller ID that it’s from the Department of Homeland Security? It’s definitely a scam. Hang up and don’t give them any information.
Have you ever gotten a call or email from someone claiming to be a friend or relative who needed money fast, but it turns out that it was all just a scam? You’re not alone. These “imposter scams” are on the rise, and according to a new report, they surpassed identity theft scams for the first time in 2016.
Today, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit accusing Charter’s subsidiary, Spectrum, of lying to customers about the internet speeds it advertised and the reliability of its network.
Napoleon Hill is the most famous conman you’ve probably never heard of. Born into poverty in rural Virginia at the end of the 19th century, Hill went on to write one of the most successful self-help books of the 20th century: Think and Grow Rich. In fact, he helped invent the genre. But it’s the untold story of Hill’s…
Donald Trump’s former “university” has been accused of bilking students out of their hard-earned cash. The man himself was supposed to appear in court later this month to face the charges, but it looks like we won’t see the President-elect testify. Reuters is now reporting that Trump University and the plaintiffs have…
Earlier this month, Leoni AG, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of wires and electrical cables, informed investors that the German company lost almost 40 million euros (or about $44.6 million) to online scammers. Today, we finally know how: According to investigators, the thieves simply spoofed emails to look…
A rash of major breaches in recent years proves that your credit card information is hardly safe. But a recent heist in Japan shows that hackers are getting scary good at turning that data into cold hard cash. In this case, coordinated ATM withdrawals with cloned credit cards netted criminals $12.7 million in just two…
Before you light your wallet on fire, let’s clarify something: the rollout of chip-enabled cards is going to help prevent fraud in the long run. But for merchants that are yet to get their shit together, the move away from magstripe is actually causing problems.
Watch where you put your card. The ATM security organization EAST has published a new report pointing out that the use of s0-called Throat Inlay Skimming devices—which are hidden within the card slot—is rising.
A sting operation in Italy has yielded an unlikely cache of loot. Over 85,000 tons of freshly painted green olives were seized by police from food counterfeiters.
Been eating at Wendy’s? You might want to check your credit card statements: The restaurant chain has admitted that it’s investigating a credit card data breach.
If you’ve shopped at Safeway in California or Colorado recently, you may want to check your bank accounts. The supermarket chain has admitted that it’s investigating card skimming attacks at several of its stores in those states.
A new kind of point-of-sale malware, which uses multiple layers of obfuscation and encryption to cover its tracks, has been identified by security researchers—and is being help up as the most complex software of its kind yet to be identified in the wild.
You’re sitting at home minding your own business when you get a call from your credit card’s fraud detection unit asking if you’ve just made a purchase at a department store in your city. It wasn’t you who bought expensive electronics using your credit card – in fact, it’s been in your pocket all afternoon. So how did…
After searching through the Ashley Madison database and private email last week, I reported that there might be roughly 12,000 real women active on Ashley Madison. Now, after looking at the company’s source code, it’s clear that I arrived at that low number based in part on a misunderstanding of the evidence. Equally…
An ex-Lotto employee who tried to get rich by installing secret software onto the computer that picks Lotto winners has been convicted of fraud for trying to rig a $14.3 million jackpot.
Toshiba has announced that its CEO, Hisao Tanaka, is resigning because the company exaggerated its operating profits by a staggering $1.2 billion over the past six years.