Convicted 'Free Tablet' Fraudster Ordered to Pay Up $2.8 Million to Victims

Convicted 'Free Tablet' Fraudster Ordered to Pay Up $2.eight Million to Victims

The New York State Attorney General’s workplace in Albany, New York.Photo: AP New York officers announced the conviction and sentencing of Nevada-based Sungame Corporation and its CEO Neil Chandran for grand larceny and securities fraud, saying the fraudsters could be pressured to pay up $2.eight million to redress lots of of individuals the corporate scammed […]

Faking My Westworld Fandom Was So Easy, I Almost Forgot I Was a Fraud

Faking My Westworld Fandom Was So Easy, I Almost Forgot I Was a Fraud

Photo: HBO Reading The Ringer’s recent review of Hereditary’s Wikipedia web page, I believed I’d discovered one other alternative to do my favourite factor. Everyone’s favourite factor. The exercise that the web appears to have been designed for: appearing self-righteous. “I’ve learn the Wikipedia plot summary for Hereditary a number of occasions, which is the […]

FTC Puts Tech Support Scammer Who Stole Millions from Consumers Out of Business

FTC Puts Tech Support Scammer Who Stole Millions from Consumers Out of Business

The Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement this week with a infamous scammer who labored with telemarketers to pose as giant know-how corporations and provide faux tech help providers to the aged. Parmjit Singh Brar—the operator of Genius Technologies, LLC and Avangatee Services, LLC—agreed to a $7.5 million effective, although he’ll solely pay $136,000 attributable […]

Gifted clarinetist's prestigious scholarship sabotaged by ex-girlfriend

Gifted clarinetist's prestigious scholarship sabotaged by ex-girlfriend

Eric Abramovitz is a gifted musician, who can at present be discovered fulfilling the position of affiliate principal/E flat clarinetist on the Toronto Symphony: a place that 1000’s of musicians all over the world would kill for. Back in 2014, he utilized for an additional place that these identical musicians would assume kill-worthy, too: a […]

Tech support scammer actually caught, gets slap on wrist

Tech help scammer truly caught, will get slap on wrist

Parmit Singh Brar is a telemarketeer who bilked aged Americans out of thousands and thousands by operating a “calling about your Windows” tech help rip-off. He’ll have to pay $136,000 in fines to the FTC–and could by no means provide tech help once more. Behold the cruel justice of the federal authorities. Under the settlement, […]

FDA Sues Company That Claimed Its Hand Sanitizers Could Protect Against Ebola and MRSA

FDA Sues Company That Claimed Its Hand Sanitizers Could Protect Against Ebola and MRSA

Image: SCY (Pixabay) An organization that claimed its miracle hand sanitizers and antiseptic lotions would shield individuals from all type of nasty ailments, together with Ebola, is now being taken to court docket by the federal authorities. On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration introduced it was submitting a grievance in federal court docket in […]

Tech Support Scammers Use Victims' Webcams to Secretly Record 'Testimonials' for YouTube

Tech Support Scammers Use Victims' Webcams to Secretly Record 'Testimonials' for YouTube

Photo: Oli Scarff (Getty) A crew of scammers sneakily filmed dozens of Australians by remotely accessing their webcams, then uploaded these movies onto YouTube, in line with Australian news outlet ABC. The victims have been reportedly lured in by way of a false tech help operation. One sufferer, Geoff Sussman, advised ABC he seemed on-line […]

A California Doctor Is in Trouble for Claiming to Treat Ebola Though Sound

A California Doctor Is in Trouble for Claiming to Treat Ebola Though Sound

Illustration: mtmmonline (Pixabay) Bill Gray, a 75-year-old, Stanford-trained physician primarily based in California, claims on his website that he can deal with nearly any affected person’s well being issues by way of personalised, “homeopathic” audio recordings despatched by way of e-mail. But the California medical board is having none of it. Earlier this month, it […]

Here's Why Amazon Can't Fix Review Spam

Here's Why Amazon Can't Fix Review Spam

Illustration: Sam Woolley/GMG As we’ve noted many times, Amazon is cluttered with faux opinions, and it takes work (and typically AI) to sift via them. BuzzFeed dives deep into the economy of these fake reviews, which features a subreddit tragically named /r/slavelabour. (The title is sort of a joke, however a really unhappy and true […]

Facebook’s New Tool Outs Phishing Sites Posing as ‘Secure’

Facebook’s New Tool Outs Phishing Sites Posing as ‘Secure’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, theFacebook’s developer convention.Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez (AP Photo) Phishing assaults, which sucker unsuspecting customers into clicking malicious hyperlinks or giving up their login credentials, typically depend on domains that seem much like a web site they’re attempting to mimic. For instance, an attacker may register […]