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Facebook sues OnlineNIC for domain name fraud associated with malicious activity

Facebook sues OnlineNIC for domain name fraud associated with malicious activity Facebook today announced it has filed suit in California against a domain registrar OnlineNIC and its proxy service ID Shield for registering domain names that pretend to be associated with Facebook, like www-facebook-login.com or facebook-mails.com, for example. Facebook says these domains […]

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Dating app maker Match sued by FTC for fraud

Dating app maker Match sued by FTC for fraud They’re just not that into you. Or maybe it was a bot? The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday announced it has sued Match Group, the owner of just about all the dating apps — including Match, Tinder, OKCupid, Hinge, PlentyofFish, and others […]

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The SEC wants disgraced VC Mike Rothenberg to cough up more than $30 million

The SEC wants disgraced VC Mike Rothenberg to cough up more than million Nearly three years ago, TechCrunch reported on suspected fraud committed by Mike Rothenberg, a self-described “millennial venture capitalist” who’d made a name for himself not only by eponymously branding his venture firm but for spending lavishly to woo startup […]

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UK Facebook users now have a tool to report scam ads

UK Facebook users now have a tool to report scam ads Facebook has launched a tool for UK users to report ads they suspect of being scams. The feature can be accessed by clicking the three dots in the top right corner of each ad on Facebook, then selecting ‘Report ad’, then ‘Misleading or […]

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Google responds to a WSJ report that concluded there are millions of fake business listings on Maps

Google responds to a WSJ report that concluded there are millions of fake business listings on Maps After a Wall Street Journal investigation concluded that there are millions of fake business listings on Google Maps, the company has issued a response detailing the measures it takes to combat the problem. According to […]

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Romance scams cost more money than any other type of consumer fraud, says the Federal Trade Commission

Romance scams cost more money than any other type of consumer fraud, says the Federal Trade Commission The Federal Trade Commission has released data that shows romance scams cost more money than other types of consumer fraud reported to the agency last year—and the problem is getting worse. Romance scammers target people […]

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Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC

Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC A new scam is making the rounds that promises to disrupt countless offices and schools. The scam is simple: the scammers send an email threatening to detonate a bomb if they don’t get a certain amount of Bitcoin within a specified time frame. Because […]

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Google warns app developers of three malicious SDKs being used for ad fraud

Google warns app developers of three malicious SDKs being used for ad fraud A few days ago, Google removed popular Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech apps from its Play Store following a BuzzFeed investigation, which discovered the apps were engaging in ad fraud. Today, as a result of Google’s ongoing investigation into the […]

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MoviePass is under investigation for securities fraud in New York state

MoviePass is under investigation for securities fraud in New York state More bad news for MoviePass . At the direction of New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson is now the subject of a fraud probe in New York state. “We’ve launched a securities fraud investigation into […]

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WSJ reports that Theranos will finally dissolve

WSJ reports that Theranos will finally dissolve Theranos is reportedly finally closing down for good, nearly three years after a Wall Street Journal investigation called its blood testing technology into question. The WSJ said the company, whose dramatic downfall spawned a best-selling book that’s set to be filmed with Jennifer Lawrence starring […]

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