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Italians shocked after Bitcoin investment turned out to be a scam
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They told us we would be as rich as Berlusconi

Italy is reeling from a Bitcoin-based financial scam and what seems to have gotten their goat was that it was an Italian company behind it.

Bogus call centre company boss caught by online victim
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Currently in an Indian jail

A college drop-out has admitted using malware and a fake tech support company to con 40,000 victims out of millions of dollars after he was outted on YouTube by one of his victims

"Nigerian Prince" arrested in Florida
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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 10:20

"Nigerian Prince" arrested in Florida

Scam still works in Louisiana

Inspector Knacker of the Louisiana Yard has fingered the collar of a Nigerian prince who has been scamming people in the state.  The only thing about Michael Neu is that he is not a prince, nor even from Nigeria.

Kickstarter investigates Peachy Printer "scam"
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Didn't fund tech project

Crowdfunding website Kickstarter is investigating claims that money given to a tech project was instead used to build a house for one of its co-founders David Boe.

Android apps being used for blackmail
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Wednesday, 25 March 2015 14:55

Android apps being used for blackmail

Extortion – there is an app for that

Cybercriminals in South Korea and Japan are using Android apps that can steal private data and record conversations for sex extortion.

Thursday, 23 June 2011 11:26

Coppers crack down on scareware scam


50 servers seized
Tuesday, 14 September 2010 10:31

Nigerians sold my house


Scam gets out of control