Fraud, Scams, Hoaxes & Hacks

Tax Season 2016 – Hackers Attack IRS

February 11, 2016 | 1 Comments

Hackers are hell bent on stealing tax refunds. On Tuesday the IRS announced an attack that occurred last month in which cyber criminals were able to steal taxpayer identification numbers before the Internal Revenue Service...

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Tax Season 2016 – Beware Tax Scams

February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Its tax season again and as always the cyber scum is out to get you. No matter how many warnings are sent out to the tax paying workers of America there is always someone who...

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Users of Facebook and other social media sites have been sharing various versions of a fake Nordstrom gift card offer. The ad claims that Nordstrom was offering a $200 gift card to Facebook users who...

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Facebook Hoax Circulates on the Internet

September 29, 2015 | 1 Comments

The Internet is full of rumors and hoaxes. The fact that Facebook has its name attached  to any of them is no surprise and neither is the latest hoax.  Apparently the Internet is buzzing about...

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1.4 Million Hacked Chryslers Recalled

August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chrysler has recalled 1.4 million cars because of  a terrifying hacker demonstration. Hackers have released a video of a Chrysler Jeep being controlled by hackers leaving the driver helpless. Chrysler cars subject to the recall...

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You won’t even know if you have Stagefright! Getting Stagefright is as simple as having the hacker send you a text message. And that’s it! You don’t even have to open the message. Once it arrives...

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ALERT! Order Confirmation Scam ALERT!

December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Order confirmations scams are exploding all over the Internet this holiday season. Ask anybody that works for UPS, FedEx or the USPS and they will tell you this time of year is the busiest there...

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Fake Websites and Phony Trust

November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you follow the African-American Cyber Report you know there are certain rules that we preach constantly. You can find these rules on the homepage. But I need to point out two of those rules...

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AT&T Settles Cramming Charges

October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

AT&T  and the FTC have come to a  settlement agreement over accusations of cell phone cramming.  Federal and state regulators announced Wednesday that AT&T has agreed to pay $105 million for “cramming” unauthorized charges on the...

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Reacting to Online Fraud

October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

You want to see a black person mad? Have them pay for something and not get what they paid for. Fraud is a reality whenever you shop online. And nothing is more frustrating than not...

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