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An Old Real Estate Scam Snares New Victims

An Old Real Estate Scam Snares New Victims

In an age of heightened worry about sophisticated scams and information hacking, a few low-tech, old school scams are still flourishing –w with a little help from the internet. Case in point: a very simple real estate “bait and switch” that recently netted a New York con artist a cool $22,000. We’ve...

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3 Tips for Safe Mobile Transactions

3 Tips for Safe Mobile Transactions

Mobile shopping is the new online shopping. As smartphones and tablets consume an ever-growing piece of the cyberspace consumer economy, it’s easier than ever to make the same kinds of transactions on the go as you would on a home computer. And, of course, that means that it’s also just as easy to...

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Beyond Phishing –Now There’s Smishing

Beyond Phishing –Now There’s Smishing

Remember phishing? Now there’s smishing, a new kind of electronic identity theft targeting uses of smartphones and tablets. But although the venue may be new, these scammers are simply adapting the same old tried and true tactics that con artists used to use on the telephone. In those old days, people...

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