wtf
Mother and Daughter Scammed Bored Women out of £700k With Fake Army Hunk Dating Site

Karen Vasseur and her daughter Tracy tricked 374 US ladies into parting with around $1m, after setting up a fake dating site and pretending it was populated by single US service personnel. In fact, it was Karen and Tracy telling lies and begging for money. Read More >>

security
ATM Skimming Is Now Prolific on Payment Terminals and Ticket Machines

ATM skimming has become an art in recent years, with the devices that crooks use becoming ever more sophisticated. But fraudsters are broadening their reach, with payment terminals and ticket machines now just as much targets as ATMs. Read More >>

cars
Rogue Driving Test Examiner Pocketed £3,000 in Return for Guaranteeing a Pass

Police busted a driving test examiner this week, accusing him of pocketing large sums of money in exchange for securing test success for otherwise dodgy drivers. Read More >>

facebook
Sad Man Faces 40 Years in Prison for Pretending to Own Facebook

Paul Ceglia, the upstate New York wood pellet salesman who claimed to co-own Facebook with Zuck, was just arrested at home on fraud charges. AP reports He could spend his next 40 years in prison. If you're tempted—don't. Read More >>

science
Scientists Don't Even Believe in Science Reports

You know how every other day a new science report comes out saying this and that gives you cancer? But then a day after it's revealed that the same this and that actually prevents cancer? Yeah. What the hell should we believe in? Who knows because scientists have just found that scientists lie all the time in their scientific findings. Read More >>

piracy
SurfTheChannel Pirate Gets Four Years Behind Bars

As we commented on yesterday, SurfTheChannel.com owner Anton Vickerman has been thrown behind bars, only now we've discovered he's set for a spell in jail for four years on account of conspiracy to defraud. Read More >>

piracy
Internet Pirate Who Earned £35k a Month Gets Thrown In the Clink

Making £35k a month from internet ads sounds like a dream come true, but in an age where sites like Facebook can bring in absolute millions, it's not the most impossible thing to do, right? Well, if you've been considering following in internet pirate Anton Vickerman's footsteps, it's time to reconsider, as the gavel was pounded down on his court-case today, with Vickerman receiving a prison-stay thanks to his illegal streaming site SurfTheChannel.com Read More >>

crime
Why Nigerian Scammers Say They're From Nigeria

We all get them: scam emails that claim to be able to make us millionaires overnight. But why are they so terribly unconvincing? And why do they even admit to being based in places like Nigeria? A Microsoft researchers claims to have the answer. Read More >>

crime
Woman Printed Out Her Own Till Receipts to Cash in at M&S

Here's a clever idea from an enterprising fraudster. Kathleen Stepien bought items from one branch of Marks and Spencer, took them home, printed out a fake till receipt for a higher value, then got a refund at another branch. Read More >>

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Olympus and Three Former Execs Charged With Falsifying Financial Reports

The ongoing public explosion of Olympus has taken a new turn, with Japanese authorities now charging the company and three of its former big cheeses with compiling fake financial documents. Read More >>

email
The Inventor of Email Did Not Invent Email

V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai is a fraud who has been masquerading for years as the pioneering mind behind email. At least according to a bunch of geeks who mobilised from all corners of the digital world to try to set the record straight. Read More >>

music
Music Site RnBXclusive Seized 'n Closed by SOCA

There's a super-threatening warning currently up on the main page of what used to be RnBXclusive.com, telling users their IP address is visible and that those who've previously downloaded titles from the site may face "up to 10 years imprisonment." Read More >>

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Olympic Ticket Touts Making Google Money Through its Adwords System

Google has admitted that it's Adsense/Adwords money generating machine has once again been doing things it shouldn't, with ads for Olympic tickets, cannabis and fake ID cards found to be populating its network. Read More >>

cameras
Olympus Office Raided by Japanese Authorities

Believe it or not, things are still capable of getting worse for Olympus. The crisis-struck camera company's latest shame comes via Japanese police and investigators, who have raided the firm's Japanese office. Read More >>

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