Wells Fargo, the nation’s fourth-largest bank, agreed Friday to pay a $3 billion fine to settle a civil lawsuit and resolve a criminal prosecution filed by the Justice Department over its fake account scandal. Under pressure to meet sales quotas, bank employees opened millions of savings and checking accounts in the names of actual customers,… Read More


You should feel cranky about all the phishing emails you get. Because getting your brain in a grumpy gear will elevate the odds of your not getting fooled by the next phony invitation to log into your account. The roughly 100 million phishing emails Google blocks every day fall into three main categories: highly targeted… Read More


A scammer was found to be manually abusing YouTube’s automated copyright system in an effort to hold YouTube channels ransom. By submitting multiple fake copyright “flags” on videos, the scammer was able to bring at least two YouTube accounts to the brink of automatic deactivation under YouTube’s “three strikes” policy, even getting past YouTube employees… Read More


Telephone pitchers, online scammers and even family members target the most vulnerable among us. And it’s about to get worse. Marjorie Jones trusted the man who called to tell her she’d won a sweepstakes prize, saying she could collect the winnings once she paid the taxes and fees. After she wired the first payment, he… Read More


A widespread scam pretending to be from ElonMusk and utilizing a stream of hacked Twitter accounts andfake giveaway sites has earned scammers over 28 bitcoins or approximately $180,000 in a single day. This scam is being pulled off by attackers hacking into verified Twitter accounts and then changing the profile name to ‘Elon Musk’. They… Read More


Many of us are already conditioned to ignore phone calls from unknown numbers. A new study seems to validate that M.O. By next year, nearly half of the mobile phone calls we get will be scams, according to a new report from First Orion, a company that provides calls management and protection forT-Mobile,MetroPCs,Virgin Mobileand others.… Read More


The EtherScamDB website was created by the team behind the MyCrypto wallet service for the purpose of tracking various types of online scams centering around the Ethereum platform and associated cryptocurrencies and assets. For the past few months, the website has been inventorying various types of Ethereum scams, such as classic phishing sites that imitate… Read More