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FBI Warns of Spreading W-2 Email Theft Scheme

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Aug 25
The IRS is warning businesses about a sharp increase in email phishing scams involving employees' W-2 forms - scams that can put staffers' Social Security numbers and other critical information in the hands of thieves.

Dream of Free and Open Internet Dying, Lawyer Says

By Bree Fowler | Aug 7
The dream of a free and open Internet is slowly being killed by overregulation, censorship and bad laws that don't stop the right people, a top computer crime defense lawyer says.

Man Orders Penis Enhancer Online, Receives Magnifying Glass

By Bobby McGuire | Jun 12
A penis enhancing scam and a lawyer named "Kok" - this story has everything.

Canadian Assault Not A Hate Crime, Judge Says

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 29
A Canadian judge in a hate crime case says that the incident was nothing of the sort, but rather an assault carried out in anger at an episode of deception and sexual exploitation.

FDA warns: Swine flu scams lurk on the Internet

By Marilynn Marchione | Oct 23
Products making bogus claims to prevent or treat swine flu are flooding the Internet as scam artists prey on the public’s fears while the vaccine is delayed and real Tamiflu is rationed.

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