IAB launches an anti-fraud campaign for the ad industry

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is kickstarting a campaign that will try to keep other industries accountable when it comes to ad fraud. Today, the IAB released its "Anti-Fraud Principles," a set of

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Candice So

Alleged scam victims claim telemarketer’s tapes were

A Montreal telemarketing firm facing charges of fraud has launched a counter-attack against its detractors by posting online taped conversations with customers that complained against the firm. Express Transaction Services Inc. (ETS) claims

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Montreal telemarketer facing fraud charges just keeps on calling

A Montreal-based telemarketing firm accused of defrauding thousands of small businesses is still sending out telephone calls despite facing several criminal charges, according to reports.Express Transaction Services Inc. (ETS) and some affiliated companies

Published on: February 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How to avoid falling for Valentine cyber scams

Cyber scammers are out to tug on your heart and purse strings this Valentine’s Day with their usual spam and online fraud arsenal but you can avoid being heartbroken by following these tips

Published on: February 10th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How to spot counterfeit software

Did you know that genuine Microsoft software for North American sales is actually marked Made in Puerto Rico. It's the bogus products that are labelled Made in USA.As online shopping shifts into full

Published on: December 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

New fraud scheme targets lawyers

by Monica Goyal If you are not a lawyer, you may not have heard of this fraud. Generally, the purpose of the scheme is to persuade a lawyer to take them on as

Published on: November 14th, 2011 Monica Goyal

Fraudsters’ strangest schemes on e-commerce sites

Even if your company Web site is secured with the latest software patches and has been tested by ethical hackers, it doesn't mean the scammers will stay away.In fact, fraudsters are actually highly

Published on: October 25th, 2011 Jeremy Kirk

Photographer’s scam exposed on Groupon

Social buying site Grouponwas forced to pull a photography deal off of its website on Wednesday, after it was revealed that the photographer was using stolen photos to promote herself. The deal was

Published on: September 20th, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Google fails to stop deceptive marketing tactics

Companies that deal in shady free gift card offers have managed to game Google's sponsored search results so they can pass themselves off as representing the official sites of such huge brands as

Published on: July 30th, 2010 Tom Spring

World Cup-related scams

Buying a fake World Cup ticket isn't the only scam that awaits the unwary footie fan online. As the tournament in South Africa reaches its climax and excitement mounts in the lead up

Published on: July 8th, 2010 Paul Wood

Business is booming in Canada’s riskiest online city

Location, location, location. If homeowners and businesses were to take a cue from the Norton Top 10 Riskiest Online Canadian Cities Report, Burlington might well be ghost town in a couple of months.

Published on: March 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Bank sues customer hit by $800,000 cyber theft

A Texas bank is suing a customer hit by an $800,000 cybertheft incident in a case that could test the extent to which customers should be held responsible for protecting their online accounts

Published on: January 28th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Scammers & fraudsters extend Holiday earnings at Haiti’s expense

As much as consumers look forward to Christmas every year, retailers salivate at the boost in revenue and its positive impact on earnings. No one enjoys the holidays more than criminals however, from

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

Heartless 419 scammers prey on Haiti relief donors

While Canadians today the option of using SMS and other social networking tools to deliver financial aid to tens of thousands of victims in the Haiti's worst earthquake ever, cybercrooks have lost no

Published on: January 18th, 2010 Nestor Arellano