Archive for June, 2013

Spoofed Wi-Fi Hot Spot Scam

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Are you having a frozen beverage poolside? That’s fine by us — but you might want to avoid any pineapples in your drink. In hacker-speak, a “pineapple” is any device that creates a fake wi-fi hotspot that gives off the appearance of a legitimate one. Scammers will give the name of the hotspot [...]

Online Casino Scams

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Every month, Americans spend a small fortune playing online games such as poker, blackjack, roulette and other casino games. While there are no federal laws against them, (although they are illegal in some states) many banks and credit card companies are effectively preventing the transfer of money directly to online gaming sites. In addition to [...]

Online Pharmacy Scams

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

You may ask yourself whether or not buying drugs online without a prescription is legal. The answer is definitely not. There is no grey area about it. According to the FDA, it is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to sell prescription drugs [...]

Oil and Gas Scams: Don’t Let Fossil Fuels Be Your Downfall!

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Due to the massive fluctuations in the price of oil and gas in recent years, there have been a rash number of scams to try and get people to invest in fake oil and gas companies. There have also be fraudulent offerings of investments tied to natural gas, wind and solar energy, as [...]