Missed call from someone you don’t know? Phishing scam sees cell phone users charged if they call back numbers they don’t recognise

Conmen ring and hang up hoping a victim will call back Victim is charged sky-high international rate to be connected Calls tend to originate from the Caribbean, according to experts Scam is on the rise, according to experts By Tom Gardner PUBLISHED:          09:07 EST, 3 February 2014       | UPDATED:          11:14 EST, 3 February 2014  …

FTC Shelves New Caller ID Spoofing Rules

  – By calling through the Internet, telemarketers can use software to mask and change the name and number seen on caller ID. Telemarketers also can now program the autodialers to falsify caller ID. By JON CHOWN   WASHINGTON (CN) – The Federal Trade Commission, after seeking suggestions on how to stop telemarketers from falsifying…

Krebs alleges, Experian was duped into selling personal information about millions of Americans by a scammer.

  Fraudster bought names and address from Experian, says Krebs Data broker duped By       Richard Chirgwin Posted in Security,     22nd October 2013 02:30 GMT Brian Krebs alleges a subsidiary of data aggregator Experian was duped into selling personal information about millions of Americans by a scammer. Detailing his investigations here, Krebs accuses a Vietnamese national…

Rent-to-own computers secretly recorded users having sex: FTC

By Eric W. Dolan Wednesday, September 26, 2012 19:53 EDT Topics: Aspen Way Enterprises Inc. ♦ Designerware ♦ Rental Purchase Several rent-to-own computer companies illegal used software on their computers to secretly record their customers having sex, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The company DesignerWare created the software — called Detective Mode — to…