Fraud

01.20.16
Chrome gaming add-ons steal your Steam inventory
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Chrome gaming add-ons steal your Steam inventory

They claim to help your Counter-Strike game, but they'll ruin your day.

By J. Fingas,   01.20.16
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01.19.16
Renault recalls 15,000 vehicles following emissions raids
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Renault recalls 15,000 vehicles following emissions raids

There's no suggestion VW-style 'defeat devices' were used.

By A. Souppouris,   01.19.16
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01.14.16
Is Renault facing its own emissions scandal? (updated)
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Is Renault facing its own emissions scandal? (updated)

Reports claim the firm was raided by anti-fraud authorities on suspicion of emissions foul play.

By D. Cooper,   01.14.16
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01.06.16
Lumosity settles claims it misled you over 'brain training'
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Lumosity settles claims it misled you over 'brain training'

Lumos Labs will pay the FTC $2 million for making unsupported claims that it could improve your mind.

By J. Fingas,   01.06.16
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12.18.15
LifeLock forced to pay $100 million FTC fine
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LifeLock forced to pay $100 million FTC fine

Company charges $10 a month to protect your data, but FTC says it doesn't do that at all.

By D. Cooper,   12.18.15
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12.07.15
Kickstarter: 9 percent of crowdfunding projects don't deliver
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Kickstarter: 9 percent of crowdfunding projects don't deliver

Kickstarter's study suggests that roughly a tenth of projects don't fulfill their promises.

By J. Fingas,   12.07.15
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10.12.15
Fantasy sports staff earned obscene cash by playing on rival sites
10.12.15

Fantasy sports staff earned obscene cash by playing on rival sites

FanDuel and DraftKings employees are making tons of money playing on each other's sites... and that's raising eyebrows.

By J. Fingas,   10.12.15
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09.21.15
Bitcoin Ponzi scheme operator pleads guilty to fraud
09.21.15

Bitcoin Ponzi scheme operator pleads guilty to fraud

In a first, the operator of a Bitcoin Ponzi scheme has pleaded guilty to fraud charges.

By J. Fingas,   09.21.15
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09.13.15
Washington state fines a crowdfunding project for stiffing backers
09.13.15

Washington state fines a crowdfunding project for stiffing backers

Washington state orders a crowdfunding project to pay up after it didn't fulfill its end of the bargain.

By J. Fingas,   09.13.15
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