LGBTQ+ community targeted by extortionists who threaten to publish nudes

The FTC has issued a warning to the LGBTQ+ community about extortionists posing as potential romantic partners on Grindr and Feeld.

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5 ways to avoid being catfished

Before dining over catfish this National Catfish Day, remember another catfish that’s also captured the public’s attention.

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Twitter fined $150M after using 2FA phone numbers for marketing

Twitter is paying the price for using users’ security information for targeted advertising,

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CafePress faces $500,000 fine for data breach cover up

The FTC has taken action against CafePress for the cover up of a data breach. The company is accused of lax security and deceptive practices.

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How to avoid being scammed this Valentine’s Day

From romance scams and sextortion, to fake dating sites and phishing campaigns, here’s how to avoid a sting in the tail this Valentine’s Day.

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FTC bans SpyFone and its CEO from continuing to sell stalkerware

The US Federal Trade Commission filed its second-ever enforcement action against a stalkerware developer, SpyFone, and its chief executive.

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Romance scams: FTC reveals $304 million of heartache

The FTC’s latest findings reveal that love is in the air for people up to no good.

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The many ways you can be scammed on Facebook, part II

Not everything on Facebook is a scam, thankfully, but there are some nasty ones that could potentially ruin the Yuletide season for you. Here are some tips on keeping safe.

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A week in security (December 7 – December 13)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from December 7 – 13, including tax scams, FireEye breach, K12 security, and many other topics.

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RevenueWire to pay $6.7 million to settle FTC charges

The FTC filed a complaint against payment provider RevenueWire and its CEO for laundering credit card payments and facilitating and assisting in fraud.

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