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Samsung biometric security acquisition scam prompts fraud investigation

Samsung biometric security acquisition scam prompts fraud investigation

Fake confirmations of Samsung buying a Swedish fingerprint biometrics company have prompted a fraud investigation, after a bogus press release claiming a $650m deal had gone ahead was released. According to the statement, put out on press distributor Cision earlier today, Samsung had acquired Fingerprint Cards in a fully cash deal; however, both Samsung and Fingerprint Cards denied any such deal had taken place, or even that talks had been underway. The scam pushed the Swedish company's stock price up by 50-percent, and prompted NASDAQ canceling a $24.6m trade.

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PSA: Call of Duty: Ghosts “beta invite” imposter websites on the prowl

PSA: Call of Duty: Ghosts “beta invite” imposter websites on the prowl

Activision has recently revealed the Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer, causing excitement to fans all around. However, that excitement may have its faults as many scammers are already looking to take advantage of naive gamers. Several fake websites have begun appearing on the internet posing as Call of Duty: Ghosts websites. These sites say they're offering free Beta keys and other goodies for your information.

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Latest iOS 6 Jailbreak scam wants you to pay $28

Latest iOS 6 Jailbreak scam wants you to pay $28

In the wake of last week's iOS 6 jailbreak hoax, we're starting to see other fake jailbreak fixes pop up on the internet in an attempt to capitalize on the success of last week's prank. Websites by the name of OpenAnyPhone.com and iPhoneJailbreakUnlock.org are claiming to have a working iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for all eligible iPhones. However, unlike last week's attempt, this is one is as fake as it gets.

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Dream JB planned to release fake iOS 6 jailbreak earlier than December 22

Dream JB planned to release fake iOS 6 jailbreak earlier than December 22

Last night, the highly-anticipated untethered iOS 6 jailbreak that hundreds of thousands of people were waiting on turned out to be fake, with the jailbreak download files actually just linking to a Rick-rolling video on YouTube. Many notable iOS hackers knew it was all a hoax from the beginning, but there were certainly some excited users who thought that, just maybe, it was all real. We ended up getting a hold of Dream JB himself to hear what his thoughts were on what he called a "social experiment."

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Apple blasts dodgy retailers in fake accessory clamp-down

Apple blasts dodgy retailers in fake accessory clamp-down

Apple has been quietly sweeping through New York markets in a crackdown on counterfeit goods, newly unsealed legal documents have revealed, with the company filing trademark infringement complaints against a number of firms. In addition to seizing fake accessories intended for the iPod, iPhone and iPad, Reuters reports, Apple is demanding information on suppliers and that some companies change their name so as to avoid consumer confusion with the coveted brand.

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Chinese officials move to close fake Apple Stores in Kunming, China

Chinese officials move to close fake Apple Stores in Kunming, China

Last week I mentioned that a very convincing fake Apple Store had been spotted in China that looked almost just like the real thing. The store had workers wearing the sort of clothing most Apple Store workers wear and the store was apparently selling real Apple gear as well. BBC News reports that Chinese authorities have now moved to close down some of the fake Apple Stores that were operating in Kunming city, China.

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