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Facebooker Wooed Women With Dead War-Hero Pics

Sanchez was on his fifth tour of duty when he was killed in Afghanistan

(Newser) - While Facebook frauds may be common, one user hit a new low—using pictures of a dead war hero to seduce women. A man calling himself "Dylan Sorvino" snatched memorial photos of Sgt. Roberto Sanchez—an Army Ranger who died in Afghanistan in 2009 during his fifth tour of... More »

Other Wall St. Banks as Guilty as Goldman

Many engaged in same activities SEC is now calling fraudulent

(Newser) - The SEC's fraud suit against Goldman Sachs might be just the tip of the iceberg, because other investment banks engaged in exactly the same sleight of hand, Pro Publica reports. Goldman is accused of failing to disclose that a hedge fund was both helping to create, and betting against, the... More »

Man Holds Ex-Girlfriend's Facebook Account Hostage

He faces harassment charges after demanding ransom

(Newser) - It's a case of kidnapping by online proxy—a New York man demanded a ransom from his ex-girlfriend after hijacking her Facebook page and changing her sexual preference to gay. But he never got the cash: instead his girlfriend went to the police and had him charged with coercion and... More »

Would You Friend This Fake Person? Probably

Distressing response rate for fake Facebook friend requests

(Newser) - If someone you don’t know, represented only by a photo of a rubber duck, tries to friend you on Facebook, you’ll probably...accept. That’s the conclusion of a study by a security firm that created two fake accounts—the fictitious woman behind the duck was named Daisy... More »

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