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Is That Mystery Number a Scammer? Galaxy S7 Knows

Thanks to partnership with Whitepages

(Newser) - About to buy the new Galaxy S7? Your contact list just got a whole lot bigger. Samsung and Whitepages are announcing a partnership that packs caller ID, spam and scam detection, and even a nearby business search directly into the native dialer, reports Engadget . This means that an incoming call... More »

Guy Falls for Scam, Travels 1K Miles to Claim 'Lotto Win'

After 2 years of back-and-forth with scammer

(Newser) - Those of us with relatives who got really excited about that distant relative who left millions in a Nigerian bank account can just nod sagely here: A couple of years ago, an Indian man received a text notifying him that he'd won somewhere between $319,000 and $478,000... More »

Scary New Text Scam: Pay or Die

Don't panic, delete texts, urge Aussie cops

(Newser) - Get ready for a massive new wrinkle in texting scams: death threats. Australian authorities are hunting for crooks who are ordering victims via text to "pay up or die." The texts talk of a contract to kill the textee, who can undo the hit by paying $5,000... More »

20 Students Nabbed in NY SAT Scam

They were paid to take tests for others: Investigators

(Newser) - Twenty students linked to five Long Island high schools have been charged with being part of an SAT test-taking scam. They were accused of accepting payments to take the SAT and ACT college entrance exams posing as other students over the last three years. A principal at one of the... More »

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