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Top Business Scams to Watch For

As a young child I was fortunate enough to get to work with my father and he used to teach me about things to look out for in business. The first story I ever heard about unethical business practices was...

Ruling Clears Way for Bitcoin Regulation

All it took was one bad actor… BTCST was a Bitcoin-based hedge fund savings & trust which turns out to be more Ponzi scheme than investment vehicle. Investors collectively lost 263,104 Bitcoin in principal, that is $1,834,303 based on the...

Backup DNS, The New Yellow Pages Scam

If you have ever registered a domain name you have no doubt been solicited by a number of companies you never heard of trying to renew your domain name. Lately I have noticed this trend has died down – no...

Two Get Prison over $4.4M in VoIP Fraud

Every technology which can be used for good can be used for bad as well and that is what I couldn't help but think about when I learned a federal judge sentenced Vinod Tonangi and Harjeet Bhambhani to over a...

Positive LifeLock Experience

Being on the front lines of tech and communications news I am aware of so many data breaches that identity theft scares me. As a result I subscribed to LifeLock over  a year ago and have questioned the investment a...

4 Scams To Watch For This Holiday Season

Fictitious snow plow services: With the holidays and hard times upon us, it is incumbent upon all business owners and management to be aware of scams. Some of the best ones to be on the lookout for are snow plow...

Madoff Client List Disclosed

Here is a list you hope you aren't on. (PDF) It is 163 pages long but it is riddled with duplicates. TheWall Street Journal thinks this is because people had multiple accounts....

How The Madoff Scandal Affects Philanthropy

I received this press release on how the Madoff Ponzi scheme is affecting charities and I thought it made sense to pass along as a public service. I realize it has nothing to do with my normal coverage areas but...

He Killed Careers and Brands and Now Ebbers Wants a Pardon

Last I checked if you go to jail for accounting fraud in the billions of dollars where you were directly responsible for the loss of thousands of jobs and the destruction of some of the best telecom and tech brands,...

Traveling Today to Boston

I am off to Channel Partners in Boston today but before I go I thought you might find this article on hotels helping themselves to your money interesting. Since this has happened to me in the past I got to...

Men Swindled More Often Online

It is a shame the concept of Internet fraud exists at all but since it does, it seems natural that people would try to figure out who gets taken in by online fraud the most. Now that the results are...

Airbone Settles Lawsuit

I must say that as an Airborne user, I really feel the product has helped me get better and avoid and/or shorten the duration of colds. Others disagree and have sued Airborne and the class-action lawsuit just settled for $23.3...

Go Directly to Jail, Do Not Pass Go

A disproportionate amount of fraud seems to have taken place in the telecom and technology fields over the last decade. Adelphia, Worldcom, Enron (remember they also had a bandwidth trading division) and many others have been caught and convicted over...

Joseph Nacchio

Ex-Qwest Chief Nacchio Gets 6 Years for Inside Trades   In case you missed it, Joseph Nacchio, former chief executive officer of Qwest Communications International Inc., was sentenced to six years in prison for trading $52 million in company...

Risky (VoIP) Business

We all remember the infamous scene in Risky Business where Tom Cruise stalls the Porsche in his parent’s driveway as he backs it out of the garage. True car buffs recall this was a Porsche 928 – a car that...

Nacchio Investor Fraud

On behalf of all people who played by the rules, thank you Mr. Nacchio for making a turbulent telecom market in the post-bubble era even worse.According to published reports, a federal grand jury in Denver has charged Nacchio, 56, with...

When Bad Wiki Posts Happen To Good People

The question of the validity of Wikipedia comes to light when such pranks are brought to light. We use Wikipedia a lot around TMC and I have found the quality of the reference tool to be excellent. The strength of...

LooksToGoodToBeTrue

For some reason when I learned of this website I thought of MC Hammer and Too Legit 2 Quit (Hey Hey) but LooksTooGoodToBeTrue is a real honest-to goodness site that is worth visiting before you get a computer for the...
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