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Popular German Dating Site LOVOO May Use Fembots To Lure Men Into Paying

After the Ashley Madison fembot scandal, this scenario sounds familiar. Internal documents leaked by whistleblowers at dating site LOVOO, which boasts 36 million users across Europe, reveal the company used bots called “promoter bitches” to flirt with men and get them to spend Euros on the site.

Don't Fall For The Facebook Dislike Button Scam

Take this survey and win a free iPad! Take this survey and win a never-ending pasta bowl! Take this survey and get Facebook’s Dislike button! Wait, what?

Sketchy Kickstarter Campaign Ordered To Pay Back The Donors It Ripped Off

Launching a shitty crowdfunding campaign just got riskier. For the first time, a Kickstarter campaign has been ordered to pay for failing to fulfil promises to its backers.

Wikipedia Bans Hundreds Of Editors Who Extorted Users For Cash

Wikipedia is no stranger to scandals, but a quiet update on its administrators’ announcement board reveals a big problem. The site’s CheckUser team recently banned 381 editors’ accounts for “undisclosed paid advocacy”. In other words, these Wikipedians were secretly shilling for brands and even resorting to extortion.

These Former 'Students' Say Trump University Was A Scam

Did you know that Donald Trump used to have his own university? Well, “university” is a stretch: The unaccredited program offered courses and seminars on how to do real estate deals in true Trump fashion. But some of Trump’s former “students” are pretty unhappy about the education they received. In fact, some allege it was all a scam.

Watch John Oliver Explain How Three Young Women Catfished ISIS

Three ladies from Chechnya scammed ISIS fighters online and got ’em good.

Don't Fall For This Windows 10 Email Scam

Windows 10 is good, sure, but don’t be in such a rush to upgrade that you get suckered in by this (fairly obvious) email scam.

What's The Worst Online Scam You've Seen?

Today our own Kate Knibbs documented how she discovered her good name was being used to publish clickbait content on Elite Daily. While Kate was able to reclaim her identity in this instance, the Internet is full of ridiculous scams.

Some Slimy Clickbait Jerk Stole My Identity To Blog For Elite Daily 

My online reputation has the digital equivalent of an STI. A few weeks ago, I found out I was getting impersonated on the internet. My mysterious usurper did his homework, bogarting my photos and biographical details to publish blogs under my byline at Elite Daily.

Telstra Has New Tech To Stop Phone Scammers In Their Tracks...For A Price

Phone scams are a massive pain. It’s either someone calling to try and “repair” (read: hack) your computer or misrepresent themselves and extort you for cash. Telstra thinks it can stop these ransom call scams in their tracks with a new gadget it’s calling the Call Guardian.

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