Gold Safe – A Fraud Show on Indian Television Channels

Gold Safe is a game show that is aired on Indian television channels NDTV Imagine and Zee TV. The game show titled “Guess the Celebrity”, awards you cash prize if you guess the celebrity’s name right. The show follows a simple rule. Viewers are asked to identify the celebrity, who’s face is partially shown. If the viewer gives the answer correct, he/she is awarded cash prizes ranging from Rs. 20,000 to one lac.

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Speak Asia is a Singapore based market research company that organizes online surveys for various products and companies. It launched it’s services in India sometime back and there are a number of ads you see on TV and newspapers. People wonder, how Speak Asia works and how it makes money? Is it real or a scam?

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A new like-jacking scam is spreading through Facebook. The scam states: “You won’t beleive what she does!! Omg you have to watch it”. The messages contains a YouTube link and when a user clicks on the video link, the scam will be automatically posted on your Facebook wall stating that you “like” the video.

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A new scam, “Enable Dislike Button” is spreading on Facebook. When I logged in to Facebook today, a friend of mine posted on my wall stating, “I just enabled the new dislike button! Click ‘Enable’ to enable the feature! Dislike Button enabled by 464,350 users”. At once, I figured out that it is a scam and searched on Google to confirm it. Facebook does not have a “dislike” button and might not have as well, so don’t fall for this scam.

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Google Music, a platform that allows users to upload their music collection to a online personal library from where they can listen and download it to a device that is connected to the Internet.

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What if someone was pretending to be you, so that they could rip off your friends? Learn how to protect yourself from some of the most popular Facebook scams.

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IBAPhish

Phishing attacks are one of the cleverest ways of getting a non-internet savvy person’s credentials. A fraudulent organization called the Indian Bank Organization has sent out batches of emails that ask you to update your details on your bank or face severe consequences. This is a perfect example of a phishing fraud. More after the break.

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Have you ever seen TV commercials for DoubleMySpeed or MyCleanPC? Several people claim that these sites are a scam. One person has received legal threats because of this.

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Yes we all want to know who is visiting our profile pages, however don’t yet fall for that trap in the form of Twitviewer which claims to show you which users have visited your twitter profile.

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While doing my research for the post series for the Best Free Microsoft Office Alternatives, I came across several options and alternatives, however a scam website called MS Open Office Suite (msopenofficesuite.com) caught my attention too. The website does not look fishy on the first look, however on closer scrutinization I saw that this website, […]

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