Posts Tagged: Scam

Cash Cash Pinoy CEO: We are not a scam

Are travel deals the best way to scam online buyers? Around two years ago, a number of Filipino consumers were victims of daily deal sites...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Indonesia’s Worst Online Scams (and How to Report Them)

Today I received an SMS which claimed to be from Rocket Internet owned online shop Lazada. The SMS talks about “crazy discounts” that yo...

  • May 13, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Indonesia’s Gun E-Commerce Site Exposed as a Money-Grabbing Fraud

The team behind Indonesian gun e-commerce site Gudang Senjata (1) has been apprehended by the police a couple of weeks ago, just days after ...

  • March 1, 2013
  • at 9:45 pm
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Train Ticket Buying Software is Mostly a Scam (Yeah, Big Surprise)

We’ve done a fair bit of reporting on China’s online train ticket sales system this year, which has been buggy as hell when it&#...

  • January 12, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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Facebook Scam! Woman Wired $4k Abroad

The negative social consequences of Facebook are getting increasingly apparent. Just recently, a woman was murdered as a result of Facebook ...

  • September 3, 2009
  • at 2:22 pm
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$4.1 million missing after a Bitcoin trading site in China goes dark

Chinese Bitcoin exchange website GBL seems to have fallen off the face of the planet, along with RMB 25 million ($4.1 million) of its users&...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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Scammers in China Exploit Apple to Turn Fake iPhones into Real Ones

Apple has been taking quite a bit of stick over the last month for its after-sales service practices in China, and perhaps rightfully so. Bu...

  • April 12, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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The Red Herring Awards Scam

This past weekend, we’ve received a lot of emails from startups proudly telling us that they won the Red Herring Awards. Sure, Red Her...

  • September 18, 2012
  • at 7:30 pm
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China’s Xiaomi Phone Gets Cloned, But Probably an Online Scam

The Chinese startup Xiaomi seems to have hit the big-time – it now has its own local clone. Or, rather, it appears to have a clone cal...

  • January 6, 2012
  • at 10:45 pm
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