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Online quiz tackles mobile-related malvertising

An online quiz to help consumers spot digital malvertising that can result in unexpected mobile charges has been launched by UK regulator, PhonepayPlus.


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Fake Tesco/Asda voucher scammers on Facebook hit with large fines

Two firms have been fined a total of £450,000 (approximately US $720,000) for running a series of scams on Facebook.

The scams, which claimed to offer free vouchers and supermarket gift cards for the likes of Tesco and Asda,resulted in members of the public signing-up for expensive premium-rate phone services.


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Android SMS malware firm fined £50,000 and ordered to refund victims

A Moscow-based firm has been ordered to refund victims who lost money as a result of Android malware.


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Angry Birds malware – Firm fined £50,000 for profiting from fake Android apps

A firm has been fined £50,000 after Trojan versions of popular Android apps secretly sent expensive SMS messages to premium rate numbers.


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