Peter Mellow

15,484 Flips | 18 Magazines | 6 Likes | 3 Following | 2,487 Followers | @petermellow | Director, Learning Design and Systems, Eastern Health, Melbourne, Australia. Interested in MOOCs, digital curation, learning spaces and learning.

Porn scam claiming to have hacked webcam on the rise, eSafety office warns

Authorities are warning of an increasingly common scam where an anonymous email claims to have accessed a target's webcam and recorded them watching …

Black Mirror

Ten habits of people who lose weight and keep it off

Most people who diet will regain 50% of the lost weight in the first year after losing it. Much of the rest will regain it in the following three …

Weight Loss

How to get away with fraud: the successful techniques of scamming

It is easy for those of us who have ignored emails from Nigerian princes or refused to transfer money on behalf of an online love interest to scroll …

Identity Theft

Investor takes out $139,000 loan to buy cryptocurrency, loses 85 per cent

An unfortunate investor who took out a six-figure loan to purchase cryptocurrencies that have since lost 85 per cent of their value says he hopes his …

Cryptocurrency

Fax machines may be vulnerable to hackers, new report finds

By Miranda Moore<p>, Reporter<p>The fax ma­chine is wide­ly con­sid­ered to be a di­no­saur of in­ter­of­fice com­mu­ni­ca­tions, but it may also pres­ent a vul­nera­ble point where hack­ers can in­fil­trate an or­gan­i­za­tion’s net­work, ac­cord­ing to a new re­port from Israel-based soft­ware com­pany …

Cybersecurity

‘I know about the secret’: Men in affluent neighborhoods are getting shakedown letters

By Michael Brice-Saddler<p>, Local Reporter<p>Jeff Strohl’s stomach dropped when he checked his mail on July 21.<p>“I know about the secret you are keeping from your wife and everyone else,” a mysterious letter read. “More importantly, I have <i>evidence</i> of what you’ve been hiding.”<p>The letterwriter, …

Personal Information

Venice tourist rip-off: Cafe's €43 charge for two coffees, two waters

A cafe customer in Venice who was stunned when presented with a €43 ($67) bill for two coffees and two bottles of water has prompted a social media …

Italy

'Where is all the money?': Puzzle over $3m in home buyers' deposits

Liquidator dealing with a property developer on Melbourne's south-east fringe wonders what became of the money put down by almost 100 would-be home …

Porsche reveal rally-car Cayman with production-car potential

On first viewing, "Porsche" and "rallying" are two words that don't go together. Like "hippopotamus" and "cross-fit".<p>But avid Porsche fans (and …

Pikes Peak

China has an online lending crisis and people are furious about it

The Chinese government is facing anger from mom-and-pop investors after hundreds of online lending platforms imploded, wiping out their savings.<p>The outcry shines a light on a murky corner of China's financial industry that authorities allowed to grow rapidly with little oversight. Promises of …

China

NBN robocall scam threatens to disconnect households from the internet

A phone scam claiming to be from the National Broadband Network (NBN) has ramped up in Queensland, with one woman harassed eight times in the past …

Identity Theft

Counterfeit cash in Canberra, but even ACT Policing says it's easy to spot

It only takes "the briefest inspection" to spot the latest counterfeit cash to hit Canberra's streets, according to police.<p>ACT Policing said a number …

Policing

Australia's biggest ever financial scam unfolded in plain sight

Every day, the combined savings of millions of Aussies are bleeding out by billions of dollars a year.<p>Loading<p>And you still probably have no idea …

Finance

Porsche reveals key specs for Tesla-rivalling Taycan?

Porsche

It's not about money: we asked catfish why they trick people online

There have been several high-profile cases of catfishing reported in the media since then.<p>Singer Casey Donovan, in her 2014 memoir, wrote about a …

Psychology

Go ahead, white Australia, eat your kebabs while you remind us of your 'values' | Randa Abdel-Fattah

Whiteness is fascinating in the lies it tells itself and the moral contortions it insists upon<p>I know who I am. Most racialised people do. History matters to us. We know that the answers to who we are as a nation lie in a story that did not start with the last election or 9/11 or Tampaor deaths in …

Australia

Scammers target home buyer deposits through lawyers, real estate agents

Home buyers are being targeted by a new scam which tricks them into paying their deposit money to fraudsters instead of a legitimate trust …

Identity Theft

Loretta Marron reviews SCAM: So-called Alternative Medicine by Edzard Ernst

<b>SCAM: So-Called Alternative Medicine</b><p>by <b>Edzard Ernst</b><p><i>(UK, Imprint Academic, published 2018, Edition 1, 225 pages, £14.95 / $67.75, ISBN …

Alternative Medicine

Police warning people not to give their pin number out to anyone after rise in scam reports

Police have issued a warning after receiving reports of people losing tens of thousands in a gift card scam.

Identity Theft

Fastest Porsche 911 ever set for NZ debut at Speedshow - News - Driven

A pair of the world’s latest supercars will be on public display for the first time in New Zealand when the gates open for CRC Speedshow in Auckland …

Scammers confront people in the streets with sob stories and requests for money

Margaret Thomsen, 72, was walking into a Bay of Plenty Countdown supermarket to do her food shopping when she noticed a dishevelled man looking at …

Scamwatch

A scam or a fraud is any scheme designed to con you out of money or steal your personal information. If someone contacts you unexpectedly – whether …

Omega 3 supplements don't protect against heart disease – new review

Many people take a daily omega 3 supplement in the belief that it is good for their heart. But our latest research, a systematic review of 79 …

Porsche 'No. 1': the 356 Roadster that started it all - Classic cars - Driven

Ferdinand and Piëch were sentenced to 22 months while Ferry served six months and returned to what was still a going concern of 200 or so people in …

70 Years Porsche Sports Cars – Celebration Film

Foreign student in Northland scammed of $38,000

A foreign student in Northland has been scammed of $38,000 after threats he would be arrested by Chinese police if he did not pay up.<p>And a second …

Singer Porsche is a work of art

Crazy cars: Driving the exclusive 500kW club with Porsche, Tesla and Jeep

League: Jumpy Johnson hopes to find some spark against Broncos

Frustrated halfback Shaun Johnson admits he needs to find ways to provide the Warriors with some attacking spark as they look to get their campaign …

Should you work out when you're sick?

Loading<p>"I generally advise my patients to listen to their bodies. If they're really sick, it makes logical sense for them to take it easy until …