Textbook Rental Scam

Schneier on Security

Uncategorized Amazon courts crime fraud scamsHere’s a story of someone who, with three compatriots, rented textbooks from Amazon and then sold them instead of returning them.

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Phone Cloning Scam

Schneier on Security

A newspaper in Malaysia is reporting on a cell phone cloning scam. What’s clever about this scam is that the victim is an Uber driver and the scammer is the passenger, so the driver is naturally busy and can’t see what the scammer is doing.

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Employment Scam

Schneier on Security

Interesting story of an old-school remote-deposit capture fraud scam, wrapped up in a fake employment scam. employment fraud scamsSlashdot thread.

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Double-Your-Crypto Scams Share Crypto Scam Host

Krebs on Security

Here’s a closer look at hundreds of phony crypto investment schemes that are all connected through a hosting provider which caters to people running crypto scams. “In hindsight, this was an obvious scam. The crypto scam site coinbase-x2[.]net,

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Tax Season Scams

Security Boulevard

The post Tax Season Scams appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network Social Engineering General Social Engineer Blog Phishing social engineering tax scams Tax season scams vishingOur favorite time of the year is upon us again, tax season.

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Wire Fraud Scam Upgraded with Bitcoin

Schneier on Security

Uncategorized bitcoin cryptocurrency FBI fraud scams

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Interpol busts 2000 suspects in phone scamming takedown

Naked Security

Friends don't let friends get scammed. Not everyone knows how typical scams unfold, so here are some real-world examples. Law & order Privacy bust Interpol scamming Social Engineering

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10 reasons why we fall for scams

We Live Security

The post 10 reasons why we fall for scams appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. ScamsThe ‘it won’t happen to me’ mindset leaves you unprepared – here are some common factors that put any of us at risk of online fraud.

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How to Avoid Being Scammed When Giving Charity

Joseph Steinberg

While evildoers perpetrate charity-related scams throughout the year, they know that the holiday spirit in general, and the concentrated focus on charity on Giving Tuesday specifically, both improve their odds of success. Here are 9 ways to protect against charity-related scams: 1.

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Cryptocurrency Pump and Dump Scams

Schneier on Security

academicpapers cryptocurrency fraud scamsReally interesting research: " An examination of the cryptocurrency pump and dump ecosystem ": Abstract : The surge of interest in cryptocurrencies has been accompanied by a proliferation of fraud. This paper examines pump and dump schemes.

Art Scam

StaySafeOnline

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Romance Scams

StaySafeOnline

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Phishing scam poses as Canadian tax agency before Canada Day

We Live Security

The lead-up to the Canada Day festivities has brought a tax scam with it. The post Phishing scam poses as Canadian tax agency before Canada Day appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. Scams

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NHS warns of scam COVID-19 text messages

The State of Security

Guest blog Phishing Coronavirus phishing ScamThe UK's National Health Service has warned the public about a spate of fake messages, sent out as SMS text messages, fraudulently telling recipients that they have been exposed to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

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Common NFT scams and how to avoid them

We Live Security

Watch out for counterfeit NFTs, rug pulls, pump-and-dumps and other common scams plaguing the industry. The post Common NFT scams and how to avoid them appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. ScamsAs NFTs exploded in popularity, scammers also jumped on the hype.

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The ‘Zelle Fraud’ Scam: How it Works, How to Fight Back

Krebs on Security

What follows is a deep dive into how this increasingly clever Zelle fraud scam typically works, and what victims can do about it. An important aspect of this scam is that the fraudsters never even need to know or phish the victim’s password.

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Costco 40th anniversary scam targets WhatsApp users

We Live Security

The post Costco 40th anniversary scam targets WhatsApp users appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. ScamsIf the promise of a cash prize in return for answering a few questions sounds like a deal that is too good to be true, that’s because it is.

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Tax Season Scams

Security Through Education

In fact, each year we see new versions of tax scams abounding. What are some of these scams we have seen, and how can we identify such schemes? The IRS reported on a scam that they first saw in 2019 related to social security numbers. Signs of a Scam.

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How to Protect Senior Citizens from Online Scams

Security Boulevard

It’s not hyperbole to say that every one of us is a potential target for online scams, fraud, and cyberattack. While any one of us could be the next cyber-scam victim, cybercriminals have a soft spot for one demographic […]. Security Bloggers Network Cyber Threats Cybersecurity Scams

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Sophisticated Voice Phishing Scams

Schneier on Security

Brian Krebs is reporting on some new and sophisticated phishing scams over the telephone. fraud phishing scams socialengineeringI second his advice: "never give out any information about yourself in response to an unsolicited phone call." Always call them back, and not using the number offered to you by the caller. Always.

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Scam Alert: Impersonating Law Enforcement, Doxxing and Swatting

Lohrman on Security

Criminals are using stolen information to imitate the police and scam both companies and individuals. Here’s what you need to know

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Romance scams with a cryptocurrency twist – new research from SophosLabs

Naked Security

Romance scams and dating site treachery with a new twist - "there's an app for that!". Apple Cryptocurrency iOS cryptocurrency ios iPhone romance scam Scam

Facebook 2FA phish arrives just 28 minutes after scam domain created

Naked Security

The crooks hit us up with this phishing email less than half an hour after they activated their new scam domain. Data loss Facebook Phishing Privacy 2FA phishing Scam

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The FBI Warns About A Google Voice Scam That Is Not New, But Still Finding Plenty Of Victims

Joseph Steinberg

The FBI recently warned the public that many people are still falling prey to a Google Voice scam that the FTC warned about months ago. Here is what you need to know to keep yourself safe: What is the common Google Voice scam about which the FBI warned? What if you already were scammed?

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Instagram scams and how to avoid them

Naked Security

Here are our top tips to protect you from Instagram scams. Instagram Phishing Privacy fraud Romance Scams scamsDon't get taken for a sucker on social media!

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Instagram copyright infringment scams – don’t get sucked in!

Naked Security

Be warned: the crooks are getting better at these scams. Instagram Phishing phishing ScamWe deconstructed a copyright phish so you don't have to.

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Scams and Misinformation Challenges

StaySafeOnline

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Is CDKeys Legit Or Scam? [Unbiased Answer]

SecureBlitz

Is CDKeys legit or scam? It is reported many third-party websites that sell game keys online have scammed a lot of gamers and it is pretty hard to know which one is legit. The post Is CDKeys Legit Or Scam? CyberBust scamRead on for the answer.

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Tourist Scams

Schneier on Security

egypt france italy scams spainA comprehensive list. Most are old and obvious, but there are some clever variants.

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FTC warns of LGBTQ+ extortion scams – be aware before you share!

Naked Security

Law & order Privacy cyberextortion extortion RTC ScamIt's a simple jingle and it's solid advice: "If in doubt, don't give it out!".

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Sextortion Scam: Blackmail scam emails that demand Bitcoin

Quick Heal Antivirus

Sextortion is a scam via email or any other medium to blackmail the victim and. The post Sextortion Scam: Blackmail scam emails that demand Bitcoin appeared first on Quick Heal Blog | Latest computer security news, tips, and advice. What is Sextortion?

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What are BEC (Business Email Compromise) Scams?

Security Boulevard

In 2021, FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center IC3, received 19,954 complaints of BEC scams resulting in over 2.3 The post What are BEC (Business Email Compromise) Scams? Security Bloggers Network bec Scams

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Eight suspects busted in raid on “home delivery” scamming operation

Naked Security

Some victims of home delivery scams end up with their entire bank accounts drained. Law & order bust devlivery scam Royal Mail ScamDon't get caught out!

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Free COVID-19 Masks Arriving At People’s Homes Across The USA Are Likely Part Of A Cyber Scam

Joseph Steinberg

While some folks who receive such items may feel lucky – protective gear can sometimes be difficult to find in local stores – these “gifts” appear to be part of a cyber-scam, sometimes known as “ brushing ,” about which you should be familiar.

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Beware of charity scams exploiting war in Ukraine

We Live Security

Donate wisely – do your research first so you give without getting scammed. The post Beware of charity scams exploiting war in Ukraine appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. ScamsLooking to help people in Ukraine?

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Banking scam uses Docusign phish to thieve 2FA codes

Naked Security

This scam is obviously inapplicable to 999 people in every 1000. Phishing Banking phishing scamsbut there are LOTS of 1-in-1000 people in the world!

Is Africgold Legit Or A Scam? [Here’s The Answer]

SecureBlitz

Don’t worry, this article will answer the question – is Africgold legit or a scam? The post Is Africgold Legit Or A Scam? CyberBust Bitcoin Scam scamDid you just hear about Africgold recently and you are doubting its authenticity?

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Common LinkedIn scams: Beware of phishing attacks and fake job offers

We Live Security

The post Common LinkedIn scams: Beware of phishing attacks and fake job offers appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. ScamsLinkedIn scammers attack when we may be at our most vulnerable – here’s what to look out for and how to avoid falling victim to fraud when using the platform.

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Beware Ukraine-themed fundraising scams

Malwarebytes

A flurry of bogus domains and scam techniques are spreading their wings. Reports indicate a big run on phishing and scams. Where scams sometimes diverge from real fundraising sites is in requesting payment via cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency scamming is rampant.

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Cryptocurrency scams: What to know and how to protect yourself

We Live Security

The post Cryptocurrency scams: What to know and how to protect yourself appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. ScamsAs you attempt to strike it rich in the digital gold rush, make sure you know how to recognize various schemes that want to part you from your digital coins.

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Fake Cash Scams Thrive on Facebook and Insta—FTC

Security Boulevard

Hundreds of millions of dollars were scammed from U.S. The post Fake Cash Scams Thrive on Facebook and Insta—FTC appeared first on Security Boulevard. Cryptocurrency scammers love social media—especially Meta’s platforms. consumers in 2021.

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Top financial scams: Imposter scams, romance scams, and prizes

Security Boulevard

The year is not even half over, but the FTC has already logged almost 500,000 fraud scams and over 300,000 cases of identity theft since January. The post Top financial scams: Imposter scams, romance scams, and prizes appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Fake Avast Email Scam | Avast

Security Boulevard

Avast has become aware of an email scam campaign purporting to be from our sales team. The post Fake Avast Email Scam | Avast appeared first on Security Boulevard. The emails claim that the recipient’s Avast subscription has been renewed for $499.99.

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