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PayPal Phishing Scam Uses Invoices Sent Via PayPal

Krebs on Security

While the phishing message attached to the invoice is somewhat awkwardly worded, there are many convincing aspects of this hybrid scam. Details of this scam were shared Wednesday with PayPal’s anti-abuse ( and media relations teams. .” A copy of the phishing message included in the invoice.

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The Fake Browser Update Scam Gets a Makeover

Krebs on Security

In August 2023, security researcher Randy McEoin blogged about a scam he dubbed ClearFake , which uses hacked WordPress sites to serve visitors with a page that claims you need to update your browser before you can view the content. Previously, the group had stored its malicious update files on Cloudflare,

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Who’s Behind the DomainNetworks Snail Mail Scam?

Krebs on Security

Here’s a look at the most recent incarnation of this scam — DomainNetworks — and some clues about who may be behind it. The Better Business Bureau listing for DomainNetworks gives it an “F” rating, and includes more than 100 reviews by people angry at receiving one of these scams via snail mail.

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Interview With a Crypto Scam Investment Spammer

Krebs on Security

Social networks are constantly battling inauthentic bot accounts that send direct messages to users promoting scam cryptocurrency investment platforms. ” One of the crypto investment scam messages promoted in the spam campaigns on Mastodon this month. “On Twitter, more spam and crypto scam.”

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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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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. Confirm that a charity is real.

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YouTube shows ads for ad blocker, financial scams


They more likely want a scam-free and malware-free experience but perhaps aren’t in a position to pay for a subscription. An unverified advertiser was allowed to serve this ad and expose users to a financial scam where they can lose hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

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