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 (phish@paypal.com) and media relations teams.

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Common Scam Tactics and Techniques

Security Through Education

In today’s technologically forward world, online scams have become both common and effective. This article will dissect some various scams that cybercriminals use, dive into their tactics and techniques, and teach you how to protect against them. Common Types of Scams.

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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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$23 Million YouTube Royalties Scam

Schneier on Security

No one knows how common this scam is, and how much money total is being stolen in this way. Uncategorized copyright fraud music scamsScammers were able to convince YouTube that other peoples’ music was their own. They successfully stole $23 million before they were caught.

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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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Details of a Computer Banking Scam

Schneier on Security

This is a longish video that describes a profitable computer banking scam that’s run out of call centers in places like India. One, it illustrates the complex business nature of the scam: there are a lot of people doing specialized jobs in order for it to work.

Wire Fraud Scam Upgraded with Bitcoin

Schneier on Security

Uncategorized bitcoin cryptocurrency FBI fraud scams

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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.

Romance Scams

StaySafeOnline

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Art Scam

StaySafeOnline

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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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Macropay Scam Alert: Fake E-Commerce Sites

SecureBlitz

The post Macropay Scam Alert: Fake E-Commerce Sites appeared first on SecureBlitz Cybersecurity. CyberBust scamOnline shopping is an easy and convenient way to buy items. Many people enjoy the experience of going to a. Read more.

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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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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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Preventing CEO Impersonation Phishing Scams

Security Boulevard

Phishing scams are hardly a new concept. The post Preventing CEO Impersonation Phishing Scams appeared first on Security Boulevard. In fact, the first phishing attacks date back nearly 30 years to the mid-1990s.

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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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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

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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Cash App fraud: 10 common scams to watch out for

We Live Security

It pays to be careful – here’s how you can stay safe from fake giveaways, money flipping scams and other cons that fraudsters use to trick payment app users out of their hard-earned cash. The post Cash App fraud: 10 common scams to watch out for appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. Scams

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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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8 common Facebook Marketplace scams and how to avoid them

We Live Security

Here’s what to watch out for when buying or selling stuff on the online marketplace and how to tell if you’re being scammed. The post 8 common Facebook Marketplace scams and how to avoid them appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. Scams

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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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TikShock: Don’t get caught out by these 5 TikTok scams

We Live Security

Do you know how to avoid scams and stay safe on TikTok? The post TikShock: Don’t get caught out by these 5 TikTok scams appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. ScamsAre you aware of the perils of the world’s no. 1 social media?

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Scams and Misinformation Challenges

StaySafeOnline

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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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How a deepfake Mark Ruffalo scammed half a million dollars from a lonely heart

Graham Cluley

Celebrities celebrity Hollywood Mark Ruffalo romance scam ScamA 74-year-old Manga artist received an unsolicited Facebook message from somebody claiming to be Incredible Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo. You can probably guess where this is heading.

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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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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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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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Impersonation Scams: Social Engineering News

Security Boulevard

The post Impersonation Scams: Social Engineering News appeared first on Security Boulevard. Careers Security Awareness Security Bloggers Network Social Engineering General Impersonation scams Protect Yourself scam artists security awareness training Security Training social engineering

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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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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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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How a business email compromise scam spoofed the CFO of a major corporation

Tech Republic Security

In a scam analyzed by Avanan, the victim received an email claiming to be from the CFO directing them to make a payment to their insurance company. The post How a business email compromise scam spoofed the CFO of a major corporation appeared first on TechRepublic.

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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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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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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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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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Warning: N. Korean Job Scams Push Trojans via LinkedIn

Security Boulevard

Hey, hey, DPRK, how many people will you scam today? Korean Job Scams Push Trojans via LinkedIn appeared first on Security Boulevard. The post Warning: N.

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