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QR Code Scam

Schneier on Security

Uncategorized forgery QR codes scamsAn enterprising individual made fake parking tickets with a QR code for easy payment.

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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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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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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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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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$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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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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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.

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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.

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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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CISA Warns Against Online Holiday Shopping Scams

Security Boulevard

The post CISA Warns Against Online Holiday Shopping Scams appeared first on Security Boulevard. Cloud Security Cybersecurity Data Security Featured Incident Response Malware Security Boulevard (Original) Social Engineering Spotlight Threat Intelligence holiday Holiday Scams online 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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Romance Scams

StaySafeOnline

The post Romance Scams appeared first on Stay Safe Online

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Clever Phishing Scam Uses Legitimate PayPal Messages

Schneier on Security

Brian Krebs is reporting on a clever PayPal phishing scam that uses legitimate PayPal messaging. Basically, the scammers use the PayPal invoicing system to send the email.

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Art Scam

StaySafeOnline

The post Art Scam appeared first on Stay Safe Online

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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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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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Top 10 Venmo scams – and how to stay safe

We Live Security

The post Top 10 Venmo scams – and how to stay safe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. ScamsDon’t be the next victim – here's what to know about some of the most common tricks that scammers use on the payment app.

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Are Technical Support Scams Getting More Advanced?

Security Boulevard

Technical support scams (TSS) are responsible for a growing amount of financial losses year after year. The post Are Technical Support Scams Getting More Advanced? The post Are Technical Support Scams Getting More Advanced?

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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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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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FBI alerts students against loan forgiving scams

CyberSecurity Insiders

FBI has issued a warning to all students studying in different universities against the ongoing loan forgiving scam. The only way to avoid falling prey into such scams is to never click on email links and SMS links coming from suspicious resources. News FBI scam Loan

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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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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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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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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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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

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Employment Scams: How to Avoid Them

Security Boulevard

Employment scams have been around for quite some time. The post Employment Scams: How to Avoid Them appeared first on Security Boulevard. Whether you fell for one or not, you have likely come […].

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Scams and Misinformation Challenges

StaySafeOnline

The post Scams and Misinformation Challenges appeared first on Stay Safe Online

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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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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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Technical support scam still alive and kicking

Tech Republic Security

The post Technical support scam still alive and kicking appeared first on TechRepublic. Scammers pretend to be highly skilled computer professionals and establish trust with their victim in order to obtain money or installation of fraudulent software.

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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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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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US Federal agencies fall prey to Phishing Scam via Remote Management Software

CyberSecurity Insiders

After the employee falls prey to their trick, the threat actors then use the newly established digital streamline to steal money from the victim’s bank accounts, turning it into a refund scam. News Phishing Scam Remote Management Software

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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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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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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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CryptoRom “pig butchering” scam sites seized, suspects arrested in US

Naked Security

BEC Law & order Malware Social networks CryptoRom ios romance scam TestFlightFive tips to keep yourself, and your friends and family, out of the clutches of "chopping block" scammers.

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Job scams impersonate companies still hiring following tech layoffs

Security Boulevard

Summary In the midst of significant layoffs hitting the previously immune tech industry, scammers have mobilized and doubled down on targeting job seekers with various employment scams. you’re not familiar with the company, search its name with the word “scam” or “fraud.”

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10 tips to avoid Black Friday and Cyber Monday scams

We Live Security

It pays not to let your guard down during the shopping bonanza – watch out for some of the most common scams doing the rounds this holiday shopping season. The post 10 tips to avoid Black Friday and Cyber Monday scams appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. Scams

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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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