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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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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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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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

The post Romance Scams appeared first on Stay Safe Online

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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

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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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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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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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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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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Watch out for these scams, targeting Amazon’s customers

We Live Security

The post Watch out for these scams, targeting Amazon’s customers appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. ScamsMost people are fans of the convenience Amazon brings to online shopping, and that’s precisely what cybercriminals are betting on.

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Hackers Exploit the COVID-19 Pandemic for Cyber Scams

Security Boulevard

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the global crisis coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) to attempt cyber scams! The post Hackers Exploit the COVID-19 Pandemic for Cyber Scams appeared first on Kratikal Blogs.

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Common Facebook scams and how to avoid them

We Live Security

Here are some of the most common con jobs on Facebook you should watch out for and how you can tell if you’re being scammed. The post Common Facebook scams and how to avoid them appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. ScamsAre you on Facebook? So are scammers.

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50 Ways to Avoid Getting Scammed on Black Friday

Adam Levin

Here are 50 ways to avoid getting scammed on Black Friday — and beyond. Popular browsers, like Safari or Firefox, frequently issue updates to protect against scams. Avoid delivery issue scams by tracking your shipments via confirmation emails or password-protected online accounts.

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As Covid-19 Cases Increase, Beware Tracing Scams

Adam Levin

The post As Covid-19 Cases Increase, Beware Tracing Scams appeared first on Adam Levin. Data Security Identity Theft featured scams tax scams coronavirus covid-19 covidAs Covid-19 rise across the country, public health officials are starting to ramp up contact tracing efforts. .

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Beware of COVID Pass scams

Malwarebytes

It’s also worth noting there’s been a number of other scams along these same lines. The post Beware of COVID Pass scams appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs. Scams covid pass covid-19 NHS phish phishing scams sms

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5 common scams targeting teens – and how to stay safe

We Live Security

The post 5 common scams targeting teens – and how to stay safe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. ScamsFrom knock-off designer products to too-good-to-be-true job offers, here are five common schemes fraudsters use to trick teenagers out of their money and sensitive data.

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Victims duped out of US$1.8 million by BEC and Romance scam ring

We Live Security

Elderly men and women were the main targets of the romance scams operated by the fraudsters. million by BEC and Romance scam ring appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. ScamsThe post Victims duped out of US$1.8

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How behavioral biometrics can stop social engineering and malware scams dead in their tracks

Security Boulevard

Human fraud: how behavioral biometrics can stop social engineering and malware scams that traditional fraud tools miss. The post How behavioral biometrics can stop social engineering and malware scams dead in their tracks appeared first on NuData Security.

Home delivery scams get smarter – don’t get caught out

Naked Security

Data loss Phishing Privacy phishing Scam smishing SMSWe've said it before, and we'll say it again: don't be in too much of a hurry for those home deliveries you're expecting!

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Why do we fall for SMS phishing scams so easily?

We Live Security

Here’s how to spot scams where criminals use deceptive text messages to hook and reel in their marks. The post Why do we fall for SMS phishing scams so easily? Scamsappeared first on WeLiveSecurity.

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Protecting the New Most Vulnerable Population – The Grandparent Scam

Security Boulevard

The post Protecting the New Most Vulnerable Population – The Grandparent Scam appeared first on The State of Security. The post Protecting the New Most Vulnerable Population – The Grandparent Scam appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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FBI Logs Rapid Increase in Email Scams, Investment Fraud

Security Boulevard

The FBI reported complaints concerning online scams and investment fraud have now reached a record-breaking level. The post FBI Logs Rapid Increase in Email Scams, Investment Fraud appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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The top 3 cryptocurrency scams of 2021

Tech Republic Security

Kaspersky says that fake exchanges, fake mining hardware and wallet phishing are the most popular crypto scams of the year, many of which it said have a higher-than-usual level of detail

‘Land Lordz’ Service Powers Airbnb Scams

Krebs on Security

site that helps him manage more than 500 scam properties and interactions with up to 100 (soon-to-be-scammed) “guests” looking to book the fake listings. The Land Lordz administrative panel for a scammer who’s running dozens of Airbnb scams in the United Kingdom. Fake properties for rent, as listed by the Land Lordz Airbnb scam service. People who lose money in these scams fail big time on two things.

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Romance scams in 2020: Breaking hearts, wallets – and records

We Live Security

As dating apps experience a boom amid COVID-19, losses to romance scams soar too. The post Romance scams in 2020: Breaking hearts, wallets – and records appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. Scams

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Beware of this Royal Mail Cyber Scam

CyberSecurity Insiders

What’s interesting about the scam is that even the law enforcement cannot intervene in the issue to get refunds back from the bank. Now, to those uninitiated, the scam is taking place interestingly. The post Beware of this Royal Mail Cyber Scam appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders.

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Romance scams at all-time high: here’s what you need to know

Naked Security

It's heartbreaking to get sucked into a romance scam, or to watch a friend or family member getting sucked in. Social networks fraud ftc romance scam ScamHere's what to do.

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A New Crypto Giveaway Scam Is Promoted Via Email

Heimadal Security

How Does the Scam Work? The post A New Crypto Giveaway Scam Is Promoted Via Email appeared first on Heimdal Security Blog. Cybersecurity News Bitcoin Crypto elon musk fraud scam

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8 Ways to Protect Yourself against Scams on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Adam Levin

of all reports to the BBB Scam Tracker “were online purchase scams, up from 24.3% of those consumers lost money due to those scams, up from 71.2% Of those who lost money to an online purchase scam, 73% paid for a product and/or service and never received it.

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Spammers Impersonate Billionaire Mackenzie Scott in New Giveaway Scam Campaign

Hot for Security

As of last night, hundreds of scam emails purporting to come from Mackenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, are flooding inboxes of users in the US, according to Bitdefender Antispam Lab researchers. Too-good-to-be-true offers such as this one are always a scam.

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Is Apple’s App Store ‘Teeming’ with Scams?

Security Boulevard

Roughly 2% of the top-grossing apps in Apple’s store are, in some way, “scams,” claims the Daily Bezos. The post Is Apple’s App Store ‘Teeming’ with Scams? SB Blogwatch Scamsappeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Almost $2 billion lost to BEC scams in 2020

We Live Security

The post Almost $2 billion lost to BEC scams in 2020 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. ScamsNearly half of reported cybercrime losses in 2020 were the result of BEC fraud, according to an FBI report.

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SEC warns of investment scams related to Hurricane Ida

Security Affairs

The US Securities and Exchange Commission warns investors of potential investment scams that leverages Hurricane Ida as a bait. ” The SEC warns individuals who receive huge sum insurance payouts to be extremely wary of potential investment scams related to Hurricane Ida.

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Sextortion Email Scams | Avast

Security Boulevard

Sextortion is an emerging online scam that takes advantage of people’s fear that their most intimate moments will be exposed to the public. The post Sextortion Email Scams | Avast appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Employment Scams Increasingly Targeting Job Seekers

Adam Levin

Employment fraud is currently the most prevalent scam targeting consumers, according to Better Business Bureau report. The scams primarily target job-seekers with promises of great job opportunities and high pay. He soon found that the bank account transfer and his “employer” were both fraudulent, and that he had been scammed out of $35,000. So they come up with all these scams to launder the money effectively.”. Find out more about employment scams here.

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Cyber scam targeted at owners of expensive Apple laptops

CyberSecurity Insiders

All you shoppers out there in UK using expensive Apple Laptops like MacBooks, you better be aware of the ongoing scams set up by retail outlets doing business in your area. The post Cyber scam targeted at owners of expensive Apple laptops appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders.

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7 out of 10 Indians Have Encountered Tech-Support Scams in Past 12 Months

Quick Heal Antivirus

Microsoft today released findings of its 2021 Global Tech Support Scam Research report that looks at tech support. The post 7 out of 10 Indians Have Encountered Tech-Support Scams in Past 12 Months appeared first on Quick Heal Blog | Latest computer security news, tips, and advice.

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Amazon Scams up 7X Leading up to Prime Day

Security Boulevard

The post Amazon Scams up 7X Leading up to Prime Day appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network Threats & Breaches AmazonPrimeDay Fraud PrimeDayScams Scams

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HMRC Issues Nationwide Warning on Tax Credit Renewal Scams

Hot for Security

The HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned the British public to be vigilant against scams and fraud attempts, as the remaining annual renewal packs are due to arrive via post this week. Industry News fraud HM Revenue & Customs HMRC scams tax credit renewal scams

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Australians Have Lost AU$7.2 Million to Remote Access Scams So Far This Year

Heimadal Security

According to a report from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s Scamwatch, almost 6,500 Australians have reported remote access scams trying to convince them to download software that gives access to home computers and their financial information.

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