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Details of a Phone Scam

Schneier on Security

First-person account of someone who fell for a scam, that started as a fake Amazon service rep and ended with a fake CIA agent, and lost $50,000 cash. And this is not a naive or stupid person. The details are fascinating. And if you think it couldn’t happen to you, think again. Given the right set of circumstances, it can.

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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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AI Voice Scam

Schneier on Security

Scammers tricked a company into believing they were dealing with a BBC presenter. They faked her voice, and accepted money intended for her.

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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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Massive Online Shopping Scam Racks Up 850,000 Victims

Security Boulevard

The post Massive Online Shopping Scam Racks Up 850,000 Victims appeared first on Security Boulevard. Chinese crooks are running a global network of more than 75,000 fake online shops to steal credit card data and process fraudulent payments.

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Watch out for tech support scams lurking in sponsored search results


A campaign using sponsored search results is targeting home users and taking them to tech support scams. For systems running Windows, we found visitors are redirected to tech support scam websites such as this one. Tech Support Scam site telling the visitor to call 1-844-476-5780 You undoubtedly know the type.

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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. I found it interesting for several reasons.

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