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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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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Art Scam

StaySafeOnline

The post Art Scam appeared first on Stay Safe Online

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Wire Fraud Scam Upgraded with Bitcoin

Schneier on Security

Uncategorized bitcoin cryptocurrency FBI fraud scams

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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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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.

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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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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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.

Scams and Misinformation Challenges

StaySafeOnline

The post Scams and Misinformation Challenges 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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Cryptocurrency scams: What to know and how to protect yourself

We Live Security

The post Cryptocurrency scams: What to know and how to protect yourself appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. ScamsAs you attempt to strike it rich in the digital gold rush, make sure you know how to recognize various schemes that want to part you from your digital coins.

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Beware of a New Amazon Token Crypto Scam

Security Boulevard

As we are in the 2021 holiday shopping season, there’s a new scam you need to be aware of and watch out for: offers for Amazon Tokens. We have found that these new scams are very effective, yielding over USD $100,000. Security Bloggers Network online scam Scams

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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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Business Email Compromise Scams

Security Boulevard

This month we discuss Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams. What are they, how to identify them, and why BEC scams have created over $1.8 The post Business Email Compromise Scams appeared first on The Shared Security Show.

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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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Steer clear of gift card balance scams

Malwarebytes

All of these tips combined will help you avoid gift card scams. . The post Steer clear of gift card balance scams appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs. Scams gift card phish phishing targetRogue ads are a problem-causing menace which can strike in many ways.

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Preparing for Evolving Phishing Scams

Security Boulevard

Phishing scams continue to top the list of cybercrimes. The post Preparing for Evolving Phishing Scams appeared first on Security Boulevard. Unfortunately, it’s likely 2022 will continue this trend as these types of social engineering attacks become more sophisticated.

5 common gift card scams and how to spot them

We Live Security

The post 5 common gift card scams and how to spot them appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. Scams

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Phone Scam Targets Psychologists, All My Apes Gone, Supply Chain Skimmer Attack

Security Boulevard

The post Phone Scam Targets Psychologists, All My Apes Gone, Supply Chain Skimmer Attack appeared first on The Shared Security Show. The post Phone Scam Targets Psychologists, All My Apes Gone, Supply Chain Skimmer Attack appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Best of 2021 – 5 NFT Scams you need to know – NFT Scams Part-1

Security Boulevard

Wherever there is crypto, there are giveaway (/airdrop) scams. In these scams, scammers target NFT enthusiasts by offering them free NFT tokens. The post Best of 2021 – 5 NFT Scams you need to know – NFT Scams Part-1 appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Banking scam uses Docusign phish to thieve 2FA codes

Naked Security

This scam is obviously inapplicable to 999 people in every 1000. Phishing Banking phishing scamsbut there are LOTS of 1-in-1000 people in the world!

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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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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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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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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Passport scam foxing Texas populace with data collection

CyberSecurity Insiders

Reacting to the issue, the San Antonio law enforcement department issued a warning on November 4th and November 8th, 2021 urging the populace of Texas not to fall prey to such digital scams using a spoofed phone number of 210-979-4500. News scam Texas Immigration Passport

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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‘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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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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The triangle of holiday shopping: Scams, social media and supply chain woes

We Live Security

The post The triangle of holiday shopping: Scams, social media and supply chain woes appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. Scams‘Tis the season to avoid getting played by scammers hijacking Twitter accounts and promoting fake offers for PlayStation 5 consoles and other red-hot products.

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Omicron Phishing Scam Already Spotted in UK

Threatpost

Omicron COVID-19 variant anxiety inspires new phishing scam offering fake NHS tests to steal data. Web Security

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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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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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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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Ransomware threat to elders and youngsters falling for Instagram Cyber Scams

CyberSecurity Insiders

In the latest report released by Avast, it was revealed that ransomware spreading hackers were constantly targeting elderly people and youngsters were being lured into Instagram or TikTok scams. Ransomware Instagram TikTok Cyber Scams

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