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ParetoLogic facing complaint of alleged wrongdoing

A short while ago we reported on the FTC ruling against payment provider RevenueWire. Now, another Canadian company is under scrutiny, and the cases are very much related. Not only are these companies hailing from the same city, they also share some founders. The company ParetoLogic is involved in a US class action lawsuit in which it is accused of having
Publish At:2020-06-09 14:37 | Read:155 | Comments:0 | Tags:Tech support scams paretologic registry cleaner revenuewire

RevenueWire to pay $6.7 million to settle FTC charges

What can you do as a scammer when no legitimate payment provider wants to process your payments anymore? Or, what if you are growing sick and tired of these same payment providers reimbursing disgruntled customers who claim that your products didn’t fix computers, like—you know—you said they would? Simple. You rely on some novel help. That is, unti
Publish At:2020-05-18 13:42 | Read:214 | Comments:0 | Tags:Tech support scams browlock fake online scanners fraud FTC p

WOOF locker: Unmasking the browser locker behind a stealthy tech support scam operation

In the early days, practically all tech support scammers would get their own leads by doing some amateur SEO poisoning and keyword stuffing on YouTube and other social media sites. They’d then leverage their boiler room to answer incoming calls from victims. Today, these practices continue, but we are seeing more advanced operations with a clear sep
Publish At:2020-01-22 16:50 | Read:709 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat analysis 404Browlock 404error browlock browlocks Brow

Tech Support Scammers Get Serious With Screen Lockers

Tech support scammers are well aware of what is going on in the malware scene and often rip off ideas and concepts from other criminals. We see this today with for example bogus browser locks and fake AV alerts which are mostly an annoyance and can somewhat easily be disabled. But things have been changing with more serious malware-like techniques to force p
Publish At:2016-05-17 15:05 | Read:3419 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering error code: 0x00AEM001489 Locker malware

The Hunt For Tech Support Scammers

Just when you think you’ve seen everything when it comes to tech support scams, you realize how far the miscreants behind this plague will go to rob innocent people. A group known as Tech Kangaroos has been impersonating legitimate software companies and charging their victims hundreds, sometimes even over a thousand dollars, for completely bogus softw
Publish At:2016-05-10 00:35 | Read:5154 | Comments:0 | Tags:Criminals tech support scams

Latest tech support scam stokes concerns Dell customer data was breached

Tech-support scams, in which fraudsters pose as computer technicians who charge hefty fees to fix non-existent malware infections, have been a nuisance for years. A relatively new one targeting Dell computer owners is notable because the criminals behind it use private customer details to trick their marks into thinking the calls come from authorized Dell pe
Publish At:2016-01-07 12:15 | Read:4175 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment Technology Lab computers dell

Icebergs and Security Predictions

Icebergs and Security Predictions Posted by David Harley on December 22, 2015.It’s traditional at this time of year for security researchers to risk their credibility by offering their predictions as to what will happen in information security in the next 12 months. Usually in mu
Publish At:2015-12-22 12:00 | Read:3009 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley ransomware healthcare IoT security predictions

Tech Support Scam Asks for Passkey

There are countless variations on tech support scam pop ups ranging from different colours, sounds, and of course alarming – but fake – messages. This one is no different, building upon an existing scam template the crooks added a new ‘feature’. Instead of the constant barrage of pop ups that some browsers will eventually block as ove
Publish At:2015-10-09 13:40 | Read:3723 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert fake passkey scam tech support scams

Beware of Tech Support Impersonators

In the sea of tech support scams we come across, we sometimes forget how unscrupulous the people behind them can be. They have no shame in defrauding victims for imaginary computer problems and could not care less about ripping off legitimate companies in the process. Take this latest example, where fraudsters went as far as stealing all of our company’
Publish At:2015-10-02 19:40 | Read:4329 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert fraud Malwarebytes tech support scams

Who is Really on the Other End of the Line? Beware of Fake Support Scams!

Your phone rings. The caller ID says ‘Windows Support,’ so you answer. “Hi,” the caller says, giving a name. “I’m calling from Windows support. We’ve been receiving some error messages from your computer.” The caller says he can fix those errors if you give him remote access to your computer. You’re worried, so you agree.Next, the caller says he needs to dow
Publish At:2014-12-10 17:45 | Read:4446 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Privacy PC security phone scams tech support scams wi

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