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Scammers send fake 'Energy Bills Support Scheme' texts

Watch out for an energy-themed scam being sent out via SMS. The message plays on energy price fears, similar to what we’ve seen previously. Scam alert. I just received this text. Click through and it looks very official. It’s a scam. The £400 energy bill discount is automatic, you don’t need to register or share any details with anyo
Publish At:2022-09-21 22:45 | Read:49880 | Comments:0 | Tags:News scam phish SMS energy fake website £400

Don't share the WhatsApp 'Martinelli' phone hacking alert: It's a hoax

Everyone loves a good campfire story prone to exaggeration. However, when told online it’s not quite got the same effect. Long ago, sites like Myspace would play host to very certain types of messages. “Don’t open this post from Johnny Cyberhack, or your account will be stolen and your C drive will be wiped”. Complete nonsense, but va
Publish At:2022-09-06 22:45 | Read:74251 | Comments:0 | Tags:News WhatsApp Martinelli hack hoax fake facebook

British Airways customers targeted in lost luggage Twitter scam

Getting back into the travel habit? Jumping on a plane soon? Experienced a bit of a luggage disaster and looking for help on social media? Watch out, because a lack of prior research could prove very costly. Word has spread of a bogus Twitter account pretending to be a customer support channel of British Airways. Now suspended, the fraud operation seems to h
Publish At:2022-08-30 21:47 | Read:70371 | Comments:0 | Tags:News social media twitter luggage airline terminal scam fake

Binance chief says a “sophisticated hacking team” turned him into a deepfake hologram

Deepfakes are back, and causing major problems for people involved in financial circles. Scammers have been targeting people in the cryptocurrency community for some time now. There’s huge money to be made via the act of ripping folks off. Some of it is phishing, other attacks focus on breaking into currency exchanges. A few of these have dabbled in (v
Publish At:2022-08-25 22:35 | Read:35897 | Comments:0 | Tags:News Deepfake fake binance cryptocurrency Linkedin scam Zoom

Tech support scammers target Microsoft users with fake Office 365 USB sticks

Microsoft is a hot target for scammers and acts of fraud. For example, tech support scam websites cover themselves in Windows branding and messages. Phone scammers claim to be calling directly from Microsoft. If it’s not a Bill Gates themed lottery spam mail in your mailbox, it’s a fake Excel spreadsheet laden with dangerous Macros. Well, Microso
Publish At:2022-08-19 23:47 | Read:40094 | Comments:0 | Tags:News Microsoft USB stick tech support scam scammers Office 3

WhatsApp warns users: Fake versions of WhatsApp are trying to steal your personal info

WhatsApp boss Will Cathcart is warning users of the popular messaging app to be on their guard after the WhatsApp Security Team discovered bogus apps packing a hidden punch in the form of malware. Outside the safety of the walled garden App stores do whatever they can to try and prevent bogus programs making it onto the storefront. While the majority o
Publish At:2022-07-13 11:52 | Read:36328 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Mobile Android download fake Google Play malware

Fake streamed cricket matches knocks victims for six

An incredible scam which resembles hidden camera prank shows has been shut down by police. Four men were arrested last week in connection with the con-job involving fake cricket and online betting. It begins in Russia, takes a trip to India, and ends up back in Russia. Here’s how it unfolded: Setting the stage People living in India who are inter
Publish At:2022-07-12 11:52 | Read:48866 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams betting cricket fake gambling scam youtube

Discord Shame channel goes phishing

A variant of a popular piece of social media fraud has made its way onto Discord servers. Multiple people are reporting messages of an “Is this you” nature, tied to a specific Discord channel. is this a new discord scam or something? someone I haven’t spoken to in years randomly sent me this and when I go to join the server I have verify
Publish At:2022-07-06 11:52 | Read:163641 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams discord fake phishing QR code server shame theft

Facebook users targeted in massive phishing campaign

Facebook is once again the launchpad for a large-scale phishing campaign, according to researchers at PIXM. The campaign, which first shows signs of life back in September 2021, has generated millions of page views and ad referral revenue “estimated to be millions of USD at this scale of operation”. Credential harvesting on a grand scale Re
Publish At:2022-06-09 12:59 | Read:47055 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams facebook fake malvertising phishing rogue link scam st

Phishing mail claims a 3D Secure upgrade is required

Today we took a look at a phishing mail pinning its hopes on a QR code linking to a bogus website. Scammers claim that your mail address has “not been registered for the 3D Secure Security Update”. 3D Secure phishing mail The mail reads as follows: Dear Sir / Madam, Our administration has shown that the data linked to this email address
Publish At:2022-06-01 12:59 | Read:39027 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams 3D Secure fake phish phishing QR code scam

Double-whammy attack follows fake Covid alert with a bogus bank call

The BBC has revealed details of how a food bank in the UK was conned out of about $63,000 (£50,000) by scammers who used two separate attacks to fleece their victims. A food bank is a way for people to ensure they don’t starve. They are a backstop during times of economic uncertainty, and have been hugely important during the pandemic. An attack on
Publish At:2022-05-30 12:59 | Read:53558 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams bank covid-19 fake foodbank fraud scam sms test and tr

How to spot the signs of a virtual kidnap scam

Threats and bluster play a key role in most online attacks: Ransomware has its ransom note; trolls threaten to ramp up the pressure; tech support scammers insist your PC needs urgent assistance. Some take it a step further, leaning in with a more direct approach, ranging from death threats to sextortion, and even kidnap claims. These tactics have been aro
Publish At:2022-05-15 16:57 | Read:45296 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams caller id cellphone fake fraud kidnap spoof virtual ki

Canon printer owners: Be careful of bogus driver download sites

Think of all the really common, very mundane things you search for of a tech nature. Drivers. Scanners. Printers. A broken photocopier. USB sticks not recognised. Activating a streaming service which refuses to play ball. Some of the above have many issues already with bogus search engine results and tech support scams. Streaming and other internet based
Publish At:2022-05-11 05:03 | Read:29603 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams bogus canon canon printer customer support fake printe

$600 a week to wrap your car? It’s a scam

A friend of mine recently received a text message which they described as “intriguing, but nonsensical”. They were convinced it was some sort of scam, but they weren’t sure what the scammers were up to. Would it turn out to be some sort of phishing attempt? A telephone scam? Banking fraud? That one in a million opportunity to get rich quick
Publish At:2022-05-09 08:52 | Read:151874 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams aspire ben & jerry's bounce cadbury car wrap scam

Steer clear of these Instagram “Get rich with Bitcoin” scams

I don’t know about you, but I open Instagram to look at cool photos of pets, not to make a fortune via suspicious claims of riches by strangers. Despite this, following someone whose photos I liked resulted in a very peculiar message. It’s possible I waved goodbye to a path to untold riches. Maybe if I’d stayed the course I’d now have my own “Become a
Publish At:2022-05-06 12:48 | Read:47410 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams bitcoin cryptocurrency fake Instagram scam

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