Sextortion scammers getting creative

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 17:09:34 +0000

We’ve covered sextortion before, focusing in on how the core of the threat is an exercise in trust. The threat actor behind the campaign will use whatever information available on the target that causes them to trust that the threat actor does indeed have incriminating information on them. (They don’t.) But as public awareness of…

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Facebook scams: Bad ads, bogus grants, and fake tickets lurk on social media giant

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:27:46 +0000

Despite the company’s efforts to clamp down on bad ads and bogus accounts, Facebook scams continue to run rampant. We highlight a few popular examples.

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Here are the most popular robocall scams and how to avoid them

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 18:52:11 +0000

We dip back into robocall scams, exploring some of the most popular tricks and tactics used to part people from their money and personal information.

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International students in UK targeted by visa scammers

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:49:40 +0000

Visa scammers are at it again, this time targeting Chinese international students in the UK. Learn how these scams work in order to steer clear, and advise others to do the same.

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Nextdoor neighborhood app sends letters on its users’ behalf

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:35:31 +0000

The Nextdoor neighborhood app sends out snail mail letters to neighbors on behalf of its users. Is this a scam—or an ill-conceived marketing plan?

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