Tag Archives: online scams

Fortinet Supports Interpol Operation to Expose Global Online Fraud Ring

Fortinet‘s threat intelligence reports have helped Interpol to uncover a group of fraudsters that stole more than $60 million from businesses worldwide through online scams. Fortinet said Monday threat information cooperation between its security research unit FortiGuard Labs and Interpol led to the exposure of the cyber fraud ring behind thousands of 419, dating and Alibaba scams as well as financial …

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Most Likely to Fall for Phishing Scams? Young Women

Young women are most likely to fall victim to online scams, according to new research published by Internet security expert knowthenet.org.uk. A survey of more than 2,000 Internet users measured individuals’ ability to detect and respond to seven types of online-scam scenario, ranging from spotting bogus social-networking sites to testing …

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Top 7 Most Common Online Scams of the Decade

With 2010 drawing to a close, PandaLabs has released a ranking of the decade’s most widespread scams on the Internet, including 419 scam, ploys involving beautiful foreign women, and money-mule schemes based on too-good-to-be-true job offers. “As with all the classic scams that predate the Internet, many of the numerous …

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Report: Cyber-Crime Victims Often Blame Themselves

A Symantec report has found that a majority of cyber-crime victims blame themselves for the web attack, experiencing a sense of powerlessness and lack of justice. More than 7,000 adults from 14 countries took part in research for the Norton Cybercrime Report: The Human Impact, which revealed that nearly 65 …

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Scareware among Fastest-Growing Online Scams, Says FBI

Pop-ups telling you your computer has been infected with a virus and then insisting on buying a certain anti-virus solution are not only incredibly annoying, but they can also masquerade as carriers of malware. Called scareware because they scare consumers into buying bogus anti-virus programs, this type of scam has …

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Cyber Scammers Beware, the British are Coming

The British government has launched a counter cyber scam team and plans to invest 4.3 million pounds within the next three years to combat cyber scams. Online scams, usually initiated via email, currently hit 3 million victims in the UK per year for a total loss of 3.5 billion pounds, …

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