Tag Archives: Scam

NATO Officials Fall Victim to Facebook Scam, China Suspected

China is in the cyberspace spotlight again for an alleged plot to gather contact information of U.S. and British military leaders by setting up a fake Facebook page for one of NATO’s top officials, Government Computer News reports. The Facebook scam involved fooling U.S. and British leaders into accepting a friend …

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Phishers Use UPS, FedEx as Bait to Hook Consumers

Consumers have reported receiving emails claiming to be from UPS and FedEx, warning them that a package went undelivered and asking for information, WalletPop reports. “While the rest of us are pulling the decorations out of the attic, scammers are blowing the dust off of their tried and true holiday …

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Scam Hits iTunes' PayPal Accounts

A scam targeting PayPal-linked accounts has hit iTunes users, according to media reports. While neither PayPal nor iTunes has discussed the incident, experts told the BBC users are likely being hit in social-engineering scams via email, rather than through direct hacks of iTunes or PayPal. “I just got hacked for …

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Malaysian Police Bust Texting Scam

Police in Malaysia has broken up an alleged text message spam scam ring which believed to have netted over $1 million. The ring included 26 people, one Malaysian and the rest foreigners, and was responsible for taking RM6.4m ($1.9m) between 2006 and April 2010 in fake lottery scams. Federal Commercial …

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Email Scam Promises Job Opportunity for Well-Known Charity

Some New Jersey residents have fallen for a phishing scam that exploits a well-known charity and cons victims into believing they are doing a good deed while hackers are siphoning thousands of dollars from unsuspecting individuals. NorthJersey.com reports Habitat for Humanity is being used as bait to trick individuals into …

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Social Networking Scammers Use Porn

Pornography is a favorite medium used by cyber criminals to attract potential victims, with fake pornographic sites collecting data from unsuspecting users and infected sites distributing malware to visitors. Scammers who seek to exploit victims using social networking are now employing this tried and true method as well, according to …

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Microsoft Embeds Alerts about Scams in Search Engine

Microsoft has added alerts to its search engine Bing in an effort to educate users about scams on the Internet. Microsoft is working with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Federal Trade Commission, and Western Union to effectively launch the series of public-service announcements on common scams. The ads come …

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