Online Scams

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Social engineering scams on social media
Nobody likes being manipulated—and that’s exactly what happens to people when they fall victim to social engineering scams online. In addition to using more sophisticated malware, ransomware, and viruses, online criminals have become increasingly aware of the use and power psychology plays in weaving believable online fiction.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
How to spot online scareware scams
Today’s cybercriminals are more creative than ever, using continually-evolving techniques to worm their way into the computers (and wallets) of unsuspecting victims around the globe.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
How to recognize and avoid tech support scams
A tech support scam is a form of Internet fraud that is currently gaining momentum on the Internet. The scam implements social engineering and fear tactics in order to get the victim to take the bait.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
Avoiding ransomware scams on social media
Ransomware is a form of malware that allows cybercriminals to hold your PC, or files on it, for ransom. This is typically much worse than your average spyware or spam, as the crooks behind the ransomware can ask for a great deal of money.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Protecting yourself from online shopping scams
Constant connectivity to the Internet has improved our lives by leaps and bounds. From booking dinner reservations and buying movie tickets to keeping in touch with long-distance friends and finding the perfect gifts, the web offers a wealth of information.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Teach your kids to avoid online scams
Surfing the Internet means possible exposure to online scams, something your children might not have any concept of. If you’re allowing them to go online, it’s imperative that you discuss online scams. Such scams come in a variety of guises, including those that specifically target children.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
7 tips for safer online shopping
Don’t let cybercriminals stop you from taking advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Learn simple safety tips to help shop safely.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
How to protect against phishing scams
Phishing is an online con game, and phishers are nothing more than tech-savvy con artists. In a typical phishing scam, phishers send out emails, which appear to come from a legitimate company, in an attempt to scam users into providing private information that will be used for identity theft.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Top 5 social media scams
We’re wired to be social creatures, and sites like Twitter and Facebook have capitalized on this to great success.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
DocuSign phishing emails: 4 signs of an attack, and how to protect yourself
Electronic signature service DocuSign has warned consumers about new phishing campaigns. Here’s help in avoiding scams.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
5 tips to protect yourself from online travel booking scams
Thanks to the Internet, booking travel online is simple. But as your ideas of a spring break or summer vacation take shape, remember to be cautious when making reservations online.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Protect yourself from mobile scams
With copycat apps growing on official app stores, it’s harder than ever to know whether an app you’re downloading is genuine.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Identity theft: Five tips to help protect your identity
Online job scams are a way for scammers to gain access to either your money or your bank account or credit cards.
Published: February 02, 2022 ·4 min read
How We Scammed a Romance Scammer
This is the story of Ann and Biff, a journey through the sinister world of romance scams. Learn how the art of criminal seduction works.
Published: February 22, 2022 ·4 min read
DocuSign phishing emails: 4 signs of an attack, and how to protect yourself
Electronic signature service DocuSign has warned consumers about new phishing campaigns. Here’s help in avoiding scams.
Published: March 09, 2022 ·4 min read
Everything you need to know about social engineering attacks
Once you understand what social engineering is and how it works you can use that knowledge to defend yourself.
Published: March 14, 2022 ·4 min read
Scamming 2022 style: The email trap
Email scammers used to rely above all on the good faith of their victims – now they’re turning to much more ruthless methods.
Published: April 21, 2022 ·4 min read
New study finds 8 social media phishing attacks
Are you active on social media? You could be a target for social media phishing attacks designed to steal your private information.
Published: July 26, 2022 ·3 min read
Phictionary – the phishing dictionary every digital citizen should read
Phictionary is a guide to phishing attacks with a dictionary twist that exposes real-life examples of scams to help people proactively identify fraudulent communications.
Published: July 11, 2023 ·3 min
13 WhatsApp scams to know and avoid in 2024
Watch out for WhatsApp scams while you chat with family and friends online. Learn about common WhatsApp scams and how to avoid them.
Published: December 22, 2023 ·11 min
18 Facebook Marketplace scams to avoid in 2024
Learn about the most common Facebook Marketplaces scams to avoid in 2024 and how to protect yourself from getting scammed on Facebook.
Published: January 24, 2024 ·15 min
5 common Tinder scams to avoid in 2024
Follow this guide to learn more about common Tinder scams, their warning signs, how you can help stay safe, and what to do if you're affected by a scam.
Published: January 24, 2024 ·4 min read
Romance scams in 2024: What you need to know + online dating scam statistics
Romance scams are continually evolving. To learn more about them, pore over these online dating scam statistics, plus tips to help you stay safe in 2023.
Published: January 31, 2024 ·2 min read
Help protect yourself from scams on Facebook Marketplace
There are scammers pretending to sell and buy across digital marketplaces. Learn how to spot common Facebook Marketplace scams so you can avoid them.
Published: June 17, 2024 ·9 min read

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