Infosec
Victims duped out of US$1.8 million by BEC and Romance scam ring

Elderly men and women were the main targets of the romance scams operated by the fraudsters. The post Victims duped out of US$1.8 million by BEC and Romance scam ring appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Infosec
Deepfakes – the bot made me do it

As deepfakes become indistinguishable from reality and the potential for the misuse of synthetic content is virtually endless, what can you do to avoid falling victim to deepfake fraud? The post Deepfakes – the bot made me do it appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Infosec
Watch out for these scams targeting Amazon customers

Most people are fans of the convenience Amazon brings to online shopping, and that’s precisely what cybercriminals are betting on. The post Watch out for these scams targeting Amazon customers appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Infosec
Common Facebook scams and how to avoid them

Are you on Facebook? So are scammers. Here are some of the most common con jobs on Facebook you should watch out for and how you can tell if you’re being scammed. The post Common Facebook scams and how to avoid them appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Infosec
5 common scams targeting teens – and how to stay safe

From knock-off designer products to too-good-to-be-true job offers, here are five common schemes fraudsters use to trick teenagers out of their money and sensitive data The post 5 common scams targeting teens – and how to stay safe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Infosec
I hacked my friend’s website after a SIM swap attack

Here’s how easily your phone number could be stolen, why a successful SIM swap scam is only the beginning of your problems, and how you can avoid becoming a victim of the attack The post I hacked my friend’s website after a SIM swap attack appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Infosec
Rom‑con: How romance fraud targets older people and how to avoid it

Online dating scams often follow the same script – here’s what senior citizens should watch out for and how their younger relatives can help them avoid falling victim The post Rom‑con: How romance fraud targets older people and how to avoid it appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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News
Privacy Tip #279 – IRS Imposters Targeting Students and Faculty

How many times can we say that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will NOT email or telephone you? We will say it again. If you receive a telephone call, email or...

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Infosec
Almost $2 billion lost to BEC scams in 2020

Nearly half of reported cybercrime losses in 2020 were the result of BEC fraud, according to an FBI report The post Almost $2 billion lost to BEC scams in 2020 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Infosec
PayPal fraud: What merchants should know

From overpayment to shipping scams, what are some of the most common threats that merchants using PayPal should watch out for? The post PayPal fraud: What merchants should know appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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