As dating apps experience a boom amid COVID-19, losses to romance scams soar too
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The vaccination push provides a vital shot in the arm for the world’s battle against the pandemic, but it's also a topic ripe for exploitation by fraudsters and purveyors of misinformation
Here’s how to spot scams where criminals use deceptive text messages to hook and reel in their marks
Fraudsters are quick to exploit current events for their own gain, but many schemes do the rounds regardless of what’s making the news. Here are 5 common scams you should look out for.
What are some common ploys targeting PayPal users? Here’s what you should watch out for when using the popular payment service.
Here’s what to know about attacks where a fraudster has your number, literally and otherwise
Armed with personal data stolen from the hotel's dining reservation system, fraudsters trick guests into handing over their credit card details
In one scheme, shoppers ordering gadgets or gym equipment are in for a rude surprise – they receive disposable face masks instead
In another incident, ransomware attackers almost forced the cancellation of a match, a report reveals
Tech titans and prominent politicians among victims of a sprawling hack that Twitter says leveraged its internal tools
The giveaway scheme uses the tech titan’s name as part of Bitcoin addresses for extra credibility
The unsolicited phone calls tout everything from miracle cures to financial relief – here's how you can stay safe
As you rush to buy something for your mom, con artists will be trying to make a dent in your wallet. Here are some common types of fraud to look out for not only this Mother's Day.
The email includes the potential victim’s password as evidence of a hack, but there is more than meets the eye
Scams demanding bitcoin on pain of infecting you with the coronavirus gain their fair share of shine among schemes with a thin veneer of plausibility
The median loss to fraudulent schemes that exploit the global health crisis is almost US$600
From malware-laden emails to fake donations, these are some of the most common cons you should watch out for amid the public health crisis
ESET Chief Security Evangelist Tony Anscombe sat down with us to share his insights on how to avoid falling prey to online fraud
WhatsApp also emerges as a favorite target for brand impersonation amid a general spike in social media phishing
What are some of the most common warning signs that your online crush could be a dating scammer?