But some things on Facebook haven’t changed - namely, the scams. It’s not that cybercriminals are unoriginal - it’s just that there are a few Facebook scams which work again and again. Here's why.
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A new telephone scam in upscale restaurants in London, has “convincing” scammers calling restaurant staff and tricking them into believing there's a problem with the card system - and insisting customers call a bogus phone line.
Tech support scams come in many different forms and can be hard to detect. Following these simple steps fromWe Live Security will help you recognise and avoid them.
Callous cybercriminals have used the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy as a lure for Facebook scams - creating fake profiles for victims of the crash.
Nigeria’s notorious fraud industry has expanded overseas - with Nigerian conmen entering Malaysia on student visas to perpetrate fraud using the country’s fast connections and advanced banking system, and raking in millions of dollars.
Amazingly, it was way back in 2011 that I came across my very first World Cup 2014 scam. Surely that merits a prize, or at least a pay-rise?
With the World Cup in Brazil poised to begin, the whole world is watching - and that includes cybercriminals. Here's the latest on scam sites, phishing and how to enjoy surfing safely during the competition.
Linkedin is the worlds largest professional network, but leaving your personal information open to the general public may expose you to cybercrime. Follow these top tips from We Live Security to help keep your account secure.
Google, Facebook, Twitter and AOL have joined forces to stamp out fake tech support services where customers are fooled into calling bogus technical support lines, where they are encouraged, not to fix their comptuer, but to install malware - or give away details crucial for identity theft.
If someone rings you up to tell you that your bank card has been compromised, it may be because they want to get their own hands on it.
Phishing is unique among cyber attacks - it doesn’t rely on weaknesses in computer software, or new vulnerabilities - it relies, initially at least, on human gullibility. Our guide offers advice on how to avoid the latest scams - and why tablet and smartphone users need to stay alert.
It's not just fake tech support: call centre cold-callers are operating various kinds of insurance scams, too.
A roundup of scam information, including a tax scams article, email with a link to malware, a phish, and the worlds laziest 419.
Fraudulent emails offering refunds of overpaid tax have surged by nearly 50% in the past year, according to a report by Accountancy Age. Customers reported 23,347 phishing emails to the British tax authorities in the three months before the deadline.
419s are a well-known scam type, but some scams are more obvious than others. And sometimes it's the seller who's cheated not the buyer.
Independent security research has revealed that several 3G and 4G USB modems have security flaws which allow hackers access for phishing scams.
Is there really anything new to be said about tech support scams? Unfortunately, the FTC tells us there is. Not only because people are still falling prey to this type of fraud, but because the scammers are still finding new approaches to harvesting their victims’ credit card details. Some quite interesting, sophisticated technical tricks are
Facebook is perfect for keeping friends close, but be cautious. We Live Security highlights five Facebook scams to look out for.
Phishing emails are a sad fact of life, and most of us are used to dealing with them - but cybercriminals are increasingly turning to SMS to reel in their victims. Our tips should help you avoid clicking something you'll regret.
Spotting “bad” apps on Android is not always easy - with cybercriminals finding new tricks every month to fool phone and tablet users into downloading malware.