There is a message circulating on the WhatsApp service that is tricking users into installing malware. The scam offers users the chance to upgrade to a premium 'gold' service.
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With the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics drawing closer cybercriminals are actively exploiting the growing Olympic fever. They are targeting sports fans with fake ticket scams, malware emails and phishing attacks.
Buyers beware when it comes to ordering a puppy online. Some animal breeders and sellers who advertise online are scamming would-be pet owners, actively preying on their emotions.
Every year senior citizens are scammed out of billions of dollars. Con artists are creating devious schemes to prey on seniors, destroying their retirement and hard earned wealth. Here are common scams aimed at seniors.
As awful as it is, identity theft could be worse. Because everything that a hacker steals can be changed - credit card numbers, even social security numbers can be changed, if need be. But one thing a person can never change is their fingerprints, which makes this case of identity theft particularly...
If you're a regular reader of our blog, you know there are dangerous people all over the world who will do everything in their power to con people out of their hard-earned cash. Sadly, they will prey on those who they find easiest to con, the most vulnerable in our society.
A new report by Bloomberg has pointed fingers at Chinese hackers for allegedly perpetuating a data breach against American Airlines and Sabre, a firm that processes airline travel and hotel bookings.
As we've discussed before, "romance scams" top the list of Internet crimes, and women are the largest victim group. However, it is probable that there are many more romance scams that go unreported, because victims, especially men, are often too ashamed to contact authorities.
Usually, scammers hook their...
There's a new scam around Facebook that is conning unwitting users into giving up their passwords and their credit card information.
The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released a list of the top Internet crimes of 2014. Topping the list is the romance scam, and women are the largest victim group. Women who fell victim to romance scams lost $71.3 Million collectively - a large portion of the more than $800 Million lost to...