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Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday Shopping Scams

Tips for Avoiding Cyber Monday Scams Avoid scams on Monday so you don’t have a terrible Tuesday by Andy O’Donnell Are you opting in for the deals that hit the online retailers on what has become known as Cyber Monday? Be careful. Cyber Monday has become such a big deal that scammers and hackers are now targeting […]

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BFCM Scams

BFCM Shopping Scams [Video]

Watch out for these Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) shopping scams Scammers Scammers are looking to win big this weekend as Amazon comes to Australia, so be wary of deals which seem too good to be true. Everyone loves a bargain, especially in the lead up to Christmas, and scammers are banking on the […]

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bitcoin

Bitcoin Currency Scams [Video]

Bitcoin Scams On Social Media The Dark Side Of Digital Currency   ZeroFOX Research   Earlier this month, the price of a single Bitcoin eclipsed the price of an ounce of gold for the first time ever. This news, coupled with the exploding adoption of its underlying technology – blockchain – beyond the financial world, […]

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links

STOP Clicking Links [Video]

STOP Clicking Links and Sharing Until You Have Read This or if you prefer “Think Before You Start Clicking” What is Clickbaiting? Alternatively referred to as link bait, clickbait or click bait is a term used to describe a type of hyperlink on a web page that entices a visitor to click to continue reading an […]

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scams

Tech Support Scams [Video]

Technical support scams – Avoiding Cybercriminals don’t just send fraudulent email messages. They might call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft. They might also setup websites with persistent pop-ups displaying fake warning messages and a phone number to call and get the “issue” fixed. They might offer to help solve your […]

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shopping

Shopping Online Scams [Video]

Online shopping scams Online shopping scams involve scammers pretending to be legitimate online sellers, either with a fake website or a fake ad on a genuine retailer site. How this scam works While many online sellers are legitimate, unfortunately, scammers can use the anonymous nature of the internet to rip off unsuspecting shoppers. Fake retailer […]

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facebook

Dating Love Romance Scams [Video]

I was a victim of an online dating scam By Melanie Hicken In a typical con, the perpetrator will spend weeks or even months building up a romantic relationship with a victim through e-mails, texts or phone calls, before eventually asking for money. After years of dating frustration, Montana resident Debbie Best thought her luck […]

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social

Social Media Scams [Video]

Social Media Scams  90% firms see social media as a big risk area for cyber crime: EY report Over 90% of Indian businesses identified social media as a ‘precarious platform spurring new-age cyber threats’, according to the report Rozelle Laha   The report quoted a McAfee study to say that India is estimated to be […]

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email

Email Spam Scams [Video]

Email Spam Unwanted commercial email – also known as “spam” – can be annoying. Worse, it can include bogus offers that could cost you time and money. Take steps to limit the amount of spam you get, and treat spam offers the same way you would treat an uninvited telemarketing sales call. Don’t believe promises […]

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wannacry ransomware

WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack [Video]

‘Biggest ransomware outbreak in history’ hits nearly 100 countries with data held for ransom Dozens of countries have been hit with a huge cyber extortion attack that locked computers and held users’ files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. How did the attack occur? Attack appeared to be caused by […]

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