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Smishing Scams Abuse Name of Legitimate Ukrainian Charity

Researchers at Trend Micro have spotted yet another scam taking advantage of the crisis in Ukraine by impersonating a legitimate charity. In this case, the scammers are posing as the relief organization Mercury One, attempting to steal money and personal information.

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Did you use Western Union to pay a scammer?

Refunds are still available to people who were tricked into wiring money to scammers through Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017. If you didn’t file a claim for a refund yet, you have until July 1, 2022 to file.

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Social Media Free Giveaway Scams Come With Hefty Costs

That $750 you were promised for filling out a survey was never intended to be paid but is in fact a giveaway scam you just fell for. You may think there’s no real harm in filling out a bogus survey

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How To Protect Your Phone and the Data on It

Your cell phone holds some of your most sensitive, personal information. Things like your passwords and account numbers, emails, text messages, photos, and videos.

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Password Checklist

Passwords are the locks on your account doors. You keep lots of personal information in your online accounts, including your email, bank account, and your tax returns, so you want good protections in place.

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How To Protect Your Data Before You Get Rid of Your Computer

Your personal computer may have a lot of sensitive information on it. That could be financial information like your account numbers or tax returns.

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How To Recognize and Report Spam Text Messages

If you have a cell phone, you probably use it dozens of times a day to text people you know. But have you ever gotten a text message from an unknown sender?

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The War Against Ukraine Gives Online Charity Scams A Lucrative Boost

With every new crisis comes the opportunity to exploit it for personal gain. If nothing else, the coronavirus pandemic gave us an explosion of online scamming, bringing fraud crimes to historic heights.

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It's a Match! New Cryptocurrency Romance Scam Is Looking For Your Love

Scammers are at it again targeting the lovelorn by taking advantage of users. And of course, they are doing it in the most romantic way. They’re using a romance scam to coerce cryptocurrency payments and not to try to control hearts...

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More Pop-Up Ads? Yes Please! Said No One. Ever!

Those intrusive pop-up ads that slow down our browsers and bounce the content we want to read are by most accounts, insufferable. Knowing that, developers have created ad blocker extensions to help with this annoying and potentially harmful web surfing issue.

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Top Phishing Scams Continue To Improve And Grow

Much to our dismay, cybercrooks keep finding ways to better the phishing tools they have and find other ways to include new and sneakier methods of thievery.

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Reduce Your Chances of Getting Scammed

In today's connected world, nearly everyone has a story where they have been targeted by a scam and either that person or someone they know have lost money to scams. 

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Phishing Emails Warn of a Suspicious Login From Russia

Researchers at Malwarebytes warn that a phishing campaign is informing users that someone logged into their account from an IP address in Moscow.

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Credential Stuffers Compromise More Than 100K Accounts

Credential stuffing is a cyber-attack in which stolen user credentials and corresponding passwords are used with brute force to make automated login requests. The stolen user credentials are typically from data breaches that could have happened recently...

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Storing Passwords In Your Browser…It’s Convenient, BUT Very Risky Too

Most of us know that password fatigue can lead to security mishaps and that creating a safe and secure entrance into our personal or work accounts can be a real challenge. Fortunately, security experts also know that safe password use has long been a problem...

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