A popular trend in phishing scams is the unsolicited gift card prize offer. Malicious scammers pose as legitimate companies, like Amazon or Apple, and send convincing offers to their targets. They claim the target has the chance to win a valuable gift card, but they’ll need to act now if they want to win. Clicking […]
If you happen upon a USB device while out in public, such as a flash drive, do not take it home and plug it into your computer. There’s no telling what could be on the device, such as malware or ransomware. In some cases, scammers will leave USB devices in places so that they’re found […]
Scammers may pose as cryptocurrency (virtual currency) tech support. Individuals in need of tech support may use online search engines to find technical support companies. Criminals pay to have their fraudulent tech support company’s link show higher in search results hoping victims will choose one of the top links in search results. The fraudulent support […]
If a recruiter messages or emails you, make sure they’re doing so from a legitimate account. If they reached out via email, check their handle to see if it’s from a corporate website. If not, ask them to email you from their company email address. If they refuse or don’t respond, it’s likely a scam. […]
If you’re expecting a delivery via mail or private carrier (e.g., FedEx, UPS, etc.), you probably track the package online or via text message to see if it’s delivered on time. Watch out for unexpected emails or SMS updates, especially if they ask you to make additional arrangements by supplying personally identifiable information – they’re […]
In this scam the criminal contacts the victim offering a refund for tech support services previously rendered. The scammer asks for access to the victim’s device and instructs the victim to login to their online bank account to process a refund. As a result, the criminal gains control of the victim’s device and bank account. […]
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