Online Scams

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Don't let charity scams steal your holiday cheer!
As the holidays approach, many of us are feeling the spirit of giving and looking for ways to spread cheer to those less fortunate. But beware! Scammers are lurking, ready to take advantage of good intentions.
January 17, 2024·5 min read
Fires, hurricanes, other disasters are opportunities for scams
When people are at their lowest, criminals go even lower. The dark side of disasters: where scammers prey on those who are most vulnerable.
January 05, 2024·4 min read
13 WhatsApp scams to know and avoid in 2024
Watch out for WhatsApp scams while you chat with family and friends online. Learn about common WhatsApp scams and how to avoid them.
December 22, 2023·11 min
How to protect yourself this holiday shopping season
Explore this special holiday release of the Norton Cyber Safety Insights Report to learn how to protect yourself while holiday shopping.
December 07, 2023·4 min read
Phictionary – the phishing dictionary every digital citizen should read
Phictionary is a guide to phishing attacks with a dictionary twist that exposes real-life examples of scams to help people proactively identify fraudulent communications.
July 11, 2023·3 min
Clone phishing: What it is and how to prevent it
Clone phishing is a technique that scammers use to steal your information. Our guide describes how it works, gives examples, and teaches you how to prevent it.
September 13, 2022·4 min read
New study finds 8 social media phishing attacks
Are you active on social media? You could be a target for social media phishing attacks designed to steal your private information.
July 26, 2022·3 min read
Everything you need to know about social engineering attacks
Once you understand what social engineering is and how it works you can use that knowledge to defend yourself.
March 14, 2022·4 min read
DocuSign phishing emails: 4 signs of an attack, and how to protect yourself
Electronic signature service DocuSign has warned consumers about new phishing campaigns. Here’s help in avoiding scams.
March 09, 2022·4 min read
Identity theft: Five tips to help protect your identity
Find out how neuroscience helps cybercriminals earn money and what simple things you can do to protect yourself.
February 02, 2022·4 min read
The 5 most popular online scams to be aware of in 2020
Unsure if you're on a scam website? We've rounded up the most popular 2020 online scams you need to know about.
August 18, 2020·3 min read
How to spot online scareware scams
Today’s cybercriminals are more creative than ever, using continually-evolving techniques to worm their way into the computers (and wallets) of unsuspecting victims around the globe.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
How to recognize and avoid tech support scams
A tech support scam is a form of Internet fraud that is currently gaining momentum on the Internet. The scam implements social engineering and fear tactics in order to get the victim to take the bait.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
Protecting yourself from online shopping scams
Constant connectivity to the Internet has improved our lives by leaps and bounds. From booking dinner reservations and buying movie tickets to keeping in touch with long-distance friends and finding the perfect gifts, the web offers a wealth of information.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
What is phishing? How to recognize and avoid phishing scams
Phishing scammers want your personal information. Learn how to help protect yourself against phishing scams
August 08, 2018·2 min read
How to protect against phishing scams
Phishing is an online con game, and phishers are nothing more than tech-savvy con artists. In a typical phishing scam, phishers send out emails, which appear to come from a legitimate company, in an attempt to scam users into providing private information that will be used for identity theft.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
11 social media threats and scams to watch out for
We post, share and comment on them but have you heard of the 11 big social media threats and scams that you need to watch out for?
August 08, 2018·3 min read
Top 5 social media scams
We’re wired to be social creatures, and sites like Twitter and Facebook have capitalized on this to great success.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
How to report a scam website
Tips on how to report a scam website.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
Social engineering scams on social media
Nobody likes being manipulated—and that’s exactly what happens to people when they fall victim to social engineering scams online. In addition to using more sophisticated malware, ransomware, and viruses, online criminals have become increasingly aware of the use and power psychology plays in weaving believable online fiction.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
Tell-tale signs your online date may be an online fraud
How to spot the warning signs that your online date could be a fraudster.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
DocuSign phishing emails: 4 signs of an attack, and how to protect yourself
Electronic signature service DocuSign has warned consumers about new phishing campaigns. Here’s help in avoiding scams.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
Protect yourself from mobile scams
With copycat apps growing on official app stores, it’s harder than ever to know whether an app you’re downloading is genuine.
August 08, 2018·2 min read

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