Online Scams

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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
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
5 online habits that could expose you to cybercrime – are you doing them?

5 online habits that could expose you to cybercrime – are you doing them?

August 08, 2018·4 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
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
Online shopping this Christmas? This is why you need trusted protection

Tips for safe online shopping this Christmas.

August 08, 2018·2 min read
How to report a scam website

Tips on how to report a scam website.

August 08, 2018·3 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
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
Avoiding ransomware scams on social media

Ransomware is a form of malware that allows cybercriminals to hold your PC, or files on it, for ransom. This is typically much worse than your average spyware or spam, as the crooks behind the ransomware can ask for a great deal of money.

August 08, 2018·2 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
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
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
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
Top 5 social media scams

Social media sites like twitter and facebook have a dark side. Phishing requests are a common ploy by cybercriminals. Beware of blindly clicking on shortened URLs. Check your antivirus and anti-spyware protection.

August 08, 2018·3 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
Scamming 2022 style: The email trap

Email scammers used to rely above all on the good faith of their victims – now they’re turning to much more ruthless methods.

April 21, 2022·4 min read
Teach your kids to avoid online scams

Surfing the Internet means possible exposure to online scams. Learn the basics to teach your kids to avoid scams online.

August 08, 2018·2 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
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
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
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
Coronavirus phishing emails: How to protect against COVID-19 scams

Scammers are using phishing emails to profit from the coronavirus outbreak. Learn how to help avoid getting scammed.

August 08, 2018·3 min read
5 tips to protect yourself from online travel booking scams

Thanks to the Internet, booking travel online is simple. But as your ideas of a spring break or summer vacation take shape, remember to be cautious when making reservations online.

August 08, 2018·4 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 neuroscience of phishing attacks

Find out how neuroscience helps cybercriminals earn money and what simple things you can do to protect yourself.

November 22, 2021·3 min read

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