What are some common ploys targeting PayPal users? Here’s what you should watch out for when using the popular payment service. PayPal is one of the key players in the field of online payment providers, operating as a payment processor for popular online marketplaces, auction websites, as well as other commercial sellers. Popular brands such … More How scammers target PayPal users and how you can stay safe
Email phishing scams are among the oldest threats we’ve been encountering and warning about. Also known as ‘419 scams’ (named after the section of the Nigerian Criminal Code dealing with fraud) or ‘advance-fee scams’, they usually promise the victim a large sum of money, but they have to pay a bunch of ‘fees’ to the scammers … More Email phishing is old, but not dead
Every so often I find myself dealing with a blog comment by someone claiming to offer a blank ATM card that can be used to hack any ATM to get an unlimited supply of free money. And every time I wonder whether I ought to blog about it, but it’s never seemed a high priority. … More Scamming the would-be scammer
ESET Ireland encounters an interesting phishing scammer on DoneDeal. A couple of years ago, ESET Ireland has already covered some of this scamming in Scammers looking for victims on DoneDeal.ie. This time around one of our own employees had a similar experience when selling his car online. Contacted through the website by someone calling himself … More Blair is a DoneDeal scammer
The Irish must be truly blessed with good fortune lately. Just a while ago it was British Prime Minister David Cameron emailing them with a notification they are owed millions by their treasury, but now an exiled elderly Irish lady on her deathbed is about to leave her late husband’s millions to some lucky person … More Elderly Irish millionaire in exile is leaving you millions?