How can people who didn’t grow up with technology protect themselves against some of the most common types of online fraud? The conventional thinking is that aging people tend to be at a higher risk of falling prey to scam artists than their children or grandchildren. Regardless of whether this is true or not, older people … More 5 scam prevention tips for seniors
The legal action, brought over alleged click injection fraud, is said to be among the first of its kind. Facebook announced this week that it is suing two Asia-based Android app developers over alleged ad fraud. The social network alleges that LionMobi, based in Hong Kong, and JediMobi, based in Singapore, made apps available on the Google … More Facebook hits two app developers with lawsuit
The fraudulent campaign is hosted by a domain that is home to yet more bogus offers pretending to come from other well-known brands. The fraudulent campaign is hosted by a domain that is home to yet more bogus offers pretending to come from other well-known brands. Recently, ESET researchers in Latin America received a message … More Scam impersonates WhatsApp, offers ‘free internet’
ESET researchers discover fraudulent schemes piggybacking on the popularity of the face-modifying tool FaceApp, using a fake “Pro” version of the application as a lure. The latest hype around the FaceApp application has attracted scammers who want to make a quick profit. The FaceApp application, which offers various face-modifying filters, is available for both Android and iOS. While the app … More With FaceApp in the spotlight, new scams emerge
Losses emanating from Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Email Account Compromise (EAC) scams reached nearly US$1.3 billion in 2018, which was nearly double the amount (US$675 million) lost in the year before, according to the annual Internet Crime Report (ICR) by the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The figure is based on over 20,300 BEC/EAC … More Business Email Compromise fraud losses almost doubled last year
ESET continues to warn users of fraudulent e-mail messages that seek to extort money, especially from people watching online pornographic videos. The attacker in the email claims they have hacked the intended victim’s device and has recorded the person while watching pornographic content. The email also asserts that the video has not only captured the … More ESET records a wave of multi-lingual e-mail based (s)extortion scams scaring victims into payment
And that’s on top of the heartache experienced by the tens of thousands of people who fall for romance scams each year. Last week, as couples all over the world celebrated Valentine’s Day, we highlighted the risks of romance fraud. Even with V-Day safely behind us, it’s important to remain on high alert for online dating … More How costly are sweetheart swindles?