There’s no sugarcoating it: That online sugar daddy may be a scammer

The bitter truth about how fraudsters dupe online daters in this new twist on romance fraud The world is a confusing and lonely place sometimes. Police and security experts have been out in force for years warning lonely hearts not to fall for the romance fraudsters whose schemes cost victims more than US$950 million in 2021 alone. But have … More There’s no sugarcoating it: That online sugar daddy may be a scammer

When love hurts: Watch out for romance scams this Valentine’s Day

Don’t be the next victim – spot the signs of a faux romance in time and send that scammer ‘packing’. It is a truth universally acknowledged that we’re all looking for a special someone to share our lives with. Some of us are lucky enough to find that person. For the rest, the search goes … More When love hurts: Watch out for romance scams this Valentine’s Day

Another email scam as Gaeilge is doing the rounds

An email in Irish, coming from a South Korean email address, claims the sender has a video of the receiver viewing pornography and will make it public unless paid €1200 in bitcoin. These sort of “sextortion” letters are nothing new, we’ve warned about several like this and this before, but we’re always excited to see … More Another email scam as Gaeilge is doing the rounds

Think before you scan: How fraudsters can exploit QR codes to steal money

QR codes are all the rage and scammers have taken notice. Look out for dangers lurking behind those little black-and-white squares. QR codes are having a moment. The humble squares may have been around since 1994, but it wasn’t until the COVID-19 era that they became a truly household name. These days, you can spot … More Think before you scan: How fraudsters can exploit QR codes to steal money