Prince Charming: The Valentine’s Day scammer

Online dating has transformed from being a modest, underused and ‘hush hush’ concept – with a pinch of embarrassment – to a mainstream, popular and transformative entity. As a Pew Research Center survey from 2013 revealed, it has “lost much of its stigma”. Looking for love in the 21st century? It’s possibly a click and … More Prince Charming: The Valentine’s Day scammer

You can’t wire love (and other Valentine’s Day online romance scams)

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and romance is in the air. Love is also blooming online, but sadly, so are romance scams. We have covered romantically-themed online scams in the past. These include attempts to spread malware through Valentine-themed links on social media, search engine poisoning, phony gift cards, and fake e-greeting cards. Today we … More You can’t wire love (and other Valentine’s Day online romance scams)

Valentine’s Day Scams: For the love of money

Scam artists and cybercriminals are looking to turn romance into profit now that Valentine’s Day approaches, possibly taking over your computer in the process. According to ESET researchers in Latin America, we can expect the quest for love to be leveraged as an effective social engineering ploy to enable the bad guys to infect unsuspecting … More Valentine’s Day Scams: For the love of money