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Instagram scams

Don’t be fooled by these insidious Instagram DM phishing scams

March 29th, 2021

From robocalls to spam texts to mysterious login attempts, account security is as important now as it has ever been. You should be doing everything in your power to keep your online accounts safe and to avoid any blatant scams. The big problem is that not all scams are as obvious as a call telling …

Amazon Scam

Beware this scam involving fake Amazon and UPS messages

December 22nd, 2020

Consumers are flocking to online shopping in record numbers this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Scammers and hackers have been trying to take advantage of this by sending fake messages from companies like Amazon, DHL, and UPS. Some messages seek to obtain sensitive financial information via phishing techniques while others aim to install malware. …

Apple phishing

iPhone owners are much more likely to be targeted by phishing scams

April 14th, 2020

Web phishing attacks are on the rise, and thanks to brand loyalty and especially iPhone fans, attempts to scam Apple consumers are among the most common brand-related phishing attempts. That’s according to a new report from Check Point Research, which finds that Apple was the brand most often the subject of web phishing attempts during …

Phishing Scams

Phishing scams keep getting smarter, making them difficult to spot

January 10th, 2019

It’s a sad reality that phishing scams are becoming increasingly sophisticated, often making it hard for even savvy users to differentiate between legitimate messages and ones designed to abscond with sensitive personal and financial information. Just a few days ago, for example, we covered an iPhone phishing scam that manages to trick users into thinking …

Netflix phishing email scam

Don’t fall for this clever Netflix phishing email scam

September 22nd, 2018

People are used to phishing emails from Nigerian princes and Western Union by now, but it’s not only financial institutions that get impersonated by scammers. Because the average person sucks at security and re-uses the same password across many sites, login credentials for seemingly-boring things like Netflix can also reap rewards for hackers. An alert …