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Cash App scams

Cash App scams: Don’t fall for these tricks

July 7th, 2021

Among the many mobile apps that have surged in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic is Square Inc.’s popular Cash App, which easily facilitates the transfer of money between users. You may have seen this often on Twitter, for example. Someone is feeling particularly generous and asks people for their Cash App details so they can …

Phone scam

Beware: Scammers can hack you using nothing but a phone number

May 4th, 2021

I’m just about finished reading New York Times writer Nicole Perlroth’s fantastic new book, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends, in which she lifts up and turns over the rock of the global cyberwar arms race to show us all the nasty, wormy hackers and spies underneath who play around in that …

Roku TV

If you have a Roku player and see this message, report it right away

April 7th, 2021

With the number of Roku users now surpassing 51 million users, the platform has become an attractive target for scammers looking to take advantage of unsuspecting users. One of the more popular scams you should keep an eye out for involves a fraudulent activation page designed to steal sensitive personal information or solicit payment. As …

FedEx Scam Text

There’s a new FedEx text message scam that you need to know about

January 24th, 2020

The hard part about avoiding dangerous online and mobile scams is that scammers have become much more sophisticated in recent years. Whether it’s a phishing email purporting to be from Apple or a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, consumers need to remain as vigilant as ever when it comes to identifying seemingly …