Soldiering on: the $5.6 million 419 scam

419 scams most commonly drop into your mailbox, but they do occasionally appear via other channels such as snail mail and social media. Today we’re going to take a look at an angle seemingly beloved of scammers everywhere – a specific character type clung to down the years for no other reason than to cheat people out of their money.

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Scammers sneak into customer support conversations on Twitter

We’ve looked at the social engineering tactic of inserting a fake account into a conversation with legitimate support channels in the past, and today – thanks to Techhelplist – we can observe another one, this time going after Natwest bank logins. See how Twitter scammers are trying to steer potential victims away from legitimate support channels to phishing websites.

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Explained: typosquatting [updated]

Typosquatting is a term you may have seen when reading about internet scams. In essence it relies on users making typing errors (typos) when entering a site or domain name.

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Advanced phishing tactics used to steal PayPal credentials

A new example was found of a phishing mail trying to get a hold of your PayPal login credentials by using a javascript sending them to a data_receiver_url

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Tech Support Impostors Part II: Where are They Now?

Last October, our own Jerome Segura uncovered a tech support scam trading on Malwarebytes’ good name. So half a year later, what happened to the perpetrators?

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