Free console games on Instagram? Not exactly…

Take a look at some fake “free game” sites found on Instagram. Anyone with children in their family who can’t get enough of freebies online may want to gently steer them away from the below. Everyone from PS4 to Nintendo gamers are potential targets.

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iPad error? Windows fakeout

This bogus error site can’t decide if Windows or an iPad is at risk. Given the URL, you’d expect to see some sort of iPad related shenanigans taking place – an interesting twist on the well worn theme of tech support scams.

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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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