Tech support scammers abuse native ad and content provider Taboola to serve malvertising (updated)

See how scammers redirected visitors from MSN to their tech support scam page in this latest malvertising campaign.

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FTC providing partial refunds for Advanced Tech Support victims

Last month, the FTC announced the recovery of 10 million dollars from Advanced Tech Support. If you were a victim of ATS, also known as Inbound Call Experts (ICE), you might be able to get a partial refund of what they scammed from you.

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Crowdsourced fraud and kickstarted scams

Crowdsourced funding opportunities via Kickstarter, Patreon, and GoFundMe have removed many structural roadblocks for people to access capital quickly and conveniently. But they’ve also lowered the barrier to entry for many very old scams. So how do you tell the difference between a great cause or project to contribute to and a digital confidence scam? Let us take a look at pitfalls on two crowdfunding platforms.

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Nigerian scams without the Nigerians

Many in the United States are familiar with Nigerian scams, but what kind of scams are going on in non-English countries? Take a look at the Chinese version – the seminar scam.

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Do I have Malwarebytes or a tech support scam?

A lot of companies don’t make it all too clear who their tech support is. Given the wide variety in how legitimate companies handle their support, how can you tell the difference between tech support and a tech support scam? We point out how to differentiate us from a tech support scammer.

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