A week in security (March 16 – 22)

A roundup of the previous week’s most notable security stories and events, including COVID-19-themed threats, child identity theft, and securely working from home.

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International students in UK targeted by visa scammers

Visa scammers are at it again, this time targeting Chinese international students in the UK. Learn how these scams work in order to steer clear, and advise others to do the same.

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Of princes and perpetrators: Beware of getting ensnared in 419 scams

More and more people around the world are sending fake Nigerian Prince emails and getting involved in 419 scams. The most recent Nigerian Prince arrest proves why getting involved is risky business, even for those who aren’t the masterminds.

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Children and young adults: the next-generation money mules

Money laundering predates the Internet. But today’s interconnectedness has made it a lot easier for criminals to lure unsuspecting users into becoming money mules. Their latest victims: children and young adults.

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Of scammers and cute puppies

We take a look at a cute puppy scam, in which criminals seek money for adorable dogs that don’t exist.

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“BMW Lottery Department” 419 Spam

Steer clear of mails from the “BMW Lottery Department”…

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