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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Avoid this “Authorize your Twitter account” phishing scam

Scammers send a well known verified account a “Please authorize this app to become verified” message. Confusion follows.

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“Good luck with your games!”

I’ve seen some amazing claims of security in place on scam sites down the years, alongside dazzling statements with regards how a “free stuff” or “hack an account” service is designed to work at all costs. This, however, is not one of them…

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Email spoofing

Email spoofing basically comes down to sending emails with a false sender address. This can be used in various ways by threat actors.

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