100 channels and nothing on, except TV Licensing phishes

A recent bout of TV Licensing phishing emails promise British users a refund once they log in to a phony TV License website and provide payment details. Read on to see if you’ve been impacted.

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HMRC phish swipes email login, payment details

It isn’t tax season for UK (or US) residents, but that hasn’t deterred scammers from sending out an HMRC phish double whammy with a tight deadline attached.

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Liar, liar, pants on fire! Barclays phish claims cards explode

We feel compelled to relay the dire warning from this Barclays snail-mail letter, which we acquired through social media, therefore it must be true.

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Social media: A treasure trove of spam and scams

How do spammers know how to target you for scams? They use social media to produce the most convincing types of spam.

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Netflix phish claims your membership is on hold

We take a look at a new Netflix phish in circulation, using the time-honored trick of claiming the recipient is about to lose access unless they hand over some personal information.

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Panic attack: Apple scams apply pressure

We take a look at some of the many vaguely threatening/panic-inducing attempts by Apple scams to phish potential victims. Featuring emails, texts, and…Edward Snowden?!

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Facebook phishers want you to “Connect with Facebook”

Facebook phishers link from bogus landing pages hosted on sites(dot)google(dot)com URLs. What do they want? Your data.

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There’s a hole in my bucket: Bitcoin scams aim to exploit volatile market

The world of Bitcoin is ablaze with profit, speculation, and potential riches for all. Unfortunately, scammers are in on the action and will stop at nothing to relieve the unwary of their digital fortunes. What are the threats, and what can you do to stay safe?

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PayPal phish asks to verify transactions—don’t do it

We take a look at a batch of fake PayPal emails asking potential victims to visit a so-called resolution center to address unverified transactions.

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A week in security (November 13 – November 19)

Learn what happened in the world of security during the week of November 13 – November 19.

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