Facebook scams: Bad ads, bogus grants, and fake tickets lurk on social media giant

Despite the company’s efforts to clamp down on bad ads and bogus accounts, Facebook scams continue to run rampant. We highlight a few popular examples.

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Here are the most popular robocall scams and how to avoid them

We dip back into robocall scams, exploring some of the most popular tricks and tactics used to part people from their money and personal information.

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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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Nextdoor neighborhood app sends letters on its users’ behalf

The Nextdoor neighborhood app sends out snail mail letters to neighbors on behalf of its users. Is this a scam—or an ill-conceived marketing plan?

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QR code scam can clean out your bank account

QR code scams are still popular. We should learn to treat QR codes like we do any other unrecognizable URL: with suspicion on where it will take us.

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Good Twitter Samaritans accidentally prevent shoeshine scam

We take a look at how a shoeshine scam nearly took place in real life—until people online trying to help in one way, ended up assisting in quite another.

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Wall Street Market reported to have exit scammed

Users reported that Wall Street Market, a broadly-known cryptocurrency dark net market, has executed an exit scam, swindling millions from account holders in the process.

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Ellen DeGeneres giveaway scam spreading on social media

Scammers take aim at fans of Ellen DeGeneres with a bizarre chain of giveaways and free movie websites. Will anyone take the bait?

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Businesses: It’s time to implement an anti-phishing plan

If your organization doesn’t have an anti-phishing plan in place, it’s time to start thinking about one. Here’s what to tell your employees and customers about phishing attacks.

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Sextortion Bitcoin scam makes unwelcome return

A well-worn sextortion scam is back in user’s inboxes. We explain what to look for and why recipients shouldn’t panic.

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