Recipe for success: tech support scammers zero in via paid search

We take a deep dive into the recently reported Azure-hosted tech support scam pages, identifying this as one of the most successful scam campaigns in use today.

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Sextortion emails: They’re probably not watching you

Yes, those sextortion email scams using old passwords are still making the rounds. How can you spot a real sextortion attempt from an empty threat? And when should you report to authorities? Read on to find out.

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Cybercrime tactics & techniques Q2 2018

The last quarter is likely the last hurrah of the campaigns and attacks we’ve been seeing over the last 6 months. What comes next may completely change the game. Check out our latest Cybercrime Tactics & Techniques report to find out more about what you may encounter next quarter.

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A conversation with America Geeks

We first published on tech scammers America Geeks back in 2015 and again in 2016. This time, they opened a help ticket with us, requesting we take down our blog post—which warranted a phone call. Read on to learn how our conversation with America Geeks went.

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Online security tips for Valentine’s Day: how to beat the cheats

Love is in the air, and so are the hopes of scammers wanting to make a quick buck at your expense. Shore up your digital defenses this Valentine’s Day with a look at some of the common problem areas.

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Fake DHS email – “Give us $350 in the next 24 hours”

Every now and then, we see the 419 “Hitman deployed to kill you” missive doing the rounds. This time, we have a fake DHS notification telling you to pay a $350 fee within 24 hours – or else.

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More phishy sponsored tweets

Watch out: sponsored Tweets leading to phishing pages are doing the rounds once more. We take a look at the latest phishing scam being pushed to unsuspecting Twitter users, and show how the scammers are after a double-whammy of login credentials and credit card information.

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The Bank of “We Have No Idea What We’re Doing”

Even an amateur hour scam can cause a financial loss. Here’s an example of one such 419 scam.

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Avoid this “Casino Online Promotion” 419 Scam

Winning lottery numbers for a contest you never took part in? Yep, that’ll be a scam…

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“Reply to Scammers”, they said. “It’ll be fun”, they said

The author of a book about stringing along email scammers thinks we should all have a go. But what are the risks?

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