08/04/2013, Now here is some depressing news to start off the week with – a woman in Australia picked up a couple of iPhones after she posted an advertisement on a website, only to find out after dropping $1,300 for what she thought were two iPhones, ended up with a couple of boxes with one apple each inside. The Herald Sun reported that the core of an agreement was reached between […]
10/03/2012, The FTC today froze the assets of 14 companies involved in a long-term scam. These companies, usually based in India, cold-called up English-speaking consumers posing as a representative of a major tech company, such as Microsoft, Symantec (makers of Norton Antivirus), and Dell. Using the credibility that they stole posing as representatives of a tech company, they told the marks that their PCs (usually Windows) were infected with nasty malware. […]
11/22/2011, “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” I guess plenty of people fall under the first category each and every single minute with the number of phishing scams and e-mails that are sent to inboxes worldwide, and if you are an Xbox Live user, then might we caution you to be on extra alert as some folks have already been scammed by a fake email. […]
10/11/2011, A new Twitter phishing scam has been on the rise recently, and this time it takes the form of a direct message from hijacked accounts sending out concerned messages to its followers. The messages are something along the lines of: “I saw a real bad blog about you, you seen this?” with a shortened URL for you to click on. Clicking on it won’t do anything nasty right away, but […]
10/06/2011, Tragedy struck yesterday when the tech world lost an iconic visionary known as Steve Jobs. While most of the world paid respects and held tributes to the man, heartless scammers decided to take advantage of the situation with a brand new ploy. Some scammers have set up a website at the URL: stevejobsfuneral.com, which attempts to collect email addresses by luring people into a contest to win a MacBook Pro […]
10/03/2011, The new iPhone is less than a day away from being announced and many people will be keen on picking one up. Well, some folks have decided to take advantage of this fact and have been sending out emails with a link to download malware in the form of an “iPhone 5GS” advertisement, promising to get you one delivered to your door by Friday. To the trained eye and most […]
09/23/2011, Yes, the closed beta for Diablo 3 has started, and it’s no secret that everybody is interested in getting an invite. Well, some scammers have decided to use the Diablo 3 hype as an opportunity to phish for some account details of Battle.net users. An email has been circulating around from a spoofed email address of email@example.com with a message about the recipient being selected for the Diablo 3 beta […]
09/22/2011, If you’ve recently noticed links on Facebook or Twitter about the death of Lady Gaga in a hotel room, don’t start panicking – she’s not dead. However some scammers have decided to use her fame as a way to spread a new scam. Clicking on the link lands you on a Facebook page which asks you to “Pay With A Tweet” (a legitimate app that grants you access to stuff […]
08/30/2011, If you’re living in Grand Prairie, Texas, or plan on visiting, police are warning those in the area to keep an eye out for a scam involving Apple’s iPad. Given the popular nature of the iPad 2, it’s really no surprise that there would be scams involving the tablet, although we think that with this scam it’s kind of a no-brainer that you would be able to avoid it.
08/26/2011, Apple announced its intentions to replace MobileMe with iCloud earlier this year at the WWDC 2011, and not long after that, phishing scams taking advantage of this update started to rise. While it wasn’t so huge back then, it looks like those phishing scams have started to rise again, according to a report from MacRumors.
07/01/2011, AVG has just issued new warning to all Skype users, informing them about the recent rise in Vishing attacks. In case you were wondering what “Vishing” was (don’t worry, I was too before I read the warning), it is a new form of attack that’s been plaguing users of the popular VoIP service. It is basically a voice variation of the common phishing scam.
03/31/2011, Cloudmark, a security provider has just posted about a new phishing scam trying to pass off as an Adobe Acrobat website. It arrives in the form of an email telling users to upgrade their version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to the full version of Adobe Acrobat. When they click on the link in the email, it brings them to a site with the name “adobe” in the domain name, giving […]
02/04/2011, How often do you hear about criminals behind bars committing crimes out of prison while still behind bars? Not very often. An inmate from the Rikers Island prison managed to mastermind a scam to forge credit cards that were used to buy over $1 million worth of iPads and Apple computers. The prisoner, Shaheed Bilal, instructed his girlfriend and 3 younger brothers on how to encode the magnetic strips on […]
08/26/2010, Every generation has its fair share of people who are gullible enough to believe that there is a free lunch – only to find out the painful way later on that they have been conned. Well, you might have spotted a message on Facebook or Twitter which offers a free iPad, and we would suggest you avoid this like a plague since this scam that spreads through hacked accounts will […]