Have you ever used Internet Explorer and it suddenly crashed, generating an error report? The LA Times is reporting that residents are receiving calls from either “Microsoft Tech Support” or the “Windows Maintenance Department.”
If the person on the receiving end doesn’t figure out that the unsolicited phone call is a scam, he or she may give . . . → Read More: Microsoft House Calls Scam
Are some of your Facebook friends not really your friends? Cyber criminals are well aware of the social network, which attracts 900 million people and the ease with which you can get access to sensitive information. A DailyFinance article makes note of ways criminals use Facebook…
1. Facebook hackers mine through thousands of accounts with special tools . . . → Read More: How Criminals Use Facebook
Wouldn’t it be great to have all of your student loan debt forgiven? That is the premise behind a scam that financial aid officers are seeing, according to CBS. What makes things confusing is the fact that there are legitimate loan forgiveness programs, under special circumstances, such as military service. Below is a list of legitimate . . . → Read More: Student Loan Scam
Do you care what other people think about you? Would you be a little worried if someone started to post defamatory comments about you online, for the world to see? If so, ignore this Twitter direct message scam which goes something like this:
“Hey some person is saying horrible things about you”
The shortened url sends you to . . . → Read More: Twitter Direct Message Scam
There’s a very good chance that your cellphone number is somewhere on the internet. If it is, you may be getting a text to the tune of this one, which the author of this post received…
You have been randomly selected for 2 tickets for a limited showing of the new Beatles movies! (link)
The link points to . . . → Read More: Unsolicited Text Messaging
“I just got my hillbilly name! Hilarious!! Get your hillbilly name! CLICK –>”
If you click on the fraudulent link you’ll be taken to an app installation screen, which, if you click “Allow” will share the post with your friends, spreading the scam further.
Once you’ve shared the linked, the next page encourages you to buy . . . → Read More: I just got my hillbilly name! Hilarious!! Facebook Scam
How likely are you to check your e-mail, Facebook, or text message? Chances are, if you got a text message, you would take a look at it the second your received it.
According to Rio Grande Valley NBC, Walmart shoppers have been receiving the following text message: “You have been selected for a $1,000 Walmart gift card. . . . → Read More: Walmart SMISHING Text Message Scam…
From Sophos Blog
Summer is about to come and I finally took off these last 27 lbs. If you’re interested too, browse (link)
The aforementioned text comes after a picture of a slim model and the link points to a fake news site promoting a weight loss substance which is unlikely to help you lose any weight. . . . → Read More: Pinterest Diet Scams
Whether or not you like him, Justin Bieber has millions of fans, a fact which Facebook scammers are well aware of.
A recent Facebook scam claims that Justin Bieber was stabbed outside of a N.Y.C. nightclub, along with a picture showing the wounds. Clicking on the link will send you to a survey page, which earns commision . . . → Read More: Facebook Scam: Justin Bieber Stabbed by Crazed Fan
If you fall for an e-mail scam, you may spend a lot of time trying to get out of it. Fraudsters prey on emotions and often use the following words in the title of an e-mail scam…
Congratulations: It must be your lucky day!
Home: Makes you feel all good inside!
Work at home: Who doesn’t want to work . . . → Read More: Signs It’s a Scam in Your Inbox