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Posts Tagged ‘Scams’

OFT to invest £4.5bn in fraud protection campaign

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is to invest £4.5m ($7m) in protecting British citizens from fraudulent activity online, it has been announced. (more…)

Phishers target Christmas shoppers

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Phishing attacks saw a dramatic increase in December according to one group of researchers, with cyber criminals looking to capitalise on the seasonal increase in Christmas shoppers. (more…)

Gizmodo latest victim of malware ad scam

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Online gadget site Gizmodo was forced to apologise earlier this week after it was revealed that some banner advertisements on the site were infected with malicious software. (more…)

Nigeria clamps down on 419 scammers

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Nigeria is undertaking a huge crackdown on internet scammers in a plan to take the country out of the world’s top ten for online scams. (more…)

The 10 Most Common Internet Scams and How to Avoid Them

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

There are more than a billion people worldwide who are now logging on to browse the web. People use the internet for all kinds of things; to stay in touch with family on the other side of the world, to do their Christmas shopping, not to mention those who work in the online industry. (more…)

Spam – why is it still a problem?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

We all know the scene. You open up your email account and the first job that’s presented to you is to wade through the latest collection of spam emails in an attempt to find a message of any value at all.

You’ve probably also thought to yourself on more than one occasion “who actually buys this stuff?” Of course, there must be somebody who responds to these messages, that’s why you’re getting them right? (more…)

Third of users admit to responding to spam

Friday, July 17th, 2009

A third of computer users have admitted to responding to spam email messages, according to a new report. (more…)

Scammers target financial brands in recession

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Online scammers are taking advantage of the global economic downturn and targeting those who have been affected by the recession, according to a new report. (more…)

Experts warn spammers could attack after Jackson tragedy

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Security experts are warning computer users to be prepared for potential spam and phishing attacks following the surprise death of pop star Michael Jackson. (more…)

Facebook users targeted by advance-fee fraudsters

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Facebook users are being warned to be vigilant after it was revealed that Nigerian scammers are infiltrating user accounts in an attempt to extort thousands from “friends”. (more…)