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How To Avoid Apple Support Scams

By now, many of us are familiar with the concept of phishing – a form of internet fraud where scammers attempt to gain access to our personal information by using fake content as bait to get us to divulge this information to them. Vishing – voice phishing – is the same concept but instead of […]

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What Are Sextortion Email Scams And How You Can Avoid Them?

As time goes on, scammers are becoming smarter and smarter. Unfortunately, this means that scams are becoming more targeted, and much more threatening in tone, such as the latest wave of sextortion email scams. While we may not fall for every scam that lands in our inbox nowadays, emails that contain our personal details are […]

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Online Military Romance Scams: What You Need To Know

With the internet being so easily accessible these days, millions of people turn to online dating sites or social media to find a potential love interest. Unfortunately, instead of finding love, many people are falling victim to online romance scams where unsuspecting people are giving away money to people who are pretending to be someone […]

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CyberSecurity 101: Protecting Your Online Information

With the rise of the information age, social media, and ever-growing technology innovation, education about cybersecurity and how to protect your personal information is eminently beneficial for everyone that uses the internet. Large corporations spend billions of dollars each year on cybersecurity software and services to avoid a cyber hack and ensure the protection of important […]

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Social Media Scam: Hijacking Facebook Interest Pages

If you’ve logged onto Facebook in the past few months to find Johnny Depp pushing junk-news websites or “love” hocking banking services on your activity feed, you’re looking at one of the newest social media scams. Scammers have hijacked unclaimed Facebook interest pages, usurping their followers and pushing revenue-generating advertisements through them, which you are […]

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The Latest In Cryptocurrency Scams

Cryptocurrency is digital money (i.e. all online), meaning that it is instant, largely unregulated and subject to volatile changes in value.  This opens the door for many cryptocurrency scams.  Below is a list of the latest cryptocurrency scams to be aware of if you plan on stepping into the cryptocurrency market. The Latest Cryptocurrency Scams […]

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Virtual Kidnapping Scams

When a scammer pretends to hold someone hostage to convince their victims to pay a ransom fee in exchange for their loved one’s release, it’s called a virtual kidnapping scam. Due to advancements in technology, personal information is readily available online. Like phishing, perpetrators can gather various personal details about someone using the internet, like […]

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New Email Scams That Are Waiting In Your Inbox

As people become more aware of the latest phishing scams and trends, scammers are adapting and creating new methods to trick you into giving away personal credentials. This is why it is important to keep up to date with the latest trends. Luckily, Anti-Fraud news is on the prowl, and we have identified some of the […]

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Common Used Car Scams You Need To Avoid

Used car sales have bloomed onto various online trading sites, much like any other asset, as we can all agree that it is convenient to shop online. But when you enter the online market, the risk of being scammed arises, especially when you buy directly from the car’s owner or used car sales lot, rather than a reputable […]

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Digital Video Ad Fraud Squeezes The Juice From Your Battery

By now you may have heard about digital video ad fraud even though you most probably haven’t done anything to protect yourself from it yet. Billions of dollars are lost to fraudsters annually, making it potentially the second largest organized crime syndicate of all time. The more you know about digital video ad fraud, the […]

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