Archive for month: August, 2015

Dropbox users targeted by new phishing scam

27 Aug
August 27, 2015

Better Business Bureau put an end to a fraudulent website this week after the site sent a phishing email, closely resembling one which would be sent by the FBI with a document stored in Dropbox, but ultimately turned out to be malware. Read more →

The 5 most alarming Bitcoin scams

21 Aug
August 21, 2015

The recent rise of Bitcoin as a token of purchase has opened new opportunities and markets for those who now trade in the online currency.

Whilst Bitcoin has certainly ignited a number of controversies, mostly in regards to the lack of online security and/or the lack of taxable tangibility, perhaps the most alarming concerns refer to the number of scams that potentially victimize bitcoin traders. Therefore, it would be wise to develop a fundamental understanding of the most common, and perhaps the most dangerous scams that currently exist to take advantage of potential victims.  Read more →

New scams arise from Windows 10 release

19 Aug
August 19, 2015

Scammers are masquerading as Microsoft technicians while offering to help people upgrade to Windows 10. Read more →

New scam costs victim €38,000

07 Aug
August 7, 2015

2015 is proving to be the ‘year of scams’ as another major scam has been reported. Read more →

3 top tips to keep youngsters safe from scams

05 Aug
August 5, 2015

Previously, we’ve covered how to protect the elderly and what they should look out for – but what about the younger generation? Read more →

5 tips to avoid the No.1 scam in America

03 Aug
August 3, 2015

The largest type of scam uses an older technology that you have in your home right now. You guessed it! It’s the phone scam. Here’s 5 rules to avoid the number 1 scam in America:  Read more →