Archive for month: April, 2016

Apple ID expiry scam

26 Apr
April 26, 2016

If you have received a text message appearing to be from Apple, telling you your Apple ID is due to expire today, it’s a scam! This is an example of a phishing scam which is currently circulating in the form of a text message, which is not actually sent by Apple Support. The scam tries to trick iPhone users into sharing their username and passwords. If you see a message like this, then you should just delete it and avoid opening the link. Read more →

Hackers only need your phone number

19 Apr
April 19, 2016

Hackers have once again proven that regardless of how many security precautions someone takes, all a hacker needs to track their location and pry on their phone calls and texts is their phone number.

The hack, first proven in 2014 at a hacker convention in Hamburg by Karsten Nohl, a German security researcher, has been exposed as still being active by Nohl over a year later for CBS’s 60 Minutes. Read more →

Over-50s risk pension scams as they avoid financial advice

12 Apr
April 12, 2016

Research shows the threat of fraud towards those reaching retirement who refuse to seek expert guidance is worryingly high as it’s revealed that almost 9 in 10 people cannot spot common signs of a pensions scam. Read more →

Fraudsters in £6,000 mobile banking scam

05 Apr
April 5, 2016

A new sting has come to the attention of deVere Group Scams, after a managing director at a small internet provider had £6,000 stolen from his Nationwide account.

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