Cyber Monday, a day to look forward to for all those anticipating some of the best online shopping deals around, has proven to also bring about a less-than-satisfactory side.
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Emails consisting of fake job applications are the newest scam trend this holiday season.
Last Friday, Facebook announced that it had been hacked and that at least 50m of its accounts had been compromised, due to a vulnerability which allowed attackers to steal automated log-in credentials.
Scams tend to increase at this time of year, so it is best to keep an eye out for any red flags. Scam calls have become increasingly popular this year and are only expected to worsen, as reported on CNBC.
International students should all be made aware of the recent trend in scams: Students being contacted by fraudsters who threaten them and ask for a sum of money.
In yet another elaborate phone scam, a Kent resident was targeted and coerced to pay up nearly $600.
A terrifying scam is circulating in Australia – Targeting foreign university students, particularly those who are Chinese and Taiwanese, as well as their families.
Australian telecommunications company Telstra has fallen victim to a newly-surfaced scam.
New Zealanders have been targeted by a new scam in which callers pretend they are police and tell people they are being investigated by the IRD (Inland Revenue) for not paying taxes, proceeding to threaten to arrest those who do not pay up.
One of the latest scams utilises commonly used tactics and methods most of us have, at some point, experienced – however, the scam is still an efficient one which manages to fool plenty.