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  • Watch Out For These 7 Christmas Internet Scams
    Every year, as Christmas draws near, cybercriminals tend to ramp up their nefarious activities.

    Published: December 5, 2016



  • Telstra “Re-Evaluate My Account” Phishing Scam
    Email purporting to be from Australian telecommunications giant, Telstra, claims that the company has noticed unauthorised activity on your account and you must click a link to re-evaluate your personal Telstra account.

    Published: December 4, 2016

  • Mitsubishi Mirage Giveaway Facebook Scam
    Facebook Page calling itself “Mitsubishi 2016” claims that, “for the first time in Facebook History”, you can win a Mitsubishi Mirage just by liking the Page, sharing the prize promotion post, and adding a comment specifying what colour car you would like should you win.

    Published: December 4, 2016

  • What Is Facebook Cloning And How Can I Protect Myself From It?
    In this report, I explain what Facebook cloning is and discuss some strategies for minimizing your risk of having your Facebook account cloned.

    Published: December 2, 2016

  • Bank of America Debt Payment Request Malware Email
    Rather threatening email purporting to be from the Lending Division at Bank of America claims that you have not made any debt payments for the last three months and should click a link to view a full report about the issue.

    Published: December 1, 2016

  • “6 Beautiful Diamond Rings” Facebook Giveaway Scam
    Facebook post claims that you can get a chance to win one of six beautiful diamond rings just by sharing the post, liking the associated Facebook Page, and adding the comment “RING”. The post includes a video clip depicting the six rings.

    Published: December 1, 2016

  • Do NOT Send Christmas Cards for Recovering Soldiers to Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    Circulating message claims that people can send Christmas cards to recovering soldiers in the UK via the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

    Published: November 30, 2016

  • Bank of Montreal “New Authentication Service” Phishing Scam
    Email purporting to be from the Bank of Montreal (BMO) claims that your card has not been enrolled in the bank’s new authentication service. It warns that you will not be able to use your card until you click a link to enrol.

    Published: November 30, 2016

  • “Get Free JetBlue Air Tickets” Facebook Survey Scam
    Circulating Facebook post claims that you can click to get two free tickets to fly anywhere courtesy of US-based airline JetBlue.

    Published: November 30, 2016

  • Stolen Christmas Lights Facebook Joke Post
    Message circulating on Facebook is supposedly addressed to someone who attempted to steal Christmas lights from the house of the person who posted the message but inadvertently left his or her phone behind while still logged into Facebook.

    Published: November 30, 2016

  • “Negligent Driving” Infringement Notice Malware Email
    “Infringement Notice” email claims that you have received a fine for negligent driving and should click a link to view photo proof of the incident.

    Published: November 30, 2016

  • “HSBC Safeguard Update” Phishing Scam
    Email purporting to be from UK banking group HSBC claims that you must click a button to allow HSBC Safeguard to protect your account from financial crime and online fraud.

    Published: November 24, 2016

  • Contemptible and Exploitive “Share if You’re Not Ashamed of Me” Facebook Scams
    Various Facebook posts that feature photographs of young people with disabilities beg you to share to prove that you are not ashamed of the pictured youngsters. Other versions claim that nobody likes the people depicted in the images because they are disabled and, therefore, nobody will share their posts.

    Published: November 23, 2016

  • Fake ISP “Spam Mailout” Notifications Contain Locky Ransomware
    Email purporting to be from “ISP Support” claims that your ISP has received spam mailouts from your address recently and urges you to open an attached file to view a log of the supposed spam messages.

    Published: November 23, 2016

  • “Important Message From Apple” Phishing Scam
    “Important message” purporting to be from Apple claims that the company has added security to your Apple ID and you must click a link to fill out a short questionnaire. The email warns that Apple could no longer guarantee the security of your account if you do not comply with the request.

    Published: November 23, 2016

  • “Jeep Grand Cherokee Giveaway” Facebook Scam
    Circulating Facebook post claims that a Facebook Page called “4×4 Warehouse” has decided to give away 5 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT’s “for the first time in Facebook history”.

    Published: November 20, 2016

  • US Powerball “Free $1 Million Jackpot” Facebook Survey Scam
    Facebook Page called “US Powerball” claims that you can get a chance to win a one million dollar jackpot by liking, sharing, and commenting on a promotional post and then clicking a link to enter.

    Published: November 20, 2016

  • “Get a Free $80 ShopRite Coupon” Facebook Scam
    Circulating Facebook post claims that you can click to get a free $80 coupon from supermarket chain, ShopRite.

    Published: November 19, 2016

  • Stranded Traveller Scams
    Email that was supposedly sent by a friend claims that he or she is stranded without money or papers in a foreign land because of a robbery. The email, which comes from your friend’s real email account, asks if you can send funds urgently to help the stranded friend return home.

    Updated: November 19, 2016

  • “New Secure Document” Macro Malware Email
    “Confidential” email claims that you have received a new secure document and should open a Microsoft Word attachment to read it. The message notes that, because the document is encrypted, you will need to use the “enable editing” option to decode it.

    Published: November 19, 2016

  • Email Exceeded Storage Limit Phishing Scam
    Email claims that you have exceeded the storage limit for your mailbox and, therefore, your email account will be closed if you do not click a link to increase your storage capacity.

    Updated: November 18, 2016

  • 1954 Home Computer Hoax
    Caption accompanying a widely circulated image claims that the picture depicts how scientists in 1954 imagined a home computer set-up would look in 2004.

    Updated: November 17, 2016

  • Qantas $95 Survey Phishing Scam
    Email claims that Australian airline Qantas is conducting a survey to gather opinions from customers and will pay you $95 for participating. It instructs you to click a link to fill in the survey and claim your reward.

    Published: November 14, 2016

  • “Your Amazon Order Cannot be Shipped” Phishing Scam Email
    Email purporting to be from Amazon claims that there was a problem processing your order so it cannot be shipped until you click a link to confirm your account.

    Published: November 14, 2016

  • Netflix “Sorry To Say Goodby” Phishing Scam Email
    Email purporting to be from Netflix claims that the company has cancelled your account. It invites you to click a link if you have changed your mind and would like to continue your membership.

    Published: November 13, 2016




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