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Beware of the Mystery Box Scam aka the Mystery Gift Box Auction, going around this week. It comes as an offer to purchase an item online with the possibility to get something more expensive or cheaper than the amount you paid. Here is how it works: read more

Taking advantage of Viber's great service and outreach to a broad audience of over one billion people, cybercrooks have created a variety of scams. Here is the Top 3: impersonation of admin, the lottery and the text message. read more

Beware of the Government Surplus Auctions Scam, going around in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. As everyone loves a good deal, scammers came up with tricks that make you believe you are in for a treat. read more

There is a new Amazon scam going on this week. What's scarier is that it's coming from Amazon Prime, which was supposed to be safer thanks to its 'A to Z Guarantee' feature. Here is how it works: read more

Amazon has over 200 million monthly users, offering also a little paradise for scammers. Here are four Amazon shipment scams, from the "Can't ship to your location" approach to the "Wrong shipping address" email. Read here: read more

Beware of the new Free iPhone 11 Pro scam going around these days. Read how it happens here, watch the video and educate yourself: read more

Have you heard of the WhatsApp Gold version? In the latest scam, WhatsApp users are reporting receiving a message encouraging them to switch to a premium version of the app named WhatsApp Gold, initially made for celebrities. read more

QR codes (Quick Response Codes) are scannable barcodes that direct smartphone users to certain websites or other downloadable content. Unfortunately, criminals are taking advantage of the situation and get victims to access the wrong page. read more

Using Skype much? Watch out for the latest scams, coming to you though phone calls you have on Skype! read more

In the PayPal Alert Scam, you receive an email claiming to be from PayPal, with the title subject: "PayPal Alert". You are informed that you just sent a payment to a company. read more

Beware of a new scam involving your Netflix membership, whether you are logging in, signing up, or wanting to cancel your account. read more

Many scam artists have jumped on the cryptocurrency train to unleash all kinds of scam cryptocurrencies on unsuspecting investors who think they are buying the next Bitcoin at a discount. read more

The new iPhone 8 and iPhone X phones are the subject of many fraudulent activities already. Having amazing features such as face recognition or wireless charging the two Apple products are offered arguably for free. See how the scam works here. read more

You likely purchased something on, Amazon Prime or Amazon Prime Day over the last few months. If you did, you could soon become a victim of this elaborate scam. How does it work? Read here. read more

There are more and more scams involving the Google branding. Most of them come via emails and are extremely dangerous as they could compromise your computer if you don't have the proper anti-virus software. Here is how the scam works: read more

Beware of fake online shopping websites. Whether it's about clothing, gadgets or shoes, you can file an online shopping fraud complaint and add to this fake shopping websites list. See the list of scamming websites here. read more

There are many fraudulent emails going around these days, sent consistently by criminals. The latest scam is the Your Receipt From Apple aka LINE Coin App scheme or Clash Royale. read more

A scary scam going around this week is the eBay Confirmation Email aka eBay Order scheme. As more and more people purchase items online day after day, scammers find ways to victimize consumers all over the world. read more

This one is the scariest scam of this year. Imagine this: while you're using your computer, tablet or mobile, the screen freezes. Watch the video in this article to see in action the scary Ransomware Computer Hostage scam exposed. read more

There are a few variations of the Google Foundation Grant Scam, but first let's take a closer look at how to verify if the emails you receive are actually coming from the real Google headquarters. read more

The latest scam going around this week is the PayPal Transaction Email aka PayPal Smart Watch Purchase scheme. Read this article and watch the video to educate yourself on avoiding the crooks! read more

A new PayPal scam is going around this week. It comes as an email with the subject title: "Order was successful". The content of the message states that you have sent a $225US payment to Playwith Interactives, Inc - a random company. Here is the scam read more

Betting on sports games has been insanely popular lately. Betting on free fixed matches though has become epidemic. If you are a gambler, beware of this latest scam going around these days on social media. read more

Beware of a new scam going around this week referencing millions of Yahoo email accounts that have been hacked. Fake features on CNN and FOX News. See how it works here and what can happen if you fall for this fraudulent move. read more

Whatsapp scams alert! Whether is about a new feature update, Whatsapp Gold version download, an incoming voicemail or investing in Whatsapp stocks, beware of these five fraudulent practices. Let's take a look, with a couple of explanatory videos. read more

Your Amazon Echo speaker could be at risk. Smart home gadgets featuring microphones programmed to listen for everything you say may be turned into devices that could also spy on everything you say. read more

Even if you are not online, your debit or credit card is electronically processed. When you stop for gas, use an ATM, or eat at a restaurant your information is vulnerable. There are several precautions you can take to keep this from happening. read more

Venmo is a great mobile app that lets you pay someone you for a chore or as a gift. However, beware of the scam taking advantage of a loop in the Venmo system. See how it works here. read more

Your Computer Has Been Locked scam hits again. Beware of this ransomware scare aka the Locked out of Computer trick. Here is how it works, exposed with a video: read more

Do you buy stuff on Amazon? You check out the reviews first, right? You purchase according to them, yes? Well, what if we tell you that for some products tons of reviews you trust are absolute crap? Watch the video in this article. read more

How the scam works:
(with video below) Do you remember the last time you wanted to go to a concert, game, or event that was sold out? How about one t read more

Did you know that's very easy now for ANYONE to call you and make your phone display show any number they want? Here is an app that lets you change the number, your voice, and the background noise! Scary. read more

Criminals are getting into your bank account these days by stealing your phone number through the Port Out Scam. If you're looking at how to switch phone carriers and keep your phone number - beware! read more

Wonder how to get music on Spotify for free? Beware of the newest scam going around: How To Get Free Spotify Premium Account for iPhone aka Spotify Premium Free Trial. read more

There is a new way you can accidentally install malware on your computer today. It is called Rubber Ducky Attack and is more serious than it sounds. Watch the video in this article to see the compromised USB stick: read more

FRAUD ALERT. Scam of the day: SIM Swapping. What would you do if your mobile phone suddenly shows "No Service"? Here is how the SIM Splitting Scam works and the story of a man who lost a million dollars. read more

Playing casino games is fun until you get scammed by a fraudulent casino. If you have an account online, here are six tips to help you avoid scams in this industry. read more

How the scam works:
Fake sport collector cards are probably the most popular fakes on the Internet. Sold for thousands of dollars or even more, they read more

Are you a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player? You might become a victim of a big scam perpetrated nowadays by crooks claiming to be other players on the CS servers, looking for teammates. Watch the video in this article. read more

Beware of the latest online scam using the Amazon brand, offering you a shopping credit of $75 cash, which could be used towards your next purchase. Watch the video in this article to see how the scam works. read more

You just won an online eBay auction on for a sweet item, whether a bike, a laptop, or even a car. The piece isn't cheap, so you're being incredibly cautious about checking out the owner. To prove he's serious and reliable, the seller suggests a... read more

Similar to the Bank Account Upgrade scam, this comes as an e-mail requesting you to update your Western Union account. Watch the video in this article to see the scam exposed. read more

Since its launch, the Pokemon Go app game has been making a lot of waves, from a witnessed murder to a fake upgrade and a string of armed robberies. Read here. read more

How the scam works:
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How the scam works:
You are a tech junkie - you just upgraded to a new MacBook Air and are looking to ditch your old laptop online. It's only a read more

Scammers are targeting Gmail now more than ever, sending you emails from all kinds of accounts. One of the most common attacks is phishing. read more

While the Internet of Things (IoT) offers many benefits, it also comes with a few caveats, one of which is the threat of data breaches. The Internet of Things: Definition and examples of dangerous side effects. Here is a must-read article. read more

Equifax Data Breach Fraud: Use identity theft protection this week while a new scam known as the Equifax Fraud Alert Number is making its rounds. 145 million people were affected so you may be one of them. How it works and how to block robocalls here read more

How the scam works:
You bought a smartphone (iPhone, Blackberry, or Android) and are excited about it. You were offered a warranty (just in case it&n read more

There is a new scam going around these days, targeting people using the Google Calendar feature on their smartphone. The scheme is a fake invite that makes victims believe is real so they can provide personal information and other sensitive data. read more

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