Instagram clamps down on fake messages with anti-phishing tool

We take a look at a new anti-phishing feature Instagram hopes will cut down on imitation messages and other social engineering attempts.

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International students in UK targeted by visa scammers

Visa scammers are at it again, this time targeting Chinese international students in the UK. Learn how these scams work in order to steer clear, and advise others to do the same.

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Nextdoor neighborhood app sends letters on its users’ behalf

The Nextdoor neighborhood app sends out snail mail letters to neighbors on behalf of its users. Is this a scam—or an ill-conceived marketing plan?

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The lucrative business of Bitcoin sextortion scams

Sextortion scams are back on the radar, and many say they’re on the uptick. We investigate an email campaign to see how lucrative the business of sextortion can be.

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How to get your Equifax money and stay safe doing it

Equifax has been ordered to pay at least $650 million in relation to its enormous 2017 data breach. Users who were affected might be eligible for a claim. But watch out for scams!

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New Facebook ad reporting tool launches in UK

Consumer expert Martin Lewis took Facebook to court over multiple rogue ads bearing his likeness. It’s now been settled out of court, and Facebook users have a new tool in the fight against bad ads.

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Steer clear of Bitcoin Cash generators

We take a look at a number of sites claiming to offer free Bitcoin Cash money.

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Recipe for success: tech support scammers zero in via paid search

We take a deep dive into the recently reported Azure-hosted tech support scam pages, identifying this as one of the most successful scam campaigns in use today.

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Plugin vulnerabilities exploited in traffic monetization schemes

The latest round of vulnerable WordPress plugins leads to an active traffic monetization campaign via hacked websites.

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