Haunted by shame: victims of bank transfer scams tell of lasting trauma | Scams

Mary Higgins’s life changed the moment the phone rang one afternoon in November. The caller claimed to be from the Metropolitan police fraud department and told her that her bank cards had been compromised. In an elaborate scam, involving two days of phone calls from fake officials, the 78-year-old was Continue Reading

Web giants must stop cashing in on pension scam misery, say MPs | Scams

Ministers must force tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft to stop the “immoral” practice of profiting from the £10bn of pension fraud committed by internet scammers, a committee of MPs has urged. Fraudsters use online advertisements, mostly on Google, to trick people out of their pension funds, according Continue Reading

Experts warn Covid vaccines being sold on darknet likely to be scams | Health

Three major Covid-19 vaccines are being advertised for sale on the darknet – the part of the internet not visible to search engines and which requires specialised software to access, an analysis of 15 marketplaces has found. Researchers at the global security company Kaspersky found advertisements for the Pfizer, AstraZeneca Continue Reading

How to Defend Against Malware, Phishing, and Scams During COVID-19 Crisis – Tempemail

As if the exponential rise in phishing scams and malware attacks in the last five years wasn’t enough, the COVID-19 crisis has worsened it further. The current scenario has given a viable opportunity to cybercriminals to find a way to target individuals, small and large enterprises, government corporations. According to Continue Reading

How COVID-19 could cause a Surge in QR Code Scams – Tempemail

Sourced from Forbes The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organisations all over the world to rethink the way they interact with their consumers. For instance, restaurants have opted to use QR codes so that customers can browse menus on their phone or make contactless payments without risking possible transmission. And now, Continue Reading

Scammers exploit Covid to steal from stressed bank customers | Money

It began with a text purportedly from O2. The message informed Stephen Frew that his latest payment could not be processed and asked him to update his card details via a link. Frew duly obliged. Within a week the £21,330 he was about to use as a deposit on a Continue Reading

Lockdown causes Virtual Scams on Personal Loans to Rise – Tempemail

Sourced from Republic Title The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the increase of activities, businesses, and transactions in the virtual world. For scammers, this has not been an exception. According to a survey conducted by credit bureau TransUnion, virtual scams have increased in South Africa due to the quarantine regulations Continue Reading

Google Launches Website to Help People Avoid Online Scams | Tempemail

Sourced from Google. Ever opened your emails and received a poorly-worded message about a payment that you weren’t expecting? What about one proclaiming that you’ve won a competition you never entered. “Congratulations!” it reads, beneath, a sinister attachment that you probably should not open. This is becoming more and more Continue Reading

Huge rise in hacking attacks on home workers during lockdown | Technology

Hackers have launched a wave of cyber-attacks trying to exploit British people working from home, as the coronavirus lockdown forces people to use often unfamiliar computer systems. The proportion of attacks targeting home workers increased from 12% of malicious email traffic before the UK’s lockdown began in March to more Continue Reading