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Employment Lawyers Being Targeted by Phishers and Scammers - Law.com

Nigerian Scams - 6 hours 16 min ago


Law.com

Employment Lawyers Being Targeted by Phishers and Scammers
Law.com
Plaintiffs employment lawyers beware. There is a new email scam targeting employment lawyers that is a variant on the old “Nigerian prince” scam. For those not familiar, the “Nigerian prince” scam goes something like this: the mark is contacted via ...

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Dodgy dating sites use tax haven overseas to slip by police - Asahi Shimbun

Avoid Common Internet Scams - 14 hours 27 min ago


Asahi Shimbun

Dodgy dating sites use tax haven overseas to slip by police
Asahi Shimbun
A shifty character named “Kariya” helped shady online dating sites avoid the law in Japan by establishing their headquarters abroad with passport information stolen from unsuspecting Japanese, an analysis of the Panama Papers showed. The operation was ...

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Fortnite for Android: Fake versions of game spread across internet ahead of release date - The Independent

Avoid Common Internet Scams - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:31


The Independent

Fortnite for Android: Fake versions of game spread across internet ahead of release date
The Independent
Malicious, fake versions of Fortnite for Android are spreading through the internet, despite the game not actually being released. The game has ..... It is just another app that pays people when they recruit new users, thus completing the scam and then ...

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Bitcoin Breaking the Internet Is a Cry for Help - Asharq Al-awsat English

Avoid Common Internet Scams - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:36


Asharq Al-awsat English

Bitcoin Breaking the Internet Is a Cry for Help
Asharq Al-awsat English
It needs to be heard, and not just for the slightly overblown talk of an internet meltdown. That's far less urgent than supervision of a market that has reinvigorated scammers. Better monitoring would be a start, of course. But without cross-border ...

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10 Summer Travel Scams You Need to Take Seriously - Reader's Digest

Avoid Common Internet Scams - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:11


Reader's Digest

10 Summer Travel Scams You Need to Take Seriously
Reader's Digest
... of dollars if you're not careful. These are the most common too-good-to-be-true schemes out there, with advice on how to thwart would-be thieves. ... (and unpleasant) surprises. Watch out for these 10 online scams you still fall for. ... a consumer ...

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One Nigerian scam ended happily as a victim got $110000 back after 10 years - Komando

Nigerian Scams - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:28


Komando

One Nigerian scam ended happily as a victim got $110000 back after 10 years
Komando
It did not take long for the scam to become a running joke. You know, the one where someone claiming to be a prince, often from Nigeria, would email and claim riches awaited you but to claim them, you would have to send over some money yourself.

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World Cup Chat: Goals, controversy and a Nigerian internet scam as opening round wraps up - TVNZ

Nigerian Scams - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 19:30


World Cup Chat: Goals, controversy and a Nigerian internet scam as opening round wraps up
TVNZ
World Cup Chat: Goals, controversy and a Nigerian internet scam as opening round wraps up. 3:59pm. share. Source: 1 NEWS. A frantic opening round of the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia has come to a close, with the underdogs proving to have the ...

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How a Nigerian Prince scam victim got his money back after 10 years - Naked Security

Nigerian Scams - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:45


Naked Security

How a Nigerian Prince scam victim got his money back after 10 years
Naked Security
You can imagine how skeptical Nigerian prince scam victims might be were they to get a letter claiming to be FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL! OFFERING HELP IN CLAIMING REFUNDS! But some Kansas residents did receive such letters. One was a ...
'Nigerian prince' scam victim gets thousands back after 10 years ...Fox Business

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Common Laws and Regulations of the Forex Markets - Lawyer Monthly Magazine

Avoid Common Internet Scams - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 05:36


Lawyer Monthly Magazine

Common Laws and Regulations of the Forex Markets
Lawyer Monthly Magazine
It seeks to help weed out unauthorised forex trading and brokerage firms, helping retail traders to avoid online scams. The FCA operates an up-to-date register on all authorized UK firms capable of trading forex or providing trading platforms for ...

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Man Gets Back $110000 Lost to a Nigerian Prince Scam - Security Boulevard

Nigerian Scams - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:05


Security Boulevard

Man Gets Back $110000 Lost to a Nigerian Prince Scam
Security Boulevard
Fredrick Haines, a man from Kansas City, USA, received the sum of 110,000 United States dollars as a settlement from Western Union. Fred, aged 77, was a victim to the notorious Nigerian Prince scam, in which fraudsters try to trick unsuspecting people ...

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Bitcoin Breaking the Internet Is a Cry for Help - Bloomberg

Avoid Common Internet Scams - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 09:36


Bloomberg

Bitcoin Breaking the Internet Is a Cry for Help
Bloomberg
It needs to be heard, and not just for the slightly overblown talk of an internet meltdown. That's far less urgent than supervision of a market that has reinvigorated scammers. Better monitoring would be a start, of course. But without cross-border ...

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Better Business Bureau releases study on sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams - Salisbury Post

Avoid Common Internet Scams - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 00:02


Better Business Bureau releases study on sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams
Salisbury Post
Sweepstakes or lottery fraud can strike through many channels — phone calls, text messages, pop-ups on a smartphone's internet browser, social media and mailings. • In 2017, 2,820 individuals reported sweepstakes and lottery scams to BBB Scam Tracker ...

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Santander Scam Avoidance School (SAS)1 Graduate Turns Ethical Hacker To Help The Fight Against Fraud - Global Banking And Finance Review (press release)

Avoid Common Internet Scams - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 08:11


Global Banking And Finance Review (press release)

Santander Scam Avoidance School (SAS)1 Graduate Turns Ethical Hacker To Help The Fight Against Fraud
Global Banking And Finance Review (press release)
Working with network security expert Marcus Dempsey, Alec used information and guides easily available online and completed both tasks in 16 minutes 40 seconds. These are two of the most common means fraudsters use to get an individual's bank ...

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Lottery scam causes financial, emotional toll - Ontario Argus Observer

Nigerian Scams - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 02:37


Ontario Argus Observer

Lottery scam causes financial, emotional toll
Ontario Argus Observer
We've all gotten that call or email. Maybe it was a Nigerian prince offering you his vast fortune. Or maybe it was someone claiming to be with Publishers Clearing House announcing you hit the jackpot. Whatever the strategy, it seems these days we all ...

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Don't fall for Nigerian scams - KLFY

Nigerian Scams - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:47


KLFY

Don't fall for Nigerian scams
KLFY
As we first reported earlier this week, a Duson woman was recently arrested and charged with one count of felony theft for assisting a scammer in Nigeria. The victim sent money to a potential employer for start-up costs, and the money was re-routed to ...

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What to do when you encounter password scam emails - Born2Invest

Avoid Common Internet Scams - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:19


Born2Invest

What to do when you encounter password scam emails
Born2Invest
No one knows how common this particular form of online fraud is since it's difficult to track. ... “We've seen several phishing scams cite the newly enacted GDPR as a reason to request information from targets, taking advantage of the confusion around ...

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If it feels unbelievable, it's likely a scam - Daily Mining Gazette

Avoid Common Internet Scams - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:44


Daily Mining Gazette

If it feels unbelievable, it's likely a scam
Daily Mining Gazette
Putala works for the Michigan Department of the Attorney General to educate consumers around the U.P. on signs of a scam, risk minimization, common scams and what to do if scammed. The goal is to arm people with education, he said. Scammers often ...

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'Nigerian prince' email scam 2.0: How to avoid falling victim to social engineering cyberattacks - ABA Journal

Avoid Common Internet Scams - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:07


ABA Journal

'Nigerian prince' email scam 2.0: How to avoid falling victim to social engineering cyberattacks
ABA Journal
Phishing attacks—an email from a bad actor looking for sensitive information or to upload malicious software— are perhaps the most common and well-known type of social engineering attack. However, there are other, less used forms, ... In 2016, the ...

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'Nigerian prince' email scam 2.0: How to avoid falling victim to social engineering cyberattacks - ABA Journal

Nigerian Scams - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:07


ABA Journal

'Nigerian prince' email scam 2.0: How to avoid falling victim to social engineering cyberattacks
ABA Journal
Now, criminals are breaking down silos and teaming up with phishing experts, linguists, computer scientists and other scammers to improve their work. For instance, Rhodes recalls that she recently received what appeared to be a legitimate electronic ...

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