Facebook and Instagram Now Have a Problem With Scam Libra Ads

While Facebook is struggling to agree on its crypto project Libra, a wave of fake Libra accounts have come up online, including on Facebook itself. According to a report by The Washington Post on July 22, nearly a dozen fake Libra pages have circulated across Facebook and its social photo-sharing app Instagram, posing as official entities for the much-discussed digital currency. Facebook removed Libra scam pages only after alerted by Washington Post As said in the report, a number of those fake Facebook and Instagram accounts were removed on July…

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Weight Loss Scams [Video]

Weight Loss Scams byline AARP Nearly half of American adults and well over half of American women are trying to lose weight, according to a 2018 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those figures fuel a $70 billion weight-loss industry — and a widespread trade in dubious products that will reduce only your bank account. Diet scams rank No. 1 among health care frauds reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with on-the-make marketers deploying a variety of tricks to get people to purchase their…

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Seniors Identity Theft [Video]

Seniors Lose $3 Billion to Identity Theft Each Year. Do This to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft Alix Langone   Identity theft impacts millions of people every year, and older Americans are targeted at higher rates than the rest of the population. People age 65 and older lose a whopping $36.5 billion to elder financial abuse every year, and almost $3 billion of that money is stolen via identity theft fraud, according to a study conducted by financial services firm TrueLink. The average amount of money an older adult loses…

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Prize Lottery Scams [Video]

Lottery Scams

Unexpected Prize & Lottery Scams How to Recognize and Avoid Lottery Scams   Online Threat Alerts Beware of “Facebook Group Email Addresses” Lottery Scams Unexpected prize and lottery scams work by asking you to pay some sort of fee in order to claim your prize or winnings from a competition or lottery you never entered. How lottery scams work You will receive notification that you have won a lot of money or a fantastic prize in a competition, lottery or sweepstake that you don’t remember entering.  The contact may come by…

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Phone Scams [Video]

Phone Scams

Phone scammers posing as law enforcement, Social Security Administration steal more than $2 million MAY 2, 2019, 2:30PM EDT The NYPD has issued an alert to warn people against phone scams in which callers are pretending to be the Social Security Administration or law enforcement agencies. There have been more than 200 complaints made regarding the scam, and people have reported losses of more than $2 million. In comparison, only three similar complaints were made all of last year. Scammers tell victims their Social Security number has been used for illegal activities,…

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News – Following the OneCoin Crypto Fraud 2019 [Video]

Onecoin

OneCoin lawyer found guilty in ‘crypto-scam’ A US lawyer has been found guilty for his role in the OneCoin cryptocurrency scam, which raised billions of pounds from investors convinced they were buying into a new digital currency. A New York jury found that Mark Scott helped to perpetuate the scheme, routing approximately $400m (£310m) out of the US while working to conceal the true ownership and source of the funds. Prosecutors said he made about $50m. Mr. Scott’s lawyers had said he did not know that OneCoin was worthless. They…

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ICFO Archive: Webcam Hack [Video]

Webcam Hack

Older archive but a good history of Webcam Hack Right Click on Links  50 million cameras exposed to hackers due to massive security breach Meet the men who spy on women through their webcams FBI denied permission to spy on hacker through his webcam Uh-oh: The FBI can access your MacBook webcam without the light turning on Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ Digital snoop screams at baby through a baby monitor How do webcams get hacked? Your Computer and Phone Cameras Are On — Beware! Is…

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ICFO Archive: Tech Support Scams [Video]

Tech Support Scams

Older archive but a good history of Tech Support Scams Right Click on Links Regulators shut down global PC ‘tech support’ scam Tech Support Scams – Help & Resource Page Support scams, malware and mind games without frontiers Tech Support Scams – Help & Resource Page TECH SUPPORT SCAMS ‘Microsoft Partner’ Claims Fuel Support Scams Microsoft hits Windows tech support scammers with a lawsuit Anatomy of a Scam: The “Windows Tech Support” Con Examined Conversation With a Tech Support Scammer Better Business Bureau: Tech support scams are a serious danger Windows…

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ICFO Archive: Cybersecurity Insider Threats [Video]

Older ICFO archive history of Cybersecurity Insider Threats Right Click on Links 20 Ways To Mitigate The 3 Types Of Insider Threats: Part 1 of 2 20 Ways To Mitigate The 3 Types Of Insider Threats: Part 2 of 2 The 3 types of insider threat Security Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Insider Threat? How to Identify the Insider Threat Understanding The Many Facets Of Insider Threats Combating the Insider Threat Insider Threats Part 1 – Who Is Attacking Your Network? Insider Threats Part 2 – What can…

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