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Google Chrome can now spot even brand new phishing pages

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Google is stepping up defenses against phishing through a new predictive feature coming to Chrome and its Advanced Protection Program for high-risk Gmail users. Google has updated its Safe Browsing technology to warn users when they visit a new … [Continue reading]




Department of Public Service and Administration warns against fake RFQ

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The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has warned citizens against a fake e-mail using the ministry’s name, requesting proposals from people for various economic development projects. “The e-mail is not coming from the … [Continue reading]




Will Burning Bay Leaves Reduce Anxiety?

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CLAIM Bay leaves contain a compound that decreases anxiety when burned. UNPROVEN RATING … [Continue reading]




New Jersey-Based Trader Pleads Guilty to Commodities Fraud

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Today's Fraud News from around the world: New Jersey-Based Trader Pleads Guilty to Commodities Fraud: The founder and CEO of Wright Time Capital Group, Michael Wright, pleaded guilty to one count of commodities fraud late Friday, the U.S. Attorney … [Continue reading]




Police help woman get back half the money lost through phishing

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VIRUDHUNAGAR A woman victim, who lost ?44,000 to a phishing fraud, got back ?22,000, thanks to the prompt action taken by Virudhunagar district police. Superintendent of Police M. Rajarajan said on Monday that the swift action by Cyber Crime police … [Continue reading]




Is the Mandalay Bay Security Guard ‘Missing’?

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CLAIM Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos is "missing." FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN … [Continue reading]




Chargebacks911: eCommerce Merchants Face Growing Costs Amid Rising Identity Theft Fraud

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Today's Fraud News from around the world: Chargebacks911: eCommerce Merchants Face Growing Costs Amid Rising Identity Theft Fraud: TAMPA BAY, Fla., Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A recent study by Javelin Strategy & Research revealed … [Continue reading]




SMS phishing: The mobile security risk you need to know about

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Social engineering schemes targeted at executives and business decision-makers are big business for cybercriminals. The FBI reports CEO email scams cost US businesses over $360 million in 2016. However, the latest mobile security risk could land in … [Continue reading]




Woman Loses Home in California Wildfires After Surviving Vegas Massacre

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On 1 October 2017, Michella Flores was using a discount offered to flight crews to stay in the Hooters Hotel in Las Vegas between assignments. She walked down the street to catch Jason Aldean’s set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from outside the … [Continue reading]




Ex-Lumber Company Salesman Gets Prison Term in Fraud Scheme

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Today's Fraud News from around the world: Ex-Lumber Company Salesman Gets Prison Term in Fraud Scheme: A former lumber company salesman has been sentenced to a year in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud customers and lying about it to … [Continue reading]




Netflix users beware – there’s a phishing scam after your credit card details

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Netflix users have more to worry about than price hikes, as they could now be the target of a phishing scam that goes after personal and business emails in an attempt to glean sensitive information.  Spotted by cyber security researchers at PhishMe, … [Continue reading]




Does a Urine-Revealing Pool Chemical Exist?

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CLAIM A special compound added to the water in swimming pools will reveal the presence of urine and catch those who pee in the pool. … [Continue reading]




Netflix phishing attack is not chill – TheINQUIRER

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A PHISHING AWARENESS OUTFIT has discovered a phishing attack that targets both the business and personal accounts of Netflix users. PhishMe, the angling outfit, reports that the phishing attack looks like a Netflix account renewal email and smells … [Continue reading]