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Recent PayPal Phishing Scheme Steals Credit Card Information

Now, Amazon has found another phishing campaign that impersonates PayPal and asks customers to phone the attackers directly to cancel a bitcoin order placed on the payment site. On the other hand, phone numbers are collected for use in subsequent attacks rather than canceling the fake order, and a user’s banking information may also be taken in the process. Moreover, security experts have discovered a new phishing campaign that takes advantage of trusted websites like Glitch and GoDaddy to trick people into handing over their PayPal login information.

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The Latest 411 on Current Day Cell Phone Scam

Wade H. Barnes, the chief of the financial services business at Hartman Executive Advisors in Timonium, Maryland, says that many of these messages indicate that you have a payment due, thank you for your payment, or instruct you to fill out a survey by clicking on the link provided. The threat actor wants you to click a link in each instance so that they can either request your login credentials or try to install malicious software on a mobile device.

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Smishing On Dice
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Smishing: A Whole New Level of Scams & Frauds

Any string of digits the same length as a phone number can be sent messages to by the hacker. Without risk, they are free to test any and all digit combinations. Users read 98 percent of text messages, according to Gartner, and respond to 45 percent of them. This makes text a highly obvious attack channel for hackers, especially given that, according to Gartner, only 6% of emails receive replies.

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Scammers Are Not Leaving The LGBTQ Community Alone in A Whirlpool of Dating Scams

Sharing personal information with ransom users on dating apps such as email addresses, cell phone numbers, social media profiles, or facts about the employment might lead to further information being gathered about you without your knowledge or permission. These scammers are able to stalk your accounts and family members who are already linked on social media in order to obtain additional information about you and your loved ones.

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Alexa’s Ability to Replicate Anyone’s Speech Under Amazon’s Plan Raises Concerns Regarding Scams

According to Prasad, Amazon wants Alexa to have “generalizable intelligence,” or the capacity to adjust to user situations and pick up new ideas without much outside assistance. The all-knowing, all-capable, uber artificial general intelligence, or AGI, that Alphabet’s DeepMind unit and Elon Musk-co founded OpenAI are pursuing, he claimed, “is not to be mistaken with” this objective. While artificial intelligence (AI) cannot take away the agony of loss, it can make memories linger longer, according to Prasad.

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Recent Spike in PayPal Chargeback Scams and How to Avoid Them

Fortunately, it’s simple to spot this scam. One approach is to flat-out refuse to take any PayPal direct payments and demand that clients use the checkout process. However, even if you do want to accept direct payments, you may still stop this scam by issuing a full refund and asking for a fresh payment for the right amount.

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‘Get-Rich-Quick’ Scams Millennial TikTok Users

During the lockdowns, the number of adults accessing TikTok, which is controlled by Chinese internet company ByteDance, increased from 3.2 million in September 2019 to 13.9 million in March 2021. Despite this, it is still disproportionately utilized by younger folks, who, according to Lloyds, are now the most probable victims of financial fraud.

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