Latest Online Scams That You Need To Know

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Online Scams You Need To Know And Avoid

There are scams online which you need to know about and should avoid.  People have become more intelligent and knowledgeable about technology.  The problem is they use their knowledge to do harm to others.

Just recently, there were reports of routers being infected by a Russian-origin malware.  The latest are online scams.  Here are some of them and hopefully you will be aware of them and avoid them.

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PayPal Phishing Scam

Phishers are scammers fishing for personal information about a person.  Information such as bank account numbers, which they can use to make money.  The modus operandi of these phishers is they send you false emails regarding some apps and services you are using and present you with situations where you need to send them money.

PayPal is their latest “victim”.  If you receive an email from PayPal, scrutinize it.  If you see several misspelled words, contact PayPal first before following whatever the email instructs you to do.

Vega Stealer Malware

This new malicious malware appears to be a harmless doc file labelled “brief”.  Once downloaded, the “Vega Stealer” software finds any credit card details, passwords, or otherwise sensitive documents on the device it has infected.This malware targets only a specific group, specifically business owners.

Netflix Phishing Scam

Phishers encourage people to do somethings via email until they reach the point where they are able to get your personal info.    The company advises its subscribers not to enter or log in your personal details.  Ignore the email or better yet, type www.netflix.com directly on your web browser.

The Apple Support Scam Call

If you get a call from somebody pretending to be from the Apple Support Team, they are most likely trying to trick you and navigate you to a misleading website landing page.  They would then convince you to buy something expensive, which you do not need.  To avoid this, enable two-factor authentication for your Apple account to make sure you are not hacked.  Or better yet, just hang up the phone when you hear that the caller is fron the Apple Support Team.

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