Latest Scam Involves People’s Social Security Numbers

There’s a new scam making the rounds, and it’s a particularly nasty one involving your social security number.  Here’s how it works: You may get a robocall seemingly from the government, claiming that there’s a problem with your Social Security number. The call also states that your account has been flagged for suspected fraudulent activity. You’ll be given a number with …

New Malware Hidden In Emails About Flu Protection

Fear is a fantastic way to spread malware, which is why hackers around the world are using the fear of a flu pandemic as a hook to install a nasty strain of ransomware. Researchers at MyOnlineSecurity have detected a cunning email campaign which spoofs the Centers for Disease Control and bears headlines warning of a Flu Pandemic. The message is …

New Phishing Attack Targets Amex And Netflix Users

If you do business with either American Express (AMEX) or Netflix, be on the alert.  Windows Defender Security Intel has recently reported the detection of two major new phishing-style campaigns aimed at the customers of both businesses. Recipients have been receiving emails that appear identical to official Netflix and American Express communications. In both cases, the ultimate goal is to …

Microsoft Account Email Phishing Attempt Looks Legitimate

Researchers have discovered a pair of nasty phishing campaigns that are making use of Microsoft’s Azure Blob Storage in a bid to steal the recipient’s Microsoft and Outlook account credentials. Both campaigns are noteworthy in that they utilize well-constructed landing pages that have SSL certificates and a windows.net domain, which combine to make them look totally legitimate. Given that most …

Bots Are Attacking Retail Sites On A Large Scale

If you own a retail business, an attack known as “credential stuffing” is the latest online threat to be concerned about.  If you’re not sure what that is, read on and prepare to be dismayed. According to the 2019 State of the Internet, Retail Attacks, and TPI Traffic Report published by Akamai, there has been an surge in large scale …

New Amazon Order Confirmation Emails Could Be Phishing Attempts

According to Alexa, Amazon is the 4th most visited website in the United States and ranks 8th worldwide.  To say that it gets a lot of traffic every day would be an understatement, which is why a newly discovered phishing campaign pretending to come from Amazon is so disturbing. Although Amazon sees heavy traffic every day of the year, things …

New Phishing Attacks Look Like Emails From Apple

There’s a new, widespread phishing campaign underway that you need to be aware of if you use the Apple App store at all.  At this time, no one knows who’s behind the campaign, but already, a surprising number of people have been taken in by it. The campaign works like this: You’ll receive an email that appears to be from …

12 Scams of Christmas

The 12 Scams of Christmas: How to Spot And Avoid Them

By BBB Serving Eastern Oklahoma. December 10, 2018. ‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, and consumers are expected to spend more this year than they did in 2017. The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects U.S. holiday retail sales to top last year’s, with Americans expected to spend a total of $682 billion. As shoppers set records on spending, Better Business …

Hackers Target Users Of Google Maps With Bank Phone Scam

Google relies on crowd sourcing to help keep its maps up to date.  There’s no other approach that even comes close to being feasible.  Sure, Google has employees on the job, roving the nation’s highways, byways, and back streets. Even if the company employed ten times the number they’re currently using, their maps wouldn’t be nearly as accurate as they’ve …

New Fake Antivirus Tech Support Scam Tricking Users

McAfee has long been a popular target of scammers, but recently, they’ve changed the nature of their game. In years past, they’d display a webpage informing you that any McAfee products on your computer are out of date and provide a link to the company’s virtual storefront where you could renew. Unbeknownst to the people clicking on those links, they …