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Displaying items by tag: Scams

Co-ordinated action by the ACMA, the US Federal Trade Commission and regulators in other countries has closed down a long running telephone scam in which the scammers posed as tech support staff for Microsoft and other IT companies to extract money from consumers by pretending to remove malware from their 'infected' PCs.

Published in Technology Regulation

I just received a phone call from a Windows support scammer, showing the scam is still very much alive, and showing just how careful you need to be to avoid evil scammers.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 09 February 2012 11:16

Social media scams go mainstream

Where the good guys go, the bad guys follow. The popularisation of social media services such as Facebook and Twitter has led to malicious links becoming commonplace.

Published in Security

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