December 4, 2021 In ​​, -anyos

NFT Buyers Scammed As ‘Creator’ Bails, Who Could Possibly Have Seen This Coming?

Image: OpenseaWhile NFTs are themselves one giant scam, there is room for lesser scams within the whole, and this week has provided us with one of the funniest examples to date. More than 4,000 NFTs in the “Evolved Apes” offering have been sold since they first went on sale a week ago, according to Vice.…

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December 4, 2021 In ​​,  HSE

Why You Shouldn’t Speak When You Get a Robocall

Photo: Tero Vesalainen (Shutterstock)Being asked “can you hear me?” by a caller might seem innocent enough, but even a one-word answer of “yes” could put you at risk of a scam. In rare cases, phone scammers can record your voice with the intent to impersonate you in order to make fraudulent purchases, but it’s more…

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December 4, 2021 In ​​,  HSE

Domestic helper arrested for allegedly aiding phone scams targeting elderly women

Hong Kong police arrested a domestic worker Tuesday for her alleged role in two phone scams in September. In both cases, the first on Sept. 6 and the second on Sept. 9, the victims—elderly women—received a phone call from a fraudster, and were made to believe that their son had been arrested while drunk. They…

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December 4, 2021 In ​​,  HSE

11-Year NYPD Veteran Under Investigation for Posing as Landlord, Taking Deposits

An officer with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) is accused of posing as a landlord to dupe prospective renters.Burban Pierre, an 11-year veteran of the department, operated the scheme over a four-month via Craigslist, according to a report from New York Daily News. Pierre would advertise his own rented basement apartment, roping in…

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December 4, 2021 In ​​,  HSE

Cyber Security Today, Oct. 4, 2021 – Select group of countries to fight cybercrime, Coinbase victimized by 2FA error, a text messaging scam and more.

Select group of countries to fight cybercrime, Coinbase victimized by 2FA error a text messaging scam and more.Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday October 4th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.Thirty countries have been invited by the United States to meet virtually this month to find ways to fight cybercrime. President…

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