The (Rotten) Gift that Keeps on Giving

Oh, Thanksgiving Day. You probably get a warm and fuzzy feeling even before the sugar high hits your brain just thinking about the mashed potato and turkey-packed day. What you’re probably not thinking about is that first Thanksgiving Day back in 1621. There were Pilgrims and Native Americans, food and gifts, don’t forget the gifts! The Native Americans gave the newbies their trade secrets for … Continue reading The (Rotten) Gift that Keeps on Giving

Coming to a Smartphone Near You! The Latest Round of WhatsApp Scams

WhatsApp is a great way to keep in touch with far off friends and relatives but it seems like every time you turn around, there’s another scam running rampant on it. Given the fact that WhatsApp has over one billion users, it only makes sense that hackers and scammers are always on the lookout for new and interesting ways to exploit the platform. And with … Continue reading Coming to a Smartphone Near You! The Latest Round of WhatsApp Scams

How to Spot a Social Media Scam a Mile Away – Part III

Here we are with the third and final installment in our “How to Spot a Social Media Scam a Mile Away” series. So far we have covered some of the most prominent social media platforms and the scams that people fall for on a regular basis therein. Today we will look at three platforms that may not jump to mind when you hear the term … Continue reading How to Spot a Social Media Scam a Mile Away – Part III

$$ Are You a Money Mule? How to Steer Clear of $$ Mule Scams

Let’s imagine the scene – You come across an offer for your dream job on craigslist, a website you happened-upon, via an email that landed in your inbox, or on Facebook or just about any other social media network that says: “Mystery shoppers/re-shippers needed! Make lots of $$$$ in the comfort of your home – just by shopping and selling online!” You’ve been wanting to … Continue reading $$ Are You a Money Mule? How to Steer Clear of $$ Mule Scams

Scrambling for Last Minute Gifts? Maybe Don’t Give Gift Cards….

There’s nothing that says “Sorry buddy, I just couldn’t think of anything to get you“ quite like a gift card. Perfect for people you don’t really know or for those of us who just can’t be bothered to pick something out, gift cards are the ultimate “easy way out” in the holiday season. And then there are membership loyalty cards. Loyalty cards are stores way … Continue reading Scrambling for Last Minute Gifts? Maybe Don’t Give Gift Cards….

Social Engineering – Holiday Style!

‘Tis the season to be a skeptic. The holiday season is here and despite the warm and fuzzy feeling it might imbue in you, for hackers and scammers, it holds a very different meaning – for them this is open hunting season. and it’s you they’re hunting for. As we have mentioned in the past, a talented scammer can help you part ways with money, … Continue reading Social Engineering – Holiday Style!