FBI warns of surge in online shopping scams

In one scheme, shoppers ordering gadgets or gym equipment are in for a rude surprise – they receive disposable face masks instead The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has recorded a surge in complaints from victims who have been duped by fraudulent online...

Online Shopping and a Phishing Pheeding Phrenzy

Basics of phishing. Part 1 of a three-part article on phishing scams old and new, and some of the ways to recognize the baited hook. [Update: a PDF version of this article as a single document is now available here.] One of the earliest projects David Harley worked on...

5 scams to watch out for this shopping season

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner and scammers are gearing up to flood you with bogus offers According to Adobe, consumers in the US are predicted to spend a staggering US$143.7 billion this shopping holiday season. Unsurprisingly, smartphones...

Online Shopping and a Phishing Pheeding Phrenzy [2]

Phishing scams and online shopping. Part 2 of a three-part article on phishing scams old and new, and some of the ways to recognize the baited hook. ESET Ireland has recently come across examples of phishing attempts in replies to classified ads on Donedeal.ie....