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Hackers use LinkedIn for phishing

Hackers use LinkedIn for phishing

9th October 2014

Victims lured into scam with offer of sharing $27m. Hackers are using LinkedIn to phish for people's details in a setup similar to the Nigerian Prince scam, according to the security firm Malwarebytes.

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Hang Up On Fraud

Hang Up On Fraud

9th October 2014

The Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (DCPCU) is this week launching a new campaign called Hang Up on Fraud. Latest intelligence shows that fraudsters are increasingly targeting consumers directly over the phone by:

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Tyupkin cash machine hack 'dispenses wads'

Tyupkin cash machine hack 'dispenses wads'

8th October 2014

A flaw in cash machines that allows criminals to quickly steal wads of cash has been discovered. Interpol has alerted countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia known to have been targeted - and is carrying out a widespread investigation.

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Social media data 'could be used against you'

Social media data 'could be used against you'

8th October 2014

Pictures posted on social media could be "used against you" decades later, a senior executive at a technology giant has warned.

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Fraud police chief warns of lack of officers

Fraud police chief warns of lack of officers

8th October 2014

There are not enough fully trained fraud investigators, the senior police officer responsible for tackling the crime in England and Wales has warned.

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Alert: Online scam involving Gumtree, PayPal and Western Union

Alert: Online scam involving Gumtree, PayPal and Western Union

8th October 2014

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is warning online sellers of a scam that involves Gumtree, PayPal, Western Union and the City of London Police.

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Business crime claims

Business crime claims

7th October 2014

An insurance company is pointing to a 31 per cent drop in business crime according to claims from its customers from mid-2013 to mid-2014. AXA also reports decreases recorded in most, 87 per cent of postcode areas.

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Financial Ombudsman Service warning over £150 compensation scam calls

Financial Ombudsman Service warning over £150 compensation scam calls

7th October 2014

Households are being warned to watch out for a new scam where fraudsters are purporting to be from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).

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Free mobile apps = Compromises on user safety?

Free mobile apps = Compromises on user safety?

6th October 2014

Free mobile apps may introduce security risks that need to be addressed. While businesses need to find ways of monetizing when consumers are not ready to pay directly for using an app,  monetization mechanisms that involve the use of user data should...

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How con artists trick your mind

How con artists trick your mind

6th October 2014

Scammers play sophisticated psychological tricks to fool their marks, says Colin Barras, and that means anyone can be vulnerable unless they know what to look for.

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