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Trending Scams of the Week

Trending Scams of the Week

 

 

Here are trending scams this week found by our Trend Micro Research Team.

 

 

Cryptocurrency Scams

Below image is an example of a fake crypto trading website.

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COVID-19 Scams

It is a good practice to doubt especially with this kind of website.

 

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Fake Green Dot Benefit Program



Check all the top trending scams here.

 

 

 

We've also listed some of the scams targeting the elderly.

 

Tech Support Scams

Seniors rely so much on customer support when they need help. They might not be aware that the website they are accessing is not true and safe.

 

Fake pop-up about a malware infection

 

Email and text messages sent by scammers contain malicious links.

An email with malicious links

 

 

Non-payment / Non-delivery Scams

Seniors are curious about the things they are not familiar with and may end up clicking the links in the text messages and emails they receive.

  • USPS NOTICE: Your order has been shipped. Please track your order and let us know when we can come by <URL> Arrival ETA: 2-3days

 

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Fake USPS email

 

Links will only lead them to a fake log-in page.

Fake USPS login page

 

 

Confidence Fraud / Romance Scams

Seniors can really be attracted to this type of scam especially when they've been living alone. 

  • I Wanna crazzy nights with you. we can make it. You can get my cell number and location from here: <URL>

 

Fake adult website

 

Fake dating email

Fake dating email


Don't get scammed! Check the safety tips and read the full article here.

 

Protect Yourself!

  • Free gifts and prizes are always a major red flag.
  • Use only legitimate wallet apps and browser extensions to avoid phishing scams.

  • NEVER click links or attachments from unknown sources.

  • Use Trend Micro Check to browse the web safely and install Trend Micro Maximum Security for an extra layer of protection.

     

 

 

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