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Watch Out for These 2 Scams Targeting Tokyo Olympics 2020

  Tokyo Olympics started last July 23rd and everyone enjoys watching their favorite athlete fight for the gold. This week take a look at these 2 viral scams regarding the Tokyo Olympics 2020 from our Trend Micro Check Team.     Olympic ticket scams   Fake Olympic

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Spot the Scam: COVID-19 Relief, Illinois Government, Venmo, Amazon SMS, and Netflix Email Scams

  The Trend Micro Check Team found 4 SMS scams and 1 phishing email this week. Here is a preview of the viral scams that can help you in checking your inboxes.     COVID-19 Relief Phishing Text Messages   COVID-19 relief phishing page.    

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Summer Online Safety Tips for Kids

Here is a preview of the vital online safety practices that every parent or guardian should know.      - Connect only with persons you know      - Be cautious about the things you post online      - Avoid sharing too much information      

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Spot the Scam: Snapchat 2FA, Costco raffle, Amazon, Hulu refund, and PayPal verification

    This week the Trend Micro Check team spotted 3 SMS scams and 2 phishing emails     Did you experience receiving these SMS Scams? Tell us in the comment section.      Snapchat Verification Code Scam   Snapchat Verification Code Scam. Source: Twitter &

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Spot the Scam: Venmo, Coinbase, Walmart Survey, Dangerous Dating Sites, and Amazon Prime

  Here are the latest scams this week spotted by our Trend Micro Check Team.   Leave a comment if you see anything similar in your inbox?     Venmo Scams   Venmo Phishing Text Messages Venmo phishing text message. Source: Twitter       Fake

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Spot the Scam: Amazon Prime Day, Costco Raffle, Free Adidas Shoes, and Netflix Phishing Scams

  This week, here are the scams spotted by the Trend Micro Check Team.        Amazon Prime Day Fake 30th Anniversary Giveaway.   Fake 30th Anniversary Giveaway. Source: Rappler       Costco Raffle Scam   Costco raffle scam text

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Protect yourself from Qshing

This week the Trend Micro Check Team will share knowledge on how to protect yourself from Qshing. Let's start with a quick QR Code 101.    What is QR Code?   QR code or Quick Response Code is a type of matrix barcode or two-dimensional barcode that stores infor

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Travel Scams 101: How people get caught and how to protect yourself

Summer is coming! Here's a useful read from the Trend Micro Check Team about Travel Scams, their red flags, and how to protect yourself. Here are the Common Travel Scams.  Phishing emails from famous booking sites Booking.com phishing email. Source: Reddit     Fake web

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Cryptocurrency Scams: What You Should Know

This week, the Trend Micro Check team shares useful information about Cryptocurrency Scams and tips to protect yourself & your money.     4 Common Cryptocurrency Scams     1. Fake Cryptocurrency Websites   Fake bitcoin trading website. Source: Reddit &nb

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Virtual and Augmented Reality Threats. Are we prepared enough?

  Virtual and Augmented Reality, sounds futuristic, right? It is a new form of entertainment and also transforming experiences to make our lives easy. However, just like any new technology, it will be targeted for exploitation to be used for personal and monetary gains. With possible risks ahea

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Let’s Talk TikTok Challenges

  This week, we are featuring an article from one of Trend Micro's initiatives - Internet Safety for Kids and Families.     Let's talk about TikTok challenges. But first, what is TikTok? Tiktok is a social network for creating, sharing, and discovering user-generated videos. The app i

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Online Job Scams Survival Kit: What You Should Know and How to Avoid Them

How Job Scams Work   1. Scammers reach out to you through social media or text messages, claiming to be offering a too-good-to-be-true job opportunity.   Job scam coming through WhatsApp. Source: Reddit   2. There is no official interview; everything is done through online messa

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Reported LinkedIn Data Breach: What You Need to Know

  Just upon the heels of the Facebook Data Breach comes a recent report regarding scraped data of 500 million LinkedIn users being sold online on a popular hacker forum. It was mentioned that 2 million of these records were leaked as samples that contained professional-identifying information,

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Quantum Computing in the World of Cyber Security

In this modern digital age, computer technologies are creating endless applications associated with every aspect of our day-to-day lives. However, there are still lots of opportunities that dwell beyond the grasp of classical computers. To keep up, we need a new kind of computing that can handle com

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Facebook Data Breach: What You Need to Know

533 million Facebook users are affected by this Data breach.  What you should know? Some attacks that can be attempted using this leaked information include:Phishing attacks, using email addresses.      SIM swap attacks, which use phone numbers to access multi-factor authentication codes.Smishing at

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Spot the Scam: Easter Shopping, INTERPOL, Walmart, and Amazon

  This week, here are the scams spotted by the Trend Micro Check Team.        Easter Shopping Phishing Scam   Easter shopping phishing scam.       Walmart Facebook Giveaway Scam   The official and fake Walmart fan pages. Source: FOX4KC    

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Stay Safe This Tax Season: 4 Common Tax Scams and How to Avoid Them

Here are the 4 Common Tax Scams spotted by the Trend Micro Check Team.  1. IRS Text Message/Email Scams  Fake IRS tax refund page.  2. IRS Robocalls and Phone Call Scams Scammers pretend to be from the I

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Game ON! New Trend Micro Community Rising Star Badge

Here comes April! How are you, folks? Amazing prizes await when you collect all TM Community's amazing badges! It’s no joke. Not an April Fool's prank either. Get the 2021, Influencer & Top Fan badges NOW.And what's this??? A new one??? This month, we bring you this special badge

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Spot the Scam: HMRC, Bora Bora, Amazon, and TikTok

Check out this week's collection of scams spotted by the Trend Micro Check Team.  Bora Bora Giveaway Scams on Facebook The viral post of Bora Bora getaway scams.  HMRC Tax Refund Text Scam Fake gov.uk page that asks for your personal information and banking details.  Amazon Verification Phishin

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Spot the Scam: Google, Apple, Tax, Halifax, and Chase Phishing Scams

  Check out this week's collection of scams spotted by the Trend Micro Check Team.   Apple/Google Online Survey Scams   Fake Google survey page       Apple Survey scam     Tax Refund Phishing Scam   Fake myGov login page       “Ame

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