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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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Spot the Scam: COVID, CSGO, Amazon, PayPal, and Costco Scams

Here are the scams spotted by the Trend Micro Check team this week.     COVID-19 Phishing Scam   Pandemic scam. Source: Reddit       Giveaway Scam on Discord   Fake Giveaway Scam on Discord. Source: Reddit             &ldqu

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Game ON! New Trend Micro Community Top Fan Badge

Hello March! It's that time of the month again! Did you get any of the Trend Micro Community Influencer badges last February? Don't worry, you can earn new badges at the start of every month! This March, we give you 5 additional awesome badges: Trend Micro Top Fan Badges. These badges will be aw

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Smishing Scams! Protect Yourself Against Text Message Phishing

How many messages do you receive every day? How many of them are actually scams? We rely on text messages to find out when our packages arrive, to get the latest promotions, and to be notified when there are suspicious activities on our accounts. Smishing is phishing through text messaging. Scammers

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Privacy-Enhancing Technologies: What are they and how do these protect your data?

The Internet has become our most preferred medium of communication especially during the pandemic, and as we further utilize the use of the Internet, we become more conscious about our personal data online. With that comes the rising demand for data security and privacy from consumers. Privacy regul

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