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As individuals, we all know we have to keep our wits about us when we’re online. If you’re really unlucky, a couple of ill-considered clicks or downloads could quickly ensnare you in a scam that ends up costing you hundreds … Continue reading

On December 20, 2017, police reported that phishing e-mails supposedly from Singapore Airlines and DBS Bank were landing inside the mailboxes of several people, seeking their credit card and other personal information. Those who answered the e-mails reportedly found illegitimate … Continue reading

Users of the online messaging service Whatsapp are being targeted by scammers pretending to offer them the chance to win two free flights on Emirates. Prevention of Fraud in Travel (PROFIT) said users are invited to fill out a ‘fast … Continue reading

WhatsApp users are being warned of a viral scam that is currently going around. The scam offers users two free Emirates flight tickets if that fill out a “fast survey”. The link in the WhatsApp message appears to direct people … Continue reading

AirAsia has warned the public not to be taken in by an online survey promising free flights. The Malaysia-based airline issued a statement saying the survey, which has been circulating through social media channels, is a hoax. Along with completing … Continue reading

Sanford Wallace, 47, is nicknamed the “Spam King” and last year pleaded guilty to federal charges including fraud and criminal contempt in connection with using electronic mail. Wallace, who is from Las Vegas, also faces a fine of $310,000 (£218,500). … Continue reading

While spam email is annoying and inconvenient, the average person might not consider it dangerous or malicious on a broad scale. But a recent warning from the FBI on the dangers of what it calls “business e-mail compromise (BEC)” might … Continue reading

Password Usage Passwords underpin our personal and workplace security we use them everywhere. We have so many that it is difficult to keep track of them all. It is easy to forget to update your passwords; and when you do … Continue reading

New research by Which? has revealed the top five email scams to be aware of this year. Bank scams, Paypal scams and tax rebate scams top the email phishing list in the survey of 2,016 adults carried out in January. … Continue reading

A number of hotels in Europe have fallen victim to an email scam which captures commissions paid to The email scammers use a tried a tested method of creating a branded page to lure the recipients to send their … Continue reading

I am sending you an email I received from debt collector H&J Recovery Services, demanding £621 within seven days or there will be court action. It says its client is a firm called UK Mini Break, but this has got … Continue reading

If you suspect your computer might have been hacked, there’s a giveaway sign. So the new year has come and gone. For some, 2014 will be fondly remembered. For others (the executives of Sony Inc, for example), it couldn’t end … Continue reading

A number of fake and fraudulent emails are in circulation claiming to be from British Airways, as well as new scams being operated by phone call, voice mail or text messages. Link to article

Our contact centre has received hundreds of calls about scam emails arriving in victims’ inboxes that are likely to contain malware. All the examples that have been reported to us use spoofed emails addresses in order to appear legitimate. They … Continue reading

From: [] Sent: 15 July 2014 08:32 To: Subject: FW: Case – 7569901 A company complaint was submitted to Companies House website. The submission number is 7569901 For more details please click : Please quote this number in … Continue reading

[] Subject: Booking Dear Sir/Madam Please i need your reply for the flight booking request below ECONOMY CLASSS ROUTH : HEATHROW – DALLAS – HEATHROW DEPART 24/07/2014 RETURN 30/07/2014 ANY AIRLINE PAX NAME : ECONOMY CLASSS ROUTH : DALLAS -HEATHROW … Continue reading

On 13/05/2014 14:36, wrote: Transaction is completed. $1544.46 has been successfully transfered. Transaction ID: #5751974568B0 If the transaction was made by mistake please contact our customer service: +07662 406164 Receipt on payment is attached: “” Best regards, Dani Chanin, … Continue reading

Dear CEO/Principal, We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China. Here I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on March 10, 2014 that a company claimed “Englhan Investment Co” were applying to … Continue reading

Hello, My name is Abdul Nasser Sokariah and I am writing you from a refugee camp in Europe, I choose to contact you directly as I need a reliable person to trust who can handle my fund in Europe, the … Continue reading

Your Email ID have won you 800,000 Pounds from BBC LOTTERY AWARD 2014 For claims send your details. Full Name:……. Full Address:……. Phone No:……. Age:……. NOTE: Send your information to this email: PROMOTION MANAGER NAME: DR. GEORGE WILLIAMS PHONE … Continue reading