This Christmas season be aware of the potential dangers of Social Networking and read the information below to ensure a safe, fun use of Social Networks. Be wary of publishing any identifying infor…
Source: On The 4th Day of Christmas Safe In Warwickshire Brought to Me Advice on Safe Social Networking – Safe In Warwickshire
Consumers are being warned to question written correspondence from their banks following a new and sophisticated scam targeting Lloyds customers.
Source: Would you fall for the latest ingenious bank scam?
Post being shared on Facebook claims that you can click to get 10 free cartons of Marlboro brand cigarettes. The post claims that the giveaway is to celebrate Marlboro’s 110th anniversary.
Source: Marlboro ‘Ten Free Cigarette Carton Giveaway’ Facebook Scam – Hoax-Slayer 2G
Emails purporting to be from various well-known airlines claim that you can view the travel itinerary for a supposed flight booking you made by opening an attached .zip file.
Source: Fake Airline “Travel Itinerary” Emails Lead To Locky Ransomware
Email purporting to be from PayPal claims that your account will expire in less than 24 hours unless you click a link to update your account information.
Source: PayPal “Your Account Will Expire in Less Than 24 Hours” Phishing Scam Email – Hoax-Slayer 2G
Fraudsters are sending out fake Sainsbury’s and Topshop voucher deals through WhatsApp that appear to have been sent by a trusted contact.
Source: Alert: Fake WhatsApp messages from Sainsbury’s and Topshop
Email accounts often contain a lot of personal information, making them a valuable target for hackers and cyber criminals. Make sure yours is protected. Advice from Action Fraud
Source: How to protect your email account from hackers
For a while, all Twitter users wanted one – but they couldn’t get one. The famous verified “blue tick” seemed only to be available to celebrities… #phishingscams #twitter #twofactorauthentication
Source: Beware bogus blue verified checkmark scams on Twitter – HOTforSecurity
O2 customer data is being sold by criminals on the dark net, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned.
Source: O2 customer data sold on dark net – BBC News
Post from a Facebook Page called ‘New York Holidays’ claims that you can win a luxury shopping trip to New York with £5000 spending money by sharing the post, liking the Page, and click…
Source: ‘Win a Luxury Shopping Trip to New York’ Facebook Scam – Hoax-Slayer 2G