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Customer Support Scams Are Popping up in Social Media Ads: How to Stay Secure

Many of us rely on customer support websites for navigating new technology. Whether it’s installing a new piece of software or troubleshooting a computer program, we look to customer support to save the day. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are leveraging our reliance on customer support pages to access our personal information for financial ...

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Don’t Get Duped: How to Spot 2018’s Top Tax Scams

It’s the most vulnerable time of the year. Tax time is when cyber criminals pull out their best scams and manage to swindle consumers — smart consumers — out of millions of dollars. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), crooks are getting creative and putting new twists on old scams ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Top Online Scams & How To Avoid Them

If you’re like most people, going online is a natural part of your day and you don’t focus on the dangers that may lurk there. But the unfortunate truth is that crooks and scammers around the globe have become very good at tricking us out of our information and money. ...

Consumer Threat Notices

How to Identify Three Common Phishing Scams

Time and time again, phishing scams have gotten the best of us. Take the recent W-2 attacks that are everywhere this tax season, or the  phishing scam affecting Gmail users. Google was required to release a patch within Chrome to address the problem, but the scam was surprisingly simple – ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Mystery Shopping Scams: What They Look Like, and How to Avoid Them

Mystery shopping can be exhilarating. It’s almost like the life of a spy, as you send secret details back to an elusive source, while they pay for every luxury. But it’s not all glamorous. While many mystery shopping gigs are indeed legitimate, participants can sometimes become victims of double-crossing, targeted ...

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Don’t Let Scams Be the Cause of your March Madness

This blog post was written by Bruce Snell. For basketball fans, March is a great month.  It’s time to fill out your bracket and cheer for your favorite team.  Sports bars will see increased business as friends get together to watch the game and have fun.  It’s also a time ...

Mobile and IoT Security McAfee Labs

Adobe Flash Player Installer Scams Reappear on Google Play

Adobe Flash Player has been a boon to Android malware creators for a long time. These developers have taken advantage of Flash’s popularity to create premium SMS Trojans and droppers, as well as other types of malware. McAfee Labs has detected a common scam app–Android/Fladstep.B–on the Google Play store since ...

Family Safety Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

Scrooge’s 12 Scams of the Holidays

They’re baaaack! Actually, they never left—Scrooge’s little trolls work hard all year, scheming and scamming to steal holiday presents—or at least valuable information—from good girls and  boys. From the North Pole to the South Pole, they target every one of us through phishing, SMiShing (text phishing), shipping and gift card ...

McAfee Labs

Syrian Crisis Reminds Us to Beware of ‘Charity’ Scams

The dismal situation in Syria has gained considerable sympathy in the rest of the world. Unfortunately, playing on our emotions is a typical strategy of cybercriminals. Today I received an email calling for donations to be made to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help Syrian refugees. ...

Identity Protection

Protect Yourself from Tax Time Scams

Tax season is now upon us, and more than ever, we are opting for the convenience of filing taxes online (81% of us did in 2012). While filing online may be faster and more convenient, there is also some risk that you need to be aware of. During 2012, the ...

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