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Breaking Scams

Is it a Scam or Not? Teasing out the Legit from the Illegit Email

January 20, 2020

In an unusual move this week, we will be looking at...

Breaking Scams

When is a Spoof not a Spoof? The Email Contact Scam

January 13, 2020

Just before Christmas, I began to notice a large number of...

Breaking Scams

No Such Thing as a Free Bitcoin: The Elon Musk Bitcoin Scam

January 7, 2020

Elon Musk is famous for many things: Tesla, rocket trips to...

Breaking Scams

2019, the Year of the Scam

December 30, 2019

Each week over the last year we have been able to...

Breaking Scams

Scanners Watching Your Every Move: The QR Code Sextortion Scam

December 23, 2019

QR codes are very handy. They are everywhere these days. You...

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Craving Approval: The HR Department Malicious Attachment Scam

December 17, 2019

We often write in our Breaking Scams section about phishing emails....

Breaking Scams

A Career Cybercriminal: The LinkedIn Phishing Scam

December 1, 2019

Fraudsters are opportunists. The cybercriminal community will look for any way...

Breaking Scams

A Bargain Too Good to Miss? The Black Friday Phishing Scam

November 25, 2019

Black Friday is upon us again. This North American past-time has...

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The Fraudsters are Coming for You: The Credit Agency Account Phishing Scam

November 18, 2019

This week’s scam is close to my heart. Settle down while...

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Autumn Scamwatch: Another TV Licensing Phishing Scam

November 12, 2019

The BBC TV license has been in and out of the...

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“Thank you for shopping with us”: Online Purchase Phishing Email

November 4, 2019

Online shopping is something that most of us seem to do...

Breaking Scams

You Can Bank on Fraud: Yet Another Santander Security Scam

October 29, 2019

If you are a regular reader of The Defence Works Breaking...