Scam of the Week: LinkedIn File Sharing Scam

LinkedIn is a networking site used to connect with colleagues, employers, and other business contacts. Even though LinkedIn is designed for professionals, it is just as vulnerable as any other social media platform.  In a recent scam, cybercriminals use stolen LinkedIn accounts...

Scam of the Week: Shipping Scam Spoofs “Dhl Express”

Many of us are used to receiving messages from shipping companies, so cybercriminals use similar emails as phish bait. Let’s take a look at a recent shipping-themed phishing attack and see if you can spot the red flags:  Sent from “Dhl Express”, the email claims that you have...

Scam of the Week: Exploiting the Coronavirus: Vaccine Invitation Scam

Access to the COVID-19 vaccine is limited, which leaves many people anxiously waiting for a way to further protect themselves from the virus. Cybercriminals are taking advantage of this anxiety with vaccine-themed phishing emails. A recent phishing attack in the UK spoofs the...

Scam of the Week: Advanced Look-alike Login Pages

Here’s a popular phishing scenario: You receive an email with a link. The link takes you to a phony login page with the name and logo of a legitimate website. Once you submit your username and password, the information is sent straight to the bad guys. Cybercriminals love to use...

Scam of the Week: Romantic Investment Scams

Let’s be honest, the age of social distancing can leave us feeling lonely. To make matters worse, bad guys are leveraging our loneliness for their scams. Romance-related scams are growing more popular and more complex. In the latest romance-related scam, bad guys use a dating app...

Scam of the Week: Exploiting the Coronavirus: Financial Assistance Scams

While the world continues to navigate life during a pandemic, countless families and individuals are struggling financially. In a truly malicious response to the situation, scammers are launching phishing attacks that claim to offer financial assistance to those in need. The...

Scam of the Week: Watch Out for US Capitol and Parler Scams

Scam of the Week: Watch Out for US Capitol and Parler Scams Last week, a rally held in the United States Capitol escalated when protestors stormed the Capitol building. This event was later linked to posts on the social media platform Parler. The controversial events at the...

Scam of the Week: Man’s Best Friend is a Scammer’s Best Bait

Scam of the Week: Man’s Best Friend is a Scammer’s Best Bait With stay-at-home orders in place across the globe, many people are buying new pets to help them feel more connected. Unfortunately, shoppers who are looking for a furry friend may be in for a big surprise....

Watch Out for Fake Legal Threats in Your Inbox

Fake Legal Threats by Email The bad guys are currently using fake legal threats to scare you into downloading their malicious attachments. These email scams typically inform you that your organization is going to be sued. You’re instructed to review the attached file for details...

Free Avengers: Endgame Download You Found Online? It’s a Scam!

If you’re looking to stream or download blockbuster movies when they’re still in theaters, you probably shouldn’t. Why not? Well, first and foremost, this is called piracy and it is illegal. Secondly, any “free downloads” you do find will likely be a scam.  Think about it, if the...