ABA Foundation, FTC Release Consumer Education Infographic On Payment App Scams
The American Bankers Association Foundation and the Federal Trade Commission today released an infographic with information to help consumers protect themselves when using mobile payment apps and services. The infographic, developed jointly by the ABA Foundation and the FTC, is part of an ongoing series educating consumers about scams.
From “ABA Banking Journal” (4/21/2022)
Malicious Android Apps Found Masquerading As Legitimate Antivirus Tools
Mobile users who download an antivirus app naturally expect the program to protect their device. But several Android apps analyzed by Check Point Research did the exact opposite. In a report released Thursday, the cyber threat intelligence provider detailed its discovery of six apps in Google Play that appeared to be antivirus software but actually tried to install malware capable of stealing credentials and financial data.
From “Tech Republic” Lance Whitney (4/07/2022)
Reject A Job Or Money-Making Scam Offer
Are you searching for a new job, investment, or business opportunity to boost your financial well-being? Learn how to avoid scammers’ sham offers that will cost — not earn — you money.
From “Federal Trade Commission” Bridget Small (4/18/2022)
Did You Get A Text From Your Own Number? That’s A Scam
Scammers are always thinking up ways to put a new spin on their criminal tricks. This time, they’re sending spam texts to you — from your own phone number. They’ve changed (spoofed) the caller ID to look like they’re messaging you from your number, but the shock of getting a text from yourself is bound to get your attention — which is what they’re after. If you get a text from your own number, it’s a scam.
From “Federal Trade Commission” Andrew Rayo (4/11/2022)
While social media is a fantastic way to communicate, share, and have fun with others, it is also a low-cost way for cyber criminals to trick and take advantage of millions of people. Don’t fall victim to the three most common scams on social media.
From “SANS Organization” Christopher Elgee (4/06/2022)
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