Beware of these 5 common scams on Instagram

Beware of these 5 common scams on Instagram

From phishing and clones, to romance and verification badge scams, Amer Owaida at our Security Partner, ESET, explains the most common tactics fraudsters use to trick us on Instagram. Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms. Indeed, with over one billion monthly active users it is among the top four most popular social media networks in…

Beware of Black Friday Scams

Beware of Black Friday Scams

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday fast approaching, consumers are being warned to be vigilant when shopping in this week’s sales, with a rise in scams expected to cost shoppers millions. Police said crime over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period last year defrauded online shoppers in Britain of £2.5m. Many never received goods they ordered from…

A scammer sits, posing as the Ritz

A scammer sits, posing as the Ritz

Not quite the original song lyric but scammers appear to have targeted customers of London’s Ritz Hotel by contacting customers and asking to double check payment details. The BBC article can be found here – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-53793922 A worrying detail here is that the scammers had an amount of information to hand to make the approach,…

Protect your Business against Ransomware

Protect your Business against Ransomware

With Ransomware increasingly in the news, it is worth remembering the current advice on how best to protect our businesses against Ransomware and ensure these security procedures are in place and fully supported company-wide. 1. Run Software Updates Are you ever tempted to skip software updates as they take up valuable time and perhaps seem…

Be Smart & Not Scared by these Scams!

Be Smart & Not Scared by these Scams!

Changing situations present new opportunities for the dishonest minority and scams, whether by email or telephone, are no exception and are constantly being adapted to spoof the unsuspecting. Many of us will have received emails advising that we are in line for a small fortune of overseas wealth……subject to confirming our banking details or covering…