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Do not fall for the WhatsApp message about Jio Prime Offer. It’s a hoax!

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 March 8, 2018

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A message about a Jio Prime offer is circulating among WhatsApp users. Do not fall for it because it’s a hoax. Last evening, I received this message from one of my contacts. Looks like a genuine message, doesn’t it? But, it is nothing but a hoax. How do we know?...

Scam Alert! Beware of online surveys promising free iPhone X

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 January 16, 2018

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Ever came across an online survey that promised you a handsome prize? I did. And here’s what happened. While I was going about my daily work on the Internet, I came across the below page.   As you can see, I received a congratulatory message for being a loyal Google...

The Rio Olympics: Big Event. Bigger Stakes. Huge Online Scams

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 July 12, 2016

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The month of August will witness some of the best performances by world class athletes in 2016 Rio Olympics. Considering the magnitude of the event, the online scammers have made best use of the platform to launch phishing attacks, lottery scams, counterfeit offers, merchandising schemes and more. As athletes prepare...

Scam Alert: Fake sellers on Quikr and OLX

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 March 12, 2015

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Over the years we have come across several interesting and clever scams that unsuspecting victims have fallen for. However, in the last few days we have discovered a new technique that seems to have claimed plenty of victims off late. This rather innovative trick does not involve the usage of...

LinkedIn Phishing Email Scam Alert!

 January 30, 2015

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This is security advisory for our readers who have LinkedIn accounts. We have been made aware of a phishing email scam that is targeting LinkedIn users. Scroll down to read more about this. Users of the popular business-oriented social networking service LinkedIn are apparently receiving emails that seem to be...

Beware of “Your Unread Messages Will Be Deleted” Facebook Scam!

 October 9, 2014

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This is a precautionary blog post for our readers, especially those who use the social networking site Facebook. An old online scam seems to have started doing fresh rounds on the Internet. Online scammers are sending emails to users claiming that their unread messages will be deleted from their Facebook...

Latest IT Security News and Updates from this Week

 August 30, 2013

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The Largest Cyber-Attack hits China On 25th August China suffered the largest cyber-attack ever. The news was posted on the website of the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). Reportedly, the attack begun at 2 pm local time paralyzing many websites in the country, before it got worse by 4...

How to Recognize and Dodge Email Scams?

 July 22, 2013

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Internet scams are spreading rampantly across the world. And guess what the most popular carrier of such scams is? No prize for guessing – our beloved internet darling, email. This post gives you a quick read on some of the most common online scams that are spread via emails. 1....

GBP 800,000 from Google! Nope, it’s a Scam

 June 28, 2013

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Google helps you find answers to your questions; Google gives away apps for free; Google has an awesome hangout for you and your pals, but Google never pays you 800,000 British pounds! That’s right! One more online scam that has been making rounds on the Internet is the Google Award...