Tag: phishing

Each year, Cyber Monday promises unbelievable savings – but before you start snagging deals, here are some tips to help you save money and protect your personal information: brightcove.createExperiences();Know the seller and the item. Put...

Did you ever get an email that seemed legit, but it asked you to click a link or give up some personal information? Well, if you play massive multiplayer online games, be warned: phishers are looking for ways to get those emails into your inbox....

You just got an email saying your information was exposed in the OPM data breach. Wondering whether the email is the real deal or not? Here are a few things to look for:   OPM will be sending most breach notifications by email between...

Thanks to emails and calls from people who sensed something wasn’t right, we’ve heard that an FTC imposter scam we’ve written about before is back. The email tells you there’s a complaint against your business, and wants...

El email dice que es una notificación judicial del Bureau of Defaulters Agency-FTC, algo así como una oficina de morosos dependiente de la FTC, con la constancia de tu orden de arresto adjunta. También dice que tú has ignorado sus intentos de...

Last week I told you about health insurer Anthem’s data breach affecting more than 80 million customers. This week, I’m telling you about scam artists who are sending phony “Anthem” emails that pretend to help customers, but...

Selling your used stuff online has become commonplace. So have scams taking advantage of the good names of reputable online companies. At the FTC, we’ve heard from people stung by scammers spoofing PayPal. The scam generally goes like this:...

Vender cosas usadas en internet se ha convertido en algo habitual. Y las estafas que se aprovechan del renombre de las compañías conocidas por su buena reputación también se han vuelto habituales. En la FTC nos hemos enterado que hay gente que fue...

It’s Pizza Hut’s 55th anniversary, the email says, and you can join in the celebration by getting a free pizza at any of its restaurants. Just click on the “Get Free Pizza Coupon” button.Don’t do it. There’s no...

El email dice que es el 55º aniversario de Pizza Hut y que te puedes sumar a la celebración consiguiendo una pizza gratis en cualquiera de sus restaurantes. Sólo tienes que hacer clic en el botón que dice "Cupón de pizza gratis".No lo...

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