Scam & Fraud

Facebook’s Profile Picture Guard


The risk of Facebook identity theft may hopefully become a thing of the past with Facebook finally playing a pro-active measure in the prevention of identity theft, or more specifically in this case, photo theft. How Does It Work? Your friends recognise your Facebook profile primarily through your mutual friends, profile photos, and uploaded photos. Written information can easily be ...

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Scam Alert! Google Docs Email Phishing Scam


Google Docs is a convenient online-based word processor that can be accessed across all your Internet-enabled devices, essentially allowing you to say bye-bye to cases of forgetting your pendrive. It also makes group collaborations so much easier, since multiple users can work on the same document and update it in real time, simply by accepting a link that shares the ...

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Scam Alert: Missed Call Trap!


A new call scam is in the air, and hundreds of people have been hit. This time, it entails missed calls from a free phone-forwarding service, allegedly from the United Kingdom (UK), bearing numbers starting with “+447”. Educate yourself about this scam so that you don’t fall victim to it! The Area Code +44 is the country code for the ...

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The Best Way to Keep Your Phone Spam-Free


Your mailbox is now smart enough to more or less reliably separate spam from your regular emails. Unfortunately, the same can yet be said for spam SMSes to your phone number, unless enough complaints have been lodged for your service provider to react. If they haven’t, though, here’s what you can do about it — and how to prevent future ...

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How Safe are Mobile NFC Payments?


Featured image via ChromeSpot Mobile wallets are starting to join credit and debit cards as part of our change towards a cashless world. Western countries have been adopting cashless payments for a while now, with the likes of Google Wallet, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay, to name the more global players. The past two years has seen Malaysia moving rather ...

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Gooligan Alert!


Featured image via MBedded Are you running on Android 4 or 5, Jellybean, KitKat, or Lollipop? Then beware, because a new malware is in town, and it seems to have Asians as its primary targets. Its name is Gooligan, first detected in August 2015, and it is now tool behind the successful infection of 1.3 million Android phones since August ...

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Your Phone Could be Spying on You


It’s a scary thought, but for 700 million phones — or so they claim — the nightmare is the reality. Despite the slew of promising mobile phone brands that have hit the market in recent years, China remains the haven and source of fast, cheap good phones…at the price of your personal data. What is Stolen? According to TheHackerNews, this ...

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Beware: Bogus Email Alert!


Featured image via You’ve been cautioned to be wary of strangers, whether they come in person, call, SMS, or email forms, and you’re right to take precautions. Falling victim to scams will leave you with cases of identity theft, stolen money, personal details, and much more besides, depending on which scam you fell for. The latest form of these ...

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