Category Security

Twitter’s latest twist in the “Profile Views” scam

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The current Twitter scam builds on prior profile view scams but now includes an interesting twist.

The latest Twitter “visit my profile for the website!” scam is following hot on the heels of a recent Facebook viewer profile scam that was reported by Sophos last Tuesday.  The current Twitter scam builds on prior profile view scams but now includes an interesting twist...

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Canadian Tax Refund Phishing Scam Steals IRS Copyright!

Another day and another scam. This morning I received a Canadian Income Tax and Benefit Return claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. There was one serious error in this phishing email that many of you would flag in a heartbeat – their  copyright:  Internal Revenue Service. All rights reserved. Perhaps they need to hire a better proofreader so that they do not mix up the nations that they are trying to scam.

There were several warning flags:

  1. I am not a Canadian citizen.
  2. IRS Copyrigh...
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