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  • Beware of These Personalised ChatGPT Email Scams

    Beware of These Personalised ChatGPT Email Scams

    ChatGPT is not unlike a smart child — intelligent, yes, but also easily manipulated. A kid might understand the difference between “good” and “bad,” but an ill-intended adult can often convince a child to do something “bad” if they choose the right words and use the right approach. And this was the case with ChatGPT…


  • Beware of Holiday Shipping Notification Scams

    Beware of Holiday Shipping Notification Scams

    It’s no secret scammers get more skilled and ingenious with time. Part of their strategy is knowing when is the best time to target certain people. As the holidays approach and people are expecting packages from Black Friday shopping or early Christmas gifts to arrive, scammers are taking advantage of the time to strike confusion…


  • You Need to Know About ‘Recovery’ Scams

    You Need to Know About ‘Recovery’ Scams

    So you’ve just discovered you were scammed out of $US1,000 ($1,388). You are feeling emotional and upset, and understandably so. You post about it on Twitter, notifying your friends and family so they don’t become a target of the same scammer. Then, out of the blue, you are contacted by a “recovery agent” claiming they…


  • Don’t Mistake This Microsoft Security Alert for Spam

    Don’t Mistake This Microsoft Security Alert for Spam

    Recently I received two security alerts from Microsoft warning me someone had attempted to log into my account. The emails offered me links to review the activity and reset my password, as well as a link to learn about ways to make my account more secure. I’ll be honest, the emails seemed…off to me, and…