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Scammers targeting Government call centres

Scammers targeting Government call centres The Department of Internal Affairs is warning contact centre operators to look out for potential scammers on the hunt for personal information about coworkers.The warning comes after several Government contact centre operators received calls from overseas callers pestering them for information about staff, including Internal Affairs.

iPhone users hit with Apple ID expiration scam

iPhone users hit with Apple ID expiration scam Watch out, iPhone users.A text-message phishing scam, disguised as a note sent by Apple Support, aims to lure unsuspecting iPhone owners to share their usernames and passwords.

Amazon scammers are buying iPhones and switching them for clay

On Amazon, there’s a new type of purchasing scam popping up on listings for the iPhone.You can look through the lowest rated reviews on the latest generation iPhones on Amazon to see for yourself.

Scammers target IRD customers

Scammers target IRD customers These include phoning and claiming to be from Inland Revenue, or sending an email that appears to come from Inland Revenue or a tax refund agency.“You may be asked to enter personal Inland Revenue information, eg, your myIR Secure Online Services user ID and password.

Fraud Awareness Week: Spread the word, because we're all targets now

Fraud Awareness Week: Spread the word, because we're all targets now This week has been 2016 International Fraud Awareness Week, and now more than ever we can't just sit back and think that it won't happen to us.The 2016 International Fraud Awareness week has some very simple messages - but it requires us as consumers, as businesspeople, as residents trying to make our way - that we don't fall victim to fraud.

Office Depot, OfficeMax claim brand-new computers are infected by malware to sell useless removal services

Office Depot, OfficeMax claim brand-new computers are infected by malware to sell useless removal services The software Office Depot uses to scan for malware (and we use these terms loosely) is called PC Health Check and is manufactured by Support.According to Derek Held, an IT specialist with IOActive, PC Health Check doesn’t actually scan a system at all.

Fresh wave of scammers posing as Microsoft employees

Fresh wave of scammers posing as Microsoft employees The scammers claim to be representatives from Microsoft and tell users they have idetified a problem with the user’s device.The scammers then offer to fix the compromised device and ask for remote access, which can reveal passwords, credit card details, bank account numbers and other information.

Man fights off Twitter scammer by vowing to marry her in a 'Hindu mosque'

Man fights off Twitter scammer by vowing to marry her in a 'Hindu mosque' Vaibhav Vishal, a resident of Mumbai, encountered a possible Nigerian Facebook scam on Twitter and humorously trolled the scammer.In his rather long Twitter DM conversation with scammer 'Clara Julliard Scott,' everything from love, marriage and family members to ancestral property, payments and hotel bookings were discussed.

Go behind-the-scenes of 'Scamalot' with funnyman James Veitch

Go behind-the-scenes of 'Scamalot' with funnyman James Veitch It’s the one year anniversary since the premiere of Scamalot.And yes, James is as wacky in person as you would imagine.

Behind-the-scenes look at the 'Scamalot' series

Behind-the-scenes look at the 'Scamalot' series It’s the 1-year anniversary since the premiere of Scamalot.And yes, James is as wacky in person as you would imagine.

Lovers, be careful of dating apps this Valentine’s Day

Lovers, be careful of dating apps this Valentine’s Day Those hoping for a bit of lovin via a dating app are being warned to think twice, as malicious mobile apps related to romance and dating are coming in at full force.According to digital risk management firm RiskIQ, the approach of Valentine’s Day causes a recurring seasonal spike in the availability and downloads of legitimate, illegitimate, and malicious mobile apps related to romance and dating.

New tech support scam borrows ransomware tricks

New tech support scam borrows ransomware tricks You’ve probably heard about tech support scams and ransomware attacks separately, but there’s a new breed of malware that includes elements of both.The latest breed of support scam substitutes a human “support rep” in place of a ransomware bitcoin payment.

​Should insurance ver cyber crime theft? Another Kiwi duped

​Should insurance ver cyber crime theft? Another Kiwi duped In the meantime, Kiddey says it’s important for people to be on their guard against falling victim to cyber conmen.Don’t let anyone in without being absolutely sure of who they are and what their intentions are,” says Kiddey.

Former Indian minister falls for online puppy scam

Former Indian minister falls for online puppy scam A former Indian minister has been duped in an online puppy sale.Salman Khurshid, who had served in the previous government, tried buying a pedigree Maltese puppy on a website that was offering them for cheap.

Week in review: The biggest stories that went down last week on NetGuide

Week in review: The biggest stories that went down last week on NetGuide So we thought we'd make it easy for you and pick out our highlights of the week in the land of consumer tech.It was a busy week for the NetGuide team – forget 4G, 4.

Scammers targeting Kiwis again, this time urtesy of untdown

Scammers targeting Kiwis again, this time urtesy of untdown The scam emails may include Countdown logos and ask the recipient to provide personal information, click links to claim a prize or open an attachment.The emails differ in appearance and come from a range of addresses, from supposed prize companies to photography businesses, Countdown says.

T-Mobile's fight against robocalls just got real

T-Mobile's fight against robocalls just got real Starting April 5, T-Mobile ONE customers will have the opportunity to enable a new feature that the company claims can prevent spam calls before they ever reach a phone.It's a one-two punch called Scam Block and Scam ID, which T-Mobile claims will eventually be available to everyone on its network.