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Beware of Scam: "European Company Network 2015/2016" from website: "www.ecn-register .org"

The email message below with the subject: "European Company Network 2015/2016," which the sender claims the recipients can insert their companies in the European Company Network for 2015/2016 by completing and submitting the attached form, is fraudulent and you should not respond to it with your personal information or follow the instructions in it. The email message and the website: "ecn-register .org" are fakes, created by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their money, personal and financial information. ... Click here to continue reading.

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Scam Alert: Text Message Claiming Child Met in an Accident Targeting Parents

If you have received the distressing text message below from an unknown number, which claims that your child has been injured in an accident and is in the hospital, please do not follow the instructions in it. This is because the text message is a scam, sent by scammers to trick the recipients of the text message into sending mobile phone top-up code to them. The scammers may also attempt to trick the recipients into sending money via MoneyGram or ask them to buy prepaid debit cards and send the numbers to them. ... Click here to continue reading.

1 day, 3 hours ago     155 views  Comment 0 comment

Hoax: "Breaking News: Real Life Fallen Angel Has Fallen From the Sky In London or Texas"

The news article: "Breaking News: Real Life Fallen Angel Has Fallen From The Sky In London, " is a hoax. The fake news article, spreading on social media websites like wildfire, claims a human-like angel has fallen out of the skies over Texas or London. It then claims the angel-like creature was quickly rushed away by undercover police officers dressed in suits and sunglasses. ... Click here to continue reading.

1 day, 5 hours ago     478 views  Comment 0 comment

Virus Email: "Voice Message Attached from 08439801260"

The email message below with the subject: "Voice Message Attached from 08439801260," has an attachment that is a link to a virus or a Trojan horse that will that will infect the recipients' computers if it is open. The email message is a fake and was designed to trick the recipients into clicking on the malicious attachment disguised as an audio file. So, if you have received the same email please delete it. ... Click here to continue reading.

1 day, 6 hours ago     56 views  Comment 0 comment

Scam: "Single Mom From London Makes a Staggering £7.650/Month" at "finances24-news .com"

The website: "www.finances24-news .com," which goes by the name "Career Uk Journal" and "SearchingProfits," is a fake work-from-home website. The fake website, which claims it is a work-from-home program in the UK, is being used by scammers or cyber-criminals to trick their potential victims into paying for a fake service. The website was designed to look like a news website, in an attempt to trick people into believing that it is legitimate, but it is fraudulent. ... Click here to continue reading.

2 days, 5 hours ago     399 views  Comment 0 comment

Google Android Vulnerability Called Stagefright Could Affect 950 Million Mobile Devices

A very dangerous vulnerability or exploit in Google’s Android operating system could allow hackers to access an Android device remotely without the user ever knowing it was compromised, may approximately affect 950 million devices worldwide according to researcher estimates. The vulnerability, which was found in the media library called Stagefright, used to process media files in the Android operating system, was discovered by researchers at Zimperium Mobile Security. ... Click here to continue reading.

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