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Be wary of scammers, banking sector warns

The banking industry has warned customers to always be vigilant of banking scams, especially when prompted for personal information. This after some members of the public raised red flags that they had been contacted via email or through sms notifications asking for their account details.  In an email to Fin24, the reader who had been contacted, said they had received ...

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Watch out: Market volatility could make you a target for scammers

Since the arrest of former investment advisor Bernie Madoff for fraud 10 years ago, many protections for investors have been put in place. But those putting money into the market shouldn’t let their guard down and assume they’re completely protected by the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies. <meta id="speakablemeta3" itemprop="cssS… Personal Finance

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What happened when sextortion scammers targeted a BBC Trending reporter?

Thousands of people all over the world have been receiving sextortion emails from scammers. They’re different from garden-variety scam emails because they often include a hacked password as part of the message. BBC Trending reporter Jo Whalley received one of the scam emails. Despite having no worries about her browsing history, she was alarmed when she found out the scammers ...

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Tech: Scammers are changing the contact details for banks on Google Maps to defraud people (GOOG)

Scammers are using Google Maps to trick people into giving up their bank details. The app lets users edit and update listings, so the fraudsters are changing banks’ phone numbers to their own. Victims then call them up and give up their details without ever realise something’s gone wrong. Scammers have found a new avenue for defrauding unsuspecting victims: … ...

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Banks will be able to trace cash stolen by scammers

At last! Banks will be able to trace cash stolen by the scammers: Major victory for our campaign… now what about the rest of our six-point manifesto? New system allows banks to see where cash ends up and act quickly to freeze it  This means victims should have a far greater chance of getting their cash back  Finally banks are ...

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Banks will be able to trace cash stolen by scammers

At last! Banks will be able to trace cash stolen by the scammers: Major victory for our campaign… now what about the rest of our six-point manifesto? New system allows banks to see where cash ends up and act quickly to freeze it  This means victims should have a far greater chance of getting their cash back  Finally banks are ...

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