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New robocall-killer technologies, designed to filter out unwanted automated calls, win FTC awards

New robocall-killer technologies, designed to filter out unwanted automated calls, win FTC awards

The US FTC ran a Robocall Challenge to shake out some new approaches to identifying (and hanging up on) those dinner-interrupting, scam-blabbing annoyances that are auto-dialed robocalls.

TDoS attacks target US emergency call centers

TDoS attacks target US emergency call centers

The FBI and DHS are seeing dozens of attacks on ambulance and hospital communication lines as extortionists demand $5,000 for supposedly unpaid payday loans.

Canadians increasingly defrauded by fake tech support phone calls

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Telephone fraud pretending to be technical support has been increasing over the past year. In particular Canadian's are being hit hard along with computer users in the UK, Australia and the United States.

Study reveals scale of fake tech support call scams

Study reveals scale of fake tech support call scams

More and more people are reporting that they have received bogus support calls out of the blue, offering a free security check of their home PC.

Learn more and listen to our tips on how to protect yourself.

Bogus support call scams - this time with market research

Bogus support call scams - this time with market research

Bogus support call scams remain a big problem in Australia.

This time round, the crooks seem to have done their homework, doing a spot of market research first, then waiting a few weeks before starting the scam.

Scammed pensioner told heavy rain caused computer virus infection

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Bad weather blamed for bogus virus infection??

Telephone scammers prey on the vulnerable. Make sure your family and friends are on guard against similar scams and educate them about the threats.

Sick of call centres? Don't worry, it gets worse...

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Cybercrooks have found a new way to scare you out of your cash in the past couple of years: fake technical support calls.

I'm sure you can spot them, but how do you warn off friends and family? We tell you how.