They charged water and treated them on TV: how did folk healers attract Soviet citizens

In the 1980s, traditional healers were very popular among the citizens of the USSR. They achieved incredible success, the programs with their participation were watched by whole families. Today it may seem ridiculous, but in those years such personalities as Alan Chumak, Anatoly Kashpirovsky and others were ...

Called the whole family: in Florida, criminals pulled off a massive 'virtual kidnapping'

In Miami (Florida), scammers carried out a "virtual kidnapping" scheme and defrauded a married couple for $ 12. Local000 reported how this happened. The scammers told the woman that she was on the verge of arrest because her social security number had been compromised. At the same time…

Cashing in on Fear: US Scammers Spread Misinformation About COVID-19 Vaccine

The recently approved Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine is slowly spreading across the United States. But those looking forward to their turn should beware of dangerous fraud and misinformation about vaccine distribution. The CNN edition told in more detail. Several government agencies have warned of scammers promising access to vaccine in ...

In California, prisoners turned a scam and received $ 40 million in unemployment benefits

In California, prisoners managed to get at least $ 400 million in unemployment benefits. How they did it, writes CBS8. State lawmakers are calling for public hearings in the mass fraud case. Independent contractor Tyler Estabrook is one of the millions of unemployed people who depend ...

Black Friday Is Coming: How To Avoid Scams When Shopping Online

As online shoppers have increased this year due to COVID-19, cybercriminals are launching new scams ahead of Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday, Threat Post writes. Online shoppers are expected to skyrocket this year over the holidays due to the pandemic - and therefore ...

A professor from the USA has been posing as an immigrant woman of a different race for months

Twitter “user” The Science Femme claimed to be a minority racial female academic and immigrant. She spoke out sharply against other women scientists and reproached them for racial intolerance. It turned out that behind this image was a white ...

The 6 most common scam schemes in the US: how to protect yourself

What is a scam? The generally accepted definition implies that this is any kind of illegal criminal transaction, as a result of which the victim is deprived of his funds or confidential information. One of the common features of fraud is that the offender often takes advantage of a situation of stress, panic or anxiety, in ...

Millions of iPhone at risk of hacking: scammers have found a new way to steal data

Through a vulnerability in the operating system, millions of iPhones and iPads were at risk of being hacked. Writes about this BBC. A study by cybersecurity company ZecOps suggests that hackers can launch attacks through a bug in the Mail application. Attackers sent blanks to victims ...

Be careful: how scammers profit from panic due to coronavirus

Criminals never miss a major crisis. The Chinese coronavirus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, is a great opportunity for them. Because it can induce normally rational people to "relax their guard" and fall for the tricks of the scammers, Fox News reported. Here are the three most common ...

4 common tax frauds and ways to protect yourself from them

Tax frauds occur all year round, but during tax season (this year is from January 27 to April 15), the number usually increases. Of the tax scams reported in the Better Business Bureau's scam tracker last year, 61% ...

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