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  • How Elon Musk Deepfakes Are Scamming YouTube Viewers

    How Elon Musk Deepfakes Are Scamming YouTube Viewers

    In a disturbing trend that highlights the growing sophistication of online scams, YouTube is grappling with an influx of fake Elon Musk livestreams designed to defraud cryptocurrency investors. These elaborate schemes, which often feature deepfake technology and hijacked channels, have managed to fool thousands of viewers and raise serious concerns about platform security and user…

  • Why You Should Never Let a Stranger Borrow Your Phone

    Why You Should Never Let a Stranger Borrow Your Phone

    In today’s digital age, our smartphones have become an essential part of our lives. They are not just communication devices but also serve as our wallets, storing sensitive financial information and access to various payment apps. Just as you would never hand your wallet to a stranger, you should never lend your phone to someone…

  • The Rise of Spoofing Scams and How to Protect Yourself

    The Rise of Spoofing Scams and How to Protect Yourself

    In an era where technology is advancing rapidly, so too are the tactics of cybercriminals. One of the most insidious methods they employ is “spoofing,” where they use technology to disguise their communication as coming from a trusted source. This article delves into a recent sophisticated scam that resulted in a couple losing nearly $140,000,…

  • New Scam Targets Chinese Americans, Threatening Deportation and Arrest

    New Scam Targets Chinese Americans, Threatening Deportation and Arrest

    A new scam has emerged targeting Chinese American immigrants, particularly older individuals who may be more vulnerable to intimidation tactics. The scammers, speaking in Mandarin, claim to be representatives of the Chinese government and allege that the victim’s identity has been used in a crime, resulting in an arrest warrant issued in China. The scammers…

  • Beware of the ‘Sextortion’ Scam

    Beware of the ‘Sextortion’ Scam

    On Sunday June 25, 2023, a person on Instagram with the username ‘Sandra_jessi2’ followed me on the Instagram platform. we had a conversation in which she claimed to be an american girl. Later, we swapped our Snapchat users and continued to talk on Snapchat, where things got worse. During our interactions on Snapchat, this person…