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Phone scammers target VA health care program

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Phone scammers target VA health care program

The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning military veterans about a phone scam targeting people who call the Veterans Choice Program hotline. The correct number for the program is (866) 606-8198. But if someone makes the simple mistake of dialing 1-800, the scammers go to work. A misleading recording tells the caller they are eligible for a retail rebate of …

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Scammers trying to steal credit card data from veterans dialing a fake Choice Program phone line

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Scammers trying to steal credit card data from veterans dialing a fake Choice Program phone line

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is warning veterans of a scam involving a fake Choice Program phone line. The two phone numbers differ only in the area code. The VA reports the fake line does not provide information on the Choice Program or its eligibility criteria, instead it offers callers a $100 rebate if they provide a credit card …

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Immigration phone scam seeks to steal victims’ identities

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Immigration phone scam seeks to steal victims’ identities

Scam artists claiming to work for “U.S. Immigration” are calling victims across the country seeking to steal their personal information and commit identity theft, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector …

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We’ve matched on a dating app, but please don’t ask for my phone number

It’s 11am, I”m up to my eyeballs in work, and a man I have yet to meet is asking, via text, how I like to be worshipped. With your silence, is what I’m thinking. Why I chose to relax my no-digits-before-dates rule this time is a mystery. Was it because he asked, politely? Because he seemed charming and harmless? Or was it just boredom? Initially, I greeted his textual come-ons with jokes, then politely demurred when he tried to ratchet it up a notch. Read More….

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Cyber security & why your phone needs it

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Cyber security & why your phone needs it

The government’s Security Breaches Survey found that 74% of small to medium-sized organisations reported a security breach in the past year, up on previous years. Mobile malware is becoming increasingly prevalent and sophisticated. It can make your phone or tablet …

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Hackers Have Stolen Millions Of Dollars In Bitcoin — Using Only Phone Numbers

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Hackers Have Stolen Millions Of Dollars In Bitcoin — Using Only Phone Numbers

Just after midnight on August 11, self-professed night owl Jered Kenna was working at home in Medellin, Colombia, when he was notified the passwords had been reset on two of his email addresses.
He tried to set up new passwords

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Trump’s “Hackable” Android Phone Is A Security Threat To The US — Experts Warn

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Trump’s “Hackable” Android Phone Is A Security Threat To The US — Experts Warn

There’s no sign that the USA president-elect, Donald Trump, has given up his personal Android device. The security experts have called his regular Android smartphone a security threat to the USA and its allies. While Trump wishes to continue using

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Stop Everything And Watch This Baby Running Off With A Recording Phone

It’s one thing to have your cell phone stolen; it’s another to have it done by a laughing baby.

An endearing YouTube video captured a wobbly-legged bandit leading a frantic, giggle-filled chase while running through a home with the recording phone pointed at the baby’s hysterical face.

At one point the baby stumbles and nearly loses the prized possession before getting back up with a smile and taking off again. Trailing close behind is the baby’s presumed mom who can’t help but laugh along.

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Why your phone number is valuable to hackers

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Why your phone number is valuable to hackers

Cell phone numbers are particularly valuable, as they have become the modern-day equivalent of your wallet. Your mobile device contains valuable information like your contacts list (a great way to get a list of your friends—future identity theft targets), affinity

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