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A Los Angeles man posted videos online of a "Coronavirus Prevention Pill” and syringe while asking people to invest in his startup. His pitch was viewed almost two million times.
The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has reminded Malaysians not to be fooled by scammers sending text messages claiming they have qualified for Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN).
How tech giants use ‘programmed purchasing’ to manipulate you into buying stuff — without you realising it
How much of your online buying is genuinely done on your own initiative and is not the result of intelligent marketing techniques? And does it matter?
Fraud cases tracked by the platform soared 47% year on year to 3,243 from Jan 24 to March 13, when the outbreak wreaked havoc on China. The biggest group of victims were young online game players, who reported 550 cases.
Hong Kong police arrest suspected fraudster after online shoppers wanting masks are duped out of HK$950,000
The 40-year-old man was one of the holders of bank accounts that were used to collect the money from 103 victims between Jan 27 and Feb 7. Gang advertised on Facebook promising to sell pack of Japan-made masks for HK$55, when the same was being sold in market for HK$500
European Commission hits out at online Covid-19 scams, writes to tech platforms including Alibaba, Amazon and Facebook
The coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 334,000 people globally, has sparked what the WHO calls an ‘infodemic’.
Posing as government officials, swindlers tell their intended victims there are ‘anomalies’ with their health, before trying to get them to divulge bank details. The HK police force has issued a scam alert.
Company loses handling fee when duped by email scam during US$300mil purchase of private aircraft. Fraudsters hacked into emails of intended recipient for the commission before setting up account with similar address.
A new scam taking advantage of the public's curiosity about Covid-19 is tricking them into installing a bogus map, which also opens them up to malware that steals private information.
No one has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus in Alabama, but unfounded social-media rumours run so wild that the state public health department assigned a staffer to stamp them out.