Cybercriminals exploit human misery in earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria with new online disaster scam

Less than 24 hours after two massive earthquakes claimed the lives of thousands of people in Turkey and Syria, cybercrooks are already piggybacking on the humanitarian crisis. Cybercriminals never take a break from defrauding internet users, and the latest attempts spotted by Bitdefender Antispam Lab show, once again, just how unscrupulous they can be. While…Read More

‘End the Scam’: Democrats Unveil Bill to Change Name of Medicare Advantage

In an effort to crack down on the misleading practices of Medicare Advantage providers, Democratic Reps. Mark Pocan, Ro Khanna, and Jan Schakowsky reintroduced legislation Tuesday that would ban private insurers from using the “Medicare” label in the names of their health plans. The legislation, titled the Save Medicare Act, would formally change the name…Read More

There’s a PayID scam where ‘buyers’ are claiming they have to transfer additional money — Ella nearly fell for it – ABC News

Ella always thought she was pretty online savvy — which gave her confidence when she decided to sell some shoes online. However, a close call with a scammer has made her think twice. Key points: “Any other time [scammers have reached out], they’ve tried to get the money really quickly,” she said.  “But she was ……Read More

Australian ‘love scam victim’ Donna Nelson detained in Japan over drug trafficking allegations | 7NEWS

The fate of an Australian grandmother detained in Japan over drug trafficking allegations remains uncertain after several weeks in custody. Aboriginal health leader and former WA Greens candidate Donna Nelson is believed to have been arrested days after arriving in Tokyo in early January. The Age on Wednesday reported the 56-year-old had been detained at…Read More