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As spam filters and machine learning get better by the day at hampering email fraud, cybercriminals are doing new, flourishing business in the less-protected ‘phone’ department. Numerous phone and SMS scams are actively being carried out across Australia, the United States and other countries, with governments doing little to stop them, according to one security researcher.

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About 6 months ago, a malicious email scam with the subject "Re: Scan from a Xerox W. Pro #XXXXXXX" went wild. This scam has returned – this time, with a new face! Instead of making you attach a .zip file, as it did in the past, it now prompts you to click a download link. […]

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Email scams often take various forms – but typically they will claim that you have the chance to pick up millions of dollars (perhaps from Mrs Gaddafi, or a non-existent lottery, or a serviceman who has stumbled across a fortune while despots flee the country). Victims are tricked into handing over money in advance (this […]

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