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A large-scale scam campaign targeting Facebook Messenger users all over the world has been detected by Group-IB. Digital Risk Protection (DRP) analysts have found evidence proving that users in over 80 countries in Europe, Asia, the MEA region, North and South America might have been affected. By distributing ads promoting an allegedly updated version of […]

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The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has charged nearly 500 individuals for allegedly participating in coronavirus-related scams and fraudulent activities. As of March 26, 474 individuals have been publicly charged with COVID-19 fraud schemes focused on siphoning over $569 million from government financial relief projects, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan […]

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Despite newly created opportunities for fraudsters to rip-off unsuspecting citizens during the ongoing pandemic, tech support scams inflicted nearly $150 million in reported losses in 2020. According to the 2020 Internet Crime Report, the FBI’s Internet Crime Center received 15,421 fraudulent tech support complaints from victims in 60 countries – a 171% increase from 2019. […]

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