By casting spells and creating online persona to fool their victims, the Ivorian figure of the “brouteur” reveals the connections between the occult and virtual dimensions.
Online dating scams are costing site users millions of dollars. Regulation needs to hold companies accountable for fraud committed on their platforms.
Older Americans are often taught to be fearful of hackers and scammers in their midst while also being told to investigate potential threats. Better advice is to not engage.
Although it’s estimated illicit activity amounts to less than 1% of all cryptocurrency transactions, figures of losses are still staggering – and on the rise.
The scambaiting community aims to disrupt online scammers – but some of their activity is ethically troubling.
As winter draws in, Australians don’t just have to prepare for tax time — they must also be on the watch for scams.
Google, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter have all agreed to a voluntary code of conduct targeting misinformation. But the only real commitment is to appear as though they’re taking action.
There are thousands of fraudulent websites waiting to scam potential pet owners.
Fraudulent sites are easy to set up and it’s easy to get fooled, according to a psychologist who has advice on how to check out online merchants.
There has been a dramatic spike in identity theft and online shopping scams this year as fraudsters try to take advantage of people’s vulnerability during uncertain times.
While some online services such as banking do warrant using your true information, many sites shouldn’t require the same level of disclosure. Here’s how to protect yourself in such cases.
According to Bot Sentinel, #coronavirus and #COVID19 are among the top hashtags being used by Twitter bot accounts.
Ethology, social psychology and criminology can help us understand why humans lie and why scammer scam.
Romance scammers are clever, well organised and have a number of tried techniques which make them highly successful. But there are ways you can avoid being scammed by a one-sided romance.
Twitter’s proposed policy would result in the prolific spread of fabricated, but highly realistic images and videos. This could allow widespread misinformation on the platform.
Cryptocurrency fraudsters have swindled their victims out of hundreds of millions – even billions – of dollars. What do they do to earn people’s trust and then take their money?
Whether you’re caught by a catfish or an online romance scammer, both use similar techniques to play with your emotions.
Six tips on how to check out that latest online threat that’s targeting your children. How you can easily tell if it’s real or just another hoax?
Governments can help citizens protect their own cybersecurity by providing practical advice and meaningful support.
Australians have lost more than $76 million to fraud so far this year. These are the tactics that online offenders use to dupe their victims.