Brand Abuse

The rise of the fraudulent mobile app

The rise of the fraudulent fake mobile app: How to protect your brand and business

Mobile apps are where e-commerce dollars are at right now, and fraudsters are taking notice. Industry reports indicate that fraudulent transactions from mobile apps have increased by a whopping 300% since 2015. In this article, we take a look at fraudulent/ fake apps, their distribution and the danger they pose to your customers, and how […]

date:  Jul 19, 2018 comments:  0
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CEO Fraud: The Biggest Concerns for Businesses and How to Prevent It

CEO Fraud: The Biggest Concerns for Businesses & Preventing CEO Scams

Your Company Is Vulnerable to CEO Scams & CEO Fraud In the digital age, many businesses are concerned about data breaches. Considering that firms in every industry have become victims of hack attacks, this is a genuine concern. However, your company is probably even more susceptible to CEO fraud, because it doesn’t require elaborate hacking skills […]

date:  May 07, 2018 comments:  0
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Taking Down Phishing in Banking

How Does Phishing Work? Phishing is an attack method used by cyber-criminals to covertly obtain the personal identity data and credentials of consumers through the use of social engineering and employment of malicious software. Social engineering methods deceive recipients into disclosing their credentials (such as usernames and passwords) and/or other personal data by using emails […]

date:  Feb 23, 2018 comments:  0
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Tax Time is Coming and So Are the Scams

Tax Time is Coming and so are the Scams

A Look into Vishing Scams on the Rise In today’s world of online communications there are a number of associated threats. You may think that using an “old-fashioned” way of contacting someone, like a phone call, would be safer. Unfortunately, whilst email scams are still a substantial money earner for cyber-criminals, phone scams are growing […]

date:  Feb 01, 2018 comments:  0
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Saving Face on Social Media

The rise of social media has been fast and furious and many businesses benefit greatly from having a social media presence.  With the click of a mouse or tap of a smartphone, customers can find out about the latest offers or new products that a retailer is spruiking and make an online purchase on the […]

date:  Dec 19, 2017 comments:  0
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Taking a Gamble on Your Brand | FraudWatch International Blog

Taking a Gamble on Your Brand

How Much Are You Willing to Wager? The world of online gambling is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people choose to use online services to seek entertainment from the comfort of their home.  Gambling is ripe for the picking when it comes to fooling users into visiting what “looks like” a legitimate website.  […]

date:  Nov 10, 2017 comments:  0
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