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FraudWatch Blog: CEO Fraud

CEO Fraud: The Biggest Concerns for Businesses and How to Prevent It

Your Company Is Vulnerable 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 to pull off this kind of […]

date:  May 07, 2018 comments:  0
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Social Media Gift Card Scam

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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Case Study: Retail Industry Threatened by… Fraudulent Social Media Pages

Customers engaging with retail brands are now moving online as a primary platform of communication, and the number of them doing so on Social Media is constantly increasing. With the rise of Social Media use globally by consumers and businesses are associated risks. How Are Cyber-Criminals Threatening Your Business Using Fraudulent Social Media Pages? Users […]

date:  Aug 02, 2017 comments:  0
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Angler Phishing: The Risks and Dangers of Fake Social Media Brand Profiles – Part 2

Fake brand profiles are a plague on social media, and their risks and dangers shouldn’t be underestimated. Since the beginning of our new connected world, companies have been encouraged to have a presence on social media networks and engage with their followers and fans; but as always, criminals followed them on this new journey. As […]

date:  Apr 19, 2017 comments:  0
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Beware of Fake Gift Cards Scams

We’ve all seen them being shared on Facebook or have received them as emails. You are given the chance to “Win a $500 Gift Card!” from a prominent Australian retailer. All you have to do is “call” a particular phone number or “share” the link on Facebook. These fake gift cards do not usually contain […]

date:  Mar 23, 2016 comments:  0
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Presenting FraudWatch International’s Social Media Protection

Organisations are now using Social Media as a main stream communication channel to conduct their business. This has brought about a unique set of challenges with the criminals turning to this medium to target and perpetrate their crime. Criminals can easily set up fake or duplicate media accounts, readily establish trust and act in a […]

date:  Feb 16, 2016 comments:  Comments Off on Presenting FraudWatch International’s Social Media Protection
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Security Tips – Social Media and Mobile Devices

Our experts here at FraudWatch International provide their top tips for avoiding scams and frauds when on Social Media and whilst using your mobile devices. Using Social Media Risky habits: Today, it seems more important than ever to be constantly connected, and it’s really tempting to follow the trend of having as many followers as […]

date:  Feb 09, 2016 comments:  Comments Off on Security Tips – Social Media and Mobile Devices
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Security Risks with Social Networking – Part 2

Last week we analysed why you can be at risk when you browse through social media. This article will highlight specific threats that you can encounter whilst enjoying a social media break: These are some of the current hoaxes to be on the look-out for: “Facebook will soon stop being free! Click here to keep […]

date:  Jan 12, 2016 comments:  Comments Off on Security Risks with Social Networking – Part 2
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Security Risks with Social Networking – Part 1

Cyber-criminality is inseparable from the Internet: it is a permanent resident of the World Wide Web. Hackers and other scammers don’t get tired of deceitful schemes; it’s their favourite game. Targeting a large number of people at the same time when they have their guard down, such as on social media, is extremely profitable for […]

date:  Jan 06, 2016 comments:  Comments Off on Security Risks with Social Networking – Part 1
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