Hongkongers swindled out of HK$136 million by online scammers in just 1 week, as police warn over internet fraud

Hongkongers swindled out of HK6 million by online scammers in just 1 week, as police warn over internet fraud

The force issued the alert on Friday, a day after officers revealed a new tactic used to dupe a businesswoman out of HK$41 million worth of cryptocurrency in an online investment fraud. Inspector Leung Man-yee on Thursday said the fraudsters had orchestrated in-person transactions to lower the victim’s guard and trick her into going along …

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5 ways to identify fake WhatsApp messages

5 ways to identify fake WhatsApp messages

With a rise in online scams, India is facing an increasing number of cybercriminal activities, especially on platforms like WhatsApp. Scammers are constantly innovating new tactics to deceive unsuspecting users, often through WhatsApp calls. These calls are used to coerce individuals into sharing sensitive banking information and personal details. Despite this concerning trend, there are …

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Opinion: China uses the internet to disrupt U.S. and Western politics. What to watch for.

Opinion: China uses the internet to disrupt U.S. and Western politics. What to watch for.

Disinformation is deliberately generated misleading content disseminated for selfish or malicious purposes. Unlike misinformation, which may be shared unwittingly or with good intentions, disinformation aims to foment distrust, destabilize institutions, discredit good intentions, defame opponents and delegitimize sources of knowledge such as science and journalism. Many governments engage in disinformation campaigns. For instance, the Russian government …

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