Monthly Archives: April 2021

Anatomy of a Fake DMCA Scam Run by a Plagiarism Website

from Back to the future department We’ve been banging the drum for some time now that the way the DMCA has been set up and practiced is wide open to fraud and abuse. A big part of the problem is how content owners police the internet in general, with the …

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5 Actionable UX Tips to Increase Website Conversions by Jessie Powell

So you have just launched a brand new website with a clean design and simplified navigation. The only problem is that your contact form only receives occasional tumbleweeds and spam. If you’re struggling to get conversions on your website, you’re not alone. We’ve worked with many types of businesses that …

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Department of Social Protection warns of fraudulent phone calls and text messages

The Department of Social Protection has warned the public about a scam seeking personal information. The scam sees fraudulent phone calls and text messages, claiming to be from the department and seeking information such as bank details and PPS numbers. The department said staff “never ask for such details over …

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Fraudsters use Social Protection helpline number in Covid-19 scam

Fraudsters are using the pandemic to secure people’s bank details by making fake offers of a €350 payment linked to Covid19. They are also calling victims by phone using a cloned version of the Department of Social Welfare’s hotline. When people receive calls, the number visible on their phone is …

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Fake reviews and rating manipulation continue to plague App Store rankings

With such a focus on the App Store right now, Apple’s main argument is that its App Store review policies provide safety and security for users. However, unscrupulous apps continue to slip through the cracks and garner millions of Apple customers before they are caught. One of the main drivers …

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Advice from Heloise: spam | Journalist

Today’s Sound Off show is about the websites: Dear Héloïse: Almost every website I visit wants me to enter my email address or name or more. I might be looking for some information, but these sites don’t just let me go in and watch what they are offering without getting …

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Google Phone app deploys the ability to record unknown callers

The ability to record callers in the Google Phone app is a popular addition, but the functionality expands to include the ability to automatically record all calls from numbers that aren’t in your contacts. If you receive a lot of unwanted calls or have trouble with people calling from numbers …

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