Identity Theft Scam

Do you know how to protect yourself against scams and fraud?  Want to know more?  Download our latest Infographic. Identity theft is the deliberate use of your identity in order to take over or open new accounts, buy goods online, carry out online gaming or rent or buy properties or do other criminal things in…

Online Selling Scam

Fake websites are one of the largest types of online scams. But what do they do? Scammers set up fake retailer websites that look like genuine online retail stores. They may use sophisticated designs and layouts, possibly stolen logos, and a ‘.com’ of a major country domain. Many of these websites offer luxury items such…

Mobile Phone Scams

Do you know how to protect yourself against scams and fraud?  Want to know more? Well today practically everybody and his / her dog has a smart phone.  Given the many affordable Internet based subscriptions provided by mobile operators in Malta most people today use mobile phones not only to communicate but also to bank,…

Anti Virus Scam

Has this ever happened to you? You are browsing online when a pop-up ad appears on your screen warning you that your computer is infected with dozens of viruses. The ad says that you can remove them by buying antivirus software that will immediately eliminate them – and certain versions are designed to disable legitimate…

Money Mules

View our infographic and continue reading below! Once scammers get a victim’s money, they are far from done. They often need to move the money – and they are not going to do it themselves. That is where they employ the help of others – some knowingly, but many not: “money mules”. A “money mule”…

Free Streaming Sites Scam

The rapid increase in subscribers of streaming services such as Netflix and Disney+ has rendered the streaming market an attractive target to scammers. And so … you are browsing through the Internet and you come across a streaming platform. It looks just like other major streaming platforms, even if the web address and logo look…

Phishing Scam

Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. They may try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could gain access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Phishing emails and text messages may look like they’re from a…

Ġemma and the eSkills Malta Foundation

Learning how a scam works https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/learning-how-a-scam-works.885766 Recently Malta has seen a spate of scams – including phishing, romance fraud and business e-mail fraud. Newspapers have reported that one business lost nearly €90,000 as a result of a business e-mail fraud, and many people were defrauded over €100,000 by the Maltapost phishing scam. Last summer, Ġemma…