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Kingston Police warn of scammers exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic

Kingston Police have become aware that scammers are preying on the public’s fear and sending various scam-based emails related to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, according to a release dated Thursday, Jul. 22, 2021. Below are some examples of the types of scam police said individuals should be on the

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Kingston Police warn of malicious browser extensions

The following is a message from Kingston Police regarding browser extensions containing malware: Say the new browser extension that you want to download has a lot of positive reviews. These reviews may make the extension seem legitimate, but this is not necessarily the case. Cybercriminals often use fake reviews to

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Kingston Police warn of recent scam involving Google Drive

Kingston Police have released details on a scam that uses Google Drive’s share feature to distribute malicious content over emails. To help protect against malicious links, most email clients have filters that flag suspicious-looking emails. To bypass these filters, cybercriminals often create malicious content using well-known platforms such as Google

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Kingston Police issue reminders for mobile phone security

The following message is from Kingston Police, regarding mobile phone security: Most of us have a smartphone, but how many of us really think about the security threats faced by these mobile devices? Mobile devices are vulnerable to many different types of threats. Cybercriminals are increasing attacks on mobile devices

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Cybercriminals use synonyms to bypass security filters

Kingston Police have released details on yet another way cybercriminals are gaining access to your inbox: synonyms. “Most email clients have security filters that scan your incoming emails for keywords,” said Constable Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer – C.O.R.E. Unit. “When certain keywords accompany other suspicious elements, the email will

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Kingston Police warn of a recent email and phone based scam

The following is a message from Kingston Police, warning of a new scam using both email and a telephone call to trick the public into downloading malware onto their systems: Thank you for calling—here’s some malware. Kingston Police is aware of a recent social engineering scam that utilizes real people

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Kingston Police warn of email scams using QuickBooks invoices to infect users

Kingston Police are sharing another spoof-style email scam that looks real and is convincing people to give up their hard earned money. This time scammers are using a QuickBooks spoof to get you to download an “invoice” that contains malware. “An easy way for cybercriminals to get your attention is

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Kingston Police warn of romance scam targeting single men over social media

Kingston Police are warning the public of a romance scam using a female voice to target single men. “In a recent phishing attack that targets single men, cybercriminals show us how they use modern technology to trick their victims,” said Constable Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer, C.O.R.E. Unit. “The scam

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Kingston Police warn of cybercriminals using PDF files as a new phishing lure

Kingston Police say cybercriminals have a new favorite phishing lure: PDF files. A PDF is a standard file type that presents text and images in their original format regardless of which program you use to open the file. PDF documents can contain links and buttons, form fields, audio, and video

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Police warn of LinkedIn file sharing scam

LinkedIn is a networking site used to connect with colleagues, employers, and other business contacts. Even though LinkedIn is designed for professionals, it is just as vulnerable as any other social media platform. Kingston Police said they are aware of a recent scam involving cybercriminals who use stolen LinkedIn accounts

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