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In the event that you recognize a trick or scam, it’s not generally clear who you ought to report it to and it relies on upon whether it was an email trick, phone trick or another sort of extortion or fraud.

Report all Emailed Scams
 In the event that you’ve recognized a trick email or phishing email, report it to the network access supplier (ISP) that was utilized to send you the email. On the off chance that the trick email originated from a Yahoo! account, send it to abuse@yahoo.com. Gmail has a ‘Report spam’ catch and Hotmail has a ‘Report phishing’ catch. When you report the trick email, the network access supplier (ISP) can then close the record which sent the email.You can likewise report the matter to the organization or body being mirrored, for example, the bank, government division or other organization referred to in the email.
Premium rate telephone tricks
 In the event that you need to whine about or report a top notch rate telephone utility trick, contact PhonepayPlus. This is the official association set up to direct telephone paid administrations in the UK. You can call PhonepayPlus free from a landline on 0800 500 212 (from Monday 16 November 2015 this number will be supplanted by 0300 30 300 20) or visit the PhonepayPlus site.
 Reporting a scam to local police
 You should consider contacting your local police station to report the scam. This may provide them with useful information in catching the fraudsters.
Do not dial 999 to report a scam. This number should only ever be used in an emergency.
Reporting to the company
 If you are the victim of a mimicking scam, where fraudsters pretend to be from a genuine company, it’s worth contacting the company that has been mimicked.
It can then warn other people about the scam and take steps to prevent others falling victim to the same scam. Often companies will warn their customers of mimicking scams by putting notices on their websites. 
Stop scam mail
 The Mailing Preference Service (MPS) allows you to have your name and address removed from mailing lists. To register for the free service, call 0845 703 4599 or visit mpsonline.org.uk. 
Report to Royal Mail
 If you do receive correspondence you believe to be from fraudsters, you can forward it to Royal Mail with a covering letter to Freepost, Scam Mail, P.O Box 797, Exeter, EX1 9UN. 
Seek for a Citizens Advice
 If you report a scam to your local Citizens Advice, they may be able to offer you advice. 
You may also be giving them vital information which they can pass on to Trading Standards to help stop other people from becoming victims of the same scam.
Scams are criminal offences under the Fraud Act. This means that trading standards officers can take criminal action against the scammers.
Reporting to Action Fraud
 Action Fraud is the UK’s national fraud and crime reporting centre. It provides a central point of contact about fraud and financially motivated internet crime. 
It offers an online reporting tool or you can call and speak to an advisor on 0300 123 2040.
You can also use its online form, which takes 20 minutes to complete. 
After reporting a scam, you’ll get a national crime reference number and the case will be referred to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau for analysis, by the City of London Police. 
Not every report results in an investigation, but each helps build a clearer national picture about fraud. 
 You can also email scam.mail@royalmail.com

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Twitter advises all their subscribers to change their passwords

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Twitter has adviced its 336 million users change their passwords.The company announced on Thursday it discovered a bug that saved user passwords unprotected on an internal log.

Twitter said it has since fixed the issue. Although the company said there is no evidence passwords have been leaked or misused, it is urging its users to update their passwords.

The glitch was related to its use of “hashing”, which masks passwords as users enters them by replacing them with numbers and letters, according to its blog.

A bug caused the passwords to be stored on an internal computer log before the hashing process was completed.

As well as changing passwords, users have been advised to turn on two-factor authentication service to help stop accounts being hacked.

Twitter’s chief technology officer Parag Agrawal initially said the company did not have to reveal the information but believed it was the “right thing to do” – before correcting his “mistake”.

The company declined to comment on when the bug was discovered, how long it had been storing passwords in this manner and how many passwords were affected. But twitter maintained that “this is not a breach.”

Twitter is prompting users to change their passwords via a pop-up window on the site that explains the nature of the bug and links to their Settings page.

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Nokia woos customers with 2 days battery life and big screen

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Just recently, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has introduced the Nokia 7, a smartphone with striking design, big screen, two day battery life and other innovative features.

The device combines innovative imaging capabilities and powerful performance for up to two days with one charge. With enhanced Dual-Sight, highly sensitive ZEISS optics and Pro Camera mode, the product captures images that are true to life, no matter the lighting. Selected by Google to join the Android One family, the Nokia 7 plus offers a pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience.

Speaking on the product features,   Joseph Umunakwe, General Manager at HMD Global, West, East and Central Africa,   said that “The Nokia 7 plus is a true hero in our smartphone range.

According to him,   “The Nokia 7 plus will give our fans the chance to see more, do more, capture more and share it as it happens,”. The Nokia 7 plus stands out from the crowd, with its unique ceramic-feel coating achieved through a 6-layer paint system that helps to ensure improved call quality and signal as well as better grip.

The vivid 6-inch 18:9 Full HD+ display makes the Nokia 7 plus perfect for browsing, social media consumption, gaming and entertainment with more content in the same width as a traditional 5.5-inch display device.

The Nokia 7 plus joins the Android One family, offering a high quality software experience designed by Google. It will stay fresh over time with the latest Google innovations and regular security updates and because it runs pure Android, the Nokia 7 plus comes with no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes that would eat up your battery life or slow it down so you can enjoy your new phone for longer.

 

 

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Fake celebrity profiles used to steal crypto-currencies.

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Scammers pose as celebrities on Twitter and claim to be giving away crypto-cash such as Bitcoin or Ether to their fans.

They ask people to send them a small amount of crypto-currency to qualify for the giveaway, but victims do not get any bitcoins back.

The scammers impersonate well-known personalities on Twitter by copying their profile pictures and choosing usernames very similar to the genuine accounts.

They then post replies to popular tweets made by the genuine celebrity. This gives their nefarious messages prominence on Twitter.

Typically, the scammers ask people to send them small amounts of crypto-currency, offering to send a larger amount back as part of a giveaway.

On Tuesday, an account posing as Elon Musk using the username @elonmuskik tweeted that the entrepreneur was going to “give away” 3,000 Ether, worth about £1.7m.

The scam was amplified by several automated accounts known as bots.

The bots had been dormant since September 2017 and had never posted before, but came to life to chat among themselves about the supposed crypto-cash giveaway.

“Sо nice! Just sent and immediately received back. You’re super fast,” one said.

The founder of the Ethereum (ETH) crypto-currency Vitalik Buterin has been targeted by the scam so many times that he has changed his username to “No I’m not giving away ETH”.

Twitter has been criticized for taking a long time to tackle the problem of bots on its platform.

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