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Beware: Using Google Assistant, Alexa, or Siri to call businesses could connect you to scammers instead

Voice assistants make our lives easier for the most part. Instead of having to get up to turn on the lights, we can simply ask them to do it for us. Similarly, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa allow you to call businesses via voice, with no need to input a phone number anywhere. There are risks associated with blindly calling unknown numbers, though. According to the Better Business Bureau, some scammers have apparently gamed Google and Amazon’s phone number ranking systems. Read More

Beware: Using Google Assistant, Alexa, or Siri to call businesses could connect you to scammers instead was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Samsung App Scam Infected 25 Million Phones

Google suspended a fraudulent mobile app known as “Updates for Samsung” that claimed to offer legitimate system-level Android updates at a fee.

Samsung is one of the leading smartphone companies in the world, offering unmatched cutting-edge technological features every time they release a new flagship. As a Samsung smartphone owner, one of the smartest things you can do is frequently update your system to keep up with the latest firmware from Samsung.

Besides, consistent updates improve the performance and stability of the software, resolve any potential security risks by fixing bugs and errors, and upgrades the OS to present new features and experience. All [...]

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Report: Over 10 million people installed scam ‘Updates for Samsung’ app

Despite only offering updates via official channels, over 10 million Samsung owners installed a scam app claiming to offer OEM builds of the latest Android OS. The “Updates for Samsung” app masqueraded as a one-stop shop for OS updates. Instead, it redirected you to an ad farm that would then charge real money to download firmware updates.

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A New Phone Scam That Can Cost You Thousands

Evolution of technology has bridged the gap of communication between millions of people, and while it has brought positive changes in the lives of people, it has its consequences as well in this case in the form of scammers.

The amount of incidents in which people have received phone calls from unknown numbers who claim to be legit organizations and making people hopeful by saying that they have won the lottery is humongous. Moreover, people end up losing thousands of dollars after being scammed.

New Phone Scam doing the rounds

Recently an incident was reported in Florida where two individuals were trying to buy cellphones while using the personal information of someone [...]

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