Saturday, May 11, 2013
Facecrooks.com warns of a new scam aimed to get your personal info.
You don't have to be Manti Te'o to be caught by a phishing scam. In fact, you could live right here in Montgomery County. Facecrooks.com is warning users of the popular social media website to keep an eye out for a new phishing scam. A screen form like the one shown pops up, asking users to fill it out on behalf of Facebook Security. Often displaying as "Faćebøøĸ Sẻƈurîƚy," according to the site, it is not in fact the real security site operated by Facebook. According to Facecrooks, the message will tell you that you were "reported to have violated a policy that is considered disruptive or insulting Facebook users." Do not fill out the form. The site says that users that fill out the form are "granting access to their personal information …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Customers purchase pre-paid debit cards that are then drained by fraudsters, the company said.
Thursday, January 17
A scam in which PECO customers are misled into purchasing pre-paid debit cards which are then drained of funds is targeting the Philadelphia region, the electric and gas utility said Thursday. In the scam, customers are contacted by persons who claim to work for PECO and informed that they must make an immediate payment in order to avoid their electricity being shut off. The phony employee then instructs the customer to purchase a pre-paid debit card from a convenience store or similar location, then to provide that card's number. The fraud operators then drain the funds on the card. “We want to make our customers aware of this scam so they can protect themselves from becoming victims of this and other fraudulent activities,” said Mark …
Friday, July 15, 2011
The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued a report detailing the latest scams circulating on the internet.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released a report on the latest scams and frauds circulating on the internet. The report is based on information from law enforcement and complaints submitted to the IC3 and details recent cyber crime trends and new twists to previously-existing cyber scams. Users are cautioned to be wary of anyone contacting them under these or similar circumstances. According to the IC3, distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) attacks in general are on the rise. One reason may be due to the availability of software tools like LOIC, Slow Loris and BE botnet, which allow anybody to participate in a distributed attack. Gaming sites in particular have come under attack by …
Friday, June 24, 2011
Twelve countries coordinated the anti-cyber crime effort.
Friday, June 24, 2011
One of the most widespread types of cyber scams being perpetrated against consumers these days involves “scareware”— those pop-up messages you see on your computer saying you’ve got a virus and all you have to do to get rid of it is buy the antivirus software being advertised. And if you don’t buy it? The pop-ups continue unabated and, in some instances, the scareware renders all of the information on your computer inaccessible. According to a release issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), today the Department of Justice and the FBI announced “Operation Trident Tribunal,” a coordinated, international law-enforcement action that disrupted the activities of two international cyber crime rings involved in the sale of scareware. …