The warning that appears accuses victims of violating various U.S. laws, then locks up the victims computer. It claims that to unlock the computer and avoid legal issues, a fee of $300 needs to be paid via a prepaid Visa card. But the scam doesn’t end there.
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In about one second, they were able to use a Samsung Galaxy SIII and an app that shall remain nameless to do the deed. Information like the card number, expiration date and name was quickly stolen with a simple walk by.
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The things that might trigger a phone call include using the card in new places, using them more than usual, or using them in different places at or near the same time.
“You can post it as long as there is nothing nefarious about it,” says LAPD cyber crimes detective Andrew Kleinick. “They are public figures and that kind of thing happens. It’s not right, [but] I know of no crime. He continues “The exception occurs when information obtained through doxxing is used to threaten someone, steal someone’s identity, or infiltrate private emails.”
This is new. I’m being scammed/spammed via my Skype account from a Rory Gilbert. Of course, it’s simple for scummy scammers to create thousands of fake Skype accounts and send out scams and spam like this. In any case, if you hear from this particular Rory Gilbert on Skype, you should know that this is …
FourSquare came up with a great program to help eliminate the hassle of having to carry all those key fobs or merchant cards around. Their program allows you to sync your data so that in some cases, multiple discounts can be applied.
I don’t even like the idea of Social Security numbers. The idea of submitting my young child’s fingerprint to anyone was appalling to me. For me, the biggest downside of all to fingerprint payments is offering up unique personal information to any type of database.
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