The United States Senate wants to put a stop to them and wants to help victims of fraud, especially elderly victims. A new anti-fraud hotline has been unveiled to make it easier for senior citizens to report suspected fraud and to receive assistance.
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.
You’ve probably heard of “phishing” – when hackers send bogus messages to your email, hoping that you’ll reply or click a link so that they can get their hands on your information. But there’s a new version of this scheme that’s gaining prevalence, and it targets your smartphone. This scam is called “smishing” as in …
It’s an “oldie” but apparently it is still a “goody” as the Microsoft technical support hoax resurfaces in an effort to trick Microsoft customers into releasing private, personal and credit card information.
There are many sources for checking out suspicious e-mails including:
In this article Tweeters (those who use Twitter) should beware of an email harvesting scam taking place on Twitter. Apparently many people actually do post their email in a message or on their homepage. . .
The most horrific mortgage fraud involving identity theft is the sale of your property without your knowledge. The consumer may get off easy but certainly not without damage.