The claim is that most of them were unintended and made because of human error or oversight.
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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.
Representative F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-WI), one of the principal authors of the Patriot Act which has given the N.S.A. its power to collect phone records and other data on American citizens, says that the Patriot Act was never meant to create a program that demands the phone records of every American. “The time has come to stop it,” he said.
Any consumer with debt (credit card debt, mortgages, auto loans, medical bills, etc.) can now take their complaint to CFPB.
Here is important information to know to avoid being taken in by scammers this tax season:
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Although these words can trigger an additional look at your profile by investigators . . .
Some other items to help you recognize that your 4.1 mill is fake include the fact that the message then turns to fear and intimidation to get you to respond.
While a list of one hundred different sites is an immense amount of information to explore, there are a few on the list that really stand out, either because they are very informative or just simply an interesting collection of information.
According to Antisec, “Oh yes we did.” The hacktivist group says that it not only did it but that the proof is in the publishing of one million of these codes online.