What are the keys to knowing this isn’t a real purchase interest?
Here’s one of the more interesting messages that my spam folder caught this week. Apparently there’s some money the Federal Bureau of Investigations just can’t wait to give me. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division. Federal Bureau Of Investigation. INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUNDS J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc Customers Service Hours / Monday …
In an attempt to try and make matters right within Sony, the company has offered identity theft protection to directors and writers who work for the studio. Identity theft protection will be offered through AllClear ID.
Consumers need to protect personal data and they need to know the difference between a legitimate debt collector and a fake scam being conducted to steal personal information.
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.
They offer any number of things to make it look like it is on the up and up. Live customer support, live chat, technical support and so on are all available to make it look legit.
The fraud is multifaceted and includes fraud of the victims, fraud of the system and insurance fraud to name a few.
We may have to simply look at it as a place to get information that has to be confirmed elsewhere. In fact, I would say that is a good policy to have anywhere on the Internet.
Certainly the shifted focus would raise some eyebrows. If you say a charity is for cancer research, then it could be assumed that you were using it for such. When your charity has a multi-pronged focus, however, the waters get a bit murkier.
Signs you may be getting scammed in an Internet marriage or relationship and who you should report them too.