‘Money Mule’ Scams Adopting Bitcoin ATMs For Transferring Hacked Funds

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hackers who raid corporate bank accounts often launder stolen funds by depositing them in accounts owned by “money mules,” people recruited through work-at-home job scams. The mules are usually instructed to wire the stolen funds to the scammers. Increasingly, however, The…

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UIPD warn students against recent “sextortion” and IRS scams

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Some students have fallen victim to two popular scams targeting the Champaign-Urbana area. Two increasingly common internet and phone scams in the area have University of Illinois police cautioning students against engaging in conversation with strangers. Three students have fallen The…

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Fraudsters using fake letterboxes for identity theft scams

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Identity scammers are using fake mailboxes to “harvest” householders’ mail and then using the stolen details to gain credit. The fake letterboxes are attached to the exterior of properties to fool postal workers and are then removed before residents notice their…

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State warns of summer vacation scams and identity theft

As summer approaches and people begin to plan their vacations, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance has issued a warning of the danger of scams. “Vacation scams occur when a stranger offers you a free or discounted cruise, travel club membership, exotic resort stay or rental property in exchange…

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Experts provide tips to avoid scams on Cyber Monday

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Cyber Monday is one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. With growing concerns over credit card fraud, many are wondering how to best protect themselves from scams. With a few simple tips from experts, however, most shoppers can…

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Avoiding scams during the holiday shopping season

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans With the upcoming holiday season, many are going to open their pockets, but unfortunately, some unwelcome hands may attempt to grab New Yorker’s wallets. That reality prompted the officials at Governor Cuomo’s office to encourage online vigilance from New Yorkers who may…

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Clearfield Police Warn Residents of Scams

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Clearfield Borough police have received a complaint about a mail fraud/scam that includes a payroll check and letter to participate in a “consumer service evaluator”” for Wal-Mart. According to police, neither the check nor the program originates from Wal-Mart. “[It] is…

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Consumers warned about new smart card scams

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Advanced technology in credit and debit cards are helping in the fight against identity theft and consumer fraud, but local experts caution that even the new smart cards are not completely foolproof. The Utah Division of Consumer Protection warned consumers Wednesday…

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