Fraud Alerts

Learn about the different activities criminals use to take advantage of you and steal your identity.

Business E-mail Compromise: The 3.1 Billion Dollar Scam

Business working with foreign suppliers or that conduct frequent wire transfer need to be on alert. Scammers are finding methods to conduct unauthorized transfers of funds using your business.

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Criminals Continue to Defraud and Extort Funds from Victims Using CryptoWall Ransomware Schemes

Data from the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) shows ransomware continues to spread and is infecting devices around the globe.

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E-mail Extortion Campaigns Threatening Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

In a recent complaint, the victim business receives an e-mail threatening a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack to its Website unless it pays a ransom.

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Equifax Security Breach

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, a credit monitoring agency, announced that the records of approximately 143 million Americans were breached. Learn how to determine if your information was stolen and steps you can take.

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Extortion E-mail Schemes Tied to Recent High-Profile Data Breaches

Extortion attempts are made online via email asking people for payment in bitcoins otherwise their personal information will be released to the public. Read the article to find out what you can do.

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Internet of Things Poses Opportunities for Cyber Crime

As more devices connect to the Internet, it presents opportunities for cyber criminal to gain access to more systems if those systems are not secure.

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New Microchip-Enabled Credit Cards May Still be Vulnerable to Exploitation by Fraudsters

Even though new EMV cards offer better security against fraud than past magnetic strip cards, they are not fully fraud proof. Care must still be taken to protect your valuable information.

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Ransomware Victims Urged To Report Infections To Federal Law Enforcement

FBI encourages you to report ransomware attacks to you so that they can better understand it and reduce it from happening to others in the future.

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Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

Criminals are proficient in stealing the personally identifiable information (PII) and using stolen identity information to file fraudulent tax returns.

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Criminals Host Fake Websites to Acquire Information and to Collect Fraudulent Fees

Take care to make sure you are on a government website before submitting any identifiable information that can lead to identity theft.

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Criminals Continue to Defraud and Extort Funds from Victims Using CryptoWall Ransomware Schemes

Data from the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) shows ransomware continues to spread and is infecting devices around the globe.

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Hacktivists Target Law Enforcement Personnel and Public Officials

Law enforcement personnel and public officials may be at an increased risk of cyber attacks.

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Fictitious 'Work-from-home' Scam

College students across the United States have been targeted to participate in work-from-home scams.

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ISIL Exploits WordPress Vulnerabilities

Even though defacement of websites by those sympathetic to ISIL is considered low level hacking, it still disruptive and costly to fix the defacement.

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Scammers Use Terrorist Attack to Solicit Fraudulent Donations

The terrorist attack in Paris may unleash scammers to solicit money from the public. Read here what red flags to watch out for before donating.

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