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App security flaw makes your iPhone call without asking - 8/25/14
Iphone users beware of maliciously coded links in apps that will auto-dial a toll number. Read the article >>
Trojan targets Linux desktop users, steals web banking info - 8/9/13
A rare instance of a Linux desktop trojan, Hand of Thief, has surfaced in the wild. Read the article >>
Android malware that gives hackers remote control is on rise - 7/17/13
Tool lets hackers “bind” remote access tool to legitimate apps. Read the article >>
Smartphone hacking comes of age, hitting US victims - 3/21/13
Criminals have been probing the systems that protect U.S. smartphone users for years, searching for the right combination of programming tricks and social engineering that would allow them to sneak onto users' phones. Recently, one hacker group hit the jackpot. Read the article >>
E-mailed malware disguised as group coupon offers on the rise - 11/14/12
Spammers take advantage of the rising popularity of e-mailed advertisements by mimicking them and attaching viruses. Read the article >>
Botnets 101: Everything you need to know - 3/8/12
Botnets are networks of personal computers infected by malware and remote controlled by criminals. Read the article >>
Web Targeting

Call forwarding phishing attacks - 6/20/14
Be on the lookout for Call Forwarding phishing attacks. How it works: the fraudster calls a person and asks him/her to activate their credit card. Then they ask you to call a phone number to activate the card. The phone number contains *72 which activates call forwarding, giving them control of the person's phone number allowing international calls, etc. For more information, read this article from Dell SecureWorks for detailed information on this scam. NEVER give out your personal information to anyone calling you and when it doubt, hang up and call them using official corporate phone numbers.
Avoid tech support phone scams - 10/31/13
Cybercriminals don't just send fraudulent email messages and set up fake websites. They might also call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft. Read what you need to know and how to protect yourself. Read what you need to know and how to protect yourself.
Phishing scam targets taxpayers who use tax software - 3/2/12
The growing popularity of tax preparation software has led to a rise in e-mail scams targeted at do-it-yourself taxpayers. Read the article.

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General Fraud Info

IRS Warns of Tax Refund Scam - 01/20/2014
It's that time of year again for tax refund scams communicated via email, phone, or in person. Here is a sample pdf of fraudulent email from a fake IRS account asking for a credit card to get your refund. Please delete these emails!
DEA Warns Public of Extortion Scam by DEA Special Agent Impersonators - 01/13/2014
The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning the public about criminals posing as DEA special agents or other law enforcement personnel as part of an international extortion scheme. Read the alert.
Regardless if the offer is through the mail, phone, or Internet, they all have one objective ─ to separate you from your money! Get some tips.
New Treasury Public Service Announcement Warns Americans About Phone Scams - 01/15/2013
Phone scams are on the rise. Check out the U.S. Department of the Treasury's article on this subject. Read the article.
Foreclosure Rescue Scams - 04/21/09
How to Avoid Becoming a Victim. Foreclosure rescue scams target homeowners facing foreclosure, particularly if they are equity-richbut cash-poor. Rescue scams cost consumersthousands of dollars and, often, their most valuableasset — their homes. Read the article from the OTS.
You Have the Power to Stop Identity Theft
Consumer guidance on how to stop electronic identity theft. Read more >>
5 Tips for Protecting Your Checking Account
A nice brief article from the Federal Reserve Board. Read the article >>
Tips to Prevent Identity Theft
New statistics indicate less identity fraud. Advice on how to prevent unauthorized access to personal information is also discussed. More>>

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