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Tag: Schemes

Malware Alert: “Hey User Your Facebook Account Has Been Closed!”

(Softpedia) Security experts from Avast! have come across an interesting malware distribution spam campaign that exploits Facebook’s popularity.  It all starts with emails entitled “Hey <name> your Facebook account has been closed!” or “Hi <name> your Facebook account is blocked!” The bogus Facebook emails instruct users to download and execute an attachment to unlock their…
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Phishing Alert: Automated Tax Refund Notification from HMRC

(Softpedia) Emails purporting to come from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) inform recipients that they have an unclaimed tax refund. In reality, the notifications have nothing to do with HMRC.  Entitled “Automated Tax Refund Notification,” the bogus messages read something like this: “Unclaimed Tax Refund Notification You are Receiving this Notification Because you are yet…
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Another Huge Cash-Out Scheme Revealed

(Bank Info Security) Federal authorities have charged eight suspects in yet another ATM cash-out and cybercrime scheme that involved online account takeovers and prepaid card compromises. So far, four arrests have been made in the case, which also involved fraudulent ATM withdrawals and wire transfers to overseas accounts, as well as identity theft, in some…
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ND man pleads guilty to money laundering

(AG Week) A Langdon man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Fargo to charges alleging he advertised himself as a licensed grain bin dealer, then used the money farmers gave him to build his own home. Lance Bryce Schill, 32, entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Fargo to a single count…
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Con man exposed after Justin Bieber ruse

(CNN) — Waleed Ahmed grins for the camera, a sly smile on his face as he poses in front of a black Porsche parked on the street. At first glance, he looks like any other young guy hamming it up for an image to share with his buddies on Facebook. Yet looks can be deceiving.…
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Users Warned About Father’s Day Spam Campaigns

(Softpedia) Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 16) and as many users are rushing to do some last minute shopping, scammers and spammers are taking advantage of the opportunity. Symantec has spotted several spam campaigns. Some of them advertise replica watches and shady products and services, while others lure users to fake surveys…
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