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Army: Cyber Thieves Posing as Soldiers Seeking Love

The Army‘s Criminal Investigation Division on Tuesday warned users of online dating services to beware of scam artists claiming to be soldiers needing money.  Similar warnings about “romance scams” have gone out before, but many in the public still fall victim to the con artists to the tune of “tens of thousands of dollars, with a very low possibility of recovery,” the division said in a release.

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FBI Warns of Mega Millions Lottery Scam Using FBI and FDIC Letterhead

 George Crouch, acting special agent in charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, provides the following warning to serve as a public service announcement (PSA): Recent reports to law enforcement indicate the re-emergence of an advance fee scam involving the Mega Millions Lottery and invoking the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) federal agencies as central to this scam.

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The FTC announces two new robocall contests

The Empire Strikes Back, Aliens, Terminator 2… Don’t you just love a good sequel? The FTC does, too, and that’s why the agency is returning to DEF CON with a new robocall challenge.

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There is no Bureau of Defaulters

The email says it’s a court notice from the Bureau of Defaulters Agency-FTC with your arrest warrant record attached. It says you’ve ignored their efforts to contact you, so now your Social Security number is on hold by the federal government, you’ll be prosecuted for fraud, and you’ll owe all kinds of money when you’re found guilty. You’ve got just 24 hours to respond.

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Top 5 questions about calls and the National Do Not Call Registry

1. How can I make it stop?

You signed up for the Do Not Call Registry ages ago, but you’re suddenly getting a bunch of unwanted calls. What can you do?

Hang up. When you get illegal sales calls or robocalls, don’t interact in any way. Don’t press buttons to be taken off the call list or to talk to a live person. That just leads to more calls. Instead, hang up and file a complaint at donotcall.gov.

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It’s illegal for manufacturers or dealers to claim your warranty is void

Your car needs an oil change, so you stop by a place on the way home. Or maybe your car is making a funny noise, so you take it to your trusted mechanic. Later on, when you go to check your car’s warranty, you find out your coverage might be in jeopardy because you didn’t get the work done at one of the car company’s dealers or centers. Can a car company do that?

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Don’t pay for a vacation to nowhere

With winter almost over, are you itching to get out of town? As you search for your perfect getaway, you might come across good-looking vacation rental deals that seem amazing. Unfortunately, some “steals” are posted by scammers trying to steal your money. They’ll leave you with a vacation to nowhere.

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Reluctant to be rude?

Respectfulness and politeness — they’re valued in many close-knit communities. But when you’re dealing with a scammer, those values can backfire, as we’ve heard during our ongoing effort to fight fraud in every community. Scammers try to take advantage of your politeness to get you to hand over money or personal information.

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Every October since 2004, National Cyber Security Awareness Month—administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—reminds us of the importance of protecting not only our individual identities, finances, and privacy but also our country’s national security, critical infrastructure, and economy. Cyber security is a responsibility shared by all—the public sector, the private sector, and the general public.

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BillMeLatter, eBay and Paypal Scam alert

I need to get this Scam Alert out! This one almost got me fortunately all my bills are paid so I was getting ready to call Billmelatter and ask what was going on. Then I checked the link from the photo and raised it was a scam. If some one did own BillMeLatter money this one could get them! I just signed up for a Bill Me Latter account and about 4 weeks later I received this email. Its just a photo so I will post the Header and The Photo so If you use any of these BillMeLatter, eBay and Paypal be sure to look at the photo included in this article ........
 

 

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