Saturday, June 30, 2012

Online Scams Identity Theft - Sat Jun 30, 2012

Tips on Preventing Tax-Refund Identity Theft
New York Times (blog)
By ANN CARRNS The New York Times recently wrote about increasing tax refund identity fraud. That's when a thief uses your name, Social Security number and birth date to file a fake tax return with fabricated income and tax-withholding data to collect ...

Trusteer Expert to Discuss Financial Malware Attacks on Corporations at Windy ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Business Wire George Tubin, Senior Security Analyst with Trusteer, is a former TowerGroup Research Director and recognized expert in online and mobile banking, online fraudidentity theft prevention, and enterprise fraud management strategies.
Tax Fraud Arrest Made
Simmons was among a number of business owners arrested in the joint investigation last summer, initially on state identity theft and credit card fraud charges, after Secret Service agents searched his business Aug. 31. However, the charges were ... 
DNS-changing Trojan leads to phishing banking sites
Help Net Security
Latin American Internet users are constantly attacked by cyber crooks who aim to get their online banking credentials in order to perpetrate identity theft and bankingfraud. Two of the most often employed ways to do that is to infect users with ...

Job Seekers: Be Wary of Scammers with 'Easy Money' Offers
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
Scammers pose as 'company' representatives and seek sensitive personal and/or financial information from victims under the guise of doing credit or background checks. They target victims later on for identity theft. If an offer sounds too good to be ...
McAfee discovers that one in every six personal computers have zero protection
Browsing the internet on an exposed computer not only increases the risk of identity theft and data loss, but it can contribute to the spread of harmful programs and nasty viruses. Even if you think your personal computer has basic protection installed ...
Fake Cell Phone Bills Flood In-Boxes
Clarksville Online
Nashville, TN – Email is the new wave for keeping up with invoices and other means of business communication, but lately scam operators are using this method to flood in-boxes with fake cell phone bills in an attempt to commit identity theft.
Make your vacation security checklist
Minuteman News Center
In case of theft, carry a list of card issuers' fraud hotlines and your account numbers separate from your wallet. Perhaps leave a copy with a trusted friend. I also program these numbers into my cell phone for quick access. providing comprehensive answers for you and your family on issues regarding Identity Theft.


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