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Tag Archive | "phishing"

Naperville Police Alert: Scammers Are Phishing, Using Employee Login Info to Divert Direct Deposits

Naperville posted an alert on their official Facebook page Thursday April 25, 2019 advising the community of a relatively new scam being reported across the country that is diverting employees’ paychecks into other accounts. Scammers are using employee login information to either email the company’s HR department to request a change to the employee’s direct […]

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Russians Likely Hacked Illinois Voter Database with 500,000 IDs Stolen, Officials Say

Russian intelligence agents likely hacked the Illinois Election Board database, potentially capturing information of hundreds of thousands of voters. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein Delivers Remarks Announcing the Indictment of Twelve Russian Intelligence Officers for Conspiring to Interfere in the 2016 Presidential Election Through Computer Hacking and Related Offenses The defendants are accused of […]

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US-CERT: Beware of Affordable Care Phishing Campaign

US-CERT (the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) is aware of a phishing campaign purporting to come from a U.S. Federal Government Agency. The phishing emails reference the Affordable Care Act in the subject and claim to direct users to health coverage information, but instead direct them to sites which attempt to elicit private information […]

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Credit Card Number Phishing: Victim Gives Up CC Number As Caller Portray

Arlington Heights received a report of a telephone “phishing for credit number” scam recently. A resident received a phone call from a source that was indicated on his name/number caller-ID as “ISON1”. The caller stated he was from “the credit card company” (no specific company name) and that his card was used at Home Depot […]

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AHPD Scam Alert: Identity Thieves, Phishers, Scammers Posing As Computer Anti-Virus Technicians

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT SCAM ALERT / BEWARE: You may receive a telephone call from a subject claiming to work for Microsoft, Geek Squad or some other nationally recognized tech company. They will claim they scanned your computer remotely and found viruses. We all fear viruses, data loss and identity theft, but the offender will […]

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SCAM: Medical Alert System Purchased Just For You, As A Gift

Arlington Heights police have alerted seniors and their families to a newer scam. Seniors may receive an automated call from an agency claiming a medical alert system was purchased for them by an unknown party. They ask the potential victim for banking and other personal information to register the system. Some callers will offer the […]

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Be on the Lookout for Verizon Wireless Phishing Email

Be on the look out for an e-mail phishing attempt using an email that pretends to be from Verizon Wireless. Actual fake email with links to a spoof website in Europe and unusually high balance. Phishing emails usually display well-known brand names such as Chase Bank, credit companies, or Verizon Wireless. The deceptive emails are […]

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Better Business Bureau Lists Top Ten Scams for 2011: Work at Home, Secret Shopper, Fake Office Supply Invoice, Lottery Scams, $1 Million from Facebook, and More

Better Business Bureau investigates thousands of scams every year, from the latest gimmicks to schemes that recur year after year. The Better Business Bureau has a new Scam Source (www.bbb.org/scam), which is a comprehensive resource on scam investigations from BBBs around the country. The website includes tips from BBB, law enforcement and others. You can […]

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Lottery Tax Scam Alert, Fake IRS Sites and Census Scams

Arlngton Heights police recently received a report of a lottery/tax-related scam. The victim received a call from a man identifying himself as “Bill” who stated that the victim had won $500,000 in an off-shore lottery. Bill turned the phone over to “Truman” who explained that the complainant needed to send $50,000 in taxes before the […]

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Is it a Virus? E-Mail Accounts Sending Out Tagged Messages from “Friends”

I think I have a virus! Are you thinking this? My friends are getting e-mails about photos or friends on “Tagged” from me that I did not send. Are you frustrated by this? Have you received an email that looks like the image above? Have your friends told you that you have a virus and […]

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