The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center has identified three recent internet scams circulating around the web.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued a report based on information from law enforcement and complaints submitted to the IC3. The following information details recent cyber crime trends and new twists to previously-existing cyber scams. The IC3 has been notified of a scam involving telephone calls conducting a multiple-choice "political survey." Following the survey, the recipients are told they have won a free cruise to the Bahamas. After providing a website address for legitimacy, the caller requests the "winner's" email address for notification purposes and credit card information to cover port fees. The website has very limited information, but does contain a few photos, …
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