Identity Theft Alert in Wyoming: A former employee and student of Northwest College, who now lives in southeast Wyoming and is gainfully employed, received a letter from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services which stated his unemployment claim had been denied. He also received a debit card in the forwarded mail to his new address. The individual stated that he has not worked for or attended Northwest College in 10 years and did not apply for unemployment. Although he put a lock on his credit, he said that he does not know where this data fraud may have come from.
Car Warranty Phone Scam: A Lovell citizen reported that once a week for the past couple of months he has been getting a ‘your car warranty has expired’ recorded call. The call comes from a local Lovell or Wyoming number and the number varies. The Wyoming resident decided to press 1 to talk to the live person and asked the representative, “What is the name of your company and what city are you calling from?” The fake customer service representative just hung up. One point to this Wyoming citizen!
Cryptocurrency Scammers Using COVID: Scambusters.org reported four different COVID-19 cryptocurrency scams. The first one is a phishing email that pretends to be from one of the big cryptocurrency exchanges and says that there is a coronavirus alert and that you need to log-in to get more information. But the link takes you to a fake log-in where the scammers steal your credentials and can drain your cryptocurrency account. The second is as scam asking for money for charities, the CDC or the WHO, where scammers ask for cryptocurrency donations to fight the pandemic. The third is where scammers claiming to have medical supplies and devices are sometimes asking for cryptocurrency and the last one is a scare tactic where scammers claim to have COVID-19, know where you live and threaten to infect your family if you don’t pay their cryptocurrency extortion demands.
Personalized Bitcoin Scam: Scammers are targeting worldwide bitcoin users with a realistic and extensive campaign. First, the victim receives a text message using the name of a recognized media outlet that contains a URL that demonstrates that the scammers already have your personal data (like your phone number, name and email address). If you click on the link, what looks like a new cryptocurrency investment platform with names and companies that you know appears. Media brands and celebrity names have been hijacked by fraudsters to blend this scam credentials. The website looks very realistic and is operating under different names like Crypto Cash, Bitcoin Rejoin, Bitcoin Supreme and Banking on Blockchain.
Twitter Business Accounts Breached: If you use Twitter for your business, consider changing your password. The breach affected businesses that use Twitter’s advertising and analytics platforms.
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