CYBERCRIME

Postal Inspectors provide these cybercrime tips:

  1. Keep your anti-virus software updated.
  2. Ignore instructions to go to an unfamiliar webpage, or click on a link, or make a call. The best course of action is to simply delete the message.
  3. Don’t give sensitive information to anyone — unless you initiated the contact, and you know who you’re dealing with.

Scheme Information

CYBERCRIME

Josh Abernathy

Katecha Thomas, a work/study student, worked in the HR Department which gave her access to all of the student records for the current students, past students and alumni. She attempted to open more than 100 credit card accounts... losses totaled $11,000.


Church Congregation Victimized by Scam Artist

One of her victims thought she had done everything to protect herself from identity theft. One day she received an alert on her account that she had applied for a credit card... but someone else had done it in her name.


Exotic Vacations taken by Scam Artist

At the same time that her identity was stolen, she had been receiving calls from the college she attended - asking for a donation and investigators found a link.


Hacks. Intrusions. Cyberattacks. It seems like not a day goes by without hearing about some type of attack. Unfortunately, using the internet and social networking sites exposes users to cyberattacks and malware. So what are these cybercriminals looking for? Intruders are seeking access and information to exploit or steal outright for financial gain, personal gain or revenge and even for political advantage. If you determine you are under attack, be aware that they may go after not just your computer but also your smartphone and other electronic devices.