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Catch of the Day: Eleven Individuals from Lagos, Nigeria Indicted for Conspiring to Commit Wire Fraud

Catch of the Day: Eleven Individuals from Lagos, Nigeria Indicted for Conspiring to Commit Wire Fraud

December 31, 2018

Catch of the Day: Eleven Individuals from Lagos, Nigeria Indicted for Conspiring to Commit Wire Fraud

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Source: Justice.gov

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the return of an indictment charging numerous individuals from Lagos, Nigeria, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. If convicted, each faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. 

According to the indictment, the defendants, all Nigerian citizens, targeted multiple U.S. corporations with “phishing” e-mails requesting that the companies’ payroll/human resources personnel send IRS Forms W-2, containing employee personal identifying information, for review. They used “spoofed” email addresses, which masked the actual email address, making it appear as if the message was sent from a high-level manager within the victim companies. Numerous companies around the United States were victimized by this sophisticated scheme, including a local Jacksonville-based business.

The defendants, once they obtained the tens of thousands of employee W-2 Forms, used the information to file false federal income tax returns with the IRS claiming millions of dollars in fraudulent refunds. To receive the fraudulent tax refunds generated from the scheme, the defendants used individuals in the United States to accept the proceeds and send the money to Lagos, Nigeria. In many instances, the individuals assisting in the United States were victims of a romance scheme, whereby the defendants developed online relationships using fake social media platforms.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Cyber Squad and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jay Taylor.

Topics Discussed:

  • Email Spoofing
  • CEO Fraud/Phishing
  • Whaling Attacks
  • Romance Fraud

More Information:

  • FBI.gov
  • Internet Crime Center - File a Complaint
  • IC3.gov

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HACKED! My Identity Has Been Stolen - Really!

HACKED! My Identity Has Been Stolen - Really!

December 27, 2018

HACKED! My Identity Has Been Stolen - Really!

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After the Equifax data breach in September 2017, I started a personal journey to protect my identity and take proactive measures to ruin a bad guy's day! I researched and reviewed several identity theft monitoring services, credit monitoring services, and how I could freeze my credit with all three credit bureaus. There are some very simple steps YOU can take right now to protect your identity and stop a bad guy from opening credit in your name and Ruining Your Day.

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Today, Skip discusses how his personal identity was compromised and recently used by criminals to open a line of credit with a large women's clothing retailer. However, through a proactive approach to protect his identity, Skip details the steps he took to stop the fraudsters in their tracks. Now, Skip is awaiting additional information from LifeLock and the retailer so that he can pursue the fraudsters with every means at his disposal. Check out Ruin a Bad Guy's Day: https://www.ruinabadguysday.com

It's time to play offense against the fraudsters and Ruin a Bad Guy's Day!

What can YOU do?

  • Open an Identity Theft Monitoring Account -  LifeLock or Experian
  • Open a Credit Monitoring Account - Credit Karma
  • Freeze Your Credit with All 3 Credit Bureaus

Who should YOU call?

  • Social Security Administrations Fraud Alert Line - 800-269-0271
  • Federal Trade Commission - Report Identity Theft - 877-FTC-HELP

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Question of the Week: What is Phishing, Vishing, and Smishing?

Question of the Week: What is Phishing, Vishing, and Smishing?

December 17, 2018

Question of the Week: What is Phishing, Vishing, and Smishing?

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Thank you for all of your emails and questions about Phishing, Vishing, and Smishing. This week we'll discuss the bombardment of social engineering techniques fraudsters use to lure us into giving away our personal information. We'll also go into greater detail on each of the primary methods currently being used to steal your identity.

Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising itself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Typically carried out by email spoofing or instant messaging, it often directs users to click a link, download an attachment and enter personal information at a fake website. From Wikipedia.org

Vishing or Voice phishing is a form of criminal phone fraud, using social engineering over the telephone system to gain access to private personal and financial information for the purpose of financial reward. From Wikipedia.org

Smishing or SMS phishing is a form of criminal activity using social engineering techniques. Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire personal information such as passwords and details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. SMS phishing uses cell phone text messages to deliver the bait to induce people to divulge their personal information. From Wikipedia.org

 

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Catch of the Day: Credit Card Cloners Stole Thousands - Fraudsters Used Overseas Hackers to Get Card Numbers

Catch of the Day: Credit Card Cloners Stole Thousands - Fraudsters Used Overseas Hackers to Get Card Numbers

December 12, 2018

Catch of the Day: Credit Card Cloners Stole Thousands - Fraudsters Used Overseas Hackers to Get Card Numbers

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Source: FBI.gov

A prolific credit card scammer—who continued his crimes from behind bars—is now serving a lengthy sentence thanks to a multi-agency investigation into his card-cloning operation.

From 2014 to 2016, Syracuse, New York, resident Daquan Rice, 23, and several associates purchased credit card numbers online from hackers in Russia, Pakistan, and Ukraine, who sell the information they steal. Rice also bought credit card numbers from a friend who worked at a Syracuse restaurant who had skimmed numbers from customer credit cards on Rice’s behalf.

Rice had an associate in New York City with a credit card cloning machine, and he would provide the numbers to the person to make new cards for him. Rice and his accomplices then used these cards to buy gift cards, which they would convert into cash or money orders.

How does this happen? Today we discuss how carder networks operate and how carders steal personal information, use credit card cloning devices, and manufacture counterfeit credit cards.

Who Should Listen? 
Fraud Managers and Investigators, Fraud Analysts, Law Enforcement Professionals, Risk Managers, E-commerce Managers, M-commerce managers, Finance Professionals, Chargeback Specialists, Call Center Agents, IT/Operations.

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Breaking News! Marriott Says Up To 500 Million Customers’ Data Stolen In Breach

Breaking News! Marriott Says Up To 500 Million Customers’ Data Stolen In Breach

December 3, 2018

Breaking News! Marriott Says Up To 500 Million Customers' Data Stolen In Breach

Source: NPR.com

Marriott International said Friday that information on up to about 500 million of its customers worldwide was exposed in a breach of its Starwood guest reservation database dating as far back as 2014. The world's largest hotel chain said it learned of the breach on Sept. 8.

The company said the Marriott hotel network was not affected. "The investigation only identified unauthorized access to the separate Starwood network," it said. Marriott acquired Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in 2016. For 327 million of the affected guests, the compromised data includes "some combination of name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number, Starwood Preferred Guest ("SPG") account information, date of birth, gender, arrival and departure information, reservation date, and communication preferences," the company said.

Today, we'll discuss how the bad guys may attempt to compromise your accounts through deceptive and spear phishing attacks and what you can do to avoid becoming a victim of identify theft.

Report Phishing Emails

File a Complaint: FTC.gov/complaint

Forward phishing emails to: spam@uce.gov (FTC.gov site)

Identity Theft Information: Identitytheft.gov

Check to see if your email accounts have been compromised: https://haveibeenpwned.com/

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Catch of the Day: Thousands of credit cards were potentially compromised in a hotel room scheme

Catch of the Day: Thousands of credit cards were potentially compromised in a hotel room scheme

November 28, 2018

Catch of the Day: Thousands of credit cards were potentially compromised in a hotel room scheme – “Carding network” used to purchase stolen credit card numbers.

 

Source: Star-Telgram.com

In this Podcast, we will discuss what the term “Carding” means and how “Carders” operate.

DALLAS - Thousands of credit cards were potentially compromised in a hotel room purchasing scheme worth $250,000, according to federal court documents. According to the criminal complaint, which was unsealed last week, investigators in Dallas began looking into suspicious hotel room purchases allegedly made by K. Klutts and O. Edwards in late August.  The pair would rent one or two rooms in different hotels in Dallas, Fort Worth and other areas and then sub-rent the room to other people at lower fees, the document says. Klutts is accused of buying those rooms with credit card numbers she bought from a “carding network.”

 

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How to Protect Your Identity During the Holidays

How to Protect Your Identity During the Holidays

November 23, 2018

How to Protect Your Identity During the Holidays

The holiday season brings all kinds of joy and potential stress. It is easy to become caught up with the holiday rush, shopping on-line, traveling to meet with friends and family, and forget to safeguard our identities from potential hackers and criminals.

Today we’ll discuss some simple steps to protect your identity while surfing the web, connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots, and protecting your Bluetooth devices. We’ll also explain the importance of using a VPN (virtual private network) when connecting to free Wi-Fi services at airports, hotels, and coffee shops.

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Catch of the Day: 30 Alleged NorCal Gang Members Arrested in $1 million credit card scheme

Catch of the Day: 30 Alleged NorCal Gang Members Arrested in $1 million credit card scheme

November 2, 2018

Catch of the Day: 30 Alleged NorCal Gang Members Arrested in $1 million credit card scheme

According to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, more than 30 alleged street gang members have been recently arrested in connection with a $1 million dollar credit card scheme spanning 13 countries across Northern California. This case involves Account Takeover Fraud and Identity Theft arrests where alleged gang members would burglarize dental and medical offices and steal credit card terminals to gain sensitive personal information.

Source: KCRA News

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Fraud Managers and Investigators, Fraud Analysts, Law Enforcement Professionals, Risk Managers, E-commerce Managers, M-commerce managers, Finance Professionals, Chargeback Specialists, Call Center Agents, IT/Operations.

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How to Present a Fraud Case to Law Enforcement: Episode 3

How to Present a Fraud Case to Law Enforcement: Episode 3

October 29, 2018

How to Present a Fraud Case to Law Enforcement: Episode 3

Skip Myers and Chad Evans discuss how a well-written fraud report that details the virtual evidence and answers the who, what, where, when, why, and how questions relating to your case will leave very little room for questioning by the defense. A thorough investigation and detailed report could assist you with avoiding and/or having to attend court and derail the defense attorney's attempt to question the validity of your case. This process means quicker turnaround with case resolution, potential plea deals, restitution, and the return of stolen property.

Who Should Listen? 
Fraud Managers and Investigators, Fraud Analysts, Law Enforcement Professionals, Risk Managers, E-commerce Managers, M-commerce managers, Finance Professionals, Chargeback Specialists, Call Center Agents, IT/Operations.

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How to Deter Fraudsters and Shoplifters: Keep Their Foot on the Brake Pedal - Episode 2

How to Deter Fraudsters and Shoplifters: Keep Their Foot on the Brake Pedal - Episode 2

October 21, 2018

How to Deter Fraudsters and Shoplifters: Keep Their Foot on the Brake Pedal - Episode 2

There has been considerable debate in the loss prevention and fraud prevention communities lately regarding what is the best method for reducing fraud and shrink. The debate argues two very valid points. Should loss prevention and fraud prevention programs focus on a “prevention” or a “deterrence” strategy?

Who Should Listen? 
Fraud Managers and Investigators, Fraud Analysts, Law Enforcement Professionals, Risk Managers, E-commerce Managers, M-commerce managers, Finance Professionals, Chargeback Specialists, Call Center Agents, IT/Operations.

Disclaimer: 
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