Feb 10, 2015

Fight Crime: Phish Email and other Security Issues

I received this email that is good advice wherever you do banking or other personal and important business with:
NEVER respond to an email request for confidential information.


Capital Credit Union members have reported receiving emails that appear to be coming from CCU with a subject of “Your Online Banking Has Been Blocked.” We did NOT send an email of this nature.


If you receive such an email, please delete it immediately! Do not click on any links in the email.


We will never ask you to enter your confidential information via text or email. If you have already responded to a request for personal information, change your username and password in online banking directly from our website (not from the link within the email) as soon as possible.


Check out https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST15-001 for tips on avoiding phishing scams.

During periods of national economic downslides, crime rises and the Flim-Flam scam artists come out of the woodwork. Looking back into history, the 1930s marked the 'Great Depression' when crime was a continual problem. People that normally would not have anything to do with the criminal element, were forced to do things to feed their families. A good example are those that worked for the bootleggers, et cetera, during the Prohibition era. 
I noticed in the FBI news reports that arrests made for illegal drug related crimes have become numerous, covering the gamut from heroin and cocaine to meth. Recently it was reported that heroin use and trafficking has increased. That is not only an alarm concerning society, but heroin trafficking is a major fund raiser for Islamic Jihadists; another example of their religious hypocrisy. It seems anything they do, even when it is against the basic principles and fundamentals of a healthy, ethic society, it is okay when it is done in the name of the omnipotent. 
Here is an FBI listing of recent crime headlines:

Fraud and Scam Related Crimes:

To report potential e-scams, please go the Internet Crime Complaint Center and file a report. Note: the FBI does not send mass e-mails to private citizens about cyber scams, so if you received an e-mail that claims to be from the FBI Director or other top official, it is most likely a scam.
If you receive unsolicited e-mail offers or spam, you can forward the messages to the Federal Trade Commission at spam@uce.gov.

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