FBI warns of email scams claiming to be from Bureau

Another template attempts to scare, rather than thrill, the recipients. Upon learning that “your IP address and other identifying information were used to commit multiple online crimes”, the mark is urged to contact the sender by phone immediately. The FBI has issued...

Tech support scams and the call of the void

The importance of providing the best possible after-sales service to customers L’appel du vide is an expression meaning “the call of the void”, with a similar meaning to what Poe called The Imp of the Perverse: you might define it informally as the sudden irresistible...

Losses from BEC scams rising fast and furious

In 2017, the victims of BEC fraud were stung for $676 million, almost double the loss totals reported in the previous year The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received a record-high 301,000 complaints of internet-facilitated fraud and other cybercrimes in...