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Monday, February 5, 2018

Notations From the Grid (Weekly Edition): On Scams (Please Be Aware)

Please note these from the IC3:


U.S. Department of Homeland Security US-CERT
National Cyber Awareness System:

02/01/2018 09:22 PM EST


Original release date: February 01, 2018
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an article addressing scams targeting online daters. In this type of fraud, cyber criminals target victims, gain their confidence, and trick them into sending money.
To stay safer online, review the FTC article on Online Dating Scams and the NCCIC/US-CERT tip on Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites. If you think you have been a victim of an online dating scam, report your experience to
02/01/2018 09:18 PM EST


Original release date: February 01, 2018
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released an alert on impersonation scams. In these schemes, scammers send emails impersonating IC3 to trick recipients into providing personally identifiable information or downloading malicious files. Users should use caution when reviewing unsolicited messages.
NCCIC/US-CERT encourages consumers to refer to the IC3 Alert and the NCCIC/US-CERT Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information.


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