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‘Cryptolocker’ malware program holds personal info for ransom
February 24, 2014
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is warning consumers of a malware program that accesses your personal computer and holds it hostage. A release by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) explains that “Cryptolocker” encrypts all your personal documents, photos and files so you can no longer open them. Con artists then demand money in order to give you access again.  (More)
Callback scheme used in International Revenue Share Fraud
February 18, 2014
SOURCE: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internet Crime Complaint Center  (More)
FBI warns of scams involving prepaid funerals
January 21, 2014
SOURCE: Federal Bureau of Investigation  (More)
Counterfeit Cosmetics, Fragrances Hazardous to Your Health
January 7, 2014
SOURCE: Federal Bureau of Investigation  (More)
FBI offers holiday shopping tips
December 3, 2013
The FBI reminds holiday shoppers to beware of cyber criminals who are out to steal money and personal information. Scammers use many techniques to defraud consumers, from phishing e-mails offering too good to be true deals on brand-name merchandise to offering quick cash to victims who will re-ship packages to additional destinations. Previously reported scams are still being executed today.  (More)
Ransomware Purporting to be from the FBI is Targeting OS X Mac Users
July 23, 2013
SOURCE: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internet Crime Complaint Center  (More)
Royal Birth Triggers Social Media Scams
July 23, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - The bigger the news story, the bigger the opportunity for scammers. With the new royal baby making headlines across the globe, BBB expects to see scammers swooping in to take advantage of the public's eagerness to see photos of the newborn prince.  (More)
A warning to consumers about 'clickjacking' scam
July 12, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas - Even savvy computer users can fall for "clickjacking," the latest trick that hides a scam on a seemingly safe web page. It’s a scheme that makes victims think they are clicking a harmless link, when they are really activating a scam.  (More)
Cyber Criminals Using Photo-Sharing Programs to Compromise Computers
June 4, 2013
SOURCE: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internet Crime Complaint Center  (More)
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