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“The FBI Reports A Break In Every 15 Seconds” Scam

“The FBI reports a break-in every 15 seconds” is how each call begins. The recorded message goes on to say “Let us place a small sign in your yard and we will install a new security system for free.” There has been a little coverage on this scam from smaller local news outlets. [1] The […]

Modern Internet Fraud

I once heard a story about a scheme to defraud people out of money. The scheme worked on the principle of embarassment and went something like this. “Start a company with an innocuous name which places ads for something no one wants to be known for buying. When an order comes in reply that you […]