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$$$. SCAMMER. KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR. U.S. SECRET SERVICE. “Worthy of Trust and Confidence”. !!! SCAMS !!!. U.S. SECRET SERVICE. “Worthy of Trust and Confidence”. COUNTERFEIT CHECKS. Use “Off-the-Shelf” Check Writing Software. YOUR NAME HERE. Use High Quality Scanners and

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    1. $$$ SCAMMER KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” !!! SCAMS !!!

    2. U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” COUNTERFEIT CHECKS • Use “Off-the-Shelf” Check Writing • Software YOUR NAME HERE • Use High Quality Scanners and • Printers • Printed with Names of Legitimate • Financial Institutions and • Companies (US or Foreign) • May Contain Security Features • (ie. Watermarks) • Bank Account #s and Routing #s • May Be Real • Money Orders, Cashiers Checks, • Personal Checks, Corporate • Checks, Travelers Checks YOUR NAME HERE

    3. U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” YOUR NAME HERE U.S. FEDERAL BANKING LAW U.S. Treasury Checks or Official Bank Checks– Funds available at the opening of the next business day after check deposit Other Checks - $100 available next business day; balance available on the 2nd day (local banks) and within 5 days (distant banks) Checks usually take 7-10 days to clear or up to a month if a foreign bank is involved.

    4. U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” YOUR NAME HERE YOUR NAME HERE JUST BECAUSE FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE ON A CHECK YOU’VE DEPOSITED, DOES NOT MEAN THE CHECK IS GOOD!!! WAIT UNTIL THE BANK TELLS YOU THE CHECK HAS CLEARED. UNTIL THAT HAPPENS, YOU ARE LIABLE!!

    5. ONLINE AUCTION/CLASSIFIED AD SCAM U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” • “Buyer” sends overpayment for goods to cover S&H • “Buyer” requests refund via wire transfer for remainder of • money • “Buyer’s” payment proves fraudulent and Seller stuck with • money loss OR • “Buyer” sends exact payment for goods • “Buyer” waits for the Seller to deposit payment • “Buyer” demands a refund due to family emergency, • financial crisis, etc. • “Buyer’s” payment proves fraudulent and Seller stuck with • money loss

    6. ONLINE AUCTION/CLASSIFIED AD SCAM U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” • “Seller” advertises a valuable item at an extreme discount • Buyer attracted by the allure of a bargain • “Seller” demands Buyer use a wire transfer service for • payment • “Seller” never sends the item and the Buyer left with loss

    7. U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” SECRET SHOPPER SCAM • Victim hired to evaluate a store and/or wire transfer service • Victim sent counterfeit checks, money orders, etc. • Victim cashes/deposits checks, money orders, etc. • Victim instructed to go shopping with a certain amount of • the money and wire transfer the remainder back to “employer” • “Employer” may authorize the victim to keep the merchandise • or a % of the money • Checks or money orders are fraudulent and victim is held • accountable for the loss by their bank

    8. U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” EMPLOYMENT SCAMS • “Employer” will advertise the job online (ie. Monster.com) or in the local newspaper • Example job titles are Customer Service Rep, Account Manager, Personal Assistant, Distribution Manager, Regional Sales Specialist, etc. • “Employer” can claim to be in any industry from electronics and computers to hardware and textiles • “Employer” may require victim to open a “business” bank account or provide their own bank account information to conduct business • Among victim’s job responsibilities will be to receive and deposit checks or money orders OR receive direct deposits into their bank account and wire transfer the money back to the “Employer”

    9. U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” EMPLOYMENT SCAMS (cont’d) • Victim may be allowed to keep a % of the money as payment • Checks, money orders or deposits are fraudulent and victim is held accountable for the loss by their bank • VARIATION: Victim may be asked to receive merchandise at their address as one of their job responsibilities (ie. electronics, jewelry, clothing, etc.) and then forward that merchandise to other locations (both U.S. and overseas) • Merchandise is purchased with stolen credit cards or through other fraudulent means. Victim held accountable.

    10. U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” NIGERIAN ADVANCE FEE SCAM CHARACTERISTICS • Many different cover stories (ie. lottery, inheritance, • business deal, charity, etc.) • Government Official, Lawyer, Judge, Law • Enforcement, Doctor, Widow, CEO • Official Looking Documents or Checks • Sense of Urgency • Confidential nature emphasized • “Wire”, “Send”, “Ship” $ or Deposit $ Into Account • Delivered by Regular Mail, E-Mail/Internet, Telephone

    11. U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” FBI SCAM EMAILS • E-Mail purports to be from a high-ranking FBI official (ie. Assistant • Director) • E-Mail may claim to be from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Secret Service, etc. • Attempts to defraud money out of the victim using the name and • reputation of a federal government official to create an air of authenticity • Variation of the Nigerian Advance Fee Scam: E-Mail claims that the results of an FBI investigation have authorized or legitimised the money you are to receive • E-Mail may threaten recipient with arrest or fines if they do not wire money as instructed due to some “regulations” or may ask for personal information

    12. USSS SCAM EMAIL

    13. U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” CREDIT CARD SECURITY SCAM • Scammer calls purporting to be a fraud investigator from your credit card company • Claims that some fraudulent activity has occurred on your account but they will help get the charges reversed • Before they can reverse the charges, however, the scammer states that they need to confirm your social security number, mother’s maiden name, CVV or CVC number, etc.

    14. IRS/TAX RETURN SCAM U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” • Rebate Phone Calls • Tax Refund E-Mails • Audit E-Mails • Check Verification • Phone Calls

    15. U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” PHISHING A fraudulent scheme involving ID Theft typically by email. Sender pretends to be a legitimate company or bank. Use a website/logo that looks like the website/logo of the legitimate company.

    16. U.S. SECRET SERVICE PHISHING EMAIL EXAMPLE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence”

    17. U.S. SECRET SERVICE PHISHING EMAIL EXAMPLE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence”

    18. U.S. SECRET SERVICE PHISHING POP-UP EXAMPLE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence”

    19. U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” A fraudulent scheme involving ID Theft by email is called “PHISHING”. What is a fraudulent scheme using SMS texting on cell phones called? SMISHING

    20. U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” • Scammer threatens the victim with death or kidnapping or threatens the victim’s family • Scammer tells the victim that they will not carry out their threat if the victim pays money or provides personal information • Scammer warns the victim not to notify the authorities or they will be forced to carry out their threat HITMAN E-MAIL SCAM

    21. HITMAN EMAIL SCAM TO: YOUR NAME HERE <YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS HERE> FROM: Unidentified <undisclosed.email@yahoo.com> Subject: Stay Alive...........Attention,I want you to read this message very carefully, and keep the secret with you till further notice, You have no need of knowing who i am, where am i. i have being paid $50, 000 in advance to terminate you with some reasons listed to me by my employer, its one i believe you call a friend and a person you deal with everyday. i have followed you closely for one week and tree days now and have seen that you are innocent of the accusation. Do not contact the police or try to send a copy of this to them, because if you do i will know, and might be pushed to do what i have being paid to do. Now listen, from you i need the amount of $50,000. After you pay me you have nothing to be afraid of. Respond to this email as soon as possible and I will provide information to you as to which account to pay the money to. Once I receive the money, i will give you a tape I have showing his request for me to terminate you, which will be enough evidence for you to take him to court (if you wish to).You don't need my phone contact for now till I am assured you are ready to comply. Once again, if you contact the police, this deal is off and i will terminate you……Lucky You, X

    22. U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” VIRUS E-MAILS Hacker tricks the victim into downloading a virus, trojan, malware or spyware onto their computer (.exe files). • FBI Intelligence Bulletins • - New Patterns in Al-Qaeda Financing • - New Department of Homeland Security Report • - New Osama Bin Laden Speech • Oprah Winfrey Show Tickets • Microsoft Anti-Virus Program

    23. U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” WHAT SHOULD YOU DO???? • STOP! THINK FIRST, ACT SECOND!!! • Companies/Agencies should never ask you for • your personal information over the phone or via • e-mail. DON’T RESPOND! Never give out your • personal info over the phone or internet unless • you initiate contact and you know you are dealing • with a true company representative. • Conduct your own background investigation. • Ask family, professors or law enforcement for • guidance. U.S. SECRET SERVICE FRAUD ALERT FLYER

    24. U.S. SECRET SERVICE “Worthy of Trust and Confidence” QUESTIONS???