Easter Holiday Phishing and Malware Campaigns
As Easter approaches please be mindful of potential emailsrelated to Easter that may contain malware or that could be phishing forpersonal information. Please be cautious when receiving the following:
- electronic greeting cards that may containmalware
- requests for charitable contributions that maybe phishing scams and may originate from illegitimate sources claiming to becharities
The Internet Crime Complaint Center has received reports of a telephone scam where fraudster claim that a relative is in some sort of trouble in another country and that you need to wire money to help your relative. The fraudsters may also pose as an attorney, law enforcement or some other type of official.
When receiving this type of call, remain calm and resist the pressure to act quickly. Try to contact your relative first to make sure this is legitimate and never wire money based on a request made by phone, email or text message.
IRS Phone Scam
Community Bank SMiShing Text
August 29, 2013
There have been reports of text messages from 903-431-3475 with the call back number of 920-968-7735. It is an automated system that requests full card number, expiration date and 3-digit code on the back of their card. Do not provide any information to these callers.
Medicare PhishingSeptember 5, 2013
We have had reports of phishing calls where the fraudsters are claiming to be from Medicare. They claim that they are issuing new cards and that the first part of the Medicare number is their bank’s routing number. Then they proceed to ask for your account number so they can complete the new card. Do not provide any information to these callers.
TurboTax Phishing Email
- Click here to view the email.
- Click here to read more on the FBI website.