Filed under: Fraud and Deception
The Fiddle File
Here’s our latest survey of activity in the scamming industry, a thriving segment of the economy in these troubled times:
South Dakota: The computer security expert on the phone needs remote access to fix your computer. This one also reported from several other states.
Missouri: Victims of a tragedy need your donation.
California: You’ve placed an illegal order on-line. Send in your fine or face jail.
Illinois: In order to complete delivery, click here (a program then sucks up personal info from your computer)
Georgia: Hey, you’ve got a flat (courtesy of the Good Samaritan who says he’ll fix it for you)
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