FBI raises alarm over New Cyber Scam tactics
No one is safe from Cyber scams, FBI warns Americans...
In the United States, cybercrime is at an all-time high and now Americans are being warned of a brand-new, sophisticated cyber scam.
The internet has given us a lot to be thankful for, including the opportunity to re-connect with old friends and the availability of amusing movies at any time. Sadly though, bad things also come with beautiful things.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has long warned Americans to exercise caution when using the internet since scammers have a variety of ways to use you as a target for their schemes and criminals are adept at attacking individuals virtually.
Right now, the organization is alerting the public to a fraud that could conceivably appear on your computer.
The most recent FBI Internet Crime Report casts alarming light on the prevalence of online fraud schemes that prey on Americans across.
The agency’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), according to the study, received a record 847,376 cybercrime complaints in 2021, a 7 percent increase over the reported complaints from the previous year. There might have been a total loss of nearly $6.9 billion as a result of this.
A specific cyber scam is now the subject of a warning from one FBI office.
The report claims that a technical support scam is targeting locals in the Chicago area. The fraud that is currently plaguing residents of the area, according to Siobhan Johnson, a special agent for the FBI in Chicago, “begins with a computer intrusion.”
Calling the number given by the con artists causes this fraud to continue to develop. In line with Johnson’s statement, the con artist who answers the phone will pose as an employee of a software business and declare that your bank accounts and Social Security number have been compromised. Then, you’ll be put in touch with additional con artists posing as Social Security Administration employees and bank tellers.
This kind of fraud frequently targets senior citizens.
According to the FBI, older Americans are frequently targets of tech support frauds. The bureau warns that “criminals assume the identity of technology assistance personnel and promise to resolve false computer problems.” “The crooks remotely access the victims’ devices and private data.”
This fresh notice was issued as a result of the FBI Chicago office witnessing a sizable number of victims of this scam “who otherwise have complete and entire control over their lives.”