Baker Fraud Report – News you can use

 July 13, 2017

 AntiPhishing  Working Group (APWG) releases 2016 Report

Phishing emails are used to get user names, passwords, and other information, but can also be used to send viruses or other malware that triggers ransomware

  • Number of phishing attacks at an all time high in 2016;
  • At least 255,000 attacks worldwide
  • Attacks used 195,000 domain names; most ever
  • Number of domain names registered by frauds tripled from the previous year
  • 25% of phishing attacks targeted Chinese brands


Warnings and Education

 International Enforcement


Fake Check Fraud

Investment Fraud

Rental Fraud

Timeshare Resale Fraud

 Grandparent Fraud


Tech Support Fraud

Pet Fraud

IRS and Tax Scams

Two more Indian-Americans plead guilty

  • Impersonated US Customs and threatened deportations
  • Also impersonated IRS
  • Two received money from victims, kept part, and sent rest to India
  • Worked with coconspirators in Ahmedabad, India
  • News report on this in India

ATM Skimming

Romance Scam Fraud


 Jamaica Sweepstakes Fraud

 Just for fun….

 Blast from the past – historic US gas stations

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