FTC Releases Alert on Fraudulent Emails

Original release date: May 16, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert about scammers sending out fake emails that look authentic to trick you into sending money to them. Users should be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls or email messages from individuals asking about your information. If an unknown individual claims to be from a legitimate organization, try to verify his or her identity directly with the company.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to refer to the FTC Scam Alert and the US-CERT Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information.

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