Tax Return Scams

Criminals are proficient in stealing the personally identifiable information (PII) of individuals to facilitate various fraud activities, including using stolen identity information to file fraudulent tax returns. Once the fraudsters obtain…

Work-at-Home Scam

The Internet Complaint Center (IC3) is warning about a work-from-home scam targeting university students. College students across the United States have been targeted to participate in work-from-home scams. Students have been receiving e-mails…

Holiday Season Scams

The FBI reminds shoppers in advance of the holiday shopping season to beware of cyber criminals and their aggressive and creative ways to steal money and personal information. Scammers use many techniques to defraud consumers by offering…

E-Z Pass and Data Breach Scams

The IC3 has received reports of scams involving E-Z Pass and a fake data breach.   E-ZPASS SPAM CAMPAIGN The IC3 has received reports of a phishing scam involving E-ZPass. The E-ZPass group is an association…

Donation Over Payment Scheme

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is issuing an alert for online donation scams.   The IC3 has received numerous complaints from businesses, charitable organizations, schools, universities, health related organizations, and…

Scams Targeting Universities

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is aware of multiple scams targeting universities, university employees, and students across the nation. The scams range from Internet fraud to intrusions. The following are common scenarios: …