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: …

Phishing Attacks On Telecommunication Customers

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is reporting phishing attacks targeting various telecommunication companies’ customers continue. Individuals receive automated telephone calls that claim to be from the victim’s telecommunication…

Grandparent Scam

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) continues to receive reports of telephone scams involving calls that claim their “relative” is in a legal or financial crisis. These complaints are sometimes referred to as the “Grandparent…

"Man in the Email" Fraud

The FBI Seattle Division is aware of a fraud victimizing Washington state-based businesses, nicknamed “man-in-the-e-mail” scheme for being an e-mail variation of a known “man-in-the-middle” scam. The FBI wants the public to learn…

FBI Alert

The FBI is aware of a spear-phishing e-mail appearing as if it were sent from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The subject of the e-mail is "Search for Missing Children," and a zip file containing three malicious files…