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10664180274?profile=RESIZE_400xThe State of NJ NJCCIC continues to receive reports of stolen cryptocurrency and recently reported on observed tactics that often include the use of social engineering.  The FBI issued a notification this week alerting financial institutions and investors that cybercriminals are creating fraudulent cryptocurrency investment apps to defraud cryptocurrency investors.  The cybercriminals were observed contacting investors and convincing them to download fraudulent cryptocurrency investment mobile a

10246398860?profile=RESIZE_400xProofpoint released a new report this week about fake job emails being sent by threat actors, noting that they are seeing nearly 4,000 similar phishing emails each day.  Bad actors are using the promise of easy money to steal personal data or trick victims into committing money laundering.  “These types of threats can cause people to lose their life savings or be tricked into participating in a criminal operation unknowingly,” said Proofpoint.  “They are very concerning for universities especial

10068499668?profile=RESIZE_400xThe US Department of Justice, FBI's Internet Crime Center (IC3) is warning that scammers are exploiting verification weaknesses in job-focused networking sites to post legitimate looking ads, capture personal information and steal money from job seekers.  Scammers "continue to exploit security weaknesses on job recruitment websites to post fraudulent job postings in order to trick applicants into providing personal information or money," authorities warn in a new public service announcement.  Se

9893090901?profile=RESIZE_400xIt is the most wonderful time of the year… unless you get scammed. The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and so are fraudsters looking to steal your money and more.  With more people shopping online, digital retailers make getting your holiday shopping done easy; you can buy what you need without going outside.  It also comes with its own unique risks. Digital payment fraud has been growing with criminals paying special attention to the Black Friday shopping season.

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8640804469?profile=RESIZE_400xAs the 2020 tax preparation season begins in the US, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning that it is seeing more signs of cyber criminals spoofing the agency's domains and incorporating its logos and language into phishing campaigns.  Authorities additionally are cautioning other fraud campaigns that spoof US government departments, with some using themes capitalizing on COVID-19 economic relief programs.  A tempting lure to many.

During February 2020, the IRS published a notification t