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BBB target of phishing scam

The Better Business Bureau has once again become the target of phishing scam. The bureau reports that a fake email, claiming to be from a bbb.org address about a recently filed complaint is a scam. Although there are different variations circulating, all of the malicious emails contain links designed to infect computers with malware, a… Continue Reading BBB target of phishing scam

There’s a new cyber threat. Small and medium businesses are being targeted by cyber criminals using fake social media posts. Some are using email spoofing to send fake Twitter and Facebook updates, while others are sending direct messages from legitimate user accounts that have been hacked. In both instances, the sender will post a short… Continue Reading Cyber criminals target businesses with social media phishing scam

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BBB warns of phishing scam targeting businesses

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The Better Business Bureau has issued a scam alert for businesses. Businesses are receiving an email purporting to be from a bbb.org e-mail saying that a complaint about their business has been filed. The e-mail advises that the recipient should review the matter and inform the BBB of their position. From there, the e-mail directs… Continue Reading BBB warns of phishing scam targeting businesses

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With Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season just around the corner, consumers are warned not to fall victim to phishing scams. The Colorado Bankers Association said consumers should know that phishing is a new twist on an old telemarketing scam, but uses e-mail. Criminals send e-mails to millions of people hoping that even a… Continue Reading CBA warns holiday shoppers to beware of “phishing”

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Beware of phony IRS e-mails, it’s a scam

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Some Colorado Springs residents have received an e-mail notice from the IRS in recent days saying they are eligible for a refund. Sounds good, but it’s a scam. The IRS does not initiate communication with tax payers by e-mail, said Cheryl Solze, senior tax manager at Stockman Kast Ryan + Co., certified public accountants in… Continue Reading Beware of phony IRS e-mails, it’s a scam

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AAFCU phishermen return to the well

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A couple of weeks ago fraudulent e-mails and text messages were sent out asking for Air Academy Federal Credit Union member’s account information – nothing new, your basic e-mail phishing scam. But, this week, the scam evolved. Would be thieves doubled their efforts and sent out a second e-mail, saying there had been fraudulent e-mails sent… Continue Reading AAFCU phishermen return to the well

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