Nova Scotia RCMP Warns Internet Users Regarding Online Scams
Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) claims that fraudster is trying to con money from unwary computer users by "fining" them allegedly corrupted internet transactions, reported thechoricleherald.ca on March 22, 2013.
RCMP in Pictou County (Nova Scotia, Canada) has received four complaints regarding a scam e-mail that seems to be from the police, Sgt. Alian LeBlanc as informed in a statement printed by thechroniceherald.ca on March 22, 2013. But he said that there's no way to verify exactly the number of people who have received the official looking email.
The scam email provides a connection to what looks like official website and asks the recipient to offer $100 plus taxes as the police have found the recipient has downloaded the movies illegally.
The fine is ought to pay via U-Cash and the recipients who received the notice are offered an exact number to utilize for the transactions.
But if you give any personal details to this website, it will go unswervingly to the scam artist, he said.
In some examples, the recipient's computer solidified and could be no longer used. It was then declared that if the fine was compensated, the computer would be made functional within 1 to 72 hours after payment is acknowledged.
This is not a genuine e-mail and the RCMP does not interact with the common people about fines or police matters in this manner, the RCMP said as it distanced itself from these online scams.
Some tips are advised by RCMP by escape these scams, which are don't click any link or attachment in the emails that makes strange claims (like downloading music and music illegally) and you can also update your anti-virus software often, and scan for computer viruses periodically.
Moreover, RCMP is not the only government agency in the world that is oppressed by cyber crooks in their malicious campaigns. In February 2013, a ransomware locked up the computers of German consumers on behalf of the country's Federal Criminal Police (BKA) and the Society for Prosecution of Copyright Infringement (GVU), security firm Avira exposed. Victims were charged of committing eight diverse crimes, including copyright violations, terrorism and distribution of unlawful content.
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