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GCSO Cautions Citizens about Scam E-mail

One fresh e-mail fraud is circulating in the Lakelands so GCSO, the Office of Greenwood County Sheriff, has issued an alert to citizens for remaining watchful, thus published gwdtoday.com dated March 14, 2015.

Potential victims receiving the new fraudulent e-mail learn that the sender is U.S. Bureau of Defaulters under FTC (Federal Trade Commission) while an arrest warrant is attached to detain them. It's written in the e-mail that there's just 24-hrs for the user to reply else undergo legal action for committing fraud. But, there's a big mistake within the e-mail i.e., the organization Bureau of Defaulters doesn't really exist.

GCSO's Commander Capt. Dale Kittles of the Community Services Unit described the e-mail fraud as certain two-pronged assault against the e-mail receiver. One, by replying to the scam e-mail, the receiver could fall into the trap of remitting money to the scammers who convinced him that he/she would get imprisoned incase the situation wasn't solved instantly. The money remittance normally involved wire transfers else payment cards, the Capt. added. Gwdtoday.com reported this.

Another section of the assault, according to Kittles, was the attached arrest warrant that was actually malicious software.

The Office of Anderson County Sheriff also within SC alerted residents about one likewise scam e-mail following complaints pouring in about the same.

Specialist in charge of Consumer Education Amy Hebert at FTC says her agency doesn't dispatch the above kind of electronic messages to individuals and that for learning further on how to spot imposters, one should visit the Government Imposter Scams site, published thejournalonline.com, March 11, 2015.

Further, people mustn't follow any random web-link/attachment that's certainly quite hard doing especially, when one is thinking he's into trouble involving a government agency. Fraudsters employ such a scare tactic for enticing victims to follow web-links that actually lead to malware for their PCs.

Besides Herbert advises anybody getting the above kind of e-mail to send the message to spam@uce.gov before erasing it completely.

Lastly, following a complaint that may be lodged with FTC's ftc.gov/complaint, the complainant should go to the ID-theft site of FTC that delineates the measures he can adopt for lessening his risk.

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