Welcome to the wizard's den

December 7, 2020
Misc.

Your bank account could be fueling crime

The FBI has issued a warning about an increase in money mule schemes for the second time this year. Scammers are preying upon workers who have lost their jobs due to the ongoing pandemic, and recruiting them as unwitting money mules. A money mule is someone who, unknowingly or knowingly, supports criminal operations by transferring illegally acquired funds on behalf of criminals. The FBI has warned that there are even “work from home” jobs posted on legitimate job search sites that are money mule schemes! The FBI Baltimore Field Office has provided these as common signs that you might be a money mule: promised easy money that takes no effort by your “employer”, you’re asked to open a new bank account in your name or the company’s name, you’re asked to transfer funds from the account via wire transfer, ACH, mail, or money services, you’re allowed to keep a portion of the funds transferred, you’re asked to keep your job secret, and you’re asked to do transactions that someone could easily do themselves. For more information, feel free to check out the link below.

Source - Your Bank Account Could Be Fueling Crime

KCS Facebook

MORE FROM KCS WIZARD

Microsoft warns of phishing attacks bypassing email gateways

April 12, 2021

An ongoing phishing campaign has begun abusing legitimate services to bypass secure email gateways to send phishing emails.

Cyber Security

Ransomware gang plans to call victim's business partners about attacks

March 10, 2021

The group behind the REvil Ransomware has started to use two new tactics to extort ransom from victims.

Cyber Security

Scammers posing as FBI agents threaten targets with jail time

February 3, 2021

The FBI has issued a warning about scammers impersonating FBI representatives to steal personal and financial information from victims by threatening them with fines or jail time.

Misc.