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What do to when there is potential fraud

Potential Fraud Tips

Here are some practical tips for individuals whose information may be compromised by a breach:

Phishing and Ransomware

Criminals will use an email, telephone messages (vishing) or text messages on cell phones (Short Message Service or SMShing) to trick recipients into disclosing personal and financial data. Some phishing attempts ask e-mail or text recipients to respond with personal information; and others include links to what appear to be familiar Web sites but are really spoofed copies. Once the user clicks on the link to the spoofed site, all future online activity gets funneled through the phisher’s system, giving him or her access to any account numbers and passwords the user enters online.

To protect yourself from phishing:

Ransomware attacks have relied on a user’s clicking on a phishing e-mail or infected website or downloading malicious software. The ransomware would infect individual machines and shared resources to which the user had access rendering them useless until a fee is paid. These attacks can focus on individuals, businesses and industries.

The FBI recommends the following:

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