Need to Know


Have you seen posts like this?

Posts like this are circulating on Facebook and other social platforms. They usually send you to a 'news' site but usually it's a website disguised to look like a legit news website. In reality, if presented with a site like these, they can be trying to get you to input passwords or attempting to install a virus on your device by clicking on a separate link, after you get to the fake news platform. Be aware of where you are, look at your address bar and make sure it is a legitimate news organization's website. These images depict a Wix site being used to host the fake news site.


Received a text like this?

Received a text like this? Always a scammer. By replying "Y" you'll often get a reply message that looks legitimate and will include a link. The link is for getting a virus on your device that may be, looking for anything of value (including nude images), Attempting to access apps which may have personal information like banking details or Installing keyloggers so scammers can see your passwords.... The only things to do is to BLOCK the number (although this was likely not the scammer's phone number but a "spoofed" number) and DELETE the message (OR report it to police)


Elderly Scam

The grandparent scam - This scam is extremely deceptive because it plays on an elderly person's emotions. In a "grandparent scam", a scammer contacts an older person and pretends to be their grandchild (or a relative). They ask them if they know who is calling, and when the senior citizen guesses the name of one of their grandchildren (or relatives), they pretend to be that person. The scammer tells the grandparent that they are in some sort of financial bind and asks if they can send money using Western Union or MoneyGram to help them out. The scammer asks the grandparent not to tell anyone about their situation. Once the scammer receives the money, he continues to contact the elderly person and asks them to send more money.

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