IC3 Issues Alert on Disaster-Related Fraud

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The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released an announcement on fraudulent cyber activity related to natural disasters. IC3 reports that scammers have recently used email and social-networking sites to solicit money from disaster victims with scams on false temporary housing and job opportunities. In addition, IC3 warns the public to be cautious of solicitations for charitable donations.

US-CERT encourages consumers to review the IC3 Alert and the US-CERT Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks.

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