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IC3 Releases Scam Alert for Fraudulent Online Advertisements

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Original release date: November 18, 2014

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released a Scam Alert regarding fraudulent ads for normally expensive items, such as cars and boats, at discounted prices. Scam operators often use false contact information linked to reputable online marketplaces to imply that the transaction is legitimate. Consumers fall victim to the scam when they are enticed into pursuing financial transactions with scammers.

Users are encouraged to review the IC3 Scam Alert for details, refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks Cyber Security Tip for information on social engineering attacks, and refer to the Shopping Safely Online Cyber Security Tip for information on online shopping safety.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

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