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Online thieves steal NDSU paychecks, lure employees

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Eight North Dakota State University employees recently lost their paychecks to an online scam, prompting an FBI investigation, North Dakota University System officials said Friday.
Using an email-based con known as “phishing,” a scamme…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Beware of bogus e-mail from ‘wallmart.com’

May 21, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

If you receive an unusual e-mail from Walmart, beware. It could be a scam.
The Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Walmart have received numerous phone calls from residents about e-mails they’ve received from Walmart, sometimes misspelled as Wall-Mart, regarding purchases made on their account. Continue Reading

N.D. AG’s office warns of rampant phishing scam

December 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota Attorney General’s Office is warning residents about a phishing scam in which phone users receive a recorded message stating that their bank account has been locked because of suspicious activity and that they should dial “1″ to find out more information. Continue Reading

AG’s office warns of rampant phishing scam

December 5, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The North Dakota Attorney General’s Office is warning residents about a phishing scam in which phone users receive a recorded message stating that their bank account has been locked because of suspicious activity and that they should dial “1″ to find out more information. Continue Reading

Tech companies Google, Microsoft, others team up to combat email scams

January 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Google, Microsoft and other companies are working together to combat email “phishing” scams. They’ve formed an organization to design a system to authenticate emails from legitimate senders and weed out scams. Continue Reading