Internet threats and cyber fraud

Internet threats and cyber fraud

Recently the staff of the Dundee Library were made aware of internet viral threats, where parties were hacking into an unsuspecting recipients’ e-mail and then sending them correspondence advising of them of friends meeting an untimely accident and that monies needed immediatey for the medical care. In light of this , we are taking the opportunity to advise our patrons of this danger and ask that they do not open an e-mail without first verifying the authenticity of the sender. We would advise that you first contact the individual if they are known to you, doing so by phone, to verify the authenticity of the correspondence. This issue has become acute and a danger to anyone (consumer) who then acts on the request being sent to them.

If you happen to be the recipient of such an e-mail, the following steps need to be taken. First and foremost, contact the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by e-mail or directly by telephone, advising them of what has taken place , giving them all of the pertinent information likely required. In doing so , it assists the agency to investigate such a matter thoroughly. Failure to do so, simply places others in a similar circumstance, where they also become a victim of cyber fraud (internet fraud). Naturally , advising your local law enforcement agency (police department) is also a a must .

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
455 12th Street SW,
Washington , DC 20554
Telephone 1 (888) 225-5322 Toll free : 1(888) CALL-FCC
E-mail : fcc.gov
Website : http://www.fcc.gov

Julie Feagle , Library Superintendent
Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee, FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424
E-mail : dundeelibraryflorida@gmail.com

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