NXG NOW! Alerts

How to spot, avoid, and report tech support scams

(Posted: 05/11/2022)

Tech support scams are gaining traction and as a result NXG has observed higher losses as these scammers gain control of bank accounts and other sensitive information. The scam works by convincing consumers that they are already at risk from a virus or other type of intrusion, and the scammer poses as tech support for a trusted organization. The scammer convinces the consumer to provide remote control of their device, and once granted access the thief can do a lot of damage very quickly. The FTC has issued this guide to help consumers understand how to identify, avoid, and report these scams.

Click on this link for details from the Federal Trade Commission

P2P Payment Platform Scams are on the Rise

(Posted: 02/28/2022)

Phishing scams involving Peer-to-Peer (P2P) payment networks are growing faster than the platforms and regulatory agencies can keep up.

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FTC: Scammers are after your Economic Impact Payments

(Posted: 11/09/2021)

Scammers sending emails disguised as Economic Impact Payment notices, but the link is a trick to try and steal your personal information to commit identity theft.

For more information, click on this link for the full FTC Bulletin.

FBI Warns Cyber Criminals Target Job Seekers

(Posted: 5/26/2021)

Scammers are advertising fake jobs in an attempt to lure potential applicants into disclosing their personal information. As the demand for workers increases, these scams are on the rise.

For more information, click on this link for the full FBI Bulletin.

What's Important to Know: Facebook Data Hack

(Posted: 4/6/2021)

Half a billion (that's right, billion) Facebook users' personal information that was previously breached in 2019 was made public by hackers.

For more information, click on this link for the full story.

IRS Imposter Scam Targets College Students and Staff

(Posted: 4/5/2021)

Imposters are sending emails to college students and staff posing as the IRS and phishing for personal info.

To learn more about IRS impersonation, click here.

COVID Rescue Plan Scams

(Posted: 3/30/2021)

This time, the FTC is warning consumers about fake websites that lure you into divulging sensitive information. Scammers reportedly using fake unemployment benefits websites as phishing lures https://bit.ly/3fgXrrC

For more information, click here to learn more about fake unemployment benefits websites.

COVID Rescue Plan Scams

(Posted: 3/15/2021)

With the latest COVID relief bill comes new opportunities for scammers to take advantage of consumers. The passing of the American Rescue Plan reminds us about the importance of protecting your account holders from risk and fraud. The FTC released a video with some tips on remaining vigilant.

For more information, click here to learn more about COVID Rescue Plan Scams.

(Posted: 2/23/2021)

The recent breach of Accellion has impacted Kroger Pharmacy customers, U.S. law firm Jones Day, and Washington State's auditor, which resulted in the exposure of files on 1.6 million consumer claims obtained in its investigation of massive unemployment fraud last year.

For more information, click on this link for the full story from ABC news.

(Posted: 2/16/2021)

The largest compilation of hacked user credentials ever posted on the Internet before. Ever.

For more information, click here for the full article from Consumer Reports.

(Posted: 1/25/2021)

Imposter "Federal Trade Commission" website claims that it operates for providing a “personal data protection fund” to compensate people whose personal information has been compromised on the web.

To learn more about FTC impersonation, click here.