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Scam Information

Disclaimer:   The information on this page comes directly from the FBI website, www.fbi.gov.  By clicking the link below you will be redirected to the appropriate FBI website.   Madison Communications is not responsible for the accuracy of the content on the FBI website and has only provided this information to our customers as a courtesy.  For questions regarding information contained on the www.fbi.gov website, please refer to the contact page on the FBI website.

 

07/27/2018 - According to local news reports, the IRS telephone SCAM is back in the Bi-State Area! 
For more information, click on this link:   https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-know-its-really-the-irs-calling-or-knocking-on-your-door-0

 

 

For information regarding telemarketing and other miscellaneous scams

The following are some of the most common scams that the FBI investigates and tips to help prevent you from being victimized. Visit our White-Collar Crime and Cyber webpages for more fraud schemes.

To report cases of fraud, use our online tips form or contact your nearest FBI office or overseas office.

 

Click on the link below:

http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud

 

For information regarding internet and e-scams

To report potential e-scams, please go the Internet Crime Complaint Center and file a report. Note: the FBI does not send mass e-mails to private citizens about cyber scams, so if you received an e-mail that claims to be from the FBI Director or other top official, it is most likely a scam.

If you receive unsolicited e-mail offers or spam, you can forward the messages to the Federal Trade Commission at spam@uce.gov.

 

Click on the link below:

http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/e-scams

 

Tips for Avoiding Market Manipulation Fraud:

  • Don’t believe the hype.
  • Find out where the stock trades.
  • Independently verify claims.
  • Research the opportunity.
  • Beware of high-pressure pitches.
  • Always be skeptical

 

Caller ID Spoofing
Some customers have recently experienced incorrect numbers, or in some cases their own phone number, on the caller ID display.  Caller ID service is susceptible to fraud using a practice known as “caller ID spoofing”. Callers can deliberately falsify the telephone number and/or name relayed as the Caller ID information to disguise the identity of the calling party. For more information, please visit the FCC website at http://www.fcc.gov/guides/caller-id-and-spoofing. To file a complaint with the FCC regarding Caller ID spoofing, please visit, http://www.fcc.gov/complaints.

 

 

 

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For SecureIT Users:

If you are currently using
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ease contact our IT department for more information.

800-422-4848, option 1 and 3