Defense Against Crime

April 21, 2015

I Almost Got Scammed

Filed under: Cyber Crimes,Cyber Security,Phishing — peppereyes @ 14:01
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If you are a reader of this blog, you know that I write about how cleaver phishing scams are.  Well guess what I almost fell for one.  See I do have Paypal  accounts.  So I got this e-mail giving me a security warning about my account.  This is the typical ploy used my these scam artist used to use the fear factor to keep you from thinking.  So like an idiot I clicked the Click here.  No, I did hover over the  Chick Here button to see that it didn’t go to PayPal.com but instead went to http://papillomavirus.fr/conejo3

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This will take you to this screen

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This certainly looks like a PayPal login screen.  Again..if you don’t pay attention you will note the browser does not go to PayPal.com.  DO NOT  give them your user name and password, which I almost did. You don’t know if this informatin will the stored to access your paypal account later.  If you want to have fun, make up a fake login like I did to see what happens next.  I made the password the password the first 24 characters of PI.

It will think take you to the screen meant to get enough information to STEAL YOUR INFORMATION. These people are so clever that the site looks like it is processing your information So again, having fun I use information from fictional character from TV, just to see what happens next.

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To Continue…they now want Credit Card info.

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OK , I think I had enough fun.

So the moral of the lesson….PAY ATTENTION and Watch out for E-mail that is meant to scam you or help take your identity.

So what happens if you happen to think you logged in, and the user has your username and password.

  • Change your password. and make it a GOOD ONE
  • If the system has second-key Authentication, USE it.
  • Monitor your account.

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April 1, 2015

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month


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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! The #SAAM 2015 campaign is: It’s time to act. Safer campuses. Brighter futures. Prevent sexual violence. http://www.nsvrc.org/saam

This blog has many articles on the facts of Sexual Assault and you can search our index to read many of them.   This simple fact is that sexual assault affects many lives—both directly and indirectly. It is a crime that spans across age, sexual orientation, religion and gender, and affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.  According to the 2014 US Department of Justice crime data about 1-in-5 women and 1-in-71 men are victims of a Sexual Assault in their lifetimes in the United States. Together, that’s more than 23.6 million survivors.  Also according to that data one sexual  assault happens every two minutes.

While precise legal definitions of sexual assault and rape vary by states and jurisdictions here are some guidelines:

Sexual Assault is the sexual exploitation, forcible penetration, or an act of sexual contact on the body of another person, male or female, without his or her consent.

Rape is an act of power and control, in which the victim is humiliated, degraded, and left with feelings of shame, guilt, and anger.  If you did not give consent or are forces  to have sex with someone, then it’s rape.

No matter what the circumstances of the crime are, sexual violence is a weapon used by perpetrators to hurt and dominate others—motivated by a need to control, humiliate and harm. It is never a survivor’s fault.

Victims of sexual assault often experience an overwhelming feeling of vulnerability, violation, and powerless. Many will blame themselves, reliving the experience to see how they could have changed the outcome. Many people are confused about sexual assault. I’ve had people ask me “Is this sexual assault?” many times. Types of sexual assault span a huge continuum, ranging from verbal sexual abuse, harassment to forcible rape and I hope this page will help to answer these questions. Everyone has the right to heal from these violations. Sexual Assault is never EVER the victim’s fault. 

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March 23, 2015

Female Dorm Break in’s at Claflin University


I’ve written articles that simply state that  when you send your daughter’s off to college, often they will get an education that they didn’t sign up for.101911_2018_7CyberSecur1.png

To drive this point home on just how real this horrifying crime is several college female students  ave been terrorized by a man who broke into their college dorm room and did some lewd acts.

Several female students told a South Carolina magistrate the Claflin University campus they have been terrorized by a man who broke into their doom rooms.

Here are some examples of the reported incidents:

  • The police reports state that the suspect  broke into the Student Residential Center North where he then made his way to a female student’s room early on Thursday morning. The suspect then “did lift the bed covers off of the female victim and did masturbate while looking at her,” the report: states. The suspect fled when the victim woke up.
  • Another female student in a different room said she woke up when she felt her bed covers being removed and someone touching her.  “He came in at 3:55 (a.m.),” the female student said during Friday’s hearing. “I awoke, someone touching me, my butt. “There was a man in our room. He could have been taking pictures of my body parts.”She said she screamed when she realized what was happening. The suspect then fled, but she chased him, injuring herself on glass broken out of the doorway where the man broke in.
  • Another female student said she gradually realized someone was in her room and that someone was sneaking out. “I jumped up and locked the door,” she said.
  • A female student at the hearing left the courtroom in tears. She returned about 10 minutes later. She did not want to address the court.

“I shouldn’t have to be in danger while I am away from my family,” one female student said through tears Friday during a bond hearing for a college male arrested in connection with these incidents.

As a father, I am concerned about my my daughter safety so they know the basics.

  • ALWAYS Keep you doors locked, even when you are home
  • ALWAYS Watch your surroundings
  • If you feel funny like someone is watching you or following you, go somewhere safe.

I’ve also gotten them Pepper Spray, and showed them how to use it.

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I’ve also gotten them door alarms, and other dorm security products for their dorm rooms so that while they are sleeping, if anyone tries to open their doors they will know.

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Buy One for your Daughter TODAY!

In addition to self-defense products, many college offer FREE RAD Classes. Make sure your daughters take this class, and take it often.

Please review this blog for more great self-defense info for college women.

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March 10, 2015

Dealing with Collection Scams


It seems that since spring is coming, more scammers are coming out. The other day I received the IRS b25belderly-smartphone-620x350Scam call. Yesterday I received the following call.

Hi my name is Janet Murphy I’m calling for (Name). I am from the State Official Office, and I’m contacting your today to inform you that I have received an order to produce a body attachment against (name). I will be dispatching an enforcement officer to your residence or place of employment to enforce the body of attachment. You can also contact the party that filed the order, the Interstate Financial Bureau at 844-710-8966. Please secure and large animals or firearms.

 

Once again I received a call from my secretary telling me about the call. Here is a few things that let me know it was a scam.

 

  1. You can’t get arrested for bad debt, only bad checks. Currently the we don’t have debtors prisons. However, given one of more US political parties has a predilection to do the bidding of corporations that might change. You can Google usury Laws. You can get sued over bad debt and go to court.
  2. The person whose name they were using  (a relative) died in 1992, and lived in another state. ’m pretty sure that they didn’t have any outstanding loans.
  3. While individual loan companies may contact you by phone, all legal documents are either sent by mail, or delivered by a member of the law enforcement community. Ie a summon to appear in court

 

There are many loan agencies and debt collectors that resort to unethical methods to collect debt. Including threatening debtors, or family members of debtors or people with the same name. Under the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) you have certain protections and the collectors have certain rules they must follow. This doesn’t mean that all of them will.

Here are some things debt collectors cannot do:

Collectors are not allowed to contact your spouse, your parents (only if you are a minor), and your co-debtors. Many of them will make these contacts, unless you have sent a letter requesting them to stop contacting you. There is one other exception. Debt collectors are allowed to contact third parties for the limited purpose of finding information about your whereabouts. In these contacts, collectors:

 

  • must state their name and that they are confirming location information about you
  • cannot identify their employer unless asked
  • cannot state that you owe a debt
  • cannot contact a third party more than once unless required to do so by the third party, or unless they believe the third party’s earlier response was wrong or incomplete and that the third party has correct or complete information
  • cannot communicate by postcard
  • cannot use any words or symbols on the outside of an envelope that indicate they are trying to collect a debt (including a business logo or letterhead) if either would give away the purpose of the letter, and cannot call third parties for location information once they know an attorney represents you.

 

What you can do.

  1. Know you rights under the Fair debt collection practices act. You can request in writing the following information They have 30 days to respond to your inquiry. It is also smart to send the letter return-receipt-requested so that you have proof that they received.
    1. Provide evidence that the named debt is actually mine.
    2. Provide evidence of the Original Creditor from whom I signed the contract.
    3. Provide evidence of what the money is owed for; and what purchases did I make or what Services did I contractually receive?
    4. Provide evidence of details and calculations of how you calculated that amount including fee billing.
    5. Provide evidence of letters or proof that I agreed to pay what you say I owe.
    6. Provide evidence of verification or judgment of any debts owed.
    7. Provide evidence of the Statute of Limitations has not expired on this debt
    8. Provide evidence of they are licensed to collect this debt in my State
    9. Provide evidence of their Debt Collection Rights License #
    10. Provide evidence of that they are authorized to collect this debt on behalf of the Original Creditor.
    11. Provide evidence of complete transaction and payment history from the Original Creditor.
    12. Provide evidence of what the original amount was when this Debt was assigned to your Debt Collection Agency. **
    13. Provide evidence of any fees and interest charges that have been added on to this debt. **
    14. Provide evidence of how you determined and arrived at these fees. **
    15. Provide evidence of a copy of the original signed loan or credit card application with the Original Creditor.
  2. If they continue to harass you there is a team of lawyers ready to assist you at CollectionBully.com The FDCPA protects your rights against out-of-control collectors. A CollectionBully.com law firm will evaluate your case for FREE.

Resources

 

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime. If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survivals kits, and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

March 3, 2015

IRS Scam Phone Call


020414_1627_BetterBusin1.jpgToday my wife called me frantic about me receiving an urgent phone message from the IRS saying they were going to sue me for back taxes. I quickly told her it was a SCAM.  The number I was suppose to call was (360) 339-5765. The reason I know was.

  1. The IRS will notify you by mail.
  2. And I don’t mean to insult anyone..but IRS Agents don’t talk in broken English
  3. The IRS does ask you to send money grams or the like to ‘settle’ your debt.
  4. I get inbound call notifications on my tablet this number came from a PAYPHONE number 718-758-974, which is in New York. The callers claim to be in Washington DC.

To prove this to my wife I did a Google Search and there are tons of video on YouTube about this Scam

Here are two videos you should watch

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfmvihTL4EQ
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a12HBSxDaLE

At the time of this writing it has been estimated by the IRS that at least 366,000 people have reported receiving a similar call, and more than 3,000 of those have been fooled by the scam, giving up a total of $15.5 million. This is of course based on the number of people who have actually reported.

“It is the largest, most pervasive impersonation scam in the history of the agency,” said Tim Camus, deputy inspector general with the Treasury Department.

For information about this scam and how to handle it …the IRS has set up this page

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Warns-of-Pervasive-Telephone-Scam

PepperEyes.com is also one of the leading on-line providers of a wide variety of specialty selected high quality, discount Pepper Spraysdiscount Stun Guns,  and other life-defense solution products, as well as Guardian Survival Gear. Protect yourself and family, your home, car, school, or your business with PepperEyes.com Self-Defense Products including, real and fake Security Cameras and Surveillance/Spy Gear, Alarm Systems, Hidden or Diversion Safes or other personal Protection Products. Our premium Streetwise products are one of the best on the market and many of them are made in the United Stated. Purchasing our Lab Certified Pepper Sprays or powerful Stun Guns allow you to deliver a powerful defensive “fight back” opportunity to escape imminent danger.  We also carry  Guardian Survival Gear to allow you and your family to hold out or make you capable to handle emergency or natural disaster

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