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Internet Fraud Alert Kicks Off Today

Microsoft and the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), with the support of
Accuity, the American Bankers Association, Anti-Phishing Working Group, Citizens Bank, eBay Inc.,
Federal Trade Commission, National Consumers League and PayPal are introducing a new program to
help identify potential fraudulent financial activity due to online fraud and to notify the
institutions involved that their customers personal identity may be at risk of abuse.  This
program:

"Will offer a trusted and effective mechanism for participating researchers to report stolen
credentials discovered online - "

The program was unveiled today and will go into effect immediately.  For more information see:

http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2010/jun10/06-17FraudAlertPR.mspx

http://ifraudalert.org/

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Deborah

278 Posts
ISC Handler
The sponsors look very American, doesn't seem to have any European, Middle eastern or Asian involvement.
Anonymous
@n3td3v - where does it say that NCFTA is an International organization? In fact, all companies/organizations mentioned are American born/American based. Why should there be involvement from countries that host (probably even run) the majority of the bad guy sites?
HackDefendr

65 Posts
Is that exact the reason why you need to include those "outsider(s)", so that you can fight back the fraud originated from these regions...
HackDefendr
3 Posts
Sorry for my previous reply. I mistakenly put jsingleton in the Alias field...My apologizes to the inconvenience caused.

@jsingleton--is that exact the reason why you need to include those "outsider(s)", so that you can fight back the fraud originated from these regions...
HackDefendr
3 Posts
I am sure they are going to send you a link via email to verify your identity.

FYI. Improper English is one of the "red lights" we try to teach people to use for phishing scams. Sadly. We Can try to teach people to think for themselves, but we should do our best to lead by example. SANS is a contributory party to this issues. in this post "The prgram was unveiled today and will go into effect immediately. For more information see:"

Might as well have been click here for a *.pdf (exploit)

Well. I I'll probably be banned right about now.

Oh well.
Rodger

5 Posts
There is a UK equivalent which is run by the National Fraud Reporting Centre. Their website is "Action Fraud" which may be found at http://www.actionfraud.org.uk/
Elton

2 Posts
Minor typo fixed. Thanks! Cheers, Adrien
Adrien de Beaupre

353 Posts
ISC Handler

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