FBI Warns of Three Online Scams: Sex, Taxes and a Desktop Hijack

scam alerts
scam alerts

Making a list of federal scam alerts this week is a fraudulent dating site; a phishing email that claims your federal tax payment has been rejected; and a bogus virus-removal service that allows criminals to hijack your computer.

The alerts by the IC3, a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), reflect recent cyber-crime trends and new takes on existing online scams.

We've summarized the three new threats below, and have substituted "http" with "hxxp" to prevent readers from visiting these malicious sites and inadvertently falling prey to any of these scams: