|Online Fraud Awareness
by Merlin Benningfield, Managing Partner - Fast Rhino, LLC
My friend, Officer Elijah Woodward of the Oro Valley Police Department, asked me to join him at the inaugural Fraud School, held February 1, 2016 at the Oro Valley Council Chambers. The topic he asked me to cover was online fraud, specifically fake tech support, a widely used form of social engineering. Since we see and hear about this sort of thing almost daily at Fast Rhino, it seemed like a good opportunity to help spread the word to those who might otherwise become prey to the scammers who are conducting these types of crime.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Oro Valley Police Department, Marana Police Department, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and IRS Criminal Investigations came together to help share information about the different types of fraud at large today. Attendees learned how to identify current scams, keep themselves and their personal data safe.
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