Finance cops urge vigilance in face of techy crime

| 04/03/2014

(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit is warning the public to be vigilant where their computers are concerned. The finance cops said that fraudsters continue to hack into email accounts to get at personal account details and instances of Cayman banks receiving fictitious instructions to wire cash to accounts worldwide continue. Computers are being compromised by malware and the RCIPS are urging people to be cautious before clicking on any links in an email. “Always scroll your mouse over the link so that the Universal Resource Locator (“URL”) address is displayed.  If the URL address does not appear to correspond with the contents of the email, do not click on the Link,” the financial crime unit officers advised.

They also urged users who believe their computer may have been compromised when they clicked on a malicious link to update their antivirus software and run a full scan of the computer hard drive.

The FCU said people should not send any banking details via the email.  “A telephone call to your bank could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars in the long run,” the cops said.

The RCIPS FCU is always available for advice should any member of the community require it. Officers can be contacted on 949-8797.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Surely the first step is to put a very long password on all your email accounts. It seems as if only 10 commonly used passwords open something like 30% of all email accounts. If you use abc123,  what can you expect?

    • Anonymous says:

      In fact, password "security" is a myth.  All those websites that require you to use a capital and a number and a symbol?  There is no evidence that this has any effect on security and because people forget them and thus increase password reset requests the "enhanced" security has more weakness. 

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