Lubbock, Texas – A police report obtained by EverythingLubbock.com Wednesday from the Lubbock Police Department states that a suspicious wire transfer is now being investigated as a fraud.
According to police reports, laptop users were notified by a sudden loud emergency alert that “Your PC has been locked.” This alert told the user to contact her specific Microsoft technical support for security management.
Unable to cancel, the user called the number and spoke with someone claiming to be Microsoft.
The person described as the suspect in the report began working with the user via remote access, telling the user that she had the Tiny Banker Trojan Malware. The suspect told users that her bank account had been compromised, and to a person who claims to be her Property Bank manager, who is listed as her second suspect in her report. Contacted.
Both suspects told users about several questionable requests for “transferring funds” to Russia and China to wipe out users’ savings accounts.
According to police reports, both suspects used fake names set up by the “Federal Reserve” to protect users’ money until the accounts were closed and new ones opened. You persuaded the user to complete a wire transfer to your account.
The user realized it was a known California scam after talking to a friend.
EverythingLubbock.com contacted the Lubbock Police Department to see if there is anything other computer users can do to avoid this dangerous situation.
LPD said the case resembled what is known as a phishing scam. Phishing scams include links in emails or text messages to trick unsuspecting victims into downloading malware or providing personal information. It is commonly used to obtain online accounts and try to extort money or other information from victims.
“For the scam to work, someone must click a link or download malware onto their phone or computer,” LPD said. “So it is best not to click on links or download anything emailed or texted by strangers. % Never share with someone you are not sure is legitimate.”
LPD said that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is. They advised us to use our best judgment and follow our instincts.