Get Rich Quick at FakeChecks.Org – N O TDecember 28, 2007
While I was checking the weather via the internet last night, I saw a banner ad for FakeChecks.org (click here), which turns out to be an anti-check fraud website sponsored by the National Consumers League . Check fraud has been around almost as long as checks themselves (I am sure it took a week or two for someone to try to steal cash using the newly invented check… ), but the anonymity and long distance communications capabilities provided by the Internet are reviving old scams and creating new ones.
A key component in a lot of fraud and scams is Social Engineering of one kind or another. Social Engineering is also a a huge threat to Information Security controls of all kinds. The tool to combat it is user awareness. I applaud FakeChecks.org for their efforts.