Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Police alarmed at Internet scam

Police from Corporate Crime Group were alarmed after alerted to two scam incidents targeting Queenslanders and Australians, as well as a website that was offering the personal details of thousand Australians.

Detective controller Brian Hay of the State Crime Operations Command’s Fraud reported: The problem with highly complicated scams is that they are very convincing. While it is very encouraging members of the community are becoming more doubtful of bargain one-off internet deals and can’t miss the opportunities. Unfortunately offenders are becoming smarter and developing scams designed to trick even the most security conscious person.

Many websites marketing cheap flights have been identified as being involved in scamming victims. The most recent website identified is www.flisave.com. Likely travelers visit the site with the promise of discounted flights and customers are asked to contact those running the site by email.

This serves to ease the fear lots of people of shopping on the sites that payment is not requested until the tickets arrive from the airline where the customer pops in their details and the tickets arrive. The customer may even ring the airline and also validate their seats.

People should consider having their credit rating monitored look for anomalies in their financial accounts. Be wary of scams unsolicited contact via email.

1 comment:

  1. (pssst, Queensland is a state IN Australia, therefore someone from Queensland is Australian)