The North Dakota Attorney General’s Office is warning residents about a phishing scam in which phone users receive a recorded message stating that their bank account has been locked because of suspicious activity and that they should dial “1” to find out more information.
Fifteen major technology and financial companies have formed an organization to design a system for authenticating emails from legitimate senders and weeding out fakes. The new system is called DMARC — short for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance.
Minnesota will join neighbors Wisconsin and Iowa on July 1 in prohibiting tattoo artists from performing services for minors, even with parents’ permission. The new law also requires all tattoo artists and establishments to carry state licenses by Jan. 1.
Forum Communications/Associated Press
, June 27, 2010
The Internal Revenue Service is alerting taxpayers in North Dakota and South Dakota to a phony e-mail about underreported income that the agency said is being used in a “phishing” scam to gain access to personal information.
Whoever has been issuing phony parking tickets in Grand Forks trying to lure people to a malicious Web site may be on the cutting edge of Internet phishing.
“Truly, I have not seen such a creative approach in starting the infection chain before,” said Lenny Zeltser, a computer security expert who caught wind of the scheme and analyzed the virus-laden site the tickets suggest visiting.
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