Fraudulent Emails and Scams
Know as Misrepresentation, If you suspect you have received a suspicious email offering employment position, work from home jobs or requesting your financial information, and appears to have come from "KBT Ltd" or any of its subsidiary companies Fabricuk.com, do not reply to it.
We never instruct any companies or any persons to collect any financial information or offer employment as account managers for cashing cheques on our behalf via email, telephone, fax or any other method.
If you have received such and email or are currently in correspondence with such an email REPORT IT TO YOUR LOCAL POLICE IMMEDIATELY Use this link to contact the UK Metropolitan Police they have set up a dedicated team who are fully aware of these types of fraudulent activity, email scams and phoney job offers.
A Typical Fraudulent Email
“Employment Offer For Cheque Cashing”
A cheque cashing scam involves the receipt of an email correspondence offering a job opportunity, often transferring funds internationally. The scam artists usually attempt to reassure the victim of the legitimacy of the position by offering apparently legal contracts, forged or false documents bearing company letterhead, false letters of credit, payment schedules and bank drafts.
Once the scammer has obtained the trust of their victims they will begin the actual scam. Cheques, money orders or wire deposits will be sent to the victim for processing, The victim will be asked to cash the cheaque or money order and send a percentage of the funds back to the scammers account. The need for the Middle Man is often explained as being a way around international fees or taxes, sometimes they explain a need to obtain payments from Paypal or other online payment systems.
Once funds are sent back less the victims percentage as a payment for their services to the scammers account, the victims bank or Financial institution learns that the cheque, money order or wire transfer was Fraudulent, the funds are then subtracted from the victim's account and they are Made liable for the lost money, this kind of scam is usually part of some Illegal money laundering scheme. If you have received an email about this kind Of employment offer report it to your local police immediately DO NOT REPLY TO IT, in any way whatsoever it is fraudulent and you will be out of pocket
Phishing is the illegal attempt to mislead consumers into providing personal or Financial information, including account numbers, passwords and Social Security Numbers, via email or through fraudulent Web sites.
The most frequent phishing attacks occur through email disguised to appear as it has come from a reputable financial institution or company.
Most phishing attempts urge you to update or validate your account information, typically through a link in an email directing you to a fake Web site that appears to be legitimate.
How to spot a phishing attack
There are many phishing attacks active on the Internet. Here are a few of their lines and lures:
- An email contains an “urgent” or “shocking” tone requesting your immediate action on an account-related matter. Phishers frequently succeed by getting consumers to act quickly without thinking.
- An email is sent from a user falsely claiming to be a legitimate company with an attachment. An unsolicited email attachment more than likely contains a virus. Do not open it.
- A pop-up window appears from a user falsely claiming to be a legitimate company’s Web site asking for personal information.
- A fraudulent email may also contain information about an employment position, or a cheque cashing scam, we DO NOT offer any positions of this kind we are aware of such emails are been sent to individuals, if you receive this kind of email report it to your local police immediately, as you have been targeted by fraudsters who are after your financial information, they may even use other methods to gain your financial information
Protecting Your Identity
The following tips will help you protect your identity online:
- Do not provide your personal or financial information in response to an email request or after clicking on a link from an email. Legitimate companies do not ask for this type of information through an email communication, no matter how official the email may look.
- Do not enter your personal information into a form within an email message or a pop-up. Email messages and pop-ups are not secure. It is never safe to enter your personal information in a form unless it is on a secure web site.
- Do not open an email from a sender you do not recognize that contains an attachment. A legitimate financial institution would not deliver unsolicited attachments. Delete the email with the attachment immediately.
- Check that you are interacting with a secure Web site. Before you submit personal or financial information on a Web site:
- Look for the locked padlock or key icon at the bottom of your browser or
- Make sure the web site address begins with "https://" instead of "http://". The "s" indicates that the site is secure.
The absence of either of these items will indicate that the site is not secure. If you are unsure of the validity of the email, contact the institution directly not via any links in the email:
- Keep your browser software up-to-date with security updates. To adequately protect your computer; make sure you have current anti-virus and firewall software installed to help protect your personal information.
- Review your account statement carefully. Verify that all transactions are authorized and report any discrepancies immediately.
Online scam advise can be condescened into one rule: "If In Doubt - Leave It Out".