Cyber Crime

The News&Guide continues with another edition of No-fraud Friday this week, detailing scams as provided by CyberWyoming. Here are a couple of scams to watch out for.

• A Laramie citizen reported a scam from rory_angel@alice.it with the subject line, “Congratulations you have won” with an attachment detailing instructions to receive the winnings. Unfortunately, neither the winnings nor email are legit, reports CyberWyoming. Don’t click the attachment, and don’t fall for similar scams.

• Another Laramie citizen reported a scam, from John Nooky at jnabbe38@gmail.com or David Lamptey at agentagent84@gmail.com asking for the recipient’s name, address and phone number. The supposed deal: Provide those details and receive business funds. This, too, is a scam, reports CyberWyoming.

• A Sheridan citizen reported a scam from 31046952595953678611751837274@mail.vitelglobal.net, who sends recipients a fake link to download Norton antivirus software. This link isn’t legit, and CyberWyoming warns never to download software from a link in an email.

To report a scam, contact the Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker: www.bbb.org/scamtracker/us/reportscam or Wyoming Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection 307-777-6397, 800-438-5799 or ag.consumer@wyo.gov

Contact Alexander Shur at 732-7066 or courts@jhnewsandguide.com.

Alexander has reported on courts and crime since June 2021. A fan of all things outdoors, he came to Teton County after studying journalism at Northwestern University.

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