• 68°

Donít get snagged by phishing tricks

ěDear AOL member/Bank of America customer, it has come to our attention that your billing and address information records are out of date. … Please verify your billing and address information.î
Some scammers use email to ěphishî the Internet, hoping people will take the bait and hand over their credit card information, logins and passwords for various online accounts, the Better Business Bureau warns.
One scam sent to AOL customers looked very official, but it was fake. It asked users to verify their accounts and requested name, address, phone number, motherís maiden name, Social Security number, credit card information and more. And it looked authentic, complete with AOL icons, one of them saying, ěConnection to Secure AOL Server.î
ěIf you do get something, call the bank (or company) and ask,î Salisbury Police Detective Brent Hall said. ěI wouldnít give anything over the phone or over the Internet.î
Another email scam appears to be from a friend or acquaintance and goes something like this: ěHelp me! Iím traveling abroad and was robbed, and I need money to get back to the states. I only have 24 hours to make it happen.î
This scam is an attempt to get someone to wire money across the world, and authorities say these scams are difficult to solve because they cross international borders.
ěPeople hijack email accounts, say theyíre in trouble and need someone to send money,î Rowan County Sheriffís Lt. Chad Moose said. ěThatís not legit. Weíve actually had some of those.î

Comments

Comments closed.

Crime

Cooper, N.C. prison officials agree to release 3,500 inmates

Coronavirus

Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Rowan, six for the week

Crime

Blotter: Man brandishes AR-15, runs over motorcycle at Rockwell-area gas station

Crime

Salisbury man charged with exploitation of minor

Crime

Road rage incident results in assault charges

Local

Dukeville lead testing results trickle in, more participation needed

Education

Faith Academy interviewing staff, preparing site for fall opening

News

Volunteers work around obstacles, alter procedures to offer free tax services to those in need

Education

Education shoutouts

Local

Retired Marine gets recognition for toy collection efforts

Local

March issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available

Education

Five get Dunbar School Heritage Scholarships

Education

Education briefs: Salisbury Academy fourth-graders think big as inventors

Education

Bakari Sellers keynote speaker at Livingstone College Founder’s Day program

Nation/World

Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in ‘equity’ push

Nation/World

Chief: Capitol Police were warned of violence before riot

Nation/World

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package

Nation/World

FDA says single-dose shot from Johnson & Johnson prevents severe COVID

High School

Coaches, lawmakers react to governor’s order expanding sporting event capacity

Coronavirus

Three new COVID-19 deaths, positives remain below triple digits

BREAKING NEWS

Gov. Cooper announces end to curfew, changes to restrictions affecting bars, high school sports

Crime

Blotter: Two charged after call about package

Crime

Salisbury Police investigating two shootings

Crime

Chase involving Kernersville man ends in woods behind Carson High School