Report Scams and Help Your Friends and Neighbors!

by Laura Baker, CyberWyoming

Report a scam to phishing@cyberwyoming.org and CyberWyoming will get the word out to Wyomingites. Whether it is a smishing (scam by text), phone call, or email, send it to that email address. We check weekly and send it out to the Wyoming Press Association as well as our network of contacts.

If you want to get on our network, please email info@cyberwyoming.org and ask to be put on our email list.

Other Ways to Report

The Better Business Bureau also has a scam tracker where you can file a complaint.
www.bbb.org/scamtracker/us/reportscam

File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov/complaint

Report your scam to the FBI at https://www.ic3.gov/complaint

Reported unwanted calls to the Federal Trade Commission’s Do Not Call Registration.
Online at https://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx or call 1-888-382-1222, option 3

Wyoming Tribute Eagle Article – Scam Alert

Here’s a great article by Margaret Austin at the Wyoming Tribune Eagle about a smishing scam targeting seniors. https://www.wyomingnews.com/news/local_news/cyber-scams-cost-wyoming-seniors-millions-each-year/article_0cbf6d90-454a-563b-bc08-54fdf18ad89a.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

Note the warning signs in the text messages such as misspellings and the warnings to keep the information to yourself. The texter gains trust by creating a fake federal grants office and referencing a friend of the victim’s.
Thanks to the victim for sharing her screen prints with CyberWyoming.

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