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Cyber crimes steadily rising

October 23, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

As technology improves, so do the methods of scam artists of all stripes.
The massive war being waged daily in the cyber realm is as invariable as a scam artists’ motivation to pillage civilians. With tools such as sensationalism, faux lotteries, virus-ridden emails and the like, a scammer could lead people to a bear trap time after time.
Interestingly enough, some Internet users will readily input personal information on websites, or give the information out to a seemingly random telemarketer or charity organization. Although it is reasonable to consider donating or purchasing valuables by means of a website or through over-the-phone conversation, West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said it’s crucial to be as conservative as possible with disseminating potentially damaging personal information.

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