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न्यू योर्क, 21 Feb, 09- अहिलेसम्म तपाईंले कति मिलियन डलरको लोटरी जित्नु
भो? तपाईंकै थरसँग मिल्ने एक धनाढ्य कुनै अर्को मुलुकमा बितेको कारण कति
मिलियन डलर तपाईंको बैक खातामा जम्मा भो? तपाईंले यस्ता पैसाका ओइरो लागेका
ईमेल दिनहु जसो पाउनु हुन्छ। कतिले पैसा पाउने लोभमा लाखौं डुबाएको घटना
पनि बेलाबखत प्रकाशमा आउनेगरेको छ।
यस्तै एक स्क्यामिङको पछिल्लो ईमेल युएस नेपाल अनलाइनलाई प्राप्त भएको छ। यो चिट्ठीको बान्की हेर्दा लाग्छ यो त स्क्यामिङ्को पनि बाउ पो हो।
यो ईमेलमा भनिएको छ कि संयुक्त राष्ट्र संघले स्क्यामिङबाट ठगिएकाहरुको लागि कम्पेन्सेसनको रुपमा एक लाख अमेरिकि डलर दिने निर्णय गरिएको छ।
संयुक्त राष्ट्र संघका पूर्व महासचिब कोफी अन्न्नानको नामबाट जारी गरिएको यो ईमेलको अन्तमा भनिएको छ:
"Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hoping to hear from you as soon as you cash your Bank Draft.
Making the world a better place
Mr. Kofi Annan
Former Secretary (UNITED NATIONS)"
तर, पर्खनुस्, त्यो एक लाख डलर बुझ्न तपाईं संयुक्त राष्ट्र संघको मुख्यालय न्यू योर्क आउने होइन, अफ्रिकन मुलुक नाइजेरिया पो जानु पर्ने हुन्छ। ईमेलमा Mr. Jim Ovia of ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC लाई निम्न ठेगानामा संपर्क गर्नु पर्ने निर्देशान दिईएको छ:
"Conatct Mr. Jim Ovia immediately for your Cheque:
Person to Contact Mr. Jim Ovia
युएस नेपाल अनलाइनले प्राप्त गर्ने यस्ता दर्जनौ स्क्यामिङ स्पाम ईमेलहरु मध्ये संयुक्त राष्ट्र संघ, माइकोसफ्ट, टोयोटा लगायतका सस्था तथा कम्पनीहरुको नाममा जारी ईमेलहरु सम्बन्धित सस्थाहरुलाई जानकारी गराउदै आएको छ।
यता संयुक्त राष्ट्र संघले गत नोबेम्बरमा आफ्नो होमपेज www.un.org मा Scam Alert लिङ्क नै पहिलो पृष्ठ मै ब्यबस्था गरेको छ, जसमा भनिएको छ:
"Not an official document. For information only.
Fact Sheet November 2008
Beware of scams implying association with the United Nations
The United Nations has been made aware of various correspondences,
being circulated via e-mail, from Internet web sites, and via regular
mail or facsimile, falsely stating that they are issued by, or in
association with the United Nations and/or its official. These scams,
which may seek to obtain money and/or in many cases personal details
from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent.
Please note that:
The United Nations strongly recommends that the recipients of
solicitations such as those described above exercise extreme caution in
respect of such solicitations. Financial loss and identity theft could
result from the transfer of money or personal information to those
issuing such fraudulent correspondence. Victims of such scams may also
report them to their local law enforcement authorities for appropriate
अमेरिकि सरकारको फेडेरल ट्रेड कमिसन (Federal Trade Commission) ले सन् २००० मै जारी गरेको इन्टर्नेटमा हुने १० मुख्य स्क्यामिङहरुको सुची ("Top 10" Online Scams) यस प्रकार छ:
1. Internet Auction Fraud
2. Internet Service Provider Scams
3. Internet Web Site Design/Promotions - Web Cramming
4. Internet Information and Adult Services Credit Card Cramming
5. Multi-level Marketing/Pyramid Scams
6. Business Opportunities and Work-At-Home Scams
7. Investment Schemes and Get-Rich-Quick Scams
8. Travel/Vacation Fraud
9. Telephone/Pay-Per-Call Solicitation Frauds (including modem dialers and videotext)
10. Health Care Frauds
-Pradeep Thapa Magar in New York. Comments? 917-570-1098
अमेरिकि सरकारको फेडेरल ट्रेड कमिसन (Federal Trade Commission) ले जारी गरेको जोगिने केही उपायहरु:
Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection
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-How To Protect Kids' Privacy Online: A Guide For Teachers
-Keeping Laptops From Getting Lost or Stolen
-Minimizing the Effects of Malware on Your Computer
-Protecting Kids' Privacy
-Securing Your Wireless Network
-Site-Seeing on the Internet
-Social Networking Sites: A Parent's Guide
-Social Networking Sites: Safety Tips for Tweens and Teens
-Botnets and Hackers and Spam (Oh, My!)
-Detect, Protect, Disinfect: Consumers Online Face Wide Choices in Security Products
-"Free Security Scan" Could Cost Time and Money
-The Download on Disposing of Your Old Computer
-P2P File-Sharing: Evaluating the Risks
-Virtual Worlds and Kids: Mapping the Risks
फेडेरल ट्रेड कमिसन (Federal Trade Commission) ले जारी गरेको "Top 10" Online Scams
For Release: October 31, 2000
Law Enforcers Target "Top 10" Online Scams;
Consumer Protection Cops From 9 Countries, 5 U.S. Agencies, And 23 States Tackle Internet Fraud
In a year-long law enforcement effort targeting the top 10 Internet scams, 5 U.S. agencies, consumer protection organizations from 9 countries and 23 states today announced 251 law enforcement actions against online scammers in "Operation Top Ten Dot Cons." The top 10 scams were culled from Consumer Sentinel, a database of more than 285,000 consumer complaints established and maintained by the Federal Trade Commission and accessible to more than 240 consumer protection agencies in the U.S. - including every state attorney general - and Canadian and Australian law enforcers. The FTC and the United Kingdom's Department of Trade and Industry, and Office of Fair Trading today announced an information sharing and coordination agreement to combat cross-border fraud. The top 10 targeted scams were:
"The Internet is revolutionizing the way we gather information, shop and do business," said Jodie Bernstein, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. "This collaboration with law enforcement agencies, industry and consumers will create a climate where e-commerce can be conducted with confidence. We want the dot con artists to know that we're building a consumer protection coalition that spans the globe. We aim to make the 'Net safe for consumers," she said.
Announcement of the international law enforcement effort was made in conjunction with a meeting of the International Marketing Supervision Network (IMSN), a group consisting of consumer protection enforcement authorities from 29 countries. The IMSN facilitates practical actions to prevent and redress deceptive marketing practices with an international component. As the current IMSN president, the FTC is seeking to increase the level of international coordination to protect consumers in an increasingly global marketplace.
Participants in "Operation Top Ten Dot Cons" include consumer protection agencies from Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom and the United States. U.S. agencies include the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the United States Postal Inspection Service. Cases were brought by the Attorneys General of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington State. Consumer protection offices in West Virginia, and Wisconsin also took action, as did the Louisiana Department of Justice, the Oklahoma Department of Securities, and the Washington State Securities Division,
Four FTC cases filed in U. S. District Court charge defendants with operating Internet auction scams. The complaints allege that the defendants advertised computer software and electronic consumer goods at various e-auction sites, took cashier's checks or money orders in payment but never delivered the goods. In three of those cases, the FTC has asked for assets to be frozen for consumer redress. In all of the cases, the FTC is seeking a permanent injunction on acts that violate the FTC Act and the Mail and Telephone Order Merchandise Rule.
In a unique FTC Internet cramming case announced today, defendants mailed $3.50 "rebate" checks to consumers. When consumers cashed the check, they were unwittingly agreeing to allow the defendants to be their Internet Service Provider, and the defendants started placing monthly charges on their telephone bills. The defendants made it nearly impossible to cancel future monthly charges and receive refunds. Stipulated permanent injunctions bar the billing behavior in the future and the amount of consumer redress is now being calculated.
A variation on cramming involves "Web cramming" - billing consumers for a Website page they didn't even know they had. Targeting small businesses and not-for-profit organizations, the scammers call and offer a "free" Web page, then start billing phone bills without authorization. Five settlements with defendants charged with Web cramming bar the practices. A sixth defendant will also pay more than $3 million in consumer redress.
In three other matters, complaints were filed in U.S. District Court charging the operators of adult-oriented Web sites and their principals with cramming - billing consumers credit cards or phone bills for services they did not order or authorize. The FTC has asked the courts to shut down the adult sites and freeze the assets of two, pending trial. The agency will seek permanent injunctions and will seek to provide redress to thousands of consumers who have been billed without authorization.
The FTC announced the filing of one complaint targeting a work-at-home medical billing scam that allegedly made deceptive earnings claims on the Internet and in print ads to promote its $369 package of "training, software and clients." The agency asked the court to stop the deceptive practices, appoint a receiver and freeze the defendants' assets, pending trial.
Two other FTC cases announced today involve Web site operators who illegally promised quick riches with little risk to consumers who would sign up for their day trading programs and products. The companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their claims were deceptive in violation of federal law. The settlements require substantiation for any future earnings claims; bar misrepresentations about day trading risks; and require conspicuous disclosure of the high-risk nature of day trading and bar the deceptive use of testimonials.
This year, the participants in this law enforcement effort have brought 251 cases, including 77 by the SEC, and a total of 54 FTC cases, including the 18 cases announced today - one of which remains under seal.
As part of the ongoing Internet law enforcement initiative, the FTC has trained more than 700 law enforcement and consumer protection officials from 20 different countries, including 17 federal agencies, 25 state governments and 14 Canadian consumer protection offices in online investigation and law enforcement techniques in locations ranging from Anchorage, Alaska to Paris, France.
A list of the FTC cases announced today is attached.
Copies of the legal documents associated with these cases are available from the FTC's web site at http://www.ftc.gov and also from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. To file a complaint, or to get free information on any of 150 consumer topics, call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357), or use the complaint form at www.ftc.gov. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies worldwide.
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