By County 17
Information for this week’s Hacker’s Brief is provided by CyberWyoming Alliance, a 501c3 nonprofit affiliate of CyberWyoming.
Living Proof Now Vital Records Scam: A Wyomingite reported a website called LivingProofNow.com that claims to get birth and death certificates for you without hassle.
However, the citizen never received confirmation after paying $49 and found out from his credit card statement that the Living Proof Now is in Spain.
CyberWyoming researched the issue and found that vital records website scams are common.
In fact, in looking at the Living Proof Now website and clicking on Wyoming, we found this buried disclaimer: “Before we go any further, it’s important that you know…We are a privately owned website that is not affiliated, owned or operated by the U.S. Government or any government agency. You must send your mistake-free application to your state’s Health Department. You must pay any required fees directly to your state’s Health Department or other government agency.”
So, basically, pay Living Proof Now $49 then continue to work with the local government. Thus, their claims of getting your hassle-free birth or death certificates are bogus.
MoneyGram Scam: An email impersonating Money Gram with the subject line of ‘URGENT NEEDED’ from Frank John at email@example.com was reported by a Sheridan…