미국 정부는 코로나 바이러스 전염병 속에서 사기꾼의 '쉬운 표적': 보안 컨설턴트

Security consultant Frank Abagnale said Thursday on미국의 뉴스 룸scammers have taken advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, costing taxpayers tens of billions of dollars.

그만큼 “Scam Me if You Can” 저자, whose autobiography inspired the Hollywood filmCatch Me if You Canstarring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, predicted pandemic relief fraud would increase since Congress passed the CARES Act in Spring of 2020.

Abagnale argued the government is aneasy targetfor scammers as fraudulent claims surge.

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FRANK ABAGNALE: “During the pandemic, scammers follow the headlines. So we’ve seen a 400-percent increase in scams, and of course, the CARES Act you could see coming, the government putting $ 630 billion in the hands of the states. Sixty-three billion dollars estimated went to fraudulent claims … the government, when giving the $ 630 십억, gave the states a waiver and said they would take care of any fraud and protect them from any liability. 그래서, there hasn’t been a lot of safety and motivation to keep the fraud out, they’re using antiquated systems, and of course, they’re understaffed

알 잖아, people ask me all the time, who do you trust more with your money, the government or your bank? I always say my bank because my bank is using very sophisticated technology, spending billions of dollars to update their technology to protect their customers. The government is an easy target. Criminals have realized who has the money? The government. Who’s the easiest to defraud? The government and they become the target of criminals all over the world

I always tell people, 못, ever tell people on social media where you were born and your date of birth and stop giving out a lot of personal information about yourself over the phone. You don’t know who solicited that call. You don’t know who’s on the other end of that email. 그래서, the two red flags are very simple.

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