Red Flag Fraud Signs, Part 5

FBI Charlotte Supervisory Special Agent Brian Cyprian educates families how the devices that make our lives more convenient can put our cyber security at risk. He highlights some of the red flags all types of scams have in common.

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My name is Brian Cyprian, I’m the supervisor for the Charlotte Cyber Squad.

Technology is constantly changing and we find ourselves relying upon it a lot more nowadays. From our digital devices to interconnected devices in our home, laptops, various computers, these things provide great convenience for us, however they provide opportunities for scammers.

Now the technology has changed, but many of the red flags haven’t. Today, I’d like to share some of those red flags with you. Payments offered in amounts higher than the listed price. Many times scammers use email addresses that are disguised and appear to be legitimate, but they’re not. Unsolicited emails, texts, or any requests for your username and  passwords.

And as always, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Please report any crimes to

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