FCC confirms phishing danger


Apparently unscrupulous virtual predators are lying in wait for FCC licensees attempting to file their FY 2008 regulotory fees. We can’t state any more simply than did the Commission: “The Federal Communications Commission has received complaints that non-government entities may be using Internet sites to misdirect parties seeking to submit their regulatory fee payments. The complainants have alleged that these non-government websites are attempting to collect financial information. Because the allegations indicate potential fraudulent and illegal conduct, the Office of Managing Director has referred the matter to the Inspector General for further investigation. We also urge regulatory fee payers to make any Internet payments directly through the Commission’s authorized Internet website. Payment may be submitted electronically at www.fcc.gov/feefiler.”