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Coronavirus Scams Continue Unabated

The number of scams and scammers using the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a platform for theft continues to grow. The public’s need for COVID-19 information, online purchases, and charitable donations are being exploited at historic levels, according … Read more

Protect Yourself Against Imposters

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received reports of fraudulent communications that have the appearance of being from the FDIC. This is particularly important to know during the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as scammers … Read more

Beware of Coronavirus Scams

Scammers are taking advantage of uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Fraudsters are setting up websites to sell bogus products and creating fake email, texts and social media posts as a ruse to take your money and … Read more

Securely Configure your New Devices

The holiday season is here, which means shopping for the latest gadget is in full swing. With the large number of discounts that are available, you may end up buying a smart device. As impressive as … Read more

Avoid Tech Support Scams

You’re working on your computer when, suddenly, a message pops up on the screen: “Virus detected! Call now for a free security scan and to repair your device.” That’s a tech support scam. Do not call, … Read more

Phone Scams on the Increase

Phishing doesn’t only come by way of an email message. There are many ways cybercriminals can dupe unsuspecting users. Using a phone is one way that is becoming more popular as the number of cell phone … Read more

Secure your Devices by Making Some Simple Changes

We are more connected than ever before. According to ABI Research, there will be more than 30 billion devices connected on the Internet by 2020. Our devices are connected to the world, including laptops, mobile phones, … Read more

IRS Warns of Tax Season Scams

The IRS is warning of a significant increase in a tax scam that gives victims a refund, then requests it back. Scams are quite timely around income tax filing time. W-2 forms include details that are … Read more

New Year’s Resolution: Manage Passwords for Top Security

SplashData, a password management company, has released its annual list of top worst passwords for 2017. After reviewing five million passwords leaked in 2017, SplashDash released the list of most popular, and therefore dangerous, passwords. As … Read more

Safety Tips for Holiday Shoppers

During the holiday shopping season, shoppers are looking for the perfect gifts. At the same time, criminals are looking for sensitive data. This data includes credit card numbers, financial accounts and Social Security Numbers. Cybercriminals can … Read more

Children Can Be Victims of Identity Theft

Children can be targets of cybercriminals. too. Some statistics report one in 40 kids have been victims of identity theft. According to law enforcement authorities, more than one million children have their identities stolen each year.  … Read more

8 Ways to Avoid Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware is a form of malware used by cyber criminals to freeze your computer or mobile device, steal your data and demand a “ransom” be paid — typically from a hundreds to thousands of dollars. Ransomware … Read more

Taxpayer Caution: Scams

The IRS has issued a warning that tax-related scams continue across the United States even though the tax-filing season has ended for most taxpayers. People should remain on alert to new and emerging schemes involving the … Read more

Travel Securely. Keep Cyber Criminals Away.

Summer is a time to get away — time to take your dream vacation, go to the lake, or visit relatives out-of-state. Many travelers check emails and the status of work projects, read social media posts … Read more