Protecting Your Kids From Synthetic Identity Fraud
Fraud can affect many different types of populations with devastating effects. However, what is even more disheartening is that children are popular targets for certain types of fraud. What makes your child’s information so valuable?
In this clever new scam, con artists are getting greedy. Not only are they trying to steal your Instagram password, they also are phishing for your email log-in. Follow these tips for spotting this tricky scam and protecting your passwords.
As the holiday shopping season ramps up, the U.S. Secret Service and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency have published a great article containing best practices for both consumers and businesses to achieve a more secure online shopping experience.
Most of us are connected all the time. Smartphones, laptops, tablets, vehicles, and even our homes provide us with the ability to contact each other and our connected devices from anywhere. We have come to rely on the convenience this offers, but at what cost? When it is time to sell or dispose of one of these devices, what happens to all that information?
Be on the lookout for a new email scam impersonating the IRS! The scammers are hoping you will open their email because you are anxious for your tax refund and will be caught off guard. The emails have the IRS logo and a subject line referencing "your refund".
Sometimes sharing is a good thing! When you receive that odd text, suspicious email or a phone call from a number you do not recognize, it is a good idea to share your experience with others. Perhaps someone in your family or friend group has had the same experience and can help you avoid a split second mistake that costs you money and/or your identity. Maybe by sharing your experience, you can save someone else from making that mistake. We are all bombarded with messages from everywhere all the time and the scammers hope to catch you at that moment you let your guard down.
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