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These days, online shopping isn’t a risky, crazy or scary task, but with all of the cyber criminals out and about, you might want to think twice before clicking “submit payment.”If you are going to be shopping online, there are some things that you can do to keep yourself safe. Here are some tips...
12/09/2020
The IRS has taken the step of urging taxpayers to be aware of emails and calls that can lead to people giving up their personal info to cybercriminals.The IRS has been telling taxpayers to take more care than before during this time. They has also reminded people that the IRS does not call taxpay...
12/02/2020
You might think that freezing your credit is enough to keep you safe. In fact, freezing your credit was actually a smart thing to do in order to prevent fraud and stop yourself from becoming a victim of ID theft. It is free to freeze your credit whether or not you are a victim of ID theft, and th...
11/25/2020
You might not realize it, but hackers are making a ton of money thanks to phishing attacks, and now they have started to focus on gift cards. Scarlet Widow, which is a notorious scam group out of Nigeria, has really been boosting its efforts to romance scam people and using gift cards. The group ...
11/18/2020
The winter holidays are a time for friends, family, and fun…and also fraud. Here are 10 ways that you can protect yourself from shopping scams this holiday season:Gift Card ScamsDon’t ever give anyone your credit card information to claim a gift card that you hear about via email.Shop SmartOnline...
11/11/2020
We all know that the election could lead to turbulent times, and there are going to be risks out there. What can you do if you come across some type of violence or protesting? Let’s start with some general tips to keep yourself safe:  Don’t wear candidate-specific clothing. You are only bringing ...
11/03/2020
“TechWorld” has some interesting information, such as a story on a report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. And while you may not see this as being “fun”, it is at a minimum interesting. I’m here to break it down for you.In this report, the public was advised to stop using ...
10/28/2020
Ryan is a stalker. Ryan was arrested on charges of cyberstalking in October 2017 after it was discovered that he was cyberstalking his former roommate, a 24-year old woman, along with her friends, family, and other acquaintances.The victim claims that Ryan was involved in hacking and cyberstalkin...
10/15/2020
There are a number of ways that you or your small business could get caught up in a disaster on social media. Can you think of any? If not, that’s cool. Here are 14 that could be dangerous: A Horrific Reputation Online – Do you watch your company’s Facebook page? Do people post to it? Are you sta...
10/09/2020
Do you know what a credit freeze is? It is an action that you can take to lock your credit report down. A lender will be unable to see your credit score, which means that your credit rating and Social Security number will be useless. In other words, they can’t tell if you are a lending risk.When ...
09/30/2020