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Look out for credit card skimmers on gas pumps

With the summer travel season in high gear, the FTC is warning drivers about skimming scams at the pump.  (Full Story found here.) Skimmers are illegal card readers attached to payment terminals.  These card readers grab data off a credit or debit card’s magnetic stripe without your knowledge. Criminals sell the stolen data or [...]

2018-08-20T12:20:55+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Debit/Credit card scams, Financial, Identity Theft|0 Comments

Change your Twitter Password

Change your Twitter password ! Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC You may have heard the recent news that Twitter discovered a bug that stored passwords “unmasked” in an internal log. What does this mean? If you are a Twitter user, your password could be exposed. Twitter says that there are no signs of [...]

2018-05-08T14:23:22+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Identity Theft, Privacy Issues|0 Comments

Are you sick of robocalls and wish you could block them?

Are you sick of robocalls?  Do you want to block them?  Here's some information to allow you to do that. If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it's a robocall.  We’ve seen a significant increase in the number of illegal robocalls because internet-powered phone systems have [...]

What is the price of FREE software?

The price of free software? July 18, 2017 by Amanda Koulousias Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, FTC Has your computer been acting strange lately? Maybe your default search engine or other browser settings changed, or you’re getting suspicious warnings about your computer’s performance. Are you are seeing ads that don’t seem to [...]

2018-05-07T14:59:04+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Computer Scams, Computer Security, Privacy Issues|0 Comments

FBI Releases Article on Privacy Risks Associated with Internet-Connected Children’s Toys

FBI Releases Article on Privacy Risks Associated with Internet-Connected Children's Toys Original release date: July 17, 2017 The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article on the privacy risks associated with Internet-connected children's toys. FBI warns that Internet-connected toys may contain "sensors, microphones, cameras, data storage components, and other multimedia capabilities - [...]

2017-07-25T11:16:07+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Privacy Issues|0 Comments

Android Phone antivirus and upgrade information

If you have an Android phone and can check for updates or upgrades, please do this.  They have numerous updates and have upgraded operating systems that fix security flaws. It is strongly suggested to install antivirus on an android device.  This is important as it will scan applications to ensure that they have not been compromised and are viruses that [...]

2018-05-07T14:53:36+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Mobile Phone Security|2 Comments