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Scammers using COVID-19 to scam people

COVID-19 / Corona Virus Scams Scammers are experts at shifting tactics and changing their messages to catch you off guard. This is especially true as they take advantage of anxieties related to the Coronavirus. Here’s a quick alert about some current government imposter scams using COVID-19 that are popping up on our radar. *Don’t [...]

2020-05-22T15:24:04-04:00April 14th, 2020|Computer Scams, Identity Theft, Personal Scams, Telephone Scams|

Corona Virus (COVID-19) information

Peoples Savings and Loan Company  As the impact of COVID-19 spreads and affects our community, we at PSALC want to inform you of the steps we are taking to help protect the health and safety of our customers and staff.  UPDATE:  As of noon, March 19, 2020,  Peoples Savings and Loan Company will be temporarily closing our lobbies at both locations.  Our drive-thrus will remain [...]

2020-05-22T15:25:14-04:00March 14th, 2020|Computer Scams, Personal Scams, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

Google Chrome malware scam

Google Chrome scam that infects your computer. A Google Chrome scam that could infect your computer with malware continues to pose a threat to users, according to cybersecurity experts. The script, which targets the Chrome browser on Windows, rewrites the compromised website on the victim’s browser to make the page unreadable and creates a [...]

2017-07-25T11:16:56-04:00March 6th, 2017|Computer Scams, Computer Security|

Online Dating Scams

How to Recognize a Scam Artist The relationship may not be what you think, especially if your sweetheart: wants to leave the dating site immediately and use personal email or IM claims love in a heartbeat claims to be from the U.S., but is traveling or working overseas plans to visit, but is prevented [...]

2017-03-06T13:23:02-05:00November 27th, 2016|Computer Scams, Personal Scams, Telephone Scams|

IRS warns of a new tax bill scam

November 17, 2016 by Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC We certainly understand if the latest IRS imposter scam makes you queasy: it involves a fake IRS tax notice that claims you owe money as a result of the Affordable Care Act. The IRS says the fake notices are designed [...]

2017-03-06T13:25:47-05:00November 27th, 2016|Computer Scams, Taxes, Telephone Scams|