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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 [...]

Fend-off-hackers

What you can do to fend off hackers Your personal information is valuable. That’s why hackers try to steal it. This year, for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’ve got tips to help you keep your personal information from ending up in the hands of a hacker. Protect your phone Let’s start with protecting [...]

2020-05-22T15:26:34-04:00October 30th, 2019|Computer Security, Identity Theft, Privacy Issues|

Capital One – Amazon Data Breech

Capital One data breach If you needed yet another nudge to start keeping an eye on your credit report to protect against identity theft, Capital One has delivered it with its announcement that a data breach has exposed the personal information of 106 million of its credit card customers and credit card applicants in [...]

2020-05-22T15:27:29-04:00August 1st, 2019|Financial, Identity Theft, Privacy Issues|

Facebook 5 Billion Dollar Settlement for Privacy Violations

What the FTC Facebook settlement means for consumers The next time users visit Facebook, things might not look different, but big changes are brewing behind the scenes. The FTC’s record-breaking $5 billion settlement requires Facebook to conduct a massive overhaul of its consumer privacy practices. The settlement also makes major changes to Facebook’s operations [...]

2019-07-24T13:14:30-04:00July 24th, 2019|Identity Theft, Privacy Issues|

Scammers want more from you

Spear phishing scammers want more from you For more information visit the FTC website here “I’m calling from [pick any bank]. Someone’s been using your debit card ending in 2345 at [pick any retailer]. I’ll need to verify your Social Security number — which ends in 8190, right? — and full debit card information [...]

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 [...]

2018-05-08T14:23:22-04:00May 8th, 2018|Identity Theft, Privacy Issues|
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