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Back to School – Fraud, Forms, and Faculty

​Yes, “back to school” time has arrived: that time of summer when the school supply sales start, children lament how short summer has been, and parents reflect on how long it’s been. Whether…

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Children going back-to-school, unaware that child identity theft is on the rise.
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Social Media Savvy for Seniors
September 17, 2018

​Older adults are flocking to social media. A Pew Research survey found that as of 2018, nearly 66% of Americans over 65 are Internet users, and seniors are one of the fastest-growing groups using social networking sites. Sites like Facebook are…

​Older adults are flocking to social media. A Pew Research survey found that as of 2018, nearly 66% of Americans over 65 are Internet users, and seniors are one of the fastest-growing groups using social networking sites. Sites like Facebook are…

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Elderly woman writing a check unaware of the risks of identity theft.
September 07, 2018

​As mid-term elections loom, you’re probably being deluged with political fundraising requests by mail, phone, or online. Grass-roots fundraising is great, but political donation scams abound, and even if the organization itself is legit,…

​As mid-term elections loom, you’re probably being deluged with political fundraising requests by mail, phone, or online. Grass-roots fundraising is great, but political donation scams abound, and even if the organization itself is legit,…

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Latest Scams
Angler Phishing Uses Customer Service as Bait
August 27, 2018

​Businesses don’t always live up to expectations, whether it’s your bank botching a transfer or a surly barista messing with your morning latte. These days, social media is important to a business’s brand, so a negative Facebook post,…

​Businesses don’t always live up to expectations, whether it’s your bank botching a transfer or a surly barista messing with your morning latte. These days, social media is important to a business’s brand, so a negative Facebook post,…

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The privacy and identity protection risks of online dating
August 20, 2018

​If you believe online dating advertisements, your perfect romantic match is out there, just waiting for you to connect. What dating sites don’t advertise is all the other risks that might be waiting for you, too. Online dating has the potential…

​If you believe online dating advertisements, your perfect romantic match is out there, just waiting for you to connect. What dating sites don’t advertise is all the other risks that might be waiting for you, too. Online dating has the potential…

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The Risks of
July 30, 2018

​From personal digital assistants to smart appliances, the “Internet of Things” has become a daily part of adult life, and now we’re sharing it with our children. Kid gadgets start with “tot tech” such as baby monitors with built-in…

​From personal digital assistants to smart appliances, the “Internet of Things” has become a daily part of adult life, and now we’re sharing it with our children. Kid gadgets start with “tot tech” such as baby monitors with built-in…

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The Risks of DIY Identity Recovery
July 17, 2018

​Bad things happen. It’s a fact of life, and when problems arise, we have to decide whether to handle them ourselves or get help. For example, if your house were on fire, you’d definitely dial 911, but you probably wouldn’t hire a lawyer to…

​Bad things happen. It’s a fact of life, and when problems arise, we have to decide whether to handle them ourselves or get help. For example, if your house were on fire, you’d definitely dial 911, but you probably wouldn’t hire a lawyer to…

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Data Security When You Work from Home
July 09, 2018

​Whether you’re self-employed or just occasionally take work home, you’re part of the nearly 43% of the US workforce that works remotely. If so, have you taken any steps to ensure the security of your “mobile office”? ​If you run your…

​Whether you’re self-employed or just occasionally take work home, you’re part of the nearly 43% of the US workforce that works remotely. If so, have you taken any steps to ensure the security of your “mobile office”? ​If you run your…

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What’s in Your Credit Score
June 27, 2018

​Since most Americans carry some level of debt, most also have credit scores. Banks and credit card issuers use them to decide whether to extend us credit, but potential landlords, employers, and others are also increasingly checking them as a…

​Since most Americans carry some level of debt, most also have credit scores. Banks and credit card issuers use them to decide whether to extend us credit, but potential landlords, employers, and others are also increasingly checking them as a…

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Protecting Kids from Cyberbullying
June 25, 2018

​Remember the old saying, “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me”? Unfortunately, it’s not true. Words can hurt and put kids at risk of anxiety, depression, other stress-related disorders, and even suicide. Add in…

​Remember the old saying, “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me”? Unfortunately, it’s not true. Words can hurt and put kids at risk of anxiety, depression, other stress-related disorders, and even suicide. Add in…

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Spotting Caller ID Spoofing
June 11, 2018

​Have you looked at your caller ID and thought you recognized the number, but when you answered, there was only a scammer on the other end? You’re not alone. You’re one of many victims of caller ID spoofing, the practice of making a telecomm…

​Have you looked at your caller ID and thought you recognized the number, but when you answered, there was only a scammer on the other end? You’re not alone. You’re one of many victims of caller ID spoofing, the practice of making a telecomm…

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