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Watch Out for Political Donation Scams

​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,…

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Elderly woman writing a check unaware of the risks of identity theft.
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Scammed on the Road to Love
October 15, 2018

​What is the price of love? Well, if you fall victim to an online dating scam, the price could be your life savings plus a heaping dose of disappointment and humiliation. According to the FBI, confidence frauds and romance scams ensnare more than…

​What is the price of love? Well, if you fall victim to an online dating scam, the price could be your life savings plus a heaping dose of disappointment and humiliation. According to the FBI, confidence frauds and romance scams ensnare more than…

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Latest Scams
Spotting Remote Access Scams
October 01, 2018

​Here’s how this scam occurs: you are browsing around the web, working, shopping, or planning a family vacation when suddenly a message pops up on your screen, demanding your immediate attention: WARNING: MALICIOUS VIRUS FOUND ON YOUR COMPUTER!…

​Here’s how this scam occurs: you are browsing around the web, working, shopping, or planning a family vacation when suddenly a message pops up on your screen, demanding your immediate attention: WARNING: MALICIOUS VIRUS FOUND ON YOUR COMPUTER!…

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Keeping Safe When Online Dating Moves Offline
September 28, 2018

​In a recent article we talked about the privacy risks of online dating and some ways to protect your identity while looking for love. The risks change when you find a potential sweetheart and the dating moves offline. That’s when you also need…

​In a recent article we talked about the privacy risks of online dating and some ways to protect your identity while looking for love. The risks change when you find a potential sweetheart and the dating moves offline. That’s when you also need…

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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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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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Children going back-to-school, unaware that child identity theft is on the rise.
August 06, 2018

​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 your child is starting kindergarten or heading off…

​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 your child is starting kindergarten or heading off…

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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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