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What To Know About Credit Freezes and Fraud Alerts

Credit freezes and fraud alerts can protect you from identity theft or prevent further misuse of your personal information if it was stolen. Learn what they do and how to place them.

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Phone Scammers Use Big Tech As Lures

Ask a robocall recipient and they’ll tell you that robocalls are annoying and a waste of time. But the victim of a phone scam (vishing) will tell you it could mean losing a lot more than just time.

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Phone Scams

People lose a lot of money to phone scams — sometimes their life savings. Scammers have figured out countless ways to cheat you out of your money over the phone.

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What To Know About Credit Freezes and Fraud Alerts

Credit freezes and fraud alerts can protect you from identity theft or prevent further misuse of your personal information if it was stolen. Learn what they do and how to place them.

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Is a credit freeze or fraud alert right for you?

During Identity Theft Awareness Week 2022, we’ve talked about reducing your risk of identity theft. Credit freezes and fraud alerts can help. Both are free and make it harder for identity thieves to open new accounts in your name. One may be right for you.

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Microsoft Warns Phishers Sneak In New Lures To Snag You

Detecting phishing is getting harder and harder as the days go by. Merely looking out for misspelled words, bad grammar, or unknown senders just isn’t enough anymore.

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Common Health Scams

People spend billions of dollars a year on products and treatments in the hope of improving their health and fitness. But a lot of that money goes to companies that make fake claims about those products and treatments...

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Conned on social media? It’s not just you

In 2021, more than 95,000 people told the FTC that they’d been scammed with a con that started on social media. In fact, more than one in four people who reported to the FTC that they lost money to any scam said the transaction started with a post...

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Can Hackers Take A Bite Out Of Your Mobile Pay Solution?

With the many digital payment options available today, finding the most secure providers can be a challenge. The popularity of digital wallets has grown over time and writing checks and even using plastic cards for payments are quickly becoming the dinosaurs...

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How to tell if someone is using your identity

Taking steps to protect your personal information can help you minimize the risks of identity theft. But what if a thief gets your information anyway?

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What To Do if You Were Scammed

Scammers can be very convincing. They call, email, and send us text messages trying to get our money or our sensitive personal information — like our Social Security number or account numbers.

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Most Vulnerable Fraud Cyber-Targets Are Seniors And Young Adults

Research revealed by LexisNexis Risk Solutions in its bi-annual Cybercrime Report sheds light on those most victimized by cyber-fraud. It’s a sad but necessary reminder of those most vulnerable to online abuse, seniors over the age of 75 and young adults under the age of 25.

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How To Create A Strong And Unique Password For Every Account

Most of us know by now not to use the same passwords for different accounts; yet some of us still do. But users who continue to use passwords they know have been exposed in a hack are truly flirting with danger.

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Spam Emails Mask Ransomware With A Wink And A Smile

A new ransomware, Avaddon, is having a bit of fun with its targets as their way to install the malware on devices worldwide. Hackers are sending “innocent” spam emails as a calling card to deploy Avaddon ransomware on data systems.

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New crypto payment scam alert

There's a new spin on scammers asking people to pay with cryptocurrency. It involves an impersonator, a QR code, and a trip to a store (directed by a scammer on the phone) to send your money to them through a cryptocurrency ATM.

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Malicious VPN Email And Pop-up Attacks

For many these days, working remotely is part of the new normal of this pandemic era. It’s probably also be the first time that staffers are away from the watchful eyes of IT departments, and that's making it easier for hackers to do their jobs.

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