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You Can Now Ask Google to Remove Your Phone Number, Email or Address from Search Results

Google said this week it is expanding the types of data people can ask to have removed from search results, to include personal contact information like your phone number, email address or physical address.

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Amazon Prime Day 2022 is Coming: Here are Quick Cybersecurity Tips to Help You Stay Safe

Amazon Prime Days this year are July 12 - 13th 2022. As a result, cybercriminals are taking every step to capitalize on the holiday with new phishing attacks.

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Phishing Campaign Targets QuickBooks Users

Accounting software provider Intuit has warned of a phishing scam targeting its customers, BleepingComputer reports. The phishing campaign affected users of Intuit’s QuickBooks product, informing them that their account has been put on hold.

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Don’t Fall For It! Phishing Email Attack Warns Your Facebook Page Will Be Suspended

If an email pops up saying your Facebook account will be suspended, pay close attention. A new scam by cyber-crooks wants to steal your login information and other PII using their clever lure.

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FBI Says Fraud On LinkedIn A ‘Significant Threat’ To Platform And Consumers

The FBI says investment fraudsters pose a “significant threat” to LinkedIn.

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Cybersecurity Advice To Protect Your Connected Devices And Accounts

For so many of us, cell phones and computers are embedded in our personal and professional lives. We talk and text, we browse the web, we watch, and we create. Our devices store a lot of personal information, so it’s a good idea to take a few minutes to make sure your computer, phone, and other connected devices are protected.

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Did You Get A Payday Loan From AMG? You Might Get A Refund

Today, the FTC is sending out a second round of refunds to some of the people affected by a major payday lending scheme operated by AMG Services, Inc. that used names like 500FastCash, OneClickCash, Ameriloan, UnitedCashLoans, and USFastCash, among others.

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Virtual Private Network (VPN) Apps On Mobile Devices

When you use a VPN app, certain data from your connected device or phone — like your browsing history or data from the apps you’re using — is sent through servers owned by the company providing the VPN. Most VPN apps encrypt, or scramble, the data sent between your phone and the VPN server.

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It’s Time To Get Busy! Massive Patch Updates Address Critical Security Issues

If you haven’t updated your operating systems and other software in a while, it’s time to get with the program! Hundreds of security updates from Android to Apple, from browsers to software have been released recently. For Google Chrome and Apple iOS users, their patches included fixes for flaws already being exploited.

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Shutting Down Tech Support Scams

With technology, it’s easier than ever to connect with others and people are just a click or call away. Nobody knows that better than scammers — who might try to contact you about a supposed virus or malware they’ve “found” on your device.

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Scammers Are Offering Student Loan (Un)Forgiveness

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced another extension of the student loan payment pause. This time the pause runs through August 31, 2022. That news puts student loans back in the headlines, along with discussion of some possible, eventual loan forgiveness for all.

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Look Before You Buy! eBay Marketplace Scams; How To Spot And Avoid Them

Cyber-scams are everyday threats, especially in the world of online marketplace shopping. It happens often and to anyone, as we learned from the historic spike in online scams during coronavirus lockdowns and beyond. Now, eBay’s popular e-commerce marketplace is increasingly a target for cyber-scams and scammers.

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Ignoring Your Credit Report Can Be Very Costly Indeed

As you’re reading this, a cyberthief could be buying a new car with your credit. If you don’t regularly check your credit report, you’d never know about your “recent purchase.” It could be the beginning of a massive spending spree on your dime, and in the end, there may be very little left of your funds and your credit.

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Scammers Pretend To Be U.S. Customs And Border Protection

Has the U.S. Border Patrol called you? No, they haven’t. But a scammer might have. In fact, scammers often pretend to be from government agencies to trick you into sending them money or sharing personal information.

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Hang Up On Imposter Scams

When people encounter scams or bad business practices, they report them to the FTC. And what we’ve learned is interesting. Young adults report losing money to scammers more often than older people do, but when people age 70+ had a loss, the reported median loss was much higher.

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