Category: Online & Mobile Fraud

Who’s Watching You?

You might be sharing more data than you think online. This fall’s Facebook security breach that exposed data from 50 million user accounts served as an unfortunate reminder that what is shared online is never truly private. Many consumers have...

/ November 28, 2018

Avoiding Tech Support Scams

Imagine you are working on your computer when a popup appears claiming that you have a virus and need to take immediate action. You ask yourself, “What should I do?” The best thing to do is stop, before clicking anything....

/ August 16, 2018

10 Tips for Keeping Your Finances Safe Online

Are you worried about conducting business online? It’s a valid concern. Cyberattacks, hacks, and breaches fill the headlines. Here are 10 quick tips you can use to keep your finances safe while online: Create yourself – As soon as you...

/ April 2, 2018

Do You Enjoy Tax Time?

Do you enjoy tax time? The cybercriminals do! Tax season is upon us, and it’s a very healthy time of year for cybercriminals, who continue to target all industries with W2 phishing email scams. They use legitimate-looking emails asking for...

/ March 14, 2018

Romance Scams: A Billion-dollar Industry

Valentine’s day may have already passed, but romance scams are still trendy. Cybercriminals and groups are turning up the heat on their victims. What is romance scam? Romance scams are plain old fashioned extortion fraud with a new twist –...

/ March 1, 2018
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Moving Beyond the ‘S’: HTTPS

We need to move beyond the S. Specifically, the “S” at the end of HTTPS in our browser bar. It’s 2018, and most of us, myself included, still often validate a website’s authenticity based on whether or not a website...

/ February 8, 2018

Last-Minute Online Shopping Safety

Are you stressed, tired, and busy? You are not alone! Everyone is busy this time of year, and the last thing you need is the added stress of fraud this Christmas season. If you are like the rest of us,...

/ December 21, 2017

Online Jobs: Not Always What You Think

Who wants to earn some extra money this holiday season? Your diva daughter wants designer shoes. A shiny new game console for George would pair well with that new ultra large, curved, UHD TV. The electronics store gives package deals,...

/ November 20, 2017

Digital Robberies – Online Gift Cards Scam

When we turn on the morning news, it is not uncommon to hear about an overnight robbery.  Our thoughts may range from “I hope everyone is okay” to “Has the suspect been caught?” Another thought that undoubtedly crosses our mind...

/ October 11, 2017

Turn on Two-factor Authentication in LinkedIn now!

If you’re on LinkedIn, you probably saw posts circling the Internet in various outlets about the stolen LinkedIn credentials. Whether you had LinkedIn in 2012 or not, here are two steps you can take to protect yourself going forward: Login...

/ May 21, 2016