Category: Online & Mobile Fraud

Defending against romance scams

Romance scams continue to target online users, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a short video recently advising users on the dangers of romance scams and how they work. It’s just 50 seconds long and includes great tips and...

/ September 13, 2019

IRS Warns of New Email Scam

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warned of a new email scam that is targeting individuals and businesses. The scam uses spoofed, or imitated emails containing subject lines, “Automatic Income Tax Reminder” or “Electronic Tax Return Reminder” that appear as if...

/ August 26, 2019

Spoofed Text Messages: Quick Tip

Did you know? Crooks will often send spoofed text messages that appear legitimate, in an attempt to get you to click on a link, or call a number, and ultimately divulge sensitive information. What should you do? If you have...

/ July 17, 2019
Vacation homes

Avoiding Vacation Rental Scams

Avoiding Vacation Rental Scams With the summer temperatures on the rise, so too are vacation rental scams. According to the Federal Trade Commission, here is how the scam works: You find a great house or apartment listed for rent on...

/ July 15, 2019

Detecting Bluetooth gas pump skimmers with your cell phone

Have you heard about gas pump skimmers? Most of us have – those annoying devices that crooks can plant inside the card reader on a gas pump, used to steal card numbers when we insert our card to prepay for...

/ June 17, 2019

Are you getting scammed?

The old adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” is still true today. Here are some tips to you recognize whether you’re being scammed: Imposters – Scammers often pretend to be someone you know and...

/ May 1, 2019

Avoiding Tax Fraud Schemes

If you haven’t already, it’s time to pay your taxes. Here are some tips for avoiding common tax fraud schemes. Phishing emails asking for personal information Cyber criminals continue to use phishing emails in an attempt lure you into divulging...

/ April 8, 2019

Protect your Online Banking Login Information

Think of your online banking login information as your social security number, bank account number, or other personally identifiable information (PII). You need to keep this information secure. You do not need to share it with anyone. Why should I...

/ April 1, 2019

Why Your Small Business Needs Cyber insurance

Imagine this scenario:  You walk into the office and you’re immediately informed that the computers are “acting crazy,” money has been transferred out of the bank account by one of your employees who got scammed, and all computers have been...

/ February 15, 2019

Romance Scams: Still on the Rise

Cupid may shoot his love arrows when Valentine’s rolls around, but cybercriminals are sending out hooks every day in hopes of catching another victim in a scam. Shocking statistics In 2016, victims lost more than $220 million to romance scams...

/ February 1, 2019