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2017 IRS Phone Scam

2017 IRS PHONE SCAM!! Be on Alert     It is THAT time of year again and the scammers are at it again using one of their most successful plows. YOUR FEAR OF THE IRS and JAIL!   I received a phone call from a 202 area code which is Washington DC (scary). The phone […]

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Malvertising on the Rise!

Everybody Panic! Malvertising on the Rise Source: Website Magazine, March 2017 Issue   According to Website Magazine (March 2017 Issue – “Digital threat management solution RiskIQ released its annual malvertising report and it appears 2016 witnessed a 132 percent increase in total “malvertisements,” which are delivered through ad networks such as Google and Facebook and […]

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The Cost of an Average Cyberattack

According to Website Magazine (November 2016 Edition)   “Kaspersky Lab released research that indicates a single cyber-security incident costs large businesses, on average, a total of $861,000 while SMBs lose an average of $86,5000. According to the results of the “Measuring the Financial Impact of IT Security on Businesses” report, which was based on the […]

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Fake Bank Email

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I received this email the other day, so I thought I’d share with you some ways that you can tell if you received a fake bank email or not.   I cannot stress enough – even if you receive a REAL email from your bank NEVER click on a link contained in the email; always […]

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Hoopla about the New Chip Cards

Okay, so by now almost all of us have had our regular debit/credit cards replaces with ones that have this little microchip on them and that (now) require you to leave your card in the device/card reader until the transaction is completed.   I, for one, was a bit irritated – I just didn’t see […]

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13 Ways Con Artists Can Steal Your Money

This information was reprinted from a pamphlet/booklet created by the AARP Foundation: www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork   “Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money. Last year, 13 million people were victims of identity theft alone – that’s one person every 2 seconds.”   ONE PERSON EVERY 2 SECONDS   Identity Theft […]

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Spam & Phishing

Content provided by: StaySafeOnline.org https://staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/keep-a-clean-machine/spam-and-phishing     Cybercriminals have become quite savvy in their attempts to lure people in and get you to click on a link or open an attachment.   The email they send can look just like it comes from a financial institution, e-commerce site, government agency or any other service or […]

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