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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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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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Rouge Security Software – Fake Virus Messages

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According to Wikipedia, Rogue security software is a form of malicious software and Internet fraud that misleads users into believing there is a virus on their computer, and manipulates them into paying money for a fake malware removal tool (that actually introduces malware to the computer). It is a form of scareware that manipulates users […]

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Holiday Shopping…..

Yes….I’m afraid it’s that time again. The Holiday Shopping Season.   We are all gearing up – the stores have a mix of Halloween costumes, candy & decorations with Thanksgiving decor the next aisle over.   We are getting mentally prepared for who is going where, who is making what, the plans, the dates, vacations, […]

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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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IRS Repeats Warning about Phone Scams

IR-2014-81, Aug. 13, 2014   WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.   Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, […]

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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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