Monthly Archive

February 2017

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 28 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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POS Data Breach Hits Arby's

POS Data Breach Hits Arby's  Point-of-sale data breaches continue to be an ongoing problem for businesses of every size, and the latest discovered breach i... read more..

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The IRS’ Dirty Dozen

The IRS’ Dirty Dozen  The IRS has isolated twelve different prevalent tax scams that you need to be aware of.   ... read more..

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Elder Scams

Elder Scams  Senior citizens are a favorite target for scammers, for a variety of reasons.   ... read more..

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Your Info Was Breached. What Now?

Your Info Was Breached. What Now?  If you’ve ever received a letter saying that you’re part of a data breach, you’re not alone. ... read more..

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Securing Your Home Wi-Fi: The Invisibility Defense

Securing Your Home Wi-Fi: The Invisibility Defense Internet access at home has become a must for most people: adults need it for work, bills, and shopping; kids need it for homework; everyone uses it... read more..

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Online Presence: The Security Pros and Cons

Your Online Presence: The Security Pros and Cons Are you a social media addict, or do you shun the whole Facebook and Twitter thing? No matter how connecte... read more..

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Mail Theft Old School Way To Steal Your Info

Mail Theft Old School Way To Steal Your Info Around the holidays, law enforcement agencies often field an uptick in reports of mail theft. ... read more..

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Lost at Love: What to Do When Someone You Know Is a Victim of a Romance Scam

Lost at Love: What to Do When Someone You Know Is a Victim of a Romance Scam Hearing the victim stories of individuals who’ve fallen prey to romance scams is a terrible thing. ... read more..

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How’s that New Year’s Resolution Coming?

How’s that New Year’s Resolution Coming? Remember way back when—about a month ago!—when you were challenged with the ultimate New Year’s resolution? ... read more..

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IoT Medical Devices and Your Privacy

IoT Medical Devices and Your Privacy When the internet of things first took off with “connected” devices and home appliances, the resulting reaction was fa... read more..

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W2 Boss Phishing Scams

W2 Boss Phishing Scams  Its baaaaaack…this is the time of year when W2 forms get sent out, so scammers posing as company execs request them from someone in the company.  ... read more..

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Charity Giving Boxes Scam

Charity Giving Boxes Scam We’ve all seen coin boxes to help a needy child or an abused animal, but some of these are far from charitable.  ... read more..

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Politically-Based Education Scams

Politically-Based Education Scams  Anytime something major makes headlines, scammers and fraudsters are ready to strike.   ... read more..

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Know the Warning Signs of Tax Identity Theft

Know the Warning Signs of Tax Identity Theft Tax identity theft is a growing problem for a number of reasons. ... read more..

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Assets Division Scam

Assets Division Scam If a company claims to have a valuable package for you, the only surprise is how much it can cost you in the end.  ... read more..

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PlayStation, Xbox Data Breaches Compromise 2.5M Accounts

PlayStation, Xbox Data Breaches Compromise 2.5M Accounts Video game fans with user accounts for two popular systems, PlayStation and Xbox, are probably aware by now that the forums for both systems w... read more..

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Eldercare Advocacy Group Scam

Eldercare Advocacy Group Scam Who do you trust when the group who’s supposed to be protecting you IS the threat?   ... read more..

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New Maryland Bill Aims to Protect Taxpayers

New Maryland Bill Aims to Protect Taxpayers Tax refund fraud and government identity theft go hand-in-hand to create a multi-billion-dollar problem every y... read more..

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I Have Bad Credit…Why Would an Identity Thief Bother?!

I Have Bad Credit…Why Would an Identity Thief Bother?! There’s a pervasive myth that having bad credit or even no credit means an identity thief won’t wast... read more..

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Is It True Love or a Romance Scam

Is It True Love, or a Romance Scam? Many individuals are turning to the internet in ever-increasing numbers, and many reputable dating websites and apps have given online romance a sense of legitimac... read more..

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It’s Tax Time…Stay Safe Out There

It’s Tax Time…5 Quick Tips to Stay Safe Out There Filing your taxes is probably pretty low on your list of favorite activities, wedged somewhere between dentist appointments and changing a tire on th... read more..

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Have You Seen These Pictures of You Scam

Have You Seen These Pictures of You?! There’s a common scam making the rounds, and its name is a little misleading. Known as a “vanity scam,” it has nothing to do with an overabundance of pride and e... read more..

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IRS Payment Scam

IRS Payment Scam  A Good Samaritan stepped in and saved a senior citizen from an IRS scam.   ... read more..

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Alliant Energy Scam

Alliant Energy Scam  Utility scams can ramp up anytime throughout the year, but during extreme weather, they’re especially common.   ... read more..

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QuickBooks Phishing Scam

QuickBooks Phishing Scam This one targets small businesses with a “support request.” ... read more..

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NY Governor Calls for Tougher Identity Theft Laws

NY Governor Calls for Tougher Identity Theft Laws The fight against identity theft and fraud is an ongoing battle. Hackers and scammers come up with new wa... read more..

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New Windows 10 Privacy Settings Are Coming

New Windows 10 Privacy Settings Are Coming The rollout of Windows 10 was somewhat controversial in the tech community. On one hand, the new operating system that powers many Windows computers was eag... read more..

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