Monthly Archive

March 2017

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 14 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Yellow Pages Scam

Yellow Pages Scam  Beware the fake phone book listing scam that targets small businesses.   Who Is It Targeting: Locally owned businesses or contractors   What Is It: Phony area directory or yell... read more..

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Social Media Masquerade

Social Media Masquerade  Have you ever had the bizarre experience of receiving an online friend request…from yourself?  Who Is It Targeting: Social media users  What Is It: A friend request from ... read more..

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How To Handle a Scam Call

How To Handle a Scam Call A recent scam has made headlines around the world, with news outlets and law enforcement in far-off places warning the public of ... read more..

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Spring Cleaning for your Mobile Device

Your mobile device can get just as cluttered and dusty as any attic or basement…it’s time to give it a good cleaning! As the weather turns warmer, many people start looking around at their home imp... read more..

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Clear Out the Cobwebs: Spring Cleaning for your Mobile Device

Clear Out the Cobwebs: Spring Cleaning for your Mobile Device As the weather turns warmer, many people start looking around at their home improvement proje... read more..

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It’s National Consumer Protection Week!

It’s National Consumer Protection Week! National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money. As consumer... read more..

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International Shopping Scam

International Shopping Scam  Some websites offer cigarettes or specialty items at unbelievably low prices…and it’s not hard to figure out why.   Who Is It Targeting: Online shoppers  What Is It: ... read more..

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FAFSA and Student Loan Identity Theft

FAFSA and Student Loan Identity Theft Too many young people discover their identities have been stolen when they apply for student loans or financial aid. ... read more..

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Card-not-present (CNP) fraud increased by 40% in 2016

Are You a Victim of “Card-Not-Present” Fraud? Card-not-present (CNP) fraud increased by 40% in 2016, driven by closing opportunities for POS fraud and the ... read more..

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Postal Service Scam

Postal Service Scam  That email warning you about your missing package is a fake…and the only thing they’re delivering is a virus!   Who Is It Targeting: Email users  What Is It: Spoofed email th... read more..

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Investment Scams

Investment Scams  As more and more seniors take to the internet, scammers are ready to meet them there.  Who Is It Targeting: Over 55 investors  What Is It: Investment scams  What Are They After... read more..

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Pirates, Beware! Patcher Virus Is Coming for You!

Pirates, Beware! Patcher Virus Is Coming for You! Here at the Identity Theft Resource Center, we try to focus on ways the public can minimize their risk of... read more..

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Don’t Click that Link! A Sneaky New Postal Scam Is Making the Rounds

Don’t Click that Link! A Sneaky New Postal Scam Is Making the Rounds There are a few telltale characteristics in most phone or email scams, and if you know... read more..

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“Hoefler Text Font” Pop-Up Warning

“Hoefler Text Font” Pop-Up Warning  Don’t click that box! That pop-up warning actually installs a virus!   Who Is It Targeting: Tech users  What Is It: A virus scam that appears to be a warning b... read more..

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