Monthly Archive

August 2017

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 30 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Google Pulls Hundreds of Apps from the Play Store

Google Pulls Hundreds of Apps from the Play Store There are a handful of trusted sources for app content for your mobile devices, but sometimes even these ... read more..

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Criminal Charges Tax Scam

Criminal Charges Tax Scam  It’s bad enough when a scammer makes you think you owe money to this IRS, but it’s worse when they make you think you’re going to prison.  Who Is It Targeting: Consumers... read more..

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Use of Your Social Security Number in an Emergency

Use of Your Social Security Number in an Emergency Recently, a local government official in Texas made headlines for urging citizens who ignored the evacua... read more..

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Hurricane Harvey Charity Scam

Hurricane Harvey Charity Scam Any disaster—natural or manmade—brings the scammers out in full force to tug at your heart strings.  Who Is It Targeting: Consumers who want to help the residents of ... read more..

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AppPopUp

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Fighting Back against Spear Phishing Attacks with a $100K Prize

Fighting Back against Spear Phishing Attacks with a $100K Prize Spear phishing is a growing and costly problem for email users. Mainly targeting businesses, this form of attack—also sometimes called ... read more..

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Stay Safe from Card Reader Skimming

Stay Safe from Card Reader Skimming The ability to pay at a customer-centric point of sale system is both convenient and easy. It also means not having to ... read more..

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Travelers, Beware: New Malware Strikes Hotel Wi-Fi

Travelers, Beware: New Malware Strikes Hotel Wi-Fi Public Wi-Fi connections have long been a source of potential danger to their users, and a new wave of m... read more..

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GGA and ITRC Publish White Paper On Employer Obligations For Data Protection

GGA and ITRC Publish White Paper On Employer Obligations For Data Protection BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Generali Global Assistance ("The Company"), a leader in the assistance indust... read more..

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ITRC and Experian Join Forces to Help Fight Identity Theft

Identity Theft Resource Center and Experian Join Forces to Help Fight Identity Theft  SAN DIEGO, Calif. – August 22, 2017 – The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-pro... read more..

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Tech Companies Rally Together to Protect Privacy

Tech Companies Rally Together to Protect Privacy A case that will be decided before the US Supreme Court has brought some unlikely supporters together. Fou... read more..

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Back to School Means Students Beware

Back to School Means Students Beware As college students head off to campus in the coming days, scammers and identity thieves are waiting for the chance to... read more..

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Watering Hole: The Latest Form of Cyberattack

Watering Hole: The Latest Form of Cyberattack There’s no limit to the creativity that scammers and hackers call upon to commit cybercrimes. With better awa... read more..

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“Verify Your Account” Scam

Consider This Before You “Verify Your Account” One common scam that targets individuals of various demographics is the “verification” scam, and it’s so pre... read more..

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The Man Who Wrote the Rules on Password Safety Says It Hasn't Helped

The Man Who Wrote the Rules on Password Safety Says It Hasn't Helped In a surprising turn of events, the man who literally wrote the rules on password safe... read more..

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Smartphone Malware Scam

Smartphone Malware Scam  Never mail your smartphone to tech support for repair…if they’re the ones who called you, that is.  Who Is It Targeting: Smartphone users  What Is It: A scam that steals ... read more..

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Overdue Hospital Bill

Overdue Hospital Bill  That phone call from the hospital billing department may actually be a scam.  Who Is It Targeting: Medical center patients   What Is It: A phishing scam that demands money ... read more..

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Online Sales Scam

Online Sales Scam  There are more ways than ever to sell your old things online, and scammers are waiting for you.  Who Is It Targeting: Online marketplace users  What Is It: Scams that steal you... read more..

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Sweepstakes Check Scam

Sweepstakes Check Scam Don’t be fooled by promises of free money.  Who Is It Targeting: US residents  What Is It: A phony check scam that requires you to pay a processing fee  What Are They Afte... read more..

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Data Breach in Kansas Steals SSNs in Ten Other States

Data Breach in Kansas Steals SSNs in Ten Other States Big Data means big money, whether that’s for advertisers, industries… or cybercriminals. As one state... read more..

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IRS Reports Drop in Identity Theft Complaints, Tax Fraud

IRS Reports Drop in Identity Theft Complaints, Tax Fraud “Score one for the good guys,” as the saying goes. The IRS has reported a nearly fifty percent dec... read more..

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IRS Warns of Fake Tax Software Update Scam

IRS Warns of Fake Tax Software Update Scam Only a few years ago, a data breach or hacking event typically led to the theft of instantly usable information ... read more..

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Airbnb Scam

Airbnb Rental Scam  Don't believe those "too good to be true" photos of the perfect rental.  Targeting: Travelers  What It Is: Imposter scam that shows you photos of a property that isn't real W... read more..

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Windows 10 Tech Support Pop-up Scam

Windows 10 Tech Support Pop-up Scam  Don’t click that popup box, no matter how scary it is!  Who Is It Targeting: Windows 10 users  What Is It: Tech support phishing scam  What Are They After: H... read more..

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Bail Scam

Bail Scam  It’s scary to think you might be in trouble with the law…again.  Who Is It Targeting: Individuals who’ve recently bonded out of jail  What Is It: Phishing scam from a phony police offi... read more..

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Steam Card Scam

Steam Card Scam  iTunes cards? That’s so yesterday. Now scammers are demanding payments with Steam cards.  Who Is It Targeting: Consumers  What Is It: Scam that demands payment via an untraceable... read more..

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Fake Check Postal Scam

Fake Check Postal Scam Received a check in the mail? Don’t cash it if you weren’t expecting it.  Who Is It Targeting: Postal customers  What Is It: Bait-and-switch phishing scam  What Are They A... read more..

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Scammers Pretend to Be "Attorney" in New Grandparent Scam

Scammers Pretend to Be "Attorney" in New Grandparent Scam  Scammers often have to switch their tactics to stay one step ahead…  Who Is It Targeting: Grandparents  What Is It: The infamous grandpa... read more..

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Scammers Steal Deceased Man’s Identity via Mail

Scammers Steal Deceased Man’s Identity via Mail Losing a close loved one can be a nightmare of grief and sorrow, but the daily reality of that loss can be ... read more..

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