RECENT BLOG POSTS
Did your kid ever get a pre-approved credit card offer? If so, this is a sign that their identity might have been taken by a scammer. Child identity theft is when someone uses the minor’s Social Security number to commit fraud. This might include applying for benefits, opening up a credit card, o...
01/13/2021
Are you one of the millions of Americans who are now working from home? Or have you been working from home for awhile? Either way, it is likely that you are using some type of remote desktop protocol. If you are, there are some things that you should be aware of.None of us believe that we will be...
01/02/2021
I was recently talking to a friend. She called me because there was a big issue at work: a ransomware attack. Basically, a hacker installed software that locked down the entire network, and then demanded that her boss pay $8500. Ultimately, against my recommendations, the only choice they determi...
12/23/2020
Do you know when something is “fake news?” If you have half a brain, you should. However, when someone in authority makes a claim, the masses who elected that person into that authoritative position, automatically trust what has been said and spread that fake news. That needs to stop. My mother o...
12/16/2020
These days, online shopping isn’t a risky, crazy or scary task, but with all of the cyber criminals out and about, you might want to think twice before clicking “submit payment.”If you are going to be shopping online, there are some things that you can do to keep yourself safe. Here are some tips...
12/09/2020
The IRS has taken the step of urging taxpayers to be aware of emails and calls that can lead to people giving up their personal info to cybercriminals.The IRS has been telling taxpayers to take more care than before during this time. They has also reminded people that the IRS does not call taxpay...
12/02/2020
You might think that freezing your credit is enough to keep you safe. In fact, freezing your credit was actually a smart thing to do in order to prevent fraud and stop yourself from becoming a victim of ID theft. It is free to freeze your credit whether or not you are a victim of ID theft, and th...
11/25/2020
You might not realize it, but hackers are making a ton of money thanks to phishing attacks, and now they have started to focus on gift cards. Scarlet Widow, which is a notorious scam group out of Nigeria, has really been boosting its efforts to romance scam people and using gift cards. The group ...
11/18/2020
The winter holidays are a time for friends, family, and fun…and also fraud. Here are 10 ways that you can protect yourself from shopping scams this holiday season:Gift Card ScamsDon’t ever give anyone your credit card information to claim a gift card that you hear about via email.Shop SmartOnline...
11/11/2020
We all know that the election could lead to turbulent times, and there are going to be risks out there. What can you do if you come across some type of violence or protesting? Let’s start with some general tips to keep yourself safe:  Don’t wear candidate-specific clothing. You are only bringing ...
11/03/2020
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