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Top 5 Facebook Scams

Facebook now has over a Billion users, that’s a mind-boggling number of people who check their page regularly. The bad guys are irresistibly attracted to a population that large, and here are the Top 5 Scams they are trying to pull off every day of the year. Who Viewed Your...

How Can You Tell if an email is Safe?

Hovering over links before you Click How can you tell if an email is safe? Even if you catch red flags in an email, such as typos or poor grammar, an urgent demeanor, or even a spoofed domain, how can you truly decipher the safety of an email? An immediate step you can take is to...

Unexpected Emails – Look Closely

When you receive an email from an online service or business partner that you are not expecting, proceed with caution. For example, if you receive an email from eBay stating that you have just won an online auction, there are a couple of questions you should ask yourself. Are you...

Look Out for Social Security Number Scams

The bad guys have come up with a scam to steal your Social Security Number (SSN). These fraudulent vishing, or “voice phishing” attempts often appear to come from the actual Social Security Administration (SSA) number–but the scammers are faking it. When you answer the phone, the...

Look Out for Malicious Files on Legitimate File Sharing Services

The bad guys have come up with another way to trick you! Now, they’re using services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and other file sharing sites for their evil attacks. Cybercriminals are adding malicious files to these sites, then using the website’s file sharing services, to...

Malicious Apps in App Stores

The bad guys are developing malicious applications with the hopes of making their way into your mobile device’s app store –and sometimes they’re successful. Recently, over 100,000 people across the globe downloaded applications containing spyware from a reputable app store....

Dangerous Netflix Billing Scam is Back

The Netflix Billing Scam is back.  Cyber-criminals are sending out email messages asking users to update their billing information but don’t click that link! If you do, the bad guys could steal your login details, your credit card data, your picture, your ID, and even more if...

Watch out for W2 and Tax Fraud Phishing

The bad guys are starting their tax scams early this season! Everyone should look out for urgent emails and phone calls supposedly coming from the IRS or tax-related companies in the next few months. If you receive a phone call from the IRS claiming you owe back taxes and must...

CEO Fraud By Gift Card?

Your Boss emails and asks you to buy some gift cards and email him the codes from the back of the card.  You would do it, right?  A crafty mix of social engineering, great timing, and context act as the perfect ingredients to trick unwitting users into buying gift cards by...

CYBER MONDAY – BARGAINS AND CYBER-CRIME ABOUND

Online Shopping Offers Convenience and Risk The busy holiday season and all the online deals sometimes lead us to let our guard down when shopping online.  Cyber-criminals are busy this time of year too.   A few things to think about while shopping online: Use a credit card...