Phish or Spam?

Learn the Difference between a Phishing Email and a Spam Email Phish or Spam? No, it’s not what’s for dinner!. Potentially malicious emails make it to your inbox every day, so it’s important for you to understand the difference between a Phishing email and a Spam email. This...

Social Media Social Engineering

Social media offers cyber criminals ample opportunities to social engineer or manipulate people to their nefarious advantage. Many do not consider how much personal information is available online and waiting to be used against you. Social Media – Not Just for Socializing...

Mobile Phishing for Gift Card Scams

The bad guys are taking advantage of innocent employees by posing as one of your organization’s executives or even your CEO. Using methods of urgency and authority, they intimidate you into buying gift cards for “business reasons”. This trick has been around for a while, but...

Scams by Text – Don’t Fall For It!

Scammers are now trying to trick you by sending text messages claiming to be from your bank or Credit Card Company.  Text messages with urgent alerts and a link to click have been prevalent in the last few weeks.  Most are pretty easy to spot as bogus, but as a rule,...

Robocall Scams

The bad guys are automating robocall scams worldwide. Recently, there has been a rise in this type of fraud. They have a variety of attacks that you should watch out for. Here are a few examples: Bank account and credit card scams where the bad guy claims to be an official from...

USB Sticks (User Snare Bait)

Have you ever found a USB Stick/Thumb Drive, or a CD on the ground or in a parking lot? Hopefully you did not put this into your computer. While you may be tempted by curiosity to see what data is on there, or perhaps to identify the owner, Do Not insert any of these found...

Tech Support Scams

Watch out for Tech Support Scams – Nowadays, you should be on high alert whenever you’re browsing the web. The cyber scammers are counting on you to have an average (or below-average) level of knowledge about cybersecurity threats so they can trick you into downloading...

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...