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  • phone scams

    Phone Scams Reach Record 10.2 Billion. Here’s How to Protect Yourself

    Consumer Protection Technology 

    Does it feel like you’ve had more than your fair share of robocalls this year? If so, you’re not alone. Phone scammers were extra busy in 2016, making a record 10.2 billion robocalls to Americans, offering them everything from fake cruises and gift cards to opportunities to support bogus charities, according to a new report from Hiya, a company providing caller ID and call-blocker apps. The same holds true for holiday scams, which saw an […]

  • Scam #4 Phishing Emails and E-Card Scams

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    The holiday season is the prime time for fraudsters looking to take advantage of distracted, frenzied shoppers. Consumers are worried about protecting their data because of the spike in hack attacks, phishing schemes and scams. Despite the festivities and spirit of giving, it is becoming more difficult for consumers to avoid the bad guys in a dangerous digital world. Don’t let Cyber Grinches steal your cash and holiday cheer. To keep you cyber safe for […]

  • cyber crime

    5 Shocking Indicators of a New Rise in Cyber Crime

    Data Security Technology 

    When it comes to studies, surveys and reports sent my way that dissect various nuances of the cyber wild, my cup runneth over. So, I’ve assembled a small grouping of revelatory proof points that convey the rising maliciousness made possible by the way we’ve chosen to live our digital lives–and also highlight specific cyber exposures that concern me greatly. The worse is yet to come. Some 72 percent of the security pros heading to the […]

  • Scam #5 Grandparent Scam

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    The holiday season is the prime time for fraudsters looking to take advantage of distracted, frenzied shoppers. Consumers are worried about protecting their data because of the spike in hack attacks, phishing schemes and scams. Despite the festivities and spirit of giving, it is becoming more difficult for consumers to avoid the bad guys in a dangerous digital world. Don’t let Cyber Grinches steal your cash and holiday cheer. To keep you cyber safe for […]

  • Scam #6 Holiday Travel Scams

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    The holiday season is the prime time for fraudsters looking to take advantage of distracted, frenzied shoppers. Consumers are worried about protecting their data because of the spike in hack attacks, phishing schemes and scams. Despite the festivities and spirit of giving, it is becoming more difficult for consumers to avoid the bad guys in a dangerous digital world. Don’t let Cyber Grinches steal your cash and holiday cheer. To keep you cyber safe for […]

  • Scam #7 Bogus Holiday Hiring Scams

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    The holiday season is the prime time for fraudsters looking to take advantage of distracted, frenzied shoppers. Consumers are worried about protecting their data because of the spike in hack attacks, phishing schemes and scams. Despite the festivities and spirit of giving, it is becoming more difficult for consumers to avoid the bad guys in a dangerous digital world. Don’t let Cyber Grinches steal your cash and holiday cheer. To keep you cyber safe for […]

  • Scam #8 Fake Charities

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    The holiday season is the prime time for fraudsters looking to take advantage of distracted, frenzied shoppers. Consumers are worried about protecting their data because of the spike in hack attacks, phishing schemes and scams. Despite the festivities and spirit of giving, it is becoming more difficult for consumers to avoid the bad guys in a dangerous digital world. Don’t let Cyber Grinches steal your cash and holiday cheer. To keep you cyber safe for […]

  • Scam #9 Tech Support Scam

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    The holiday season is the prime time for fraudsters looking to take advantage of distracted, frenzied shoppers. Consumers are worried about protecting their data because of the spike in hack attacks, phishing schemes and scams. Despite the festivities and spirit of giving, it is becoming more difficult for consumers to avoid the bad guys in a dangerous digital world. Don’t let Cyber Grinches steal your cash and holiday cheer. To keep you cyber safe for […]

  • holiday scam

    The Surefire Trick to Avoiding Holiday Phishing Scams

    Swiped Identity Theft 

    Every year I dedicate a column to the scams of the holiday season, and every year the roundup gets bounced around the internet — all too often among friends who’ve been scammed. (For a rundown of what’s out there, check out last year’s post.) So what’s new this year? Unfortunately, not very much. There’s the latest holiday phishing scam, I guess. But really? It’s about as surprising as the President-elect’s reaction to Alec Baldwin’s impersonation […]

  • Scam #10 Holiday Gift Exchange Scam

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    The holiday season is the prime time for fraudsters looking to take advantage of distracted, frenzied shoppers. Consumers are worried about protecting their data because of the spike in hack attacks, phishing schemes and scams. Despite the festivities and spirit of giving, it is becoming more difficult for consumers to avoid the bad guys in a dangerous digital world. Don’t let Cyber Grinches steal your cash and holiday cheer. To keep you cyber safe for […]

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