Online Scams

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Top 5 social media scams

Social media sites like twitter and facebook have a dark side. Phishing requests are a common ploy by cybercriminals. Beware of blindly clicking on shortened URLs. Check your antivirus and anti-spyware protection.

August 08, 2018·3 min read
Teach your kids to avoid online scams

Surfing the Internet means possible exposure to online scams. Learn the basics to teach your kids to avoid scams online.

August 08, 2018·2 min read
Social engineering scams on social media

Nobody likes being manipulated—and that’s exactly what happens to people when they fall victim to social engineering scams online. In addition to using more sophisticated malware, ransomware, and viruses, online criminals have become increasingly aware of the use and power psychology plays in weaving believable online fiction.

August 08, 2018·3 min read
Protecting yourself from online shopping scams

Constant connectivity to the Internet has improved our lives by leaps and bounds. From booking dinner reservations and buying movie tickets to keeping in touch with long-distance friends and finding the perfect gifts, the web offers a wealth of information.

August 08, 2018·4 min read
How to spot online scareware scams

Today’s cybercriminals are more creative than ever, using continually-evolving techniques to worm their way into the computers (and wallets) of unsuspecting victims around the globe.

August 08, 2018·3 min read
How to recognize and avoid tech support scams

A tech support scam is a form of Internet fraud that is currently gaining momentum on the Internet. The scam implements social engineering and fear tactics in order to get the victim to take the bait.

August 08, 2018·3 min read
Protect yourself from mobile scams

With copycat apps growing on official app stores, it’s harder than ever to know whether an app you’re downloading is genuine.

August 08, 2018·2 min read
How to protect against phishing scams

Phishing is an online con game, and phishers are nothing more than tech-savvy con artists. In a typical phishing scam, phishers send out emails, which appear to come from a legitimate company, in an attempt to scam users into providing private information that will be used for identity theft.

August 08, 2018·2 min read
7 tips for safer online shopping

Don’t let cybercriminals stop you from taking advantage of year end deals. Learn simple safety tips to help shop safely.

August 08, 2018·2 min read
Avoiding ransomware scams on social media

Ransomware is a form of malware that allows cybercriminals to hold your PC, or files on it, for ransom. This is typically much worse than your average spyware or spam, as the crooks behind the ransomware can ask for a great deal of money.

August 08, 2018·2 min read
5 tips to protect yourself from online travel booking scams

Thanks to the Internet, booking travel online is simple. But as your ideas of a spring break or summer vacation take shape, remember to be cautious when making reservations online.

August 08, 2018·4 min read

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