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Friendly Fraud?
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Friendly Fraud?

Kelli McCourt | August 2, 2023

Recently I noticed an unfamiliar charge on my Visa bill. I filed a dispute with the credit card company, got…

Paper Check Fraud Is On the Rise
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Paper Check Fraud Is On the Rise

Sarah Grano | July 22, 2023

Check fraud may seem like an outdated crime in today’s world of digital payments, but it’s surging, according to an…

It Is So Easy to Be Scammed
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It Is So Easy to Be Scammed

Kelli McCourt | July 2, 2023

My phone dinged the other day, indicating that I had a new text message. It was my bank letting me…

Work-from-Home Photos Can Create Security Risks

Work-from-Home Photos Can Create Security Risks

Jason Nurse, PhD | November 23, 2020

Photos of home offices can create opportunities for scammers when posted on social media.

6 Ways Scammers Target Older People

6 Ways Scammers Target Older People

Steven J.J. Weisman, JD | November 5, 2020

Most common scams are against people age 60 and up. How to protect yourself from being fooled. How to protect your older loved ones.

Do This Fast if You’ve Been Hacked
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Do This Fast if You’ve Been Hacked

Anthony Green | May 15, 2020

If your email or social media account has been breached by a hacker, here’s what you need to do right now.

Piggy-Back PR: How Marketers Are Capitalizing on Coronavirus
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Piggy-Back PR: How Marketers Are Capitalizing on Coronavirus

Adriane Berg | April 21, 2020

Marketers are masters at taking advantage of a good crisis. Here, some insights, into staying ahead of their game.

Report Shows Seniors Lose Bigger Amounts to Fraud
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Report Shows Seniors Lose Bigger Amounts to Fraud

February 27, 2020

Seniors aren’t fooled by fraudsters as often as you might expect, but when they are, they lose big. Here’s what you need to know.

Google’s Mapping Feature Could Get You Scammed

Google’s Mapping Feature Could Get You Scammed

Zak Doffman | September 20, 2019

Searching for a plumber or locksmith or other help on Google could be a costly mistake.

Beware the Fine Print in “Free” Trials

Beware the Fine Print in “Free” Trials

Edgar Dworsky | August 19, 2019

Here’s what to watch out for in the fine print when you see a free-trial offer.

The One-Ring Robocall Scam

The One-Ring Robocall Scam

June 24, 2019

The scammer rings once, prompting you to call back. How to avoid this costly robocall scam.

Imposter Scams Are Now the Greatest Fraud Risk

Imposter Scams Are Now the Greatest Fraud Risk

Steven J.J. Weisman, JD | April 22, 2019

Imposter scams have surged past identity theft to become the most common form of fraud.

Scammers Lurk in Amazon Marketplace

Scammers Lurk in Amazon Marketplace

Cynthia Stine | March 14, 2019

Scams are on the rise by third-party sellers on Amazon. Here’s how to spot them.

Hackers Are Not the Biggest Culprit in Health-Care Data Breaches

Hackers Are Not the Biggest Culprit in Health-Care Data Breaches

Belena Butler, RN | February 7, 2019

More than half of security breaches of patient information are caused by internal negligence at healthcare providers.

Hidden Danger in Your Car’s Infotainment System
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Hidden Danger in Your Car’s Infotainment System

Nathan Wenzler | November 6, 2018

Your own car or a rental car may be storing information about you that can be stolen and used against you.