Cybersecurity

Protecting the Older People in Our Lives From Becoming Victims of Scams

Protecting the Older People in Our Lives From Becoming Victims of Scams

A January 2022 Pew Research study found that 75% of adults over 65 in the United States are using the internet regularly. This increased use of technology brings a heightened risk of fraud for all Americans. In this article we will address the most prevalent scams that target our senior citizens and provide simple advice on how to protect yourself and your elderly loved ones.

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Student Loan Scams — What You Need to Know

Student Loan Scams — What You Need to Know

With many Americans holding out hope that their student loan debt will be reduced or forgiven altogether, but also struggling to keep up with the latest news from the federal government, it’s not hard to see why scammers have been so successful. That’s why we are highlighting five ways to protect yourself from fraudsters pretending to have the power to provide you with student debt relief.

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Device Protection — Is Your Personal Information Safe?

Device Protection — Is Your Personal Information Safe?

A 2021 study by Deloitte found that the average American internet household owns 23 connected devices, an increase from an average of 11 devices in 2019, and that number is increasing each year. When we think of devices, we mostly consider our smartphones, home computers, and tablets.

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Protect Yourself From Common Money Scams

Protect Yourself From Common Money Scams

We’re stronger together in the fight against fraud, and awareness is our greatest tool. Here are some tips to protect your accounts and personal information against common types of fraud and scams: Send Payments Safely Online shopping? Look for the lock icon or...

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Amazon Impersonators Are Stealing Millions and They’re Targeting All of Us

Amazon Impersonators Are Stealing Millions and They’re Targeting All of Us

According to the Federal Trade Commission, between July 2020 and June 2021, 96,000 reports of “Amazon impersonation” were filed. Six thousand of the targeted individuals lost money in the scam, with reported losses totaling more than $27 million. The real numbers are likely to be significantly higher, because not all instances of fraud and attempted fraud are reported.

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Protecting Children From Identity Theft

Protecting Children From Identity Theft

Identity fraud goes in and out of the headlines with regularity, and while it can be overwhelming to try to keep up with the most current scams, we frequently hear updates from various news sources about guarding our identities. The latest scams are putting our children’s identities at risk. This month, we will focus on ways to protect the kids in your life from identity fraud.

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