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Tips for Seniors Wanting to Help Relatives

Be on guard against phone calls from con artists who target seniors. A common scam involves an imposter pretending to be a relative in trouble. ("My wallet was stolen" or "I'm in jail.") These callers do enough homework to mention the name of the relative or other people the senior citizen knows. And by "crying," it is difficult to recognize the voice. The scammer usually pleads for money to be sent immediately by wire transfer and to not tell any family members for fear of upsetting them. In on

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Check Washing: How to Avoid this Scam

Have you ever heard of check washing? It's a clever scam where thieves steal your check from your mailbox and then wash off the writing, so they can add in their own information. It's a frightening thought, but there is a simple solution to prevent this from happening: using a gel pen. Let’s dive deeper into how you can keep your finances safe.

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12 billion Text Scams Every Month - and Growing

While the number of monthly robocalls has dropped to 1.1 billion from 2.1 billion in the past year, according to a leading robocall-filtering company, Text phishing, or 'smishing' attacks spam are up to 12 billion a month from 1 billion.

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Cybersecurity Trends in 2022

Cybersecurity has become a watchword of the 2020s. With the boom in work-from-home sparked by the global health crisis, alongside the ever-evolving role of technology in our daily lives, robust cybersecurity has become a cornerstone of how we work and play. Staying on top of what’s trending – and what’s lurking in the shadows – has never been so important. Today we take a closer look at cybersecurity risks and to watch out for in 2022, amongst the ongoing trends in the industry, and why they mat

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Expect More Travel-Themed Phishing Scams as 80% of Americans Plan to Travel

The lure of last-minute deals to get away after staying home for the last 2 years is so strong, scammers are using it to their advantage with scams intent on stealing online credentials. Who wouldn’t like to get a great deal on a flight, a hotel, or an all-inclusive weekend in paradise? Phishing scammers know this and are impersonating tour companies, hotel chains, airlines and more as part of attacks that seek to deliver credential-stealing trojan malware.

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Cyber-Safe Travel

Summer is a popular time to travel whether it be for a relaxing overnight or a week away exploring a new destination. You are likely taking along that smartphone or other device to assist with directions, locating or identifying points of interest, and capturing that special photo. Practicing good cyber hygiene before, during, and after your trip will help secure your devices and allow you to connect with confidence when you’re away from home.

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Mobile Device Security Best Practices

It’s hard enough to stay secure nowadays, and that task is even more daunting now that we rely so heavily on mobile devices. There is a ton of great advice out there, but we've narrowed it down to the 6 top things you should do to keep your mobile devices secure. 

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Fraud Prevention Tips

Identity theft occurs when someone acquires your personal information and uses it without your knowledge to commit fraud or theft.

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Credit Bureaus

Order a copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit-reporting agencies every year. Make sure it is accurate.

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