Americans can be very generous people: we donate more than $470 billion to charities annually. In this way, we are doing what we can to alleviate the suffering of others who are victims of natural disasters, famine, poor opportunities, joblessness, and lack of nutrition.
Spear phishing is unlike other forms of phishing. These cybercriminals collect personal information to create elaborate scams.
There are more and more cybersecurity risks arising every day. Companies and institutions need to be aware of them and develop policies to prevent cybercrime.
Apple Pay is an app that allows you to pay for goods and services by using an iPhone, watch, or similar device. With Apple Pay, credit and debit card information is loaded onto your phone (or iPad or Apple Watch) and then tokenized, so your actual card data is not stored on your device.
The FTC received 4. 8 million identity theft reports in 2020 alone, an increase of 45% from the previous year. There are various ways cybercriminals can steal your identity, whether that be through malicious software, false websites, or other online scams.
We've all heard the horror stories of people being duped online by someone pretending to be someone else. There is a term for this type of online fraud, and it is called catfishing.
Scammers find new ways all the time of cheating people and companies out of money, information, or other valuables. One popular scam making the rounds is mortgage fraud.
Facebook is undoubtedly the most popular social media platform on the planet. Connecting with long lost friends and family is great; sharing news and information is fun.
Phone scams are nothing new, but the perpetrators have become wilier and more sophisticated, using a variety of techniques to separate hard-working individuals and their money.
Investment scams are another effective way criminals separate U.S. citizens from their life-long savings. Sometimes the scammer calls out of the blue; other times, you might receive an enticing email or visit a website after seeing an ad that you just can't resist reading about.
Scammers will use any means possible to get at your wallet and steal your identity. One of the more disturbing methods which has been making the rounds, is con artists pretending to call from the Social Security Administration, and they threaten you to give them money or information.
You may or may not have heard of the National Do Not Call Implementation Act. The do not call list is a database of consumer phone numbers who have requested that telemarketers not call them.