Identity Theft [Video]

Identity Theft

Seniors Lose $3 Billion to Identity Theft Each Year. Do This Immediately to Protect Yourself Alix Langone   Identity theft impacts millions of people every year, and older Americans are targeted at higher rates than the rest of the population. People age 65 and older lose a whopping $36.5 billion to elder financial abuse every year, and almost $3 billion of that money is stolen via identity fraud, according to a study conducted by financial services firm TrueLink. The average amount of money an older adult loses to identity theft…

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Phone Scams [Video]

Phone Scams

Image: YouTube https://youtu.be/0TOIjqBDpRc Phone scammers posing as law enforcement, Social Security Administration steal more than $2 million MAY 2, 2019, 2:30PM EDT The NYPD has issued an alert to warn people against phone scams in which callers are pretending to be the Social Security Administration or law enforcement agencies. There have been more than 200 complaints made regarding the scam, and people have reported losses of more than $2 million. In comparison, only three similar complaints were made all of last year. Scammers tell victims their Social Security number has been used…

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Prize Lottery Scams [Video]

Lottery Scams

Unexpected prize & lottery scams   Image:  Online Threat Alerts Beware of “Facebook Group Email Addresses” Lottery Scams Unexpected prize and lottery scams work by asking you to pay some sort of fee in order to claim your prize or winnings from a competition or lottery you never entered. How this scam works You will receive notification that you have won a lot of money or a fantastic prize in a competition, lottery or sweepstake that you don’t remember entering.  The contact may come by mail, telephone, email, text message or…

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Phishing Attacks [Video]

Phishing

Hackers impersonate Microsoft more than any other brand in phishing attacks By James Sanders Phishers tend to focus on business during the week, social media and finance on the weekend, according to a Vade Secure report. Cybercriminals change tactics throughout the week when waging phishing attacks, as social media services like Facebook are targeted more during the weekend, according to the Q1 2019 Phishers’ Favorites report published Thursday by Vade Secure. Social engineering attacks—typically in the form of phishing—continue to be a popular mode of attack for cybercriminals, while an increase in social media…

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