IRS Warns of New Email Scam

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The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners issued a news release, “Security Summit warns of new IRS impersonation email scam” warning taxpayers and tax professionals about a new IRS impersonation scam being distributed by email. The email subject line varies, but recent examples have used the phrase “Automatic Income Tax Reminder” or “Electronic […]

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Avoiding Online Selling Scams

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The Web 3.0 has given people the ability to buy and sell nearly anything they want from the convenience of their home computer or mobile device. This uptick in consumer behavior has not gone unnoticed by individuals willing to utilize scams to defraud unaware sellers.  The aim of this post is to provide sellers with […]

Preparing Your Child to Function in a Digital World

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With the ever-present interweaving of technology and ease of access to the Internet, parents can find it difficult to shield their children from the darker side of the online world.  Children need to be given guidance and training on proper online activity that will instill valuable habits. This should correspond to their development level and […]

Password Security

Posted Posted in Helpful Tips, Internet Safety

Writing down your email password “Unbreakable-in-year04” on paper and taping it to the underside of your keyboard is not a good password security strategy. Because the password is not visible to everyone does not mean it is secure. Anyone that has access to your area will in theory have access to your password on the […]

Safe Cyber Shopping

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As more people log onto the Internet and make holiday purchases no one is thinking they will become a victim of cybercrime. This can be derived from the 2018 Deloitte holiday survey where consumers indicated their average holiday spend will increase from $1,226 to $1,536. Seeking to maximize their purchasing powers, shoppers are turning to […]

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Disposing of Electronic Devices

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The price of computers are dropping every year due to advancements in technology. This has enabled more households to upgrade computing devices more often than ever before. All this combines to create an excess of old computers sitting idle and not being utilized. Disposing of an old computer may seem as simple as placing it […]