Fake Online Coronavirus Map Installing Malware on Computers

Posted Posted in Fraud/Scams, Helpful Tips, Malware, News

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the Coronavirus COVID-19 to steal personal data. A malicious website pretending to be the live map for Coronavirus Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University is circulating on the Internet. Individuals searching the Internet for a Coronavirus map could unwittingly click on the malicious link “corona-virus-map[dot]com” and have their computer […]

IRS Warns of New Email Scam

Posted Posted in Fraud/Scams, Helpful Tips, News, Phishing

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 […]

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 […]