What is ransomware?

Posted Posted in Fraud/Scams, Helpful Tips, Malware

Ransomware is a type of malware software designed to lock access to a computer system or to its files. The computer user cannot regain control of their system or data until payment is made to the attacker. A key driver behind ransomware attacks for a cybercriminal is financial gain. The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center […]

Tax Return Scams

Posted Posted in Fraud/Scams, Helpful Tips, Internet Safety, Phishing

During tax season taxpayers have an invisible target on their back.  Criminals are constantly seeking ways to hit this moving target by implementing various scams.  The goal of this post is to provide tax payers with actionable knowledge to avoid tax scams and not be an easy target.  The four top scams reported by the […]

Safe Cyber Shopping

Posted Posted in Fraud/Scams, Helpful Tips, Internet Safety

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 […]