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 […]

Shopping Tips for the Holiday Season

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It’s that time of year again, holiday shopping has begun! Everyone is looking for those unique gifts, new video games, trendy toys, and latest electronics. Whether it is a hard-to-find toy for kids or the latest 4K smart TV. Black Friday sales seldom fail to pique the interests of even the most casual shoppers. Yet […]

Social Media Safety

Posted Posted in Helpful Tips, Internet Safety, News

It has become near effortless to discover individuals or groups which one can connect with online that share a common characteristic. According to Merriam-Webster, a social network is defined as “a network of individuals (such as friends, acquaintances, and coworkers) connected by interpersonal relationships.” This social network connection is strengthened through the daily use of […]

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 […]