Tag: identity theft


Beware of the Pending Package Scam

Beware the Pending Package Scam

Everyone loves a surprise package, and scammers are taking the excitement out of that experience by using bogus packages as a cover for a nefarious scam that tricks victims into sharing their personal information — and their money. Here’s all you need to know about the pending package text scam:

Tech Support and Fake Amazon/PayPal Charge Scams on the Rise

Scenario #1 You’re on your computer scrolling mindlessly through your Facebook feed when an alarming pop-up warning appears on your screen: Your computer has a major security issue that needs to be addressed immediately! Lucky for you, the warning also includes a phone number for a computer security company to contact for help. Once you…

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Watch Out for These Scams as the Country Moves Toward Reopening

As the coronavirus continues spreading across the country in waves and peaks, every state is making bold moves toward reopening under a strange new set of circumstances dubbed the “New Normal.” Face coverings are de rigueur. Floor markings have been slapped down exactly 6 feet apart near checkout counters in retail stores. Shoppers are weary,…

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Top 5 Ways Fraudsters Try to Steal Your Information with Phishing

Cybercriminals are counting on us to be distracted and let our guard down. If we do, they can trick us into handing over our personal or financial information using one of their favorite tactics – phishing. You might be familiar with email phishing but it’s not the only type of phishing you could experience. Criminals…

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It’s Holiday Time: Beware of Scammers Trying to Steal Your Info

Unfortunately, fraudsters trying to steal your financial information and your money don’t take a holiday. It is very important that your awareness of scams is heightened at this time of year. The next time you receive a text message, or a call from an unknown number, be very careful in responding or taking the call.