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Do You Know 2017’s New Internet Scams?

Cybercriminals never really tire of the tried-and-tested scams; however, they advance their techniques and try out new iterations of classic scams. They must, in order to stay ahead of the numerous warnings issues by security companies and sites. Millions are tricked every year, and the scams of 2017 will live on into 2018 and beyond…. read more »

How to Protect Yourself From 3 of the Biggest Online Scams Right Now

Cybercriminals are skilled at adapting to new technologies, incorporating new ideas, and twisting old scams to hook in as many people as they can. But some scams remain pretty constant. NatWest bank has published a list of the top scams people have most fallen victim to throughout 2016. These schemes continue into 2017, and surely beyond… read more »

Top 10 Ways to Stay Safe From Scams This Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us, online sales are expected to go through the roof, and more U.S. consumers than ever (68 percent, or roughly 170 million people) plan to buy technological gifts this holiday season. Unfortunately, cybercriminals bank (no pun intended) on heightened shopping excitement and lowered safety practices, thus coming up with more creative ways… read more »

3 Facebook Scams You Need to Watch Out for This Christmas

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but Facebook is a serious threat to your enjoyment of the festivities. No, we’re not moaning about how the social network gobbles up time or depresses you by showing you how well everyone else is getting on. Instead, you should be concerned about how cybercriminals are using Facebook in… read more »

8 Ways To Spot & Avoid Fake Job Scams On The Internet

Working remotely online is all the rage these days. I’m living the glamorous lifestyle of tech article writing, sunbathing, and Pina Coladas. But if you want to be like me (and who wouldn’t?), then it pays to be a bit careful when applying for jobs online. There are sharks out there lurking and ready to take… read more »

Quick Tips and Facts That’ll Help Avoid Vishing and Smishing Scams

Have you heard of vishing or smishing? Essentially, they’re both forms of phishing — vishing is done over the phone, and smishing is done through text messages. Both scams are designed to steal the victims information or money from them. Thankfully, these scams can be avoided if you know what to look for. The infographic… read more »

5 Sneaky Travel Scams You Can Beat with Technology

Travel is a wonderful, mind-expanding pursuit. But it can also be dangerous. There are a number of scams aimed at parting tourists from their money, or from their belongings. It’s the easiest way to ruin a long-planned vacation. Thankfully, many of them can be defeated by using common websites, apps, and gadgets, as well as… read more »

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