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National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is March 1–7. This annual event encourages individuals and businesses to learn about their consumer rights and how to keep themselves secure. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and its NCPW partners provide free resources to protect consumers from fraud, scams, and identity theft. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Cyber Monday: Tips for Safeguarding Personal Information

Original release date: December 2, 2019 Cyber Monday draw millions of shoppers online for deals and savings, but this day also provides opportunities for an attacker to steal personal information. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminds users to remain vigilant when browsing or shopping online. CISA encourages Cyber Monday shoppers to review the

IRS Releases Recommendations to Keep Children and Teens Safe Online

IRS Releases Recommendations to Keep Children and Teens Safe Online Original release date: October 24, 2019 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a news release urging parents and families to be wary of the risks posed when sharing home devices, shopping online, and using social media. As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM),

Cyber Security Month 2018

Original release date: October 17, 2018 October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. Smart cities, connected devices, digitized records, as well as smart cars and homes, have become a new reality. While there are tremendous benefits to this technology, it is critical to understand how to use these

2018 Holiday Scams and Malware Campaigns

National Cyber Awareness System:Holiday Scams and Malware Campaigns 11/27/2018 08:41 PM EST   Original release date: November 27, 2018 US-CERT reminds users to remain vigilant when browsing or shopping online this holiday season. Emails and ecards from unknown senders may contain malicious links. Fake advertisements or shipping notifications may deliver attachments infected with malware. Spoofed

Fake Insurance Tax Form Scam

IR-2017-171, Oct. 12, 2017 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today alerted tax professionals and their clients to a fake insurance tax form scam that is being used to access annuity and life insurance accounts. Cybercriminals currently are combining several tactics to create a complex scheme through which both tax professionals and taxpayers have been

Tragic Event Related Scams

Tragic-Event-Related Scams 10/03/2017 10:11 AM EDT   Original release date: October 03, 2017 In the wake of Sunday’s tragic event in Las Vegas, US-CERT warns users to be watchful for various malicious cyber activity targeting both victims and potential donors. Users should exercise caution when handling emails that relate to the event, even if those

Equifax Hack

September 14th, 2017 Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC  If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. Here are the facts,

Social Security Phone Scam

Police warn of Social Security phone scam DEWITT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX)-  Dewitt Township Police are warning about a Social Security scam making the rounds. Police say someone is calling, telling people that their Social Security benefits will be revoked. The caller is aggressive and persistent and will call back numerous times. Social Security representatives will

FTC Releases Alert on Charity Scams

July 7th, 2017 Charity Scams The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on charity scams. Recent acts of fraud include solicitations from scammers requesting payment to claim a sweepstakes prize. Anytime someone asks you to pay to obtain a prize, it is a scam. US-CERT encourages consumers to refer to the FTC Alert and the