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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

Gas Pump Card Skimming

June 16th, 2017 Card Skimming: Can it Happen to You?    Have you swiped your credit or debit card recently at a gas pump, ATM or to pay for a movie rental? Then yes, it’s possible card skimming can happen to you. Card skimming occurs when card-reading technology is placed over an existing card reader,

Secure your business email

June 1st, 2017 Building a Digital Defense with an Email Fortress Businesses Beware—Fraudsters want to cash in on digital data, and your vulnerable e-mail account can give them the keys to the kingdom. One of the biggest dangers lurking in your in-box is a version of a phishing scheme. In this case, the fraudster sends

Can You Hear Me Scam

February 13, 2017 Can You Hear Me Scam  Don’t pick up the phone to answer calls from unknown numbers. Instead, let them go to voicemail. That’s the operational security advice being promulgated to Americans by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in response to an ongoing series of attacks designed to trick victims into uttering a