Fraud

Bad guys are exploiting the Las Vegas shooting

By | 2017-10-12T13:39:47+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Heads-up! Bad guys are exploiting the Las Vegas shooting. There are fake Facebook pages, tweets are going out with fake charity websites, and phishing emails are sent out asking for donations to bogus Vegas Charities. Don't fall for any scams. If you want to make a donation, you can go to http://www.charitynavigator.org before you consider [...]

Scam of the Week: Equifax Phishing Attacks

By | 2017-09-11T11:04:11+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , |

Cyber criminals have stolen 143 million credit records in the recent hacking scandal at big-three credit bureau Equifax. At this point you have to assume that the bad guys have highly personal information that they can use to trick you. You need to watch out for the following things: Phishing emails that claim to be [...]

[ALERT] The IRS Issued An Urgent Warning Against An IRS / FBI-Themed Ransomware Phishing Attack

By | 2017-09-01T09:18:05+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , |

"Heads-up! The IRS is warning against a new phishing scam that tries to make you download an FBI questionnaire. But if you click the link, your computer will be infected with ransomware instead. The scam email uses the emblems of both the IRS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Remember that the IRS does not [...]

Scam of the Week: Hurricane Harvey Charity Fraud

By | 2017-08-28T10:13:59+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security, Social Media|Tags: , , , |

Heads-up! Bad guys are exploiting the Hurricane Harvey disaster. There are fake Facebook pages, tweets are going out with fake charity websites, and phishing emails are sent out asking for donations to #HurricaneHarvey Relief Funds that they keep for themselves. Don't fall for any scams. If you want to make a donation, go to the [...]

Scam of the Week: Airline Confirmation Fraud

By | 2017-04-05T16:34:00+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , , |

There is a new spin on an existing phishing scam you need to be aware of. Bad guys are doing research on you personally using social media and find out where and when you (might) travel for business. Next, they craft an email especially for you with an airline reservation or receipt that looks just [...]

Scam Of The Week: New FBI and IRS Alerts Against W-2 Phishing

By | 2017-07-26T13:57:46+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , , |

This year, authorities are warning about a massive wave of W-2 tax form phishing scams. Cyber criminals are sending "spoofed" emails that look like they come from the CEO or another C-level executive and ask for a PDF with the W-2 tax information of all employees. The W-2's have all the information needed to file [...]

Avoiding Holiday Scams

By | 2017-02-23T13:57:05+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , , |

by Matt Haring   Phishing scams are a menace. At least one in 10 people fall for phishing attacks in the workforce. This rate of success spells trouble for businesses. But consumers are not safe from phishing attacks, either. Mobile banking trojans like Android.Fakelogin and scammers impersonating online travel agencies like Hotels.com and Travelocity are already targeting users for [...]