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3 Signs a Midterm Election Call, Text, or Post Might be Risky

During the last days of election season, get-out-the-vote initiatives go into full swing. Most candidates now have multifaceted operations involving phone banking, targeted texting and email campaigns, which seek to engage likely supporters across multiple channels. Modern campaigning still involves significant expenditures on standbys like TV and radio advertising, but it has evolved dramatically in the […]

Avoiding Internet Auction Fraud

Understand as much as possible about how the auction works, what your obligations are as a buyer, and what the seller’s obligations are before you bid. Learn as much as possible about the seller, especially if the only information you have is an e-mail address. If it is a business, check the Better Business Bureau […]

Beware of fraudsters that capitalize on natural disasters

Disasters such as Hurricanes and Floods prompt fraudsters to solicit contributions purportedly for a charitable organization or a good cause. Do not respond to unsolicited (spam) e-mails. Also, be skeptical of individuals representing themselves over e-mail as officials soliciting for donations. Do not click on links within an unsolicited e-mail. Be cautious of e-mails claiming […]

Skype fraud in Russian language

Skype fraud in Russian language I can speak several languages; one of them is Russian. Recently, I’ve received the same message from two of my friends via Skype. Now I want to warn Skype users and tell them that this was a fraud.   This is how the message looked like:   The English translation: […]

The woes of a Physical Security breach

This blog is written to emphasize the importance of physical security in this current day and age. I myself am a victim to a recent physical security breach that happened with Lucky Superstores in the United States, which has resulted in the theft of debit card details of many of its customers. It has been […]