While it’s important to do your part to practice safe surfing and stay on top of your credit activity, if a cybercriminal is successful in committing fraud in your name — such as by using your information to collect unemployment payments — there’s a chance you could end up liable. To help protect you from […]
Find out, as much as possible about, how the internet auction works, what are your responsibilities as a buyer, and what the are seller’s obligations 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’s a business, check the Better Business […]
Online dating – once the ugly cousin of the dating world – is now hitting it off, especially for younger generations. In fact, Pew Research Center claims that while 3-in-10 Americans overall have used an online dating service, that number is much higher for Americans aged 18-29 (48%). As with any digital innovation, cybersecurity concerns […]
Malicious bots are automated programs that are designed to infect hosts and steal information. File-sharing and spam bots are the two most common types that pose a risk to personal or corporate security. The former tricks users into clicking a malicious link, while the latter floods the user’s inbox with spam mail, making it easier […]
Linking your credit card to your Venmo account is safer than linking your debit card because credit cards have more legal protections governing fraud than debit cards. Additionally, when someone steals from your debit account, they are taking money directly from your pocket. However, when someone steals from your credit card, they aren’t taking your […]
Fraudsters are fond of setting up fake e-commerce sites in times of unrest like the current pandemic. Prior to making a purchase, read reviews to hear what others say about the merchant. In addition, look for a physical location and any customer service information. It’s also a good idea to call the merchant to confirm […]
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