The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently warned about potential scams related to the coronavirus. Now that vaccines are being rolled out and people are waiting their turns, scammers may contact people and tell them that they can sign up for a vaccine by providing personal information. Research where vaccines are being offered in your area […]
DoorDash tells its customers, “No one from DoorDash will ever request your password or security code, nor will anyone from DoorDash ever give you a specific password you should use.” A scammer may try to steal your personal information by sending a text message or calling and pretending to be Support. They may even know […]
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning consumers to be wary of phishing scams related to COVID-19. With the vaccine rollout well underway, scammers have taken the opportunity to contact people claiming to have vaccine information or even miracle cures in an attempt to obtain sensitive information from them. Others go a different route, pretending […]
Here’s how it works: Someone contacts you asking for a donation to their charity. It sounds like a group you’ve heard of, it seems real, and you want to help. How can you tell what charity is legitimate and what’s a scam? Scammers want your money quickly. Charity scammers often pressure you to donate right […]
Looking for a new job can be a daunting process, and frequently involves the exchange of personal information with complete strangers–which is why job seekers are an enticing target for cyber criminals. Conduct a web search of the hiring company using the company name only. Results that return multiple websites for the same company (e.g. […]
Charity scams are a predictable feature of any major disaster. Usually, these scams have tell-tale signs such as typos, odd return email addresses and aggressive marketing language. Just to be safe, check for guidance from bodies such as the Federal Trade Commission, and avoid opening any messages with senders you don’t recognize.
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