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Beware the Fake Call: Spotting Vishing Scams

Ever get a suspicious phone call claiming to be from your bank or tech support? That might be a vishing attack – a sneaky scam that tries to trick you into giving up personal information over the phone. Vishing 101: How it Works Vishing is like phishing (those scam emails), but with a voice! Scammers […]

Be picky about who you connect with online

Social media is all about connecting with people but hold on a sec. While building a big follower list might seem cool, it’s important to be choosy about who you let into your online world. Not everyone with a funny meme or a seemingly perfect profile pic is who they say they are. So, how […]

Spot and avoid common ad-based scams

While pop-up ads aren’t as common as they once were, they can still pose a threat to your device and security. These ads often contain deceptive messages, such as warnings about fake virus infections, outdated software, or suspicious phone numbers. If you encounter such ads, don’t panic! Simply close them immediately and avoid interacting with […]

Be cautious when sharing personal information with online surveys or quizzes.

Scammers may use fake surveys to collect personal data for the purpose of identity theft or fraud, therefore, exercise caution when participating in online surveys or quizzes that request personal information. Always verify the credibility and legitimacy of the website or application before sharing any data, and avoid providing sensitive details like your social security […]

Donate to charities online safely

Across the globe there are thousands of charities doing incredible work to help people, animals and the environment. In our wonderfully connected world, it’s easier than ever to support the charity of your choice with online donations. According to the National Philanthropic Trust, Americans donated over $4.7 billion recently, and over half of those donations […]

If you’re getting notices of new credit accounts being opened under your name that you don’t recognize, freeze your credit

Someone who has your personal information can use it to try to open fake credit accounts under your name. If you receive notices of new credit accounts being opened that you aren’t aware of, immediately notify your credit card company. You’ll also want to go on all three major credit bureaus’ websites — Experian, Equifax […]