As you spend more time online, engaging in a greater variety of activities and digitizing previously analogue aspects of your life, you entrust your personal information to online processes. This opens up avenues that scammers may attempt to take advantage of. Keeping yourself protected from fraudulent activity is increasingly important, since so much of day-to-day […]
For every account, there is a password. The trouble is, you probably have a lot of accounts. In an increasingly digital world, people are signing up and assigning passwords like never before. But if someone gets hold of one of your passwords, your personal information, finances or data could be at risk. In fact, according […]
The advent of the modern smartphone came with a slew of marketing with the slogan “there’s an app for that.” And it’s all but true: there’s an app for nearly any and everything. A lot of these apps come for the low, low price of free, but of course, there’s a catch. Free apps can […]
We’ve all heard about identity theft. But does it ever actually happen? The answer, unfortunately, is yes. The Federal Trade Commission received nearly 2.1 million identity theft claims in 2020, roughly twice the amount it received the year prior. The scammers are out there. With a little due diligence, you can keep your identity safe […]
With the COVID-19 pandemic apparently nearing its end in the U.S., more people are returning to in-person work. That means more people are applying for jobs, submitting applications left and right, looking for the right fit. In most cases, job applications require a plethora of personal information when being filled out, including addresses, work history, […]
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 […]
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