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Common Scams to Avoid This Holiday Season

During the holiday season, it isn’t just the retailers who want your money. Scammers are looking to hack into your accounts to steal your cash or identity. Here are some common scams you should be aware of this holiday season.

Posted By Jennifer Specter
November 27, 2019
Cybersecurity

Don’t Get Hooked: Phishing

Phishing refers to almost any message-based attack where a cyber criminal is sending a message to you pretending to be someone you know. The cyber criminal is hoping you will click on the link or attachment in their email so they can steal your information. Cyber criminals are not just limiting their phishing to emails – they are also using instant messaging and social media posts to tempt people to click on malicious links and attachments. The best way to detect and stop phishing is knowing the phishing indicators so you don’t fall for their scam.

Posted By Jennifer Specter
October 31, 2019
Cybersecurity

Cyber Crime Insurance Coverage

The World Economic Forum estimates that the annual economic cost of cybercrime now exceeds $1 trillion. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help protect yourself against cybercrime. In addition to taking precautions with your digital information, such as maintaining strong passwords, you should consider protecting yourself with personal cyber insurance coverage.

Posted By Alyssa Yocom
October 31, 2019
Cybersecurity

Phishing SMS/Text Message Scams on the Rise: Here’s What to Do

There’s been an increase in phishing attempts initiated via text or SMS messages, referred to as smishing. In the smishing scam, individuals receive fraudulent text or SMS messages that appear to be from a legitimate source such as your bank or other financial providers.

Posted By Jennifer Specter
July 31, 2019
Cybersecurity

Frozen Out of Creating a my Social Security Online Account

The Social Security Administration has advocated for using their my Social Security online tool. From my Social Security, users are able to view their Social Security benefit statements and review earnings history. It is also an easy way to request a replacement Social Security Card or to enroll in Medicare. This seemingly simple alternative could save you from hours of waiting in line at your local Social Security office.

Posted By Alyssa Yocom
June 3, 2019
Cybersecurity

Responding to Suspicious Phone Calls

Fraudulent phone calls are becoming increasingly popular. Phone scammers may pretend to be a loved one or they may use false promises or aggressive sales pitches to get through to you. Their goal is to elicit personal information or to receive a payment from you.

Posted By Alyssa Yocom
May 29, 2019