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How to Prevent Summertime Scams

by Robert Siciliano

Tropical Resort View

Summertime is here…and that means sunshine and vacations. Most people love summertime, including scammers! Hackers can use this time to take advantage while we are planning vacations or on vacation or just enjoying fun in the sun. … Continue Reading

Teens’ Online Behavior Can Get Them in Trouble

by Robert Siciliano

Identity Theft in Progress

Do you really know what your kids are doing all the time? Probably not, unless you’re a stalker (just kidding). But really, there has to be some element of trust and you can’t physically be everywhere your kids are. And that also applies to the online world. As parents, we need to be aware of what our kids are doing, teach the “rules of the road,” and help them stay safe, but we can’t always be there with them every moment of every day. … Continue Reading

A Veteran Returns to an Ambush of a Job Scam

by J_Pratt

Honor Vets

Sean had recently separated from the Air Force after ten years of service and was having a very difficult time finding work. He was excited when he finally received a call from a Human Resources representative working for company called Green Line L&W about a job opportunity. … Continue Reading

Proactive Fraud Awareness – One of Many Good Reasons to Be Vigilant

by Robin Slade

ElderlyHandsWithCane

Knowledge is indeed power – and nowhere is this more evident than when knowledge shines a light on nefarious activities – devious acts take place in the shadows, when they lie exposed they are no longer effective. Consumer engagement and education lie at the heart of cutting short fraudulent activities. … Continue Reading

Keeping Kids Safe Online

by Council of the Better Business Bureau

Boy on computer

The average child spends 2-7½ hours online every day. That’s a good chunk of time. BBB Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) is here to help parents control what gets advertised to their child while they watch television, listen to the radio and surf the Web. … Continue Reading

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