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How to Prevent Summertime Scams

by Robert Siciliano

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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

“Digital IQ Initiative”

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

cybercrime

Consumers are increasingly online doing all kinds of transactions. These transactions often involve sharing personal and private information. Yet consumers might not be fully aware of how that personal and private information is being used and/or ways in which they could better protect themselves. … Continue Reading

Recognize Your Willingness to give up your Privacy

by Robert Siciliano

SocialNetwork

If a stranger stopped you on the street and requested your e-mail address and birthdate, would you give it to that person? A rational person would never give up this information. … Continue Reading

Playing with Fire

by Federal Trade Commission

Little Girl iPad

Ready for a discussion that’s likely to upset the whole family? First, explain these concepts to your four-year-old: online shopping accounts that are linked to your credit card, unlimited in-app charges, and store policies that state all sales final. … Continue Reading

A handy consumer resource

by Federal Trade Commission

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The world can be a tricky place for consumers. It takes time and energy to research companies, compare products, and stay up-to-date on the latest scams. At times, it might feel like a full time job. … Continue Reading

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Put firm limits on using hotel business center computers

Yet another “heads up” coming from the privacy, security, data breach and ID theft world. We have all seen the convenient “Business Centers” that many hotels have that allow you to do all kinds of things without having to plug in your laptop. … Continue Reading

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Looking for Work From Home? Don’t Apply to This Job

Looking to earn extra income working from home? Don’t bother applying to this fake shipping business that claims to be based in Wisconsin. It’s a con, and your work may help scammers. … Continue Reading

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“Digital IQ Initiative”

Consumers are increasingly online doing all kinds of transactions. These transactions often involve sharing personal and private information. Yet consumers might not be fully aware of how that personal and private information is being used and/or ways in which they could better protect themselves. … Continue Reading

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