Consumer

Online Scam Awareness: Staying Safer in Uncertain Times

Online Scam Awareness: Staying Safer in Uncertain Times As we adjust to a changed world, bad actors are also changing the tactics they use to take advantage of people. You may have already encountered schemes that leverage fear and anxiety to make you click, buy, or respond to malicious communications. ...

Consumer

Stay Ahead of Misinformation – 5 Ways to Combat Fake News

Stay ahead of misinformation – 5 ways to combat fake news   Finding information in this increasingly digital world has never been easier. Our mobile phones dictate top headlines before we even get out of bed, and even our routers can perform complex searches via voice. We see the impact of this easy access on both our consumption and the sharing of information. Just as it’s easy for us to perform a quick search and send the relevant results to our social ...

Consumer

Online shopping scams – 7 ways to fight them 

 Be wary of online shopping scams – 7 ways to fight them    While some of us may be quite skilled at finding miscellaneous gadgets and great deals on apparel online, relying on e–commerce platforms for all of our basic household needs is a new challenge. Many of us preferred to shop at brick and mortar retail for certain purchases such as groceries or pharmaceuticals. Now that we’ve ...

Family Safety

Internet Safety for Kids: A Refresher for Homebound Families

Editor’s Note: This is part II of our internet safety for kids series. Part I focuses on younger children and can be read here. Parents have always been concerned about keeping their kids safe online — especially their tweens and teens. That conversation is even more critical with parents and ...

Family Safety

Helping Kids Think Critically About Influencers They Follow Online

When I was a teenager, my role model was Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton. I admired everything about her. I cut my hair like hers and brushed my teeth three times a day, determined to get my smile to sparkle like hers. I even started eating Wheaties when she endorsed ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Avoid a Security Endgame: Learn About the Latest “Avengers” Scam

Marvel Studio’s $2.2 billion box-office hit “Avengers: Endgame” has quickly risen to the second-highest grossing film of all time in its first two weekends. Not surprisingly, cybercriminals have wasted no time in capitalizing on the movie’s success by luring victims with free digital downloads of the film. How? By tempting ...

Consumer Threat Notices

How Online Scams Drive College Basketball Fans Mad

Sports fans everywhere look forward to mid-March for the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament. However, it’s not just college basketball fans that look forward to this time of year. Cybercriminals use March to launch malicious campaigns in the hopes of gaining access to personal information from unsuspecting fans. Let’s take ...

Family Safety

Valentine’s Alert: Don’t Let Scammers Break Your Heart or Your Bank Account

It’s hard to believe that as savvy as we’ve become about our tech, people are still getting catfished, scammed, and heartbroken in their pursuit of love online. The dinner conversation between bystanders goes something like this: “How could anyone be so dumb? Seriously? If they are going to be that ...

Family Safety

7 Digital Safety Tips for Teens Filing Their First Tax Returns

Landing that first part-time job in high school and filing your first tax return is a rite of passage for a young person. So why am I so anxious about my daughter becoming a taxpayer and sharing her pristine personal data with the U.S. government? Where do I begin? The ...

Family Safety

Are You Click Bait? How to Calm Your Clicks and Keep Your Privacy Intact

It all feels so harmless. Who isn’t even alittle curious which celebrity is their look-a-like or what ’80s song best matches their personality? While some of these fun little quizzes and facial recognition-type games that pop up on social media are advertiser-generated and harmless, others have been carefully designed to ...

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