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Beware of Social Media Scams

Social media is a great place to connect with friends and family. Unfortunately, it is also a great place for misinformation to run rampant, and it is a virtual treasure chest for cybercriminals to steal personal information. Over 25 million Canadians own a social media account, and more than 80% ...

Consumer

Tax Season is Here: Avoid These Common Scams Targeting Canadians  

Tax Season is Here: Avoid These Common Scams Targeting Canadians Tax return preparation might be a little more complicated this year than usual for many Canadians with millions receiving Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) payments and about 40% of the Canadian labor force turned to self-employment options to help them financially weather the pandemic storm. Where there’s ...

Consumer Threat Reports

How to Spot, and Prevent, the Tax Scams That Target Elders

How to Spot, and Prevent, the Tax Scams That Target Elders Elder scams cost seniors in the U.S. some $3 billion annually. And tax season adds a healthy sum to that appalling figure. What makes seniors such a prime target for tax scams? The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) states ...

Consumer Threat Reports

Cyber Monday is Coming – 10 Tips to Protect You From Online Shopping Scams

Cyber Monday is Coming – 10 Tips to Protect You and Your Family from Online Shopping Scams You’re not the only one looking forward to the big holiday sales like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Hackers are too. As people flock to retailers big and small in search of the ...

Family Safety

Cruel Ghouls: New Digital Scams Target Every Age Group

Cruel Ghouls: New Digital Scams Target Every Age Group There are few situations more personal than a distressed family member calling to ask for financial help. But personal is precisely the angle bad actors are taking these days in scams that target both the young and old. Grandparents Fall for ...

Consumer Threat Reports

Ready, Set, Shop: Enjoy Amazon Prime Day Without the Phishing Scams

For many, Amazon Prime Day is an opportunity to score some great deals. For hackers, Amazon’s annual discount shopping campaign is an opportunity to target unsuspecting shoppers with phishing scams. In fact, researchers at McAfee Labs previously uncovered a phishing kit specifically created to steal personal information from Amazon customers in America and Japan just in time for ...

Consumer Threat Reports

How To Spot Tech Support Scams

 When something goes wrong with your computer or devices, it can cause a panic. After all, most of us depend on technology not only to work and connect with others, but also to stay on top of our daily lives. That’s why tech support scams are often successful. They ...

Consumer

ScamsWeek2020

Here’s How to Be Yourself and NOT let a Scammer Be You! If you hadn’t truly embraced the incredible benefits of managing your life online, then I bet 2020 has changed things for you. With social distancing still a big consideration in day to day life, more Aussies than ever ...

Consumer Threat Reports

Protect Yourself Against Phishing Scams With These Security Tips

Phishing is one of the oldest cyberthreats in the book, and yet still one of the most effective. As people across the globe find themselves taking to the internet more than ever before, criminals see this as an opportunity to release phishing attacks on unsuspecting users. In fact, Security Boulevard found a 600% rise in phishing ...

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 ...

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