You’ve probably heard of “phishing” – when hackers send bogus messages to your email, hoping that you’ll reply or click a link so that they can get their hands on your information. But there’s a new version of this scheme that’s gaining prevalence, and it targets your smartphone. This scam is called “smishing” as in …
Unfortunately SPAM mail is a part of having the convenience of email. Whether the information for your email address is bought, stolen, hacked or “borrowed” from a forwarded message most people will agree that they get some of these sorts of messages each month. Here are a few good ways to protect yourself:
Over the holidays, I did a lot of visiting with my grandparents. When I told my grandmother that I have been writing stories about identity theft protection, she mentioned a scam that she had heard about concerning identity thieves targeting senior citizens. New Scam Apparently, scammers are currently trying to steal from your grandparents. The …
Kids are also more likely to over share private information online, making them a prime target for scammers. Most of the younger generation hasn’t yet learned to be skeptical of deals that are too good, and that can get them into serious trouble.
Every email counts. When you forward suspicious-looking emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, you help keep yourself and others safe from identity theft.
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When it comes to identity theft, every individual in the world is at risk. This criminal practice has been going on for countless years and the number of victims continues to grow. Some reports claim that as many as 10 million people are subject to identity theft every single year. Many times, this information is …
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Smishing scams are similar to phishing scams but smishing scams target you through your cell phone
Consumers unwittingly think they are visiting the IRS site when in fact they have been conned.