A wide variety of businesses routinely advertise free Wi-Fi access. While it may seem easy and convenient to use, free Wi-Fi comes with major risks.
Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and other social media sites provide innovative ways to connect with friends, share recipes and even find your soulmate. Such sites are also a treasure trove for cybercriminals. Day in and day out crooks scan social media accounts to glean personal information. Their goal? Steal your identity and/or pilfer your bank accounts. […]
Vacation time is fast approaching, and con artists are gearing up. Beware of these four indicators that a travel “deal” is actually a rip-off:
As we age, we tend to become more vulnerable to fraud. According to the National Consumers League, nearly a third of all telemarketing fraud victims are age 60 or older. That type of fraud represents billions of dollars per year. One study found that senior citizens, who make up 12% of the U.S. population, comprise […]
When a pet disappears, owners can become distraught, calling animal shelters, advertising in local papers, posting photos on every telephone pole and fence post all in the hope of hearing news of their lost animal. At such times, pet owners are also more vulnerable to fraud. Consider the following scenarios: The truck passerby: You get […]