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No-one expects to be caught by the phisherman, until it’s too late

Online fraud can be pretty insidious, especially if you think you’re doing everything right. But fraud is becoming more sophisticated and the bad guys know technology. Many of them use advanced software that can reduce days of drudgery to mere hours of research and collecting insecure private information for their own use. First and foremost: think and verify before giving out any personal information. Be fastidious when asked for your information and always request the person’s credentials. Be wary of

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Five ugly ways scammers take advantage of your COVID-19 stimulus payment

Fraudsters are all too willing to take advantage of our goodwill. Federal stimulus payments issued during the coronavirus are a magnet for identity theft.  In May 2020, the unemployment rate was 13.3 percent (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). It’s easy to see why people are eager to receive federal stimulus payments to assist them during the coronavirus outbreak. Unfortunately, scammers are eager to collect your money, too.   The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received over 90,000 complaints from across the U.S. between January and May about

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