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How to Identify 99% of Phone Scams

Confidence tricks and scams are as old as time, but scammers are an adaptable bunch. Con-artists can be found in on dating sites, Craigslist/Facebook Marketplace, and, thanks to phone scammers, your pocket. Here’s how to identify phone…

3 Steps to Avoid Online Predators

The chances that your child may fall victim to an online predator are rare, but the danger is still very real. A study from the University of New Hampshire’s Crimes Against Children Research Center found that while reports have been…

How to Avoid Craigslist Scams

Are you searching for a job? A used car? A new apartment? A Blu-Ray copy of Air Bud 2: Golden Receiver? You can find it all on Craigslist. But as with online dating and unsolicited emails promising riches, internet classified ads can come…

Nigerian Email Scams: More Effective Than Ever

The internet has always been home to shady scam artists looking to prey on unsuspecting users by compromising their data or stealing their money. One of the most common (and long-lived) type of online fraud are the infamous Nigerian email…

Beware These 3 New Blackmail Scams

It's seems like these days every way you turn someone is trying to scam you, especially online. But the latest blackmail scams aren't necessarily online. The first one comes right to your mailbox. 1. The Bitcoin Blackmail Scheme A new…

How to Protect Your Data Online

The year 2017 saw devastating data breaches involving massive companies like Equifax and Facebook that put millions of people’s personal information at risk. While corporate data breaches are out of your control, here are some things you…