Internet Scam & Alerts

Here’s How to Avoid an Advanced Child Tax Credit Scam

Here’s How to Avoid an Advanced Child Tax Credit Scam

Advanced child tax credit payments are being sent by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as part of the American Rescue Plan. However, scammers may try to take advantage of the funds with child tax credit scams.The IRS will not call, text, email or message you about a...

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Google Voice Scam Tricks You When Selling Online

Google Voice Scam Tricks You When Selling Online

If you are looking to sell anything online, you should be aware of the Google Voice scam. Scammers are posing as interested buyers on online marketplaces and are trying to steal your personal information to create a fake Google Voice account in your name.The criminals...

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Homeland Security Phone Scam Leaves People Scared and Confused

Homeland Security Phone Scam Leaves People Scared and Confused

Did you recently receive a phone call claiming to be from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)? Homeland Security phone scams are making the rounds, leaving some people in a panic.In the Homeland Security scam phone calls, criminals are impersonating both...

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What You Need to Know About Cookie Preferences

What You Need to Know About Cookie Preferences

Accepting Cookies on New Websites You Visit? Here’s What to Consider Most people in the U.S. have visited a website and accepted cookies. Cookie preferences can be traced directly to the European Union’s three-year-old privacy law, the General Data Protection...

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ITRC: Online Job Scam Reports Rising

ITRC: Online Job Scam Reports Rising

Businesses are re-hiring team members after COVID-19 lockdowns. However, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) is also seeing a rise in online job scams. The ITRC has seen an eight-time increase in reports over the last six months. Job scams are not uncommon....

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API Attacks Become More Common as Software Grows in Popularity

API Attacks Become More Common as Software Grows in Popularity

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), software that allows two different applications to talk to each other and work together, is becoming more popular. Its use is up 61 percent in 2020 over 2019. However, so are API attacks – a 211 percent rise in 2020.API flaws...

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