Internet Scam & Alerts

USS Bonhomme Richard Charitable Giving Scam

USS Bonhomme Richard Charitable Giving Scam

Scammers love using instances of crisis to take advantage of consumers and steal their money and personal information. That is exactly what they are doing after a Navy ship caught fire. As reported by Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC)  partner, the Federal...

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Cyber-Hygiene Tips to Keep Consumers Safe

Cyber-Hygiene Tips to Keep Consumers Safe

People are spending more time on their phones, tablets and computers now than ever, making the importance of cyber-hygiene tips as paramount as they’ve ever been. The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) wants to highlight some of the best practices and steps that...

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SCAM ALERT: Is this an Amazon Brushing Scam?

SCAM ALERT: Is this an Amazon Brushing Scam?

Third-party sellers on Amazon are buying their own products so they can leave five-star reviews, then using victims’ names and addresses to disguise themselves as customers.  Who Is It Targeting: Amazon customers What Is It: Brushing scam that uses another...

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The Unconventional 2020 Data Breach Trends Continue

The Unconventional 2020 Data Breach Trends Continue

Every week the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) takes a look at the most interesting data compromises from the previous week. The ITRC has the most comprehensive databases of information about publicly-reported U.S. data breaches. The ITRC has been compiling data...

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Magecart Data Breaches Grow in Popularity

Magecart Data Breaches Grow in Popularity

Data breaches can come in all different forms. Some occur from ransomware attacks and formjacking, while others are related to security lapses at third-party vendors or cyberattacks using stolen credentials. Hackers are always thinking of new ways to target and attack...

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Gaming Data Breaches Are a Loot Chest of Data

Gaming Data Breaches Are a Loot Chest of Data

With gaming becoming a more popular pastime every day, gaming related data breaches are increasing. Video games may have a long history as a popular kids’ leisure activity, but the reality is that gaming is now a multi-billion-dollar global industry. More than 2.4...

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Tax Preparation Services Are Common Targets for Hackers

Tax Preparation Services Are Common Targets for Hackers

Each year, about half of U.S. taxpayers rely on a tax preparer and a tax preparation service to help them file their required tax returns. These professionals offer a wide array of options, from a very simple franchise that plugs in the numbers on the consumer’s...

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Stalker Data Breach Leads to Sale of Users’ Credentials

Stalker Data Breach Leads to Sale of Users’ Credentials

Gaming companies can be a common target for hackers. The recent Stalker (S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Loners, Killers, Explorers and Robbers)) data breach is a prime example. Online video games are big business for companies that develop...

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Mystery Shopper Scams Resurface during COVID-19

Mystery Shopper Scams Resurface during COVID-19

Mystery shopping has been around for a long time. Mystery shoppers help businesses, retailers and restaurants get information on the quality of their stores in exchange for money. In the past, scammers have found ways to turn the service into a mystery shopper scam,...

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