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College Student Stimulus Check Scams Begin to Heat Up

College Student Stimulus Check Scams Begin to Heat Up

Classes being moved to virtual and students being off of campus is not stopping scammers from targeting students. According to the Federal Trade Commission, a recent college student stimulus check scam claims to be from universities’ financial departments. However,...

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Online Shopping Safety a Priority During COVID-19 Pandemic

Online Shopping Safety a Priority During COVID-19 Pandemic

From groceries and household goods to medicine and clothes, the coronavirus pandemic has forced people to do a fair bit of their shopping online. According to data from ACI Worldwide, in March 2020, online retail shopping saw a rise in sales as high 74 percent year...

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The Evolution of Password Advice

The Evolution of Password Advice

Password security has been a hot topic for a long time. That is because passwords stand as the most commonly used tool to keep unauthorized individuals out of accounts and files. However, as technology changes and hackers adapt their methods to keep up, what was once...

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COVID-19 Catfishing Scams Make a Rebound Amid Pandemic

COVID-19 Catfishing Scams Make a Rebound Amid Pandemic

A long-time scam tactic has made a comeback amid the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 catfishing scams are out in full force in an attempt to play on people’s emotions and steal their personally identifiable information to commit fraud. Who Is It Targeting: Social media...

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Popular Virtual Pet Platform Webkinz Breached by Bad Actor

Popular Virtual Pet Platform Webkinz Breached by Bad Actor

Canadian toymaker Ganz, owner and developer of the popular Webkinz platform for children, recently announced that a malicious, unauthorized actor had accessed 23 million usernames and passwords as part of the Webkinz data breach. The credentials accessed were the...

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CashApp Scams See a Rise Due to COVID-19

CashApp Scams See a Rise Due to COVID-19

With news of the economic hardship surrounding the containment of COVID-19, scammers are out in full force trying to get consumers to fall for CashApp scams by clicking on fraudulent and malicious links that could steal people’s money and identity. Who Is It...

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Why Have You Not Received Your Stimulus Check Payment Yet?

Why Have You Not Received Your Stimulus Check Payment Yet?

The IRS has started distributing stimulus check payments to the nearly 140 million Americans that are eligible. While many have received their stimulus payment through direct deposit, according to CNN, 60 million Americans are still waiting for their money. The IRS...

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