5 Ugly Scams About Elder Financial Abuse
One of the very worst scams committed against the elderly today is elder financial abuse, and it appears to be getting worse. Practically every day now, we read about some form of cybercrime and its effect on society in general. Ransomware attacks were made on an oil pipeline in the U.S. and a few days ago, an attack against a meatpacker in Australia.
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COVID-19 scammers using phishing tactics
(BPT) – While you take care to limit social interactions and wash your hands to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, you also need to take steps to protect your finances and identity. COVID-19 scammers are now taking advantage of the current pandemic to lure victims in with new phishing scams.
“We know consumers are managing their money and finances online, so it’s more important than ever to raise awareness of smart security practices,” says Vice President of Security at Navy Federal Credit Union, Chip Kohlweiler. “Being proactive and learning about your security is a great step toward keeping your accounts and information safe. There’s a good chance your bank or credit union has resources available for you to learn about how to identify View full post…
Do You Know How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft?
Do you allow online vendors to store your credit or debit card information on their website? Do you use an app where you store your credit or debit card information? Do you know how to protect yourself from identity theft?
In today’s fast paced society, many Americans do just that so that they can make purchases more quickly. Actually, almost 100 million of our citizens are doing that.
Is it wise or safe to do that just to make a purchase one minute faster? Obviously, many will say yes, until the day that particular vendor has their website hacked. Then, when a hacker starts making purchases on that site with your credit card, your opinion will probably change.
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