Posts from August, 2012
News stories often result in a tremendous outpouring of charitable donations. When disaster strikes people naturally want to help. For many, that help comes in the form of donations. Unfortunately, con-artists are attuned to the softer side of human nature and will take advantage of the opportunity to create fraudulent charities or enact a charitable scam. Here are some tips that will help you be cautious when donating to charity.
Malware is not something that most people feel able to handle on their own. A worldwide malware attack called DNSCharger was so pervasive that the FBI got involved. Today’s FBI Friday focuses on malware, how it can affect you, and what to do if you are affected by it.
The Identity Theft Resource Center has found that the elderly are increasingly targeted in scams. It is important to communicate proactively with those in your life who are targets for financial exploitation. This will enable them to react appropriately, and hopefully prevent themselves from becoming a victim. Here are a few tips on avoiding phone scams.
Making the transition to college isn’t exclusively fun and excitement. While you may think about protecting your personal safety and your property, you may not be as aware of identity theft and the need to protect your name and credibility. Here are three tips for avoiding identity theft in college.
Dr. Larry Ponemon =describes the surprising reaction that most victims have to finding out they have been victims of medical identity theft, as well as victims expectations of third parties who could potentially be involved.