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Jane Lee talks about crypto romance scams, or "pig butchering."

Crypto Romance Scams: “Pig Butchering” Adds Cryptocurrency to Dating Scams

Romance scams are nothing new, especially when online dating is involved. And with the popularity of cryptocurrencyover the past several years, crypto scams are starting to show up on people’s radars. But scammers are getting creative and putting the two together. Also called “pig butchering” by the scammers who do it, crypto romance scams are…

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Text Scams on Your Smartphone

Scam Texts Are Robbing Us of Millions of Dollars. Here’s Why.

Start looking at all text messages you get with a wary eye! If this subject is new to you, good. It means you haven’t been tricked yet by a scammer through a text message you’ve received on your phone.  But here’s a guarantee. Scam texts are heading your way. We live on our phones and…

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scam texts

ALERT: Scam Texts, the Latest Dirty Trick!

You need to be up to speed on “smishing,” the text message trick scammers use to capture victims. The more you know the better you’ll be at catching a deceptive text before you reply.  

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Zelle payment scams

It’s not a Zelle Scam, Just Scammers Who Want You to Use Zelle

Beware of any calls you get to talk about Zelle and fraud, even it’s from your “bank.” There’s nothing wrong with Zelle), but scammers are getting victims to pay them money from their Zelle accounts.

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Roy Zur talks about human factor cybersecurity and why it's essential for business.

Human Factor Cybersecurity: A New Approach for Business

Cybersecurity isn’t just for cybersecurity professionals or people who understand code. Employees at any level can let malicious actors into a company network. Human factor cybersecurity is an approach to help every employee keep your organization secure. See 4 Levels of Human Factor Security with Roy Zur for a complete transcript of the Easy Prey…

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Cameron Huddleston talks about how to protect elderly parents' finances.

Protect Elderly Parents’ Finances from Scams and Exploitation

As you watch your parents get older, it’s easy to begin to worry about them falling for scams or being taken advantage of financially. After all, older adults are common targets for scams and financial exploitation. If they are showing signs of memory loss or have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it’s even…

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Jack Whittaker goes behind the scenes of scam sites.

Scam Sites and the Scam Economy

When you find a scam website – or worse, fall for a scam – you’re not thinking about the people behind it. But the people who build scam sites and the companies that enable scammers are all part of a larger scam economy. In order to combat scam websites, we need an understanding of the…

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It's important to be aware of student loan forgiveness scams!

Student Loan Forgiveness Scams: Red Flags to Watch Out For

On August 24, President Biden announced a three-part plan to help middle- and working-class people with student loan debt. The part that most people have focused on is up to $20,000 of student loan forgiveness. Everyone wants to know what they have to do to get their loans forgiven. Since the initiative is so new,…

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