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How to Stay Safe in the Physical World and Defend Yourself in Public

As humans who live in societies with other humans, we have to be aware of the fact that someone else might try to hurt us. That doesn’t mean you should be afraid of everyone; it just means that you should learn how to be more aware. You should also know how to defend yourself if…

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Giulia Porter talks about text message scams.

Spam Text Messages are the New Robocalls

With new government regulations making it harder for scammers to make spam calls, they have turned to a new medium. Spam text messages are on the rise – and they carry new risks that spam calls don’t. Learn why scammers are moving from calls to texts and what you can do to protect yourself. See…

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Government Grant Scams

Government Grant Scams Are on Social Media and Finding Victims

Scammers are hacking social media accounts (like Facebook) taking over someone’s account and sending messages with links that are harmful.

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New Artificial Intelligence Technology Leads to New Challenges

Most of us would have thought artificial intelligence was limited to science fiction just a few years ago – but now, AI has become almost mainstream. Businesses of all kinds use artificial intelligence to help analyze patterns, make decisions, and more. With all the new artificial intelligence applications, though, come new challenges and dangers. See…

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Scam Survivors Support Groups

No matter how careful you are, you can still fall victim to an online scam. Scammers have upped their game and can spoof even the most trusted websites, making it difficult to tell the difference between a trusted site like Amazon or Paypal and a scam site, developed to mine for sensitive information.  The financial…

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Krazy Ken of the Computer Clan YouTube channel talks about tech scams and how to spot them.

Identify and Avoid Tech Scams: How to Spot the Warning Signs

Technology is advancing rapidly. It seems like every day something that used to be the purview of science fiction becomes a reality. But scammers are taking advantage of this to make tech scams look like legitimate products. Learn how to identify tech scams to avoid spending money on a useless product. See How to Avoid…

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Catfished: A Cautionary Tale

The term “catfished” is often used when a stranger reaches out to you and isn’t entirely forthcoming about their personal details. However, most catfish create an entirely false persona–nothing they share with online friends ultimately proves real. According to Review 42, 53% of online dating profiles contain lies, 83% of Facebook profiles are fake (that’s…

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How to Obtain and Set Up a Static IP Address

Imagine calling your favorite carry out restaurant to place an order, only to find that they changed their phone number without warning…again. This is similar to an IP address that changes frequently when you log on to your computer, also known as a dynamic IP address. There are many reasons to make the switch to…

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