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Security Conspiracy Theories That Might Actually Be Right

In today’s age of disinformation and fake news, conspiracy theories are running rampant. Some are small and dismissed almost as soon as they pop up. Others are so ludicrous that we can’t help but laugh. Still, some conspiracy theories turn out to be true. There’s nothing more shocking than finding out that some wild theory…

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Top Online Scams

The Most Common Scams Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Scams and fraud have been around forever. Even the Ponzi scheme is now 100 years old, and investment fraud started before that. That’s why we need to beware of the common scams out there.

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You Got Scammed

Scams Target Everyone and Fool People from All Walks of Life

Scammers aren’t stupid. They’re devious, tech-savvy, great actors and greedy. Scams target everyone, which is why millions fall victim every year.

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Coronavirus Scams | One Year Later

Coronavirus Scams are Hanging Around, Just like the Virus Itself.

The year 2020 saw the worst coronavirus scams, but you still need to be aware of con artists trying to swindle us. It shouldn’t have been a surprise that coronavirus scams were a significant problem throughout all of 2020. Do you think it’s over now that the pandemic has eased up a little? Not so…

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Here’s How to Choose a VPN: Don’t Overthink It and It’ll Be Fine

We’re not all IT (internet technology) types, but don’t tell that to VPN review sites! They make it hard to compare or choose a VPN. Turns out, with the VPN Simplifier from WhatIsMyIPAddress.com, how to choose a Virtual Private Network is a no-brainer.

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Email Scams 101: How To De-Code Sketchy Emails

Why are they dangerous? Because most, if not all, of our accounts, are tied to our email. There’s also a ton of private information lurking in your email. You communicate with your financial institutions and manage passwords and validation across all of your accounts. With so much happening in your inbox, there is the potential…

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Scammers are Everywhere! Who You Gonna Call?

SCAM PREVENTION: Call a Good Friend BEFORE You Get Scammed!

Make someone in the family the point-person to stop a scam in progress. Scam prevention tactics are more important than ever. Fraudsters are getting bolder and richer, and quite frankly, protection is harder to find. What are we to do? Remember the 1980s comedy, “Ghostbusters?” A team of scientists and friends advertised they could rid…

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What Makes Us Easy Prey for a Scam?

Falling for Scams: Do You Worry About Your Friends and Family?

There’s a con artist lurking in every corner of the internet and on in our day-to- lives. It’s no wonder our friends and family are constant in danger of falling for scams.

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