'Tis the season for holiday gifting, and many shoppers will go online this time of year to find the best deals. But the sellers you buy from may not be what they seem. Thousands of people become victims of holiday scams every year. Scammers can rob you of hard-earned money, personal information, and, at the very least, a festive mood.
What is Phishing? Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to infect your machine with malware and viruses to collect personal and financial information. Cybercriminals attempt to lure users to click on a link or open an attachment that infects their computer with viruses or malware, creating vulnerability to attacks.
Identity theft affects millions of people each year. You can learn how to make protecting yourself from identity thieves part of your daily routine. Take a few minutes to check out these five tips.
Everyone’s favorite time of year – tax season – is creeping up on the calendar. Tuesday, April 17, may feel eons away, but the filing deadline will be here before you know it. Tax season is prime time for online scams. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), tax-related identity theft – when a criminal uses someone else’s Social Security number along with other personal data to file an income tax return (and reap any refunds) – is the most common type of identity theft.