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2020 Tax Fraud Trends: How to Protect Yourself at Home and Work

The tax season deadline in the U.S. is April 15, 2020, and that means scammers are officially on the prowl for unsuspecting tax fraud victims. Attackers are utilizing both time-tested and new techniques to collect tax information and personal data from victims and target individual and corporate accounts. No one is immune from tax season risks, and most of u
Publish At:2020-03-17 10:37 | Read:674 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud Protection Bank Fraud Email Fraud Fraud Schemes Identi

The Increasing Sophistication of the Tech Support Scam

A typical tech support scam goes something like this: Someone calls you up, claims they’re from some technical support service and counts on you to be gullible enough to listen to a phony pitch. Instead of cleaning your computer, they convince you to download malware to your PC. They then ask for a ransom payment to remove it. Thanks, but no thanks. Su
Publish At:2017-05-03 13:10 | Read:3595 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud Protection Fraud Fraud Schemes Malware Ransomware Scam

Indian Banking Customers, Beware! Hackers Have an Eye on Your Money

A couple months back, I received a phone call from a man claiming to represent my bank. He menacingly asked me to share my debit card details so he could stop my account from being blocked. I panicked for a few seconds, then asked him some probing questions. The caller hung up the phone. A call to my bank about the security of my account did not provide very
Publish At:2017-02-14 09:35 | Read:4269 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Fraud Protection Bank Fraud Ban

Charity Fraud Trifecta: Phishing, Vishing and Smishing

The holiday season is upon us, which means fraudsters are on alert and looking to take advantage of the goodwill of the unsuspecting. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, between 25 and 43 percent of annual giving is done between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. As such, fraudsters engaging in charity fraud often create fake charitie
Publish At:2015-12-03 23:15 | Read:3301 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Fraud Protection charity fraud

Using Identity Theft for Unemployment Insurance Fraud

The national attention given to recent data breaches, including the theft of personally identifiable information (PII), has highlighted potential issues for the victims of the breaches. Identity theft is one of the more obvious concerns. Breached organizations offer free access to identity protection services, which offer more psychological relief to victims
Publish At:2015-03-26 01:00 | Read:4774 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government and Federal Cybercriminals Cybersecurity Fraud fr


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