As businesses continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, many are faced with the challenge and opportunities of adapting to the “new normal.” To help business owners address some of the risks that accompany these changes including data theft, device…
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the United States government approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to help businesses, families and individuals. Unfortunately, some criminals continue to look for ways to steal not just your personal and financial information, but also the money you receive through the CARES Act. Continue reading Beware of identity theft in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic
Senior citizens are at a high risk of being targeted for financial abuse because they tend to have more accumulated savings. Elder financial abuse typically involves some type of money scam, forgery, identity theft, or coercion to give someone access…
Are you wondering what to keep and what to shred? The Federal Trade Commission looked at experts’ advice and compiled this summary of how long they recommend keeping certain documents. Continue reading When should I shred it?
You may have heard in the news that automated teller machines (ATMs) are being targeted by criminals who secretly attach high-tech devices to the machines in order to record consumers’ keystrokes and steal or, as it is sometimes called, “skim” personal identification numbers (PINs) along with credit or debit card account numbers. In addition, criminals are known to add similar devices to credit or debit card readers at checkout registers, especially at gas stations, convenience stores or other merchants where customers may be in a hurry and not notice or take the time to report something suspicious. Continue reading Beware of ATM, Debit and Credit Card ‘Skimming’ Schemes
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