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Messaging Attacks: How to Spot and Stop Them


Smishing (a portmanteau word combining SMS and phishing) are attacks that occur when cyber attackers use SMS, texting, or similar messaging technologies to trick you into taking an action you should not take. Perhaps they fool you into providing your credit card details, get you to call a phone number to get your banking information, or convince you to fill out an online survey to harvest your personal information...

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Scammers are sending fake IRS emails about Economic Impact Payments


Fake IRS emails are popping into peoples inboxes. It says that you can get a third Economic Impact Payment (EIP) if you click a link that lets you access the form for your additional information and get help with the application. But the link is a trick.

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Amazon Impersonators: What You Need to Know


Has Amazon contacted you to confirm a recent purchase you didn?t make or to tell you that your account has been hacked? According to the FTC?s new Data Spotlight, since July 2020, about one in three people who have reported a business impersonator scam say the scammer pretended to be Amazon.

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WARNING: Email from FTC Chair Lina Khan about Coronavirus money is fake

August 19, 2021

Scammers are impersonating FTC Chair Lina Khan in a new phishing scheme. The email says the FTC wants to send you Coronavirus relief funds and tells you to send some personal information, like your name, address, and date of birth. The FTC is not distributing Coronavirus economic stimulus or relief money to people. The email is a scam. Don?t reply.

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Cyber Attacks Include Phones


When you think of a cyber criminal you probably think of an evil mastermind sitting behind a computer, launching sophisticated attacks over the internet. While some of today?s cyber criminals do use advanced technologies, many simply use the phone to trick their victims.

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