Fraud

Cyber criminals have developed a new scam targeting your cell phone. Known as the ‘port-out scam’ criminals are are using stolen information to trick cell phone carriers into transferring legitimate phone numbers to new devices....

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Tax Season 2017 – Fighting Identity Theft

March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are two seasons that cyber criminals celebrate; Christmas and tax season. African-Americans should understand that protecting themselves during this time is especially critical  A 2011 Federal Trade Commission national fraud survey revealed that African-Americans were...

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Black people shopping online this holiday season should be aware that fraud is rampant. Hackers are extremely savvy and know where and how to steal credit card data. So you need to be just as...

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Online Holiday Shopping 2015 – Fake Charities

November 27, 2015 | 1 Comments

Now that the holiday season is in full swing you maybe feeling the Christmas spirit. And part of the holiday season is giving to charities. And the crooks know it! Holiday charity giving can be...

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Scams Target Black Senior Citizens

June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

One on the biggest problems of the digital age is protecting information. The task becomes even greater when you have to protect your information and the information of a parent or grandparent. Today’s world is digital...

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IdentityTheft.gov Website Introduced

May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Identity theft is a real bitch! Once its stolen you realize how fragile and vulnerable your life is. While black people do not suffer identity theft at the same rate as white Americans we suffer...

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Black Consumers; Is Cash a Safer Option?

May 11, 2015 | 1 Comments

Is it time to go back to cash? In this age of technology and electronic payments the value of money has not changed. However the vulnerability of money has increased exponentially. I say it all...

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Currently there is a clever fraud scheme that is striking VISA card holders in the midwest. Card holders are receiving calls from criminals claiming to be VISA Security and Fraud Department. The scam works like this...

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Tax Season Safety

April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

As tax season gets into full swing here is something you are going to want to be aware of before something bad happens. First off, there is a procedure that the IRS uses to confirm...

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Online Holiday Shopping Series #1

October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s November and the holiday shopping season is upon us again. The African American Cyber Report is launching a weekly series focusing on online holiday shopping. Each week through New Year’s Day we will investigate a different facet...

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