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Tax season is scam season. It is also a good time to talk to elderly people about their tax returns. In the age of the Internet, email and smartphones older people to get confused and...

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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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Online Holiday Shopping 2016 – Security Basics

November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Twice a year scammers crawl from underneath rocks and other nasty places to celebrate special holidays. First, tax season, then the holiday season. African-Americans using the Internet for holiday shopping need to be on guard...

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How Not to Get Hacked in Six Easy Steps

April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Getting hacked is so easy that it is almost comical. Black people need to be aware that most hackers take advantage of human kindness, weakness, curiosity and even stupidity to get inside computer networks. Hacking...

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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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Scammers are phishing for LinkedIn members log in credentials by sending emails that are supposed to be from LinkedIn Support. Symantec Senior Security Response Manager  Satnam Narang wrote about the phishing campaign observed over the past week....

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Fake Websites and Phony Trust

November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you follow the African-American Cyber Report you know there are certain rules that we preach constantly. You can find these rules on the homepage. But I need to point out two of those rules...

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Buying online. Its called e-commerce. African-Americans have gone from Black Friday sales to Cyber Mondays online. Online shopping is perfectly natural. You probably never even think about it, you just do it. Even with all...

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Scammmers Using Caller ID Spoofing

July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Telecom trade association group USTelecom is warning consumers about the explosion of caller ID spoofing. According to the organization the tactic being used works like this; sales people and scammers use technology that makes calls appear...

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ALERT! EZ Pass Phishing Scam ALERT!

July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Over the last couple of days people have reported receiving email from the EZ Pass toll system.  EZ Pass is a highway toll road provider that operates in the North Eastern United States.  This includes...

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