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Don’t Fall for Phishing & Smishing Scams

Don’t Fall for Phishing & Smishing Scams

We’ve all received those emails or text messages, from unknown or even known senders, with an urgent issue asking you to click on a link or call with your debit card information to rectify. These tactics are known as phishing (email based) and smishing (cell phone text message), and they dupe unsuspecting consumers  into infecting [...]

Phishing Scams – Don’t Get Hooked!

Phishing Scams – Don’t Get Hooked!

Have you ever received an email with a similar message like these? “We suspect an unauthorized transaction on your account.  To ensure that your account is not compromised, please login below to your online banking profile to review your account activity.”  “Your electronic funds transfer was rejected.  Please click the link below for additional information.” [...]

Video: Financial Fraud Targeting Elderly on NBC 10

We all know the old adage, if it seems to good to be true, it probably is. Bob Twomey discusses common types of financial fraud that target the elderly on  NBC 10′s  “Minding Your Business” television interview with host Frank Coletta. Some common schemes that target the elderly include: Asking you to send money Asking [...]

It’s a Cyber Jungle Out There, 5 Tips for Staying Safe Online

It’s a Cyber Jungle Out There, 5 Tips for Staying Safe Online

It’s 2012 and connecting to family, friends and businesses via social media has become an integral part of our daily lives.  While the lines have blurred between the real world and the cyber world, sometimes we forget it’s still a jungle out there. In the real world we’re smart enough to know not to walk [...]

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