Be careful: how scammers profit from panic due to coronavirus

Criminals never miss a major crisis. The Chinese coronavirus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, is a great opportunity for them. Because it can induce normally rational people to "relax their guard" and fall for the tricks of the scammers, Fox News reported. Here are the three most common ...

4 common tax frauds and ways to protect yourself from them

Tax frauds occur all year round, but during tax season (this year is from January 27 to April 15), the number usually increases. Of the tax scams reported in the Better Business Bureau's scam tracker last year, 61% ...

A new type of coronavirus fraud is rampant in the US: how to protect yourself

Using people's fear of the coronavirus, scammers use e-mail to impersonate health officials and try to find out their personal information from people, Businessinsider reports. As the number of deaths from the coronavirus outbreak continues to rise, online scammers are using email phishing schemes.

How to check if your SSN is stolen and protect your personal data

To avoid becoming a victim of financial fraud and identity theft following the leak of key personal data of 143 million Americans in Equifax, Americans are advised to fix their credit rating (security freeze) at the current level and delete any suspicious emails. Wrestling experts ...

FBI warns of fraud W-2

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warns of a sharp increase in fraud by mail (the so-called "phishing") with the W-2, leaving social security numbers and other data in the dirty hands, writes the Los Angeles Times. According to the FBI, this ...

More 50 women have been the victims of personal photo theft

In Alabama, 35-year-old Kevin Maldonado received 6 months in prison for using a phishing system to steal personal photos of more than 50 women. He sent e-mails to potential victims on behalf of the e-mail administrator and offered to update his password. As soon as…

How scammers use Google Docs to get your personal data

Google has warned users of the Gmail mail service about the malicious mailing disguised as Google Docs service. Warning: If you have a message in your inbox asking you to open Google Docs, but you don't know the sender, do not open it. This is probably a phishing email ...

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