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Beware of Digital Kidnapping

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Digital kidnapping happens when a scammer takes control of a victim’s social media profile(s) and holds it/them for ransom. Here’s what you need to know about digital kidnapping.

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Beware of Job Scams

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It’s an amazing employment opportunity – or is it? Scammers often hijack the job market and ensnare hopeful job seekers into their schemes. If you’re job-hunting, it’s a good idea to review the way these scams play out and how you can avoid them.

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Beware Tax Filing Scams

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It’s important to learn how to recognize the signs of a fraudulent tax preparer so you don’t fall victim to a tax filing scam.

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4 Scams to Watch for After the Holidays

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The weeks after the holiday season generally bring an increase in scams that can be difficult to spot. Watch out for these common post-holiday scams.

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4 Scams to Watch Out for this Black Friday

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Black Friday has traditionally been the day that kicks off the holiday shopping season but it’s also been a day that kicks off the season of shopping scams. Here are four scams to watch out for this Black Friday and throughout the holiday shopping season.

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All You Need to Know About Multifactor Authentication

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Multifactor authentication (MFA) provides an extra layer of protection for your accounts and sensitive data. Here’s all you need to know about MFA, how it works and why it’s an important step in protecting your information.

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Beware Back to School Scams

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Whether you’re a college student prepping for the fall semester, a high school student getting ready for a new school year or the parent of a student of any age, beware these trending back-to-school scams!

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Have A Scam-Free Summer!

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Hello, summer! It’s the season of flip-flops and ice pops, of sun-drenched afternoons and lazy days at the beach. And, unfortunately, summertime is also prime time for scammers.

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Scam Alert: Beware Child Tax Credit Scams

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The Child Tax Credit, a part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that takes effect in July, is already drawing the attention of scammers. The newly expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) will provide monthly payments of up to $300 per child for approximately 40 million households across the country. Payments will be issued via direct deposit, paper check, or debit cards, providing a plethora of opportunities for scammers to get in on the action.

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Beware the USPS Smishing Text Scam

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Your phone pings with an incoming text. You swipe it open to find a message from the USPS. They’re texting to let you know that the scheduled delivery time for your package has been changed. Unfortunately, though, the message is not from the USPS and you’ve just been targeted by a scam. Here’s what you need to know about the USPS smishing text scam.

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