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Free Vacation Scams

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Congrats – you’ve won an all-expense paid vacation to the Bahamas! It’s a dream come true! Or is it?

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Don’t Get Caught in a Cryptocurrency Scam!

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As a non-regulated currency, stolen crypto is virtually impossible to reclaim. Here are five crypto scams to know.

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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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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 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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Beware the Pending Package Scam

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Everyone loves a surprise package, and scammers are taking the excitement out of that experience by using bogus packages as a cover for a nefarious scam that tricks victims into sharing their personal information — and their money.

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Political Fundraising Scams

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Election fever is now at an all-time high and so are election scams. From schemes that steal your vote to ones promising dream vacations in exchange for participation in a poll or survey, there’s no shortage of scams centering on elections.

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How Can I Protect Myself from Payment App Scams?

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Q: I’ve heard there’s been an increase in scams through mobile payment apps, like Cash App. Can I continue using these apps safely?

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