"Obamacare" Scams Emerge as New Policies Take Effect
Scammers are exploiting the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a way to fool Americans into sharing their personal information. Many key provisions of the ACA go into effect on October 1st, so don't let confusion around the new law cause you to fall for a scam.
Facebook Love Breaks the Bank
Christina* was contacted on Facebook by an attractive man, Mark Bond, who had recently lost his wife. She didn't know how he found her. Perhaps, it was meant to be, but she couldn't believe her luck. He was good looking, about the same age, with a steady income, and best of all... he was SINGLE! He lived in Los Angeles, California and worked as a Civil Construction Engineer.
Warning: Security Holes Found in New iPhone iOS7 Update
Several stories have recently emerged regarding security breaches found in the iOS 7 update, which was released on September 18th to iPhone users. The two most talked about security holes allow hackers to make phone calls, send messages, and view apps, such as Facebook and Twitter, despite the phone's widely used passcode lock feature.
Yellow Pages Scam Targets Small Businesses
Business owners, watch out! Scammers are invoicing companies for online ads they never placed and using the Yellow Pages name to lend them credibility.
Protect Your Identity: Don't Get Phished!
It's Cyber Security Awareness Month. Do you know how to protect your identity online?
"Phishing" - the act of targeting victims via email in the hopes of spreading viruses and gathering personal information - can happen to anyone. Cybercriminals have become quite savvy in their attempts to lure people into clicking on links or opening phony email attachments. Online phishing attacks can not only spread computer viruses, but they can pose a significant risk for identity theft.