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Lets’ Talk About Phishing and Vishing

Fraud on the internet | Phishing vs Vishing With internet-related crimes on the rise, the latest statistics say that 1 in 10 people are now victims of fraud on the internet. These scams have taken many forms over the years and the implementation of new technologies has allowed them to become increasingly more realistic and […]

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Identity Theft: Are Your Children Safe?

How Scammers Use your Child’s Information for Fraud The most important thing when it comes to keeping your child safe from scammers, is prevention. Scammers unlawfully gain access to people’s information for financial gain, leaving their victims with a bad credit history and outstanding payments. It is usually harder to detect if a scammer has […]

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Common Scams Breakdown

Common Scams and How to Prevent Them Common Scams Scam artists have been around for eons, but in the last century technology has greatly increased the pool of people they can scam. With telephones, they can scam anyone in the same country and the internet allows them to access naïve victims all around the globe. […]

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Identity Theft: The Basics

The Different Forms of Identity Theft What is Identity Theft? Identity theft is when a thief uses your personal information to steal money from you or others. Though it’s mainly for money, they may use your ID for other things such as getting services or preventing detection of their true identity. Thieves will normally use […]

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Chipping at the Safety of Your Holiday Shopping Spree

Chip Over Strip There is no time of the year where we feel as generous as we do during the festive season. The latest standard in credit card security – the chip card – is said to provide you with improved protection against credit card fraud. So what was wrong with the magnetic strips that […]

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Beware The Holiday Rental Scam

Holiday Rentals: To Rent or Not to Rent It’s the season to be thankful (queue festive holiday music) but it’s also the season to be careful, especially if you’re going on holiday during this festive season. Hotels are flooded and rates are skyrocketing as the demand for accommodation increases and space becomes limited. In comes […]

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Cyber Monday Shopping Tips

Tips For Cyber Monday Shopping Protection Cyber Monday is a popular retail phenomenon across the US. Internet shopping is convenient, as one can do this from your own home or computer, avoid long ques, busy malls and traffic – and you can save on petrol too! But with the wonderful convenience comes a plethora of […]

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Will the Russian Rule the Elections?

The Russian Vote in the Upcoming Elections The concerns After the hack into the Democratic National Committee’s computers by two independent Russian intelligence agencies, there have been some concerns relating to Russia’s possible interference with the US presidential elections, whether such interference could indeed be possible, and if so, how it could be prevented. There […]

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Spoofed! When Good Email Goes Bad

How Spammers Spoof Your Email and What You Can Do How they do it You just received an email from Jim down the corridor telling you to check out some cool link that he found, yet you don’t really know Jim and why is he sending you funny emails now. This is obviously a spam […]

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Proactive Police Fraud Protection

Proactive Police Fraud Protection Measures Being Taken Police have always had proactive protective measures in place against fraud. But with the increase in the kinds of fraud, these efforts have had to increase, and keep up with the times. It seems that with each new “strain”, new measures must be developed. Some police departments have […]

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