Reducing Consumer Risk Of Identity Theft During COVID-19: Is Your Plan Working?

By | May 22nd, 2020|Banking, Consumer Finance, COVID, Credit Cards, Credit Union, Customer Loyalty, Data Breaches, Fintech, Identity Protection, innovation, Loyalty, Malware and Scams, The Dark Web, Webinar|

The new on-demand webinar series from Experian Partner Solutions delivers quick and timely information to help companies stay up-to-date on how COVID-19 related fraud is impacting consumers.

Spotting Travel Scams

By | July 10th, 2017|Malware and Scams|

Summer vacation is prime time for identity theft and fraud. We recently shared tips to help consumers stay secure and keep a relaxing trip from turning into a headache. But what about the risks before you’ve stepped out the door? Travel scams are among the most popular online threats facing consumers. According to a recent [...]

Pokemon Privacy: Catching Them All, Safely

By | July 18th, 2016|Industry News, Malware and Scams, Online Safety|

On July 6, Niantic launched Pokemon Go -- a free, augmented reality game for iOS and Android devices. The world went wild. Pokemon Go grabbed 26 million users in the U.S. alone, surpassing both Google Maps and Twitter in daily active users. It’s been hard to escape the colorful news over the past week. Articles [...]

Recognizing Different Types of Imposter Scams: Part 2

By | July 14th, 2016|Malware and Scams, Online Safety|

Imposter scams - when criminals disguise their true identity, pretending to be someone trustworthy in an attempt to obtain money from their victims - can happen anywhere, and to anyone. Imposters go to great lengths to appear real and manipulate their victims, and we’re not seeing any sign of these scams slowing. In order to [...]

Recognizing Different Types of Imposter Scams: Part 1

By | July 8th, 2016|Malware and Scams, Online Safety|

Imposter scams - when criminals disguise their true identity, pretending to be someone trustworthy in an attempt to obtain money from their victims - can happen anywhere, and to anyone. Imposters go to great lengths to appear real and manipulate their victims, and we’re not seeing any sign of these scams slowing. In order to [...]

Memorial Day Bargain or Scam? Tips for Secure Online Shopping

By | May 27th, 2016|Identity Protection, Malware and Scams|

National holidays are a time to get together with family, enjoy some time off, and relax. Unfortunately, they’re also a gold mine for cyber criminals. With Memorial Day almost upon us, retailers are promoting their special offers for the holiday weekend. To keep your online shopping deals from turning into a hacker’s opportunity to steal, [...]

Snapchat’s Phishing Attack: A Reminder That Security Starts with Employee Education

By | March 2nd, 2016|Business Security, Industry News, Malware and Scams|

Snapchat, the popular ephemeral messaging application, just announced a phishing attack that has compromised the identities of a number of its current and former employees. According to a blog post from the company, Snapchat’s payroll department was targeted by an isolated phishing scam, where a scammer impersonated the company’s chief executive officer and asked for [...]

Ransomware in Review

By | November 24th, 2015|Business Security, Malware and Scams|

One of the scariest cyber security trends of 2015 was the evolution and uptick of ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a type of malware that, once installed on user’s device, will block access to the device until a ransom is paid to the cyber criminal to unlock and remove the malware. The FBI recently reported that [...]

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