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Please be advised there are fraudulent postcards being sent out to people around the country. These postcards are asking recipients to call 800.230.8750 regarding an important matter, which has to do with their mortgage or loan from State Department Federal Credit Union. Do Not Call the number provided …

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It’s not a game anymore when sensitive information is collected and abused, especially when children are involved. Data theft involving children is up and gaming apps are the latest culprits. Sega games are certainly no exception. A study by Check Point Software Technologies first broke the news, finding many …

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If you’ve been watching the Olympics this year, you may have seen some great looking gear. And did you know that you can buy that gear? If you don’t, scammers certainly do. They are using Olympics-related information to scam unsuspecting buyers out of cash. They aren’t …

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If you get texts that seem random and out of the blue, it could be a text scam. A group of marketers were involved in a texting scam that sent millions of text messages promising consumers free merchandise and gift cards. The Federal Trade Commission has settled with the group …

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It’s the beginning of a new year. That means SplashData has come out with its list of “top” passwords for 2017. And once again, that list has left security professionals scratching their heads and wondering what more can they possibly do to convince people to make them better and …

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Twenty million or more homes now entertain a smart-speaker sidekick. Speaking to devices isn’t new, just ask Alexander Graham Bell. But with technology constantly building on top of itself, these little household helpers are now leading the way. With all of their novelty and support, there is a …

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Medical identity theft generally occurs when a thief uses your name and health insurance numbers. In most cases the criminal will use this information to see a doctor, file claims with your insurance provider, get prescription drugs or get other medical services. The most concerning problem with medical identity theft …

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The online auction and e-commerce website eBay is often used in phishing scams. In a recent one, an email claims that shoppers owe hundreds of dollars for a purchase that is obviously incorrect and will probably cause an initial gasp. But don’t despair. The scammers are there to …

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As you’re shopping for your last minute holiday goodies, keep an eagle eye out for counterfeit goods. According to the Global Innovation Policy Center (GPIC), counterfeiting has nearly doubled in the last six years and now amounts to $461 billion. It also costs the United States around three-quarters …

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Cyber scammers don’t take any time off for the holiday season. In fact, they’re working overtime to take advantage of the spirit of giving. Giving to them, that is. By now consumers know that packages left outside their homes are up for grabs by package thieves.  The latest …

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