Imposter schemes are ever evolving, and last year was no exception — they were the number one scam reported to the FTC, resulting in victims losing nearly $488 million. With such high take rates, the effects of imposter scams are devastating to businesses and consumers alike. Let’s review the top imposter frauds that arose in 2018. Continue reading
Cybercriminals are Playing Dirty
Online gamers of all ages may not realize the real-life dangers of sharing personal information, leaving them susceptible to vulnerabilities such as fraud, swatting, and identity theft.
The Global Game Market Report estimates that downloaded, digital game revenues took 91% of the global video game market in 2018 ($125.3 billion), with boxed games making up the remainder. This gamer ecommerce channel opens a massive gateway for cybercriminals to hack and commit fraud by preying on unsuspecting online players. Continue reading
New Year, New Threats
Nearly a month into 2019, many people have maintained their focus and motivation to revisit and reset their fitness plans. To achieve these goals, a great deal of us leverage applications and wearables, such as Fitbit and Apple Watches, to help keep track of workouts, meals, and progress.
Although we all want to stay driven to succeed, it’s important to understand that just like any other connected device, fitness apps and wearables are vulnerable to cybercrime. Continue reading
2019 Tax Fraud | Keep Your Personal Information Safe
As the IRS cracks down on tax refund fraud, scammers will be innovating new ways to scheme taxpayers out of their hard-earned money this year. This tax season no one is safe — individuals, businesses, and even tax preparers should be extra cautious with their personal and financial information. Continue reading