A Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Primer

Man using tablet to buy bitcoin

A Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin

You’ve heard of bitcoin, right? Some people say it’s the currency of the future; some say it’s a glorified pyramid scheme; and then there’s the rest of us, who have no idea what it is or how it works.

Bitcoin just turned ten years old, so it has demonstrated more staying power than a lot of people thought it had. Now let’s take a step back and a deep breath and see if we can arrive at a basic understanding of the world’s first cryptocurrency. Continue reading

Fraudsters Bring Back Old Scams With New Tricks

New Channels, Old Scams 

In an age where the latest technology is available to the everyday consumer, it may be hard to believe people still fall for classic scamming methods. However, fraudsters that utilize scare tactics continue to be highly effective – especially in phone, mail and online scams. 

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found millennials to be more at risk for online scams than seniors. At first glance, this may sound surprising given that younger generations often are more digitally aware. 

But with the increasing number of people using connected technology and Internet-enabled devices, it also means that more information about you is now available to the public – consumers, businesses and fraudsters alike.   Continue reading

Beware of Phone and Mail Scams

Scammers Still Call & Mail Victims

With the increasing numbers of connected devices, social media platforms and other digital services, we’ve become accustomed to the threats that target us online. But two not-so-new phone and mail scams prove that fraudsters are still using traditional scamming methods to facilitate their crimes.

Unfortunate but true, our Resolution Center gets calls about phone and mail scams all the time. This new wave of malicious phone and mail scams reminds us just how effective traditional social engineering and scare tactics can be. Continue reading