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Don’t Fall for These Online Scams

Unfortunately, cyber security threats can increase during tax season,[1] and scammers tend to target older adults. Tax, Social Security, and retirement account scams can be financially devastating and very difficult to correct, so know how to avoid them. Awareness is crucial – don’t fall for these online scams. Tax Scams Phishing is a scam where criminals attempt to trick you into giving out your personal information by impersonating businesses or government agencies through email. Beware of [...]

2022-04-01T12:53:33+00:00April 1, 2022|Cybersecurity|

3 Common Scams Aimed at Retirees

Cybercrimes aimed at older Americans have increased five times since 2014, and all too often, they're successful. Social Security and retirement account scams can be financially devastating and very difficult to correct, so know how to avoid them. Awareness is crucial - read about these three common scams aimed at retirees. Social Security Scam You know to keep your Social Security card and number safe, but criminals are always developing new methods of tricking people. One [...]

2021-08-06T19:51:39+00:00August 6, 2021|Cybersecurity|

Protect Your Retirement Savings From Cyber Threats

If there's a fraudulent charge on your credit card, there is recourse – but what about your 401(k)? Cyber fraud is becoming more common, and plan sponsors don't guarantee reimbursements. It's important to take steps to protect your information and account from cybersecurity threats now more than ever. Here are three steps you can take to help protect your retirement savings from cyber threats. Connect to Secure WiFi Office WiFi networks should be secure but watch [...]

2021-03-05T16:20:27+00:00March 5, 2021|Cybersecurity, Fraud Protection|

How to Recognize a COVID-19 Scam

Online scams have been on the rise since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and new kinds are popping up. Scammers tend to target older adults, especially those more vulnerable to the virus. Many scams use fear and panic to make the victim act quickly without thinking first. That’s why it can help to know the signs of a scam before you’re confronted with one. Here's how to recognize a COVID-19 scam. Fake Products Some of [...]

2020-09-26T00:03:39+00:00September 26, 2020|Cybersecurity, Fraud Protection|

5 Tips for Staying Cyber-Secure When Working from Home

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many office employees to work remotely. It has also caused an increase in cybersecurity threats, as hackers and scammers attempt to capitalize on panic and vulnerabilities. If you're taking steps to protect yourself from the coronavirus, make sure also to protect yourself from cyber threats when working remotely. Whether you're used to this arrangement or not, here are five tips for staying cyber-secure when working from home. Have a Secure Wi-Fi [...]

2020-04-11T00:09:06+00:00April 11, 2020|Cybersecurity, Fraud Protection|
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