Phishing is an attempt to steal money or identity by acquiring personal information such as user names, passwords, bank account or credit card details while posing as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication such as an email or pop-up message.

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Cyber Tips
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Six fraud avoidance tips from FBI Special Agent

At a recent Cyber Security/Fraud event in Los Angeles, I learned new and valuable information from an FBI Supervisory Special…
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Privacy: How to Deal with What We Cannot Control!

There are moments when I feel helpless and hopeless as I watch privacy diminishing rapidly before my own eyes. Not a day…
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Seniors Beware! What is Vishing? (And 3 Ways to Avoid It)

Switching from Windows XP to Windows 8 meant something as simple as shutting down his computer became a challenge for my…
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4 Simple Home and Work Cyber Safety Tips

Upon arrival at the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for cyber security training by a division of Homeland Security,…
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6 Social Media Privacy and Safety Tips

I am a huge fan of Social Media but I dislike it when privacy or safety are compromised by private photos and information…
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Cyber Security: 2 ways to Protect yourself, your Family and your Community - Part I

I recently completed two Cyber Security classes provided by TEEX, a Training and Education Division of the U.S. Department…
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How to Avoid Identity Theft - Prevention is so much Better than Cure

When it comes to Identity Theft, I unfortunately write from a position of experience.  The good news is that in spite…
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How to Prevent Child Identity Theft

Child identity theft is on the rise. The greatest increase has been seen in children under 5 years old but the reality…
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Chase's Response to Fraudulent Email

I always forward phishing emails to the misrepresented organization (most often Bank of America) but have never gotten…
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How to Avoid Phishing Scams

I've received several emails that appeared to be from Bank of America but poor grammar and spelling coupled with urgency…