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Archive for the ‘Fraud Prevention’ Category

July 06, 2020

COVID-19 Schemes and Scams

Scammers are taking full advantage of COVID-19 fear, preying on consumers and businesses alike. Here are some of the latest scams to be alert for: College student scams Emails are showing up in college student…

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March 20, 2020

Beware of Coronavirus Scams

With the nation in fear and panic over COVID-19, individuals are more susceptible to fraud and theft. Fraudsters know customers may be extra vulnerable during these times, so they are getting creative. Protect yourself by…

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March 09, 2020

Stay Safe When Using Free Wi-Fi

Many businesses routinely advertise free Wi-Fi access. While this is certainly a convenient way to stay connected, it does come with major risks. Why? Hackers can rig their PCs to allow you to browse the…

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December 17, 2019

Beware of the Latest Scams

Scam artists are constantly on the lookout for new ways to defraud the public so it’s important to know the latest schemes, and to be vigilant. Here are two to watch out for.   Workplace…

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September 26, 2019

IRS Expands ID Protection Program

The IRS is expanding a pilot program that uses Identity Protection Personal Information Numbers (IP PINs) to provide an extra layer of security for taxpayers. The program can be used by residents of the District…

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