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As 9/11 approaches, we look back with a solemn demeanor and with pride in our hearts. America is resilient. For those that lost their lives on that dreadful day and those whose lives were forever changed, we offer our gratitude and our condolences. It is because of the people of America that we are strong.
As America reflects on the events of the past, do not be lured in by heartless hackers and thieves. These malicious individuals are preparing to release malware attacks by taking advantage of your curiosity and your giving heart.
They are targeting social networking sites as well as More >
A scammer, posing as a grandson, gets a grandmother to willingly give up thousands of dollars in one of the new scams that is becoming more popular amongst scam artists.
Here’s what happened: Earlier this week a supposed Grandson called his Grandmother, out of the blue, to ask for money because he got arrested at the Winter Olympics in Canada and needs $3000 for bail. Grandma feels bad, and because it is time sensitive, sends the money right away only to find out that her real Grandson never called at all.
This begs the question, “How did the scammer find out the More >
Last week I opened up my email to find a message from the IRS about my taxes this year. I was very pleased with what they had to say. They told me that because of some recent changes to President Obama’s policies, I needed to fill out the proper form to receive extra tax benefits before I file this year.
They quoted a very nice amount of money I could get back. Then they had a link for me to click on that required me to fill in some very confidential information.
In this economy, it would be easy for any one More >
By falling for the “419″ scams. I wrote in a previous post about how trusting adults are on the internet. Now I have some numbers to share with you on the subject. According to Ultrascan, a Dutch company, $9.3 billion was lost due to “419″ scams that originated from 152 countries (the majority of the scams came from Nigeria). You might think that the numbers may be declining because people are becoming more aware of scams, but this is not so. Sadly, the numbers increased from 2008 meaning we are not learning from our mistakes. In 2008 the loss stood More >
Believe it or not, social networking safety used to be easy. You put your computer in a high traffic area. As a parent you monitor what your kids are doing and saying online. Or just take away internet privileges from your kid’s altogether.
There is a bigger problem at hand now. And it is growing at a cancerous rate. The problem? You. The adult, the parent, the guardian. More and more adults are turning to social networking like Facebook and online dating sites every day. Our false sense of security is draining our money and breaking our hearts.
It seems that the More >