Top Ten Scams of 2015

December 16, 2015 Michael 0

The results are in from the first 10,000 scams reported to the new bbb.org/scamtracker. Here are the top ten scams of 2015 and a few notes on avoiding each one of them. Scam Type                           […]

Surprising Cyber Security Facts

October 29, 2015 Michael 0

99% of computers are vulnerable to software exploits. 68% of funds lost as a result of a cyber-attack were declared unrecoverable. More than 600,000 Facebook accounts are compromised every single day! 59% of employees steal company data when they quit, […]

Tech Support Company Settles FTC Charges

October 28, 2015 Jackie 0

Your BBB has just heard some good news for consumers. According to a Press Release from the FTC, “the operators of an alleged tech support scam agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they tricked consumers into paying millions […]

2015 National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 22, 2015 Jackie 0

During this month of October, your BBB joins more than 400 universities, colleges, businesses, government agencies and associations to promote the 12th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). National Cyber Security Awareness Month is sponsored by the Department of […]

Identity Theft Prevention Tips

October 12, 2015 Susan 0

  Identity theft is a common and growing problem, and once personal information is compromised, the outcomes can be devastating. Information may be compromised by theft of personal documents, phishing for information online, or even convincing phone requests by those […]

Secure Your ID Day 2015

September 18, 2015 Amanda 0

On Saturday, October 17, 2015, BBBs across North America will host a helpful identity theft prevention event called Secure Your ID Day. Your BBB® will be one of them. We’ve done several blog posts on identity theft in the past, […]

Farcing, The Latest Form of ID Theft

August 27, 2015 Michael 0

“Phishing” attempts to get you to disclose personal information via email or telephone. “Smishing” refers to deceptive text messages, and “Vishing” refers to deceptive voicemails. Your BBB® is receiving a dramatic increase of calls concerning the use of Social Media […]