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10 Important Tasks to Start the New Year Right

December 22, 2016 Jackie 0

If you haven’t made any New Year’s resolutions yet, perhaps you will consider completing these 10 tasks instead. They will help you be more proactive about protecting your personal and financial information. Register for the state and national Do Not […]

June is Internet Safety Month

June 2, 2016 Jackie 0

With Internet and mobile device usage increasing during the summer months, your BBB® wishes to pass along information about Internet Safety Month from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) (of which BBB is a partner) and ConnectSafely have teamed up […]

What Mobile Apps Know About You

November 17, 2015 Michael 0

According to a recent CBS news article two research reports detail what your apps are finding out about you, and what info they share. A Pew Research Center survey shows apps in the Google Play Store ask for a total […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stop! In the Name of Calls

August 17, 2015 Michael 1

Your BBB® receives calls hourly from frustrated consumers who are tired of unwanted phone calls. A new app for both iOS and android called “Fake-A-Fax” claims to help reduce the thousands of robocalls generated each minute. The app allows you […]