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 […]

Protect Yourself from Online Spying

August 12, 2015 Michael 0

Your BBB® receives many inquiries from persons concerned about both online and offline privacy. The Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) has released a plugin for Firefox and Google chrome web browsers that says it will protect you from online spying. The […]

Children Now Targeted By Identity Thieves

June 8, 2015 Michael 0

Your BBB® receives calls from people who have had their identities stolen. While adults worry about having their financial data stolen, an increasing threat is your children. A child’s Social Security number can be used by identity thieves to apply […]

FBI Releases New, Improved Child ID App

June 1, 2015 Jackie 0

It’s not a topic we like to talk about, but it’s a necessary one. Your BBB® has learned that the FBI has released a new, improved version of their Child ID App to coincide with the National Missing Children’s Day […]

Today is Digital Spring Cleaning Day

April 8, 2015 Jackie 0

Have over 2,000 emails in your inbox? Haven’t emptied your recycle bin in a while? Receiving too many e-subscriptions that you can’t keep up with them? Well, today is your lucky day. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and your […]

Social Media Follows You Everywhere!

March 17, 2015 Cathy 0

I recently attended the wedding of my nephew and his beautiful bride. It was a large wedding and just lovely, the colors were….oops, that’s another story. At any rate, at the wedding, I saw a number of the young folks […]

Thieves Steal American and United Airlines Frequent Flyer Miles

February 13, 2015 Jackie 0

Your BBB® has learned that United Airlines and American Airlines announced in January 2015 that thieves using stolen usernames and passwords broke into customers’ American AAdvantage accounts and United MileagePlus accounts and stole frequent flyer miles. American Airlines estimated that […]