Category Archives: Data Security

IRS Dirty Dozen: Watch Out for these 12 Scams

The following article was published by the IRS. The IRS reminds taxpayers to watch out for scams and schemes that put them and their personal information at risk. Each year, the IRS releases the top 12 scams, known as the … Continue reading

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Should You Freeze Your Credit?

Using a credit card for purchases is often convenient, but it does bring with it some risks. Fraud is on the rise, and virtually everyone is at risk to some degree. If it hasn’t already happened to you, you probably … Continue reading

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National Tax Security Awareness Week: Recognize Phishing Email Scams

The following article was published by the IRS. The IRS reminds people to be on the lookout for new, sophisticated email phishing scams. These scams not only endanger someone’s personal information, but they can also affect a taxpayer’s refund in … Continue reading

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Protect Yourself After the Equifax Data Breach

This article was published by the IRS. The recent Equifax hack has credit users on edge, wondering if they were a victim and if so, what steps they should take. The first step is to find out if you were … Continue reading

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IRS, Partners Warn of Online Threats; Protect Personal Computers

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service, states and the tax industry remind you that online threats and annoyances abound. There are viruses, worms, Trojans, bots, spyware and adware all fall under the malicious programs … Continue reading

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Protect Your Credit Card on Cyber Monday

The following YouTube video is from CNET. Black Friday is behind us, but the holiday shopping deals have just begun. Today, commonly known as Cyber Monday, is a chance for consumers to purchase goods from online retailers at significant markdowns. … Continue reading

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Credit Card Fraud Rising in Online Shopping

The activity of credit card fraud criminals is creeping more and more into the realm of online shopping. While brick and mortar businesses have implemented strong fraud deterrents at the checkout line in recent years, online retailers are left more … Continue reading

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