Email scams are a regular part of our junk boxes today, and security companies continue to try to invent more sophisticated programs to separate the good emails from the bad. Unfortunately, email spammers are very effective at getting around these safeguards and tricking people into giving away their information. In general, every time you are asked to give out your information, your ears should perk up, and you should become more vigilant.… [Read more]
The nature of financial crimes may not have changed much in the last century, but the specifics could not be more radically different. Some modern financial crimes are rising in frequency at a rate that could not have been anticipated a century ago. A Javelin Strategy study found that in 2013 more than 13 million Americans were victims of identity fraud, a number that has grown from 11.2 million since 2005.… [Read more]
Cybercrime is one of the biggest threats in our country today, notes the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition to having a negative impact on consumer safety, cybercrime can hurt our economic prosperity.
Fortunately, a variety of government agencies are working hard to make sure to protect us from cybercrime. From local law enforcement to national organizations, steps are in place to protect us from online scammers.… [Read more]
Credit card fraud occurs every day, as hackers are always on the lookout for ways to steal your personal information. In fact, it is estimated that nine million Americans are victims of identity fraud every year, and many of these individuals have their credit card information stolen as well. Even if you only use your credit cards to shop at major retailers, you can still become a victim.… [Read more]