Girl Scout Cookie Scam Perplexes New Yorkers

Girl Scout Cookie Scam Perplexes New Yorkers

A father and daughter have been identified as the culprits behind a bizarre scam involving Girl Scout cookies. The pair would allegedly offer to sell their victims the popular brand of dessert treats, only to never send the products. Eleven people in Long Island contacted the authorities about the scam, …

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Phishing Emails: How to Spot Them

Phishing Emails: How to Spot Them

Sometimes, criminals use advanced hacking techniques and cutting-edge technology to steal information from corporate server banks. Most of the time, though, they just send a phishing email and hope someone takes the bait. The vast majority of cybercriminals are pretty low-tech, it turns out. So, how can you spot phishing …

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SIM Swapping: New Scam Gets Around Two-Factor Authentication

SIM Swapping: New Scam Gets Around Two-Factor Authentication

If you’re careful online, you know how to set up two-factor authentication on your devices and accounts. This is supposed to protect you from scammers who want to log in to your bank account, your social media accounts, and your personal devices. However, even two-factor authentication isn’t foolproof anymore.  There’s …

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Romance Scams on the Rise: Avoiding Getting Catfished

Romance Scams on the Rise: Avoiding Getting Catfished

If you’ve ever been on a dating app or social media site and seen an attractive stranger suddenly appear in your inbox, you might have been skeptical. Anyone can use a stranger’s picture online, and impersonators love to act like they’re someone else to scam unsuspecting victims out of their …

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