Tag: online dangers

Taxpayers Beware: The Scammers Are Out!

Apr 17, 2017 4:34 pm

In 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

Mr Franklin was very perceptive to recognize these certainties. However, if he were alive today he might want to add “scammers” to his list.

According to the IRS, there has been a surge in impersonators looking to steal taxpayers’ money or even identity in recent years. Scammers make unsolicited calls claiming to be IRS officials. They demand that the victim pay a bogus tax bill. They con the victim into sending cash, usually through a prepaid debit card or wire transfer.

Learn to protect yourself by identifying scammer tactics:

The Shared Responsibility of Cybersecurity

Jan 20, 2015 6:02 pm

Cal OES and California Department of Technology lead
Statewide Cybersecurity Task Force Meeting in the Bay Area

Following a year of significant cyber breaches and hacks involving major companies like Target, Home Depot, Sony and others, the California Cybersecurity Task Force held their first meeting of 2015 at Walnut Creek’s City Hall. Multi-agency leaders discussed the progress in the implementation of cybersecurity and cyber resilience in the state and how the collaboration from private sector, industry and government is becoming a model for the rest of the country.

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