Tag: online safety

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:

How To Be Safe During Online Shopping Season

Nov 25, 2016 2:13 pm

Cyber Monday is around the corner and that means consumers will head to the world wide web in record numbers for the latest and greatest deals. While online shopping is convenient during the holidays, it comes with risks. Every day online shoppers have their personal information stolen, viruses damage computers, money is fraudulently withdrawn from bank accounts and countless other damages at the hands of online thieves. Don’t let this happen to you.

Cybersecurity expert Keith Tresh, Commander of the California Cyber Security Integration Center (Cal-CSIC) talks online safety and why it matters.


Learn more about Cal-CSIC by clicking here.


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