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What Is Smishing (And How To Protect Yourself)

Smishing is a new form of phishing that uses text messaging instead of email. It’s a growing problem worldwide, happening over 30 million times per day! Smishing scammers try to trick you into giving personal information by pretending to be a trusted person or business. They might ask for your name, email address, credit card …

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Private: Banking could soon be safer – but will it be?

It is estimated that GameOver Zeus botnet is responsible for a loss exceeding $100 Million US Dollars. The problem with a lot of online theft today is that from the bank\’s perspective, the theft occurred as a legitimate transaction. In other words, the bank acted on the customer\’s computer instruction to transfer the money out. …

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Identity Theft Tactics – be aware and protect yourself

Identity Theft is a horrible experience to go through. Just ask anyone who has been victimized. It can takes many years to arrive at a full recovery. So it makes sense to be vigilant about being a victor instead of a victim, as author Dianne Ojar-Ali alerts us in her book Mrs. Fraud and You. …

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The Canadian Anti-Spam Act and What it Could Mean for You

The Canadian Anti-Spam Act was passed in December of 2010, and is expected to come into force some time in 2013. If you think it won’t affect you because you don’t send mass emails trying to sell random products, or don’t infest other people’s computers with spyware, you would be wrong. It creates tools to …

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