The dictionary defines a spoof as a hilarious imitation of something, or a trick played on someone as a joke. Turn that word into a verb and you’re left with an imitation relying on exaggeration, or a hoax or trick,
The simple, short answer is that fraud can look like many different things, and anyone can fall victim. I got a call on my cell phone yesterday around 5:00. The number was unknown so I let it go to voicemail.
As we wrap up National Cybersecurity Awareness Month we thought it was fitting to share a few more of our favorite tips and tricks from our friends at the National Cybersecurity Alliance. To learn more, visit their website at https://staysafeonline.org/
COVID-19 is not only affecting our social habits, but also causing issues with our social safety. This pandemic has scammers using extremely creative ways to get people to click and give away their personal information. We’ve pulled together some tips
In part one, we discussed the dangers of vishing, or voice phishing. If you missed that post, you can catch up by reading about it here! http://blog.centralnational.com/2019/01/something-phish-y-going-on-part-one-vishing/ In part two, we will break down how fraud is attempted through your email
We live in a world where technology and information is more accessible than ever before. While this can help make life easier, there are ways that this abundance of technology and information can be dangerous. Scammers are well aware of
There are not many things that you dread more than looking at your accounts and seeing a transaction that is not yours. There are many things that you may question about the fraudulent charge. How did this happen? Why me?
The Federal Trade Commission announced September 21, 2018 that, effective immediately, consumers will have the capability of putting a freeze on their credit for free. A new federal law was passed allowing the freeze to be placed, with the capability
While consumers all fear being scammed, they are not the only ones that have that worry. Small businesses can be a target of scammers as well. Since business owners conduct themselves differently than consumers, it may be easier for a
The holiday season is fast approaching, and for many people this means extra financial stress. The pressure to give the people in your life the perfect gift can take a toll on you and your wallet. We can’t completely make