Beware These College-Related Scams

The last group of college students has headed off to school for another semester of dorm rooms, late-night library sessions, and the occasional college party. For many students, college is the first time they’ve lived away from home. They are young, open to new things, and sometimes, naïve. These traits make them prime targets for scams.Here are some of the most popular college scams:...more

Back to School Time Means Online Safety Time

It’s August which for parents (and kids) means it is back to school time. It can be easy to reminisce about your school days—passing notes to the cute girl or boy in class, late-night study sessions with friends, or playing tag on the playground....more

Beware of 5 Summertime Scams

The Better Business Bureau says beware of big summertime scams: five in particular....more

How to Prevent Summertime Scams

Summertime is here…and that means sunshine and vacations. Most people love summertime, including scammers! Hackers can use this time to take advantage while we are planning vacations or on vacation or just enjoying fun in the sun. Here are some key scams to watch out for this summer:...more

Spring Clean Your Online Reputation

Spring is fast approaching, which means that spring break and college graduation are not too far away. Things could get ugly if your friends take photos of you acting foolish and then post them online for everyone to see....more

Beware of the One Ring Scam

“The Ring” means more than just a dead girl crawling out of a well; it can also mean the one ring that you get on your cell phone that’s designed to get you to call back to find out who the caller was—only you’ll end up getting a charge on your next bill instead.The official name of this scam is the “one ring,” and here is how it works:...more

Meeting a Stranger: Safety Tips for Online and In-Person

A simple yet comprehensive guide to staying safe when meeting a stranger in person or dealing with one online.I have been involved in the security industry for years, and one of the most common questions I get is how to be safe when meeting a stranger online or in person.Safety Tips for Online Stranger Encounters...more

Holidays increase risk of online scams

The holidays mean a surge in online purchases done with laptops, cell phones, tablets and desktops....more

Don't Be a Desperate WAHM

Working from home can be a lucritive business.  Whether you are selling make-up or jewelry or blogging online.  With a lot of time and knowledge any mom can be successful from home.Many moms find that having another mouth to feed can be very hard on their pocketbook.  This is when the desperation can set in.  They look for work off and online....more

Online Auto Sales Often Involve Scary Scams

Online auction and classifieds websites are unwittingly participating in car sale scams. Ads gain credibility by appearing on eBay, Craigslist, and other online automobile sales websites, but some are either completely phony or have been copied and pasted from other websites....more