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Scam of the day - December 18, 2017 - Phony letters from Santa Claus scam

A number of phony websites and postings on social media are offering personalized letters from Santa Claus that you can purchase for your children. Unfortunately, Virginia, while the spirit of Santa Claus is real, many of the companies offering these letters from Santa are not and all that you end up doing is turning over your credit card number to a scammer who then uses it to make fraudulent purchases while you receive no letter from Santa Claus. 204 more words

Identity Theft

Scam of the day - December 17, 2017 - Visa fraud protection center scam

Trust me, you can’t trust anyone. People are reporting receiving phone calls purporting to be from the “Visa Fraud Protection Center” asking you to confirm a purchase that you never made. 293 more words

Identity Theft

How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Chances are, you or someone you know has had their identity stolen at one point or another.  It can be expensive, stressful and extremely complicated to recover from.   579 more words

Americans! See if your identity was used to make fake net neutrality comments

Identity theft is usually used to scam you for cash, but this time you’ll want to check if you have been impersonated for political purposes. 176 more words

Uber: No Evidence Hackers Took Rider Credit Card Numbers

DETROIT (AP) — An outside cyber security firm hired by Uber after a massive data theft found no evidence that rider credit card, bank account or Social Security numbers were downloaded by two hackers, the company said in a response to demands for information from U.S. 337 more words

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Protecting Yourself Against Card Cracking Scams

In a recent scam targeting cash-strapped millennials, fraudsters are once again cashing in on people’s naivety and goodwill. Only this time they’re using social media to make it happen. 845 more words