Fraud

Identity Theft

One of the main motives of cybersecurity attacks is identity theft. Identity theft is the deliberate use of someone else’s identity, usually to use credit.

Phishing emails are commonly used to scam account information or install malware that sends information from your device. Be careful what links you click on.

Identity theft doesn’t just happen online. Discarded bank statements, bills, receipts, and old hard drives are also used by identity thieves.

Victims

If you think you have been a victim of identity theft, take action immediately. Contact any credit card issuers and financial institutions with... ...

Watch out for Good Ol’ Scammer Claus: Practice safe shopping online this holiday season

Watch out for Good Ol’ Scammer Claus: Practice safe shopping online this holiday season

(revised from an article written in the RIT University Magazine by Ben Woelk)

Consumers spent more than $46 billion shopping online last holiday season and will spend even more this year. According to Internet Retailer, this year’s online spending is estimated at $54 billion, and, “This holiday season will mark the fourth consecutive year of e-commerce spending growth.” To cyber criminals, more spending and the busy-ness of the season means more opportunity for identity... ...