Category: Protection

Unlike good old-fashioned bandits who would stick a gun in your face and demand all your valuables, today’s criminals are thinking of more clever and less obvious methods to snag your money or personal information.  There are many ways you can fall victim to scams these days, and it’s getting more difficult  to keep track…

Yesterday, CNET and TechCrunch published articles claiming that some robocalling apps (including Hiya) send basic device data (e.g. OS version, device timezone) to third-party data analytics companies without consumers’ explicit consent. To be clear, the third party analytics companies that these stories are referring to are services like Google Analytics, all of which help Hiya…

Whether it be back, leg, shoulder, or anything that is chronically painful, be on guard! Scammers are targeting New York residents claiming they can fix your chronic pain with so-called support from Medicare and Medicaid. Coming through to victims as spoofed robocalls, local police are warning residents that the calls are not local and the…

You found the ideal job, working from home, making thousands a dollars a month, and and doing it all for one of the world’s most valuable companies, Amazon. The perfect situation right? WRONG! If you’ve been on the search for a job, and happen to receive a voicemail inviting you to apply for a job…

Nothing in life is free, especially if you receive an offer for a free medical brace from Medicare. Targeting vulnerable senior citizens, scammers are making cold calls claiming to be from Medicare or a medical warehouse referred by the victim’s doctor. How it works The scammer offers the victim a free back or knee brace…

Last week, the the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that consumers keep an eye out for calls from SSA Customer Service. The SSA began receiving an increase in reports regarding the calls and are warning consumers to hang-up immediately. According to the SSA, “These reports indicate the calls display the 1-800-772-1213, SSA’s national customer service…

As if the worry of whether or not their power lines could withstand the madness of Hurricane Lane these past few weeks, Hawaii’s Electric companies, just can’t get a break as scammers are now targeting Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawai’i Electric Light, by demanding payments in bitcoin, a digital currency, or else their services…